New pub style restaurant set to open rodeo weekend

Keremeos’ newest eatery is sheduled to open May 16, just in time for lunch.

Liza Sanders is preparing to open Keremeos' newest restaurant on May 16.

Keremeos’ newest eatery is sheduled to open May 16, just in time for lunch.

The Wrong Turn Tavern is a new restaurant – pub style lounge opening in the former Pasta Trading Post building.

Proprietor Liza Sanders was busy last week tying up lose ends and trying to complete renovations before opening day, which coincides with the start of Keremeos Rodeo weekend.

“For the first couple of weeks in May I’ll be flying by the seat of my pants,” she laughed. “But I’m planning to have daily specials, using as much locally produced food, wine, and beer that I can.”


Sanders plans to be open for lunch and dinner, with a Sunday champagne brunch starting in June. She’s also planning

“Taco Tuesdays” – an evening of authentic Mexican food, with the accent on “authentic.”


There will also be evening entertainment made up of live and local music. Mondays the Wrong Turn Tavern will host a live radio show called Life in a Small Town.

Sanders’ cook comes from an Italian restaurant in Winfield.

“We’ll have Italian specials – he’s got some great Italian dishes,” Sanders said.

Brenda’s meat draws will take place on Saturday.  In fact, every night Saunders intends to host an event of some kind.

She’s also going to be relying heavily on community input to steer the restaurant in the right direction.

“I’m interested in hearing from the community,” she said, “what does the community want?”

Sanders will be open weekends from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and weekdays from 11 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m.


The restaurant is sporting a new and inviting look inside, details of which are being kept secret. Suffice to say the tavern achieves an comfortable and relaxing  ambience  that should appeal to everyone.



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