Newspaper article unfair to restaurant

There are a few things that we take exception to in the above article. However, for your readers, we would like to give you a bit of history.

Re. June 15 Advocate business story, headlined Bashaw restaurant serves up food from area farms:

There are a few things that we take exception to in the above article. However, for your readers, we would like to give you a bit of history.

We, too have a restaurant in Bashaw, located at 4903 51st Ave., called Stephanie’s A Family Restaurant.

Ours is run by the pioneer Dubitz family (Stephanie, Leon and Don), whose forefathers established in 1906. We too, opened in a heritage building in Bashaw, that served as a dry goods store, a shoe and harness repair shop, and the local Moose Hall.

We opened for business in February of 2008, and we also “Try to get as much close to home as we can” and use “naturally produced foods.”

Both Stephanie and Leon are “incredibly talented” chefs, who not only use all of the animal, but they make all their own soups, sauces, gravies, and desserts from recipes handed down from generations to give that “home-cooked” flavour.

Stephanie’s has also “benefited from area residents and Hwy 21 travellers who want to eat at a really nice restaurant.” These customers also appreciate the food flavour, generous portions, hospitality, and “reasonable prices.”

The part of the article we take most exception to is the comment: “If people wanted to go for a nice meal (previously) they’d drive to Red Deer. They’d drive to Camrose — somewhere out of the community.”

This statement is very, very, derogatory to Stephanie’s and all the other eating establishments in the local area. Moreover, it is a poor example of community mindedness.

We are very shocked and surprised that Mary Ann Stevenson would make such a statement. What is Stevenson’s definition of a “nice meal?”

We would like to wish Apple’s all the best in their endeavours and we welcome the competition.

Stephanie, Leon

and Don Dubitz

Stephanie’s A

Family Restaurant


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