Ever since opening the Dugout Bar and Grill two years ago, Tammy and Jay Paul have dreamed of serving their own farm-raised meat in the restaurant.
The couple moved to Golden after searching for a business for sale, and settled on the location, and began trying to choose a name. They wanted to embody a sports theme, and it was Tammy’s son Layton who suggested “the Dugout,” an all-encompassing name that would let people know it is the place to go to eat, drink, watch sports, and hang out.
Now, the Paul’s have bought a farm and began raising their own beef to be used in their burgers. They began raising cattle in Alberta before finding the perfect location for the Dugout Ranch in the Blaeberry.
“I always thought it would be cool to run a place where you’re raising your own meat,” Jay said. “It was the plan right off the bat.”
The cattle they raise are Irish Dexters, which are a bit smaller than typical cattle, providing lean meat and the perfect beef for steaks and burgers
On Canada Day weekend, they premiered the beef patties and had limited steaks available for customers.
The steaks they usually serve are butchered in Invermere. The cattle are grass fed, and locally raised, without using any genetically modified products. They will also be using their beef to complement the hand made perogies in their bratwurst sausages, and for the beef dip and on top of the Dugout poutine. They will also have their own beef steaks when they are available.
“What we’re giving to the customer, they know what they’re getting,” Jay said, adding that they have been working to limit how much product comes in from delivery companies.
Each day at the Dugout features a new special on food and drinks.
Whether you’re into Mexican, seafood, steaks, ribs, or cheap wings, the Dugout has all of these and more available at a fraction of the regular cost, depending on what day you’d like to drink and dine out.
Check out the Dugout at 902 11th Avenue S. for lunch and dinner options, and drink specials all day long.