By Steve Hubrecht

There’s something cooking at Invermere restaurant Begginnings, and its not the scrumptious breakfasts and brunches the eatery has already become famous for. It’s something altogether new but which promises to be just as delicious — the restaurant’s new dinner menu.

Begginnings is extending it hours, and will now also be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, offering appetizers, entrees, desserts, as well as locally sourced high quality cocktails and craft beer.

“We’re starting with a smaller dinner menu, but once we get a bigger team, we want to expand our dinner menu to match our breakfast offerings,” said Begginnings venue manager Liam Maguire.

The dinner menu includes sharable plates as well as a dynamite kids menu.

“The big thing we want is to create an affordable option for families to have dinner out,” said Maguire. 

The kids menu is $12 per kid across the board and kids can choose from meals such as burgers, fish and chips, and chicken tenders.

The dinner options thus far include the trademark prime rib burger (“some people have already told us it’s the very best burger they’ve had in their lives,” said Maguire); the smoked half rack of ribs; and farmer’s pie (which is a vegetarian and vegan-friendly, dairy-and-gluten-free version of shepherd’s pie). 

For something to share, there’s classics such as spinach and artichoke dip as well as truffle-and-parmesan fries, and birria tacos.

Desserts include Death by Chocolate, crisps and brownies, and spiked Affogato (which mixes liqueur, espresso and ice cream).

Nearby Ullr Bar has the same owners as Begginnings, but the two establishments take a different approach.

“The idea with dinner at Begginnings is to have a nice dining experience, with a bit of a quieter atmosphere. We’ll have a dining experience that runs from appetizers through cocktails, entrees and desserts” added Maguire. “We don’t want to rush you at all, take your time, enjoy the night out.”

Begginnings cocktails include a few favourites from Ullr, but also some new offerings. There will be espresso martinis, Caesars, mimosas and Prosecco-based cocktails.

To make dinner reservations call 236-527-2124 or email:

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