Author Archives: tburbee

TCP Shasta Chips

The #1 question I hear at The Copper Pig is … “What’s a Shasta Chip?” Well, the easiest answer is – a homemade potato chip. My favourite answer is – they are our signature handmade barbeque chips. And we are sure proud of them. Everyday, no matter the time, or the shift, you can find potatoes being washed, sliced or fried. Honestly, every day we slice potatoes. Over 200 lbs a week! When they are ordered, the chips are fried and lightly seasoned with our Continue reading →

Giving Thanks

This is a weekend for saying ‘Thank You”. In an industry of ‘making everyone happy’, it’s tough to always get it right. And even though sometimes we fall short, you still return. And for that the entire staff and management would like to say thank you. Without you – our guests, there would be no TCP. I would also like to especially say thank you to a few people who constantly & consistently support us: Thank you to the parents of little ones. Some of Continue reading →

Menu Fun Facts

Do you know The Copper Pig has a brand promise of ‘Real Bbq. Made In-house’? For our chefs this means we use time-honoured cooking techniques, local ingredients, and a commitment to crafting food in-house. The real reason why our dishes taste so wonderful is because our flavours are developed from scratch. We cure 5 different styles of meats – some take 10 days, some take 3 months. From our dry rubs & sauces, to our homemade coleslaw & cornbread and even the gluten free cornbread Continue reading →

Brewing beer in the north.

Last week we took a family vacation up to Terrace and Prince Rupert. I have never been to BC’s Pacific Northwest before, and besides exploring our provincial rivers, lakes and oceans – I also love visiting our breweries. So I took this as an occasion to visit BC’s 2 most northern breweries – Sherwood Mountain Brewhouse in Terrace & Wheelhouse Brewing Co. in Prince Rupert. Both of these breweries are similar in age & share comparable northern struggles of shipping, packaging and entering a region, Continue reading →

#bcstrong

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction … This Canada Day I was sitting on my back deck when I first heard about the wildfires around 100 mile house. Although it is wildfire season, you feel for the people of that area. What we didn’t know was that a hazy sky that evening was just the beginning. Just a few days later the evacuations began and I started to see posts and hashtags all over social media. The photos were unbelievable and Continue reading →