We continue to be a nut-free facility and have the same hand-cut, carefully prepared fries. We have a large number of new menu items and many that are gluten-free.
We are about bringing our passion for good food and the desire to share it with as many people as possible. During the season, we will be open every day except Monday’s. Any changes get posted on our Facebook page & Twitter feed (you can find both on our website).
Robert Firlotte was raised in Smiths Falls but left in the spring of 1996 to make his way to Alberta. He worked at the Banff Springs Hotel for three years and learned a ton working in various parts of the hotel – including experience with one of the hotels Executive Chefs. Prior to that he had worked at Rob Roy’s in Smiths Falls for a few years. His career in media as a cameraman for 16 years was an interesting one, but after being laid off, decided to return to his hometown and pursue his passion for food.
Robert’s partner, Laurel, also brings restaurant experience – as well as an extensive marketing and customer service background to T’s Chips …and more. Laurel was born & raised in Calgary but don’t hold that against her. Her family emmigrated from Ireland in 1823 to Scarborough, and have lived in Ontario & Alberta, since. Her family roots are those in farming, which influences her in terms of high-quality, healthy ingredients.
A lot of the inspiration for the menu come from the kids (10 and 13) because the question always arises – what are we going to eat? Their palates aren’t as sophisticated (yet) so coming up with simple, healthy food they will happily eat, is a little more challenging. We believe it’s good to involve them with cooking so they learn how to make things for themselves, expand their food tastes and work on their reading & math skills.