One Day in Airdrie: Country duo Flaysher

The country duo's favourite food and drink spots in Airdrie

After redefining their sound and bursting onto the Canadian country music scene in early 2020, Airdrie-based country duo Flaysher has quickly solidified its status among Alberta’s most promising up-and-coming bands. 

Already with a CMAB Award nomination under their belts, Brad and Ryan Flaysher have become known for their high-energy live performances and down-to-earth ability to connect with their growing fanbase on a personal level. 

Their latest single, "Coastin’", showcases both the brothers’ blue-collar authenticity and signature gritty blood harmonies to offer a refreshing take on a quintessential country love story.

We recently had a chance to catch up with the talented country duo, who took some time to fill us in on their favourite food and drink spots in their hometown of Airdrie. 

Breakfast

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sorso just has an amazing vibe with a modernized vintage style. Whether you’re looking for an intimate date night or a family-friendly atmosphere, this place just feels like home. 

We often get the Chicken and Waffle Benny for breakfast but what we really love about Sorso is it could fit in any spot here. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks—doesn’t matter, the menu has something for everyone at any time. And this also means that, in good company, you can often find yourself picking off the menu for hours and hours. 

It’s important to note that our pal Steve Jevne pulls in some great live music every week and we can’t help but brag that Airdrie is home of the Best Caesar in Canada (2021) thanks to Sorso’s award-winning recipe. Making Airdrie proud, Sorso!

Lunch

Abe’s is a fast-casual restaurant winning awards for things like "Best Burger" and "Best Lunch" in the Calgary area. it’s is a great spot for a casual lunch with a couple of friends but its upscale, modern diner look also lends itself well for a laidback professional business meeting. 

When we want a lunch meeting that is enough of a break to catch our breath but not long enough to lose our momentum, this is the place we go.

Dinner

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As two born-and-raised Airdrie boys, Paul’s Pizza holds so many memories of ours. It’s an Airdrie classic and has been the buzz of the town for as long as we can remember. The pizza is layered thick with the toppings of your choice. Like seriously, they do not hold back. They also have all-you-can-eat pasta nights on Sundays. 

We love feeling grounded by that small-town feel the moment we walk through the door and remembering the many suppers we’ve had there with our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and some of our closest crew members.

Drinks

Main Street was our "stomping grounds" for many hazy nights a couple of years back. It’s the spot we often go to take the edge off or raise a glass to celebrate milestones or the goals we accomplish. Main Street still gets us amped up when we walk through the door, we just have far fewer brews than we used to. 

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