The Glens Grill – Wetaskiwin, Alberta

The Glens Grill
Junction Hwy 2A and Hwy 13

With Sarah part of a bridal party recently, for friends I know not, I fulfilled my role as the token boyfriend and attended both the wedding and party afterward. I arrived out in Wetaskwin in relatively good time, giving me a few moments to walk around downtown. Unfortunately, most shops were either closed or dead as door nails. Wasting as much time as I could, I eventually made my way out to the acreage only to be the first person to show. Nothing says awkward like being the first person, at a wedding where no one knows you!

The outdoor wedding was great and managed to go unharmed by the looming rain clouds. After a quick shake of the hands, with what must have been 20 people in the receiving line, I headed over to The Glens Grill to get my party on. As someone who doesn’t worry a lot about awkward places, I was happy to be moved around by Sarah in search of a table that might be welcoming.

With a slice of the Ukraine at this wedding, the buffet supper was a mix of salads, steamed vegetables, cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, roast beef and perogies; a pretty standard offering I think. The thing that surprised me the most, was all the requests for slices of medium well and well roast beef by my fellow diners. My request for as-bloody-as-it-gets actually delayed the line for a few moments, as the chef went in search of something that had some pink. *my bad* As a sucker for steamed cabbage, I think the best part of this meal were the perfectly made cabbage rolls. Dessert was again the wedding standard mix of tarts and squares, with a healthy amount of fresh fruit.

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Even though I made just a dent on getting to know any strangers beyond my table, I quite enjoyed myself. The Ukrainian dancers did a fantastic job, even with the low ceiling, but I think they were just waiting for the open bar to welcome them as it quickly turned into a drunk dancing team. The late night lunch was a mix of deli meats, cheeses, more sweets, a separate sheet cake and again fruit. Stuffed to the brim with food, I made the very enjoyable, and quiet late night drive back to Edmonton.

I wish you all the best Jason & Lisa.


2 thoughts on “The Glens Grill – Wetaskiwin, Alberta

    • With all your travel, I’m sure we will find somewhere good for you to detour to one of these days. Especially as I’m hoping to hear about hidden gems in another post.

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