We’ve had this and it’s pretty damn delish! We’ve also had some of the other flavours – these dudes do a great job on this summer delight, and it’s the perfect ending to a pretty much perfect pizza or pasta!
n Lazy Loaf & Kettle has jumped on the sharing plates trolley, and it’s a good thing. Lots of well-portioned and very well-priced food to share with your friend/lover, friend or many friends. Sharing is a good thing, share these delicious plates of food at LL&K. lazyloafandkettle.com n Check out the newly opened Meat & Bread at 821 - 1 St. SW. Meat & Bread was created by two friends who love meat between bread – don’t we all! They opened their first location in Vancouver’s Gastown in 2010 and have expanded into B.C., Seattle and now Calgary. Meat & Bread is a sandwich shop with a minimalist menu, fresh ingredients, in-house made porchetta and meatballs as well as soup and salad. Corbeaux Bakehouse bakes the bread. Visit meatandbread.ca for all the tasty details. n Fergus and Bix Restaurant and Beer Market will open its second location this summer. After nine successful years of serving some of Canada’s best craft beer selections in West Springs at 85 St. SW, it will open its doors in McKenzie Towne. Fergus and Bix supports local producers and suppliers while offering guests great service and dining experiences. Check Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @fergusandbix. n Vin Room loves its dogs. Vin Room Mission and Vin Room West patios are dog-friendly, Sundays to Wednesdays. Bring your furry friend and enjoy complimentary use of beds, amenities and house-made dog treats for your pooch. For more details, visit vinroom. com/events. n Reader’s Garden Café, a historic building tucked away behind trees and shrubbery, yet in the middle of the city, is a perfect place to relax. The Café is well known for its Saturday and Sunday brunch and its lunch menu has a limited but attractive selection that features daily specials and exceptional pastries and sweets. The Café also hosts corporate or private functions and is a perfect venue for Stampede parties, with a great view of the fireworks. For all the tasty details visit readersgardencafe.ca. n Summer is here and so is handcrafted gelato at Pulcinella, featuring a variety of flavours and offered in house, or as take-out. Try the Pulcinella signature affogatto, vanilla bean gelato served with a side of hot espresso.
n The Bavarian Inn folks in Bragg Creek invite you to join them at their themed dinner nights in the beautifully renovated restaurant. Dinners are $75 and tickets need to be purchased in advance because space is limited. Visit thebavarianinn.com for more information or call 403-949-3611 or email eric. firstname.lastname@example.org n Summer at River Café: picnic baskets filled with seasonal specialties from the kitchen and bakery to be enjoyed in the romantic setting of Prince’s Island Park and beyond. During the Folk Music Festival, River hosts a special Folk in the Field performance on the patio Thursday. Happy Hour 3-5 pm daily, and a special Early Bird brunch starting at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Every day at River Café is Food Day Canada (officially Saturday August 5th). Celebrate Canada’s 150th with the ultimate local summer feast on the banks of the Bow River all weekend long August 3-6. For details on all of the above, visit rivercafe.com. n Summer at Deane House: On Canada Day, celebrate Canada’s 150th at brunch or dinner in the beautiful gardens, and play croquet and bocce with spectacular river views. Happy Hour daily 3-5:30 p.m. and All Night Happy Hour every Thursday 3 p.m. ‘til late in the Tenement bar. Wine, beer and cocktails rotate weekly, with bites from the bar menu. During the Stampede, uniquely located next door to the grounds, Deane’s patio is weatherproofed and ready, rain or shine. Calgary’s best new hot-spot for pre-rodeo lunches and post-chucks dinners. Ten days of live music, horseshoes and an outdoor grill. Live Jazz Brunch Summer Series in the garden every Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., featuring a rotating selection of local musicians and jazz talent. Details on all of the above at deanehouse.com n A new restaurant has opened in Cochrane – Fence & Post a Prairie Kitchen – that offers casual fine dining in historic downtown Cochrane. Chris Hartman, formerly of FARM and The Bears Den, is the executive chef and part owner. His business partner, Melanie Martzoukos, with many years in the wine industry, brings her expertise to the beverage side. Using local ingredients with Canadian flavour profiles and a twist, F & P showcases what modern Canadian food is about. n At the Smuggler’s Group restaurants: Open Sesame offers Meatless Mondays, enhance your veggie
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stir-fry with a meatless add-on at no extra charge. And $7 Martini Mondays; Tuesday is $2 off Market Gardens; Wednesday is 30% off apps and $5 Tallboys; Thursday is 1/2 price bottles and glasses of wine. Bolero offers Monday Buck-a-Shuck Oysters and $7 glass of prosecco; Tuesday is Seafood Station; Wednesday is Dessert Station; Thursday is no corkage and 1/2 price bottles of wine; Friday is $6 glass of Sangria and $24 Jugs; Sunday Brunch is $5 Mimosas and Caesars. Smuggler’s offers Monday Buck-a-Shuck Oysters & Free Corkage. Tango offers Monday Buck-a-Shuck Oysters & Free Corkage; Tuesdays are Teasedays! 2 can dine for $50, Raw bar happy hour, 4:30 - 6:00, Monday - Friday and 9:00 to close Monday - Saturday, Green hour starts June 19, Wednesday July 12 is Wine Wars. Visit smugglers.ca for details. n When you next visit Vancouver, here’s something to keep in mind for your dining – Hawksworth Restaurant, in the heart of downtown, is, for the sixth consecutive year, the winner of Vancouver magazine’s best upscale restaurant award and has been rated best restaurant in western Canada by Canada’s 100 Best. You’ll find imaginative contemporary Canadian cuisine along with a great wine list and noteperfect service. Visit hawksworthrestaurant.com for all the tasty details. drinks docket n PEELED Calgary Cocktail Festival is a cocktail event committed to supporting, promoting and growing the cocktail industry in Calgary and sharing its stories around the world thru on-line media. The inaugural PEELED event will take place in Calgary, August 12-14. For one weekend, Calgary will be turned into a playground for the cocktail curious. Purchase a ticket for a small fee and get a passport to explore curated experiences around town. The passport tells the story of the venue, the mixologist and, where relevant, the story of the agricultural roots. The places where you’ll try cocktails include
The Guild, One 18 Empire, Raw Bar, Bank & Baron, Native Tongues, Ricardo’s Hideaway, Pr%f, Bridgette Bar and Ox Bar de Tapas, and there will be seminars with cocktail legends Dale McGrath and Jack McGarry. For all the fun details, visit calgaryscocktailfestival.com. n Alberta Beerfest Canadian International Beer Awards (formerly known as the Calgary International Beerfest Awards) Winners for 2017, the local dudes: Last Best Brewing & Distilling won gold in the pilsner category for its Phil-sner; Big Rock won bronze for its Czech Pilsner; in the UK Ales category, Brewsters got gold for Brewsters Hammerhead Red Ale and Common Crown got bronze for The Eddie ESB; in American Ales, Village got gold for Village Blacksmith; in the Belgian French Ale category, Dandy Brewing got silver for Une Vielle Maitresse; in the Specialty Beers category, Cold Garden Beverage got bronze for The All-Nighter Vanilla Cappuccino Porter; in the Best Friday Cask category, Last Best Brewing got bronze for its Choke Cherry Imperial Stout. To see every award, click on “contests & awards” albertabeerfestivals.com n The Naramata Bench Wineries Association is throwing its annual Naramata Tailgate Party September 9 that includes wine tastings from 28 Naramata wineries, local chefs’ cuisine and live music. Saluting Canada’s 150th with a “back to our roots” theme. Tickets are now on sale at tinyurl.com/naramatatailgate2017. Visit naramatabench.com for details. n This is tooooooo cool! The Okanagan’s Burrowing Owl Estate Winery’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded a gold medal at the 2017 International Competition of Cabernets in Paris, the only Canadian wine to receive this ranking at this prestigious competition. The winery was thrilled that its wine was recognized as being among the best in the world. You can taste this wine when Burrowing Owl releases it in October or November. continued on page 34
CITYPALATE.ca JULY AUGUST 2017
The Flavour of Calgary's Food Scene - Summer in the City Palate