Kokoms restaurant makes some delicious food with a native delicacy called Bannock.
Back in 2010 or 2012 (I can’t remember, getting old), we ate our first bite of Bannock. We were driving through Smithers British Columbia, and there was a food stand on the side of the THC. Never missing an opportunity to eat food, we pulled over. It’s basically a sweet bread, and you pour on honey or corn syrup to give it a little oomph. The closest analog in the American southwest would be sopapillas or in the midwest would be a light and airy biscuit.
When we entered Dryden Ontario, we stopped at their delightful Tourism Center. We always ask, what’s something we can eat here, that is like no where else in the world. They immediately said we should eat a Kokom’s Bannock Shack, where they make burgers and fries with Bannock buns. What a delightful fusion: greasy delicious hamburger smooshed between a couple sweetened bread buns.
Overall, the place was pretty damn good. They even had a vegetarian menu (you have to ask for it), and their veggie-bannock-burger was even better than their actual bannock meat hamburger.