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Cilantro, Urban Butcher, Catch Oyster Bar, Deane House, Hayloft, Ricardo’s Hideaway, SAIT, Workshop, Butcher and the Baker, Oxbow, The Guild and many more. And supplying these places include Community Wholesale Meats, 7K Ranch, CRMR, Brandt Lake Wagyu, Spragg’s Meat Shop and Trail’s End. Don’t miss it, it’s fun, the food and beer are total yum and good music, too. Visit breweryandthebeast.com for more information. n When road tripping this summer, stop into the new Homestead Bakeshop on Main Street in Fort MacLeod that has two bakers who trained at SAIT and worked at Charcut and Corbeaux Bakehouse who make great breads and pastries. Road trippers can always use these! n Parks Day & Creekfest is a free family festival from 11a.m.- 4 p.m. on July 15 at the Bow Valley Ranche, Fish Creek Provincial Park. Celebrate the 150th Birthday of Canada and the 25th Anniversary of the Friends of Fish Creek, and learn about protecting our local waterways and natural areas. There will be performances by Juno-award winning Peter Puffin’s Whale Tales, Alberta Parks Interpretive Theatre, and local musician Jennie Harluk. Enjoy an interactive presentation by the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, a Yo-Qi Wellness-based experience, guided walks relating to wet-
lands, beavers and the new Atco native grassland project lead by retired park planner and founding member of the Friends of Fish Creek, Wayne Meikle. Food will be available for purchase by Great Events Catering. n Boogie’s Burgers on Edmonton Trail, opened in 1969 – probably Calgary’s first burger joint? It’s still hugely popular – good for them! The new menu offers more than 19 different burgers, including some really tastysounding ones, like The Deep Fried Mac-n-Cheese Burger and The Doug’s Don’t Fear The Reaper Burger – four patties, bacon, a butterflied beef wiener, cheddar, fried egg and a mini corn dog on top! Yikes! Don’t fear the reaper, indeed! And for sweet-teeth, more than 30 milkshake flavours, including peanut butter and jam and The Fat Elvis, that’s peanut butter, banana and bacon! Sounds like we need an Elvis to go with The Reaper Burger. And look for arcade games, bizarre pop-culture décor and music to match. Fun! n Grow Calgary is a 100 percent volunteer-run organization that delivers fresh produce to more than 20 Food Access agencies throughout the city. No other volunteer organization delivers nutrient-dense food on the same scale that Grow Calgary does. Grow Calgary’s goals tend to the sustainable social and economic needs of Calgarians. The organization is always looking
for individuals to assist in community building and innovative ways to improve our local food system. Find more information on growcalgary.ca. n At Meez Cuisine, Willow Park Village, you’ll find what you need to make dining al fresco easy and delicious. Perfect for the grill and ready to go, no prep or chopping required! Just open the package and get cooking – Asian flank steak, Meez spiced-rubbed pork chops and cedar plank salmon with mahogany sauce, just to name a few. Meez chefs make great Alberta beef burgers, chicken burgers and Spolumbo beef burgers, too. Also find Cochu Chocolate, Made by Marcus ice cream, cultured butter and Gull Valley Greenhouse fresh produce in store. Don’t forget Meez Cuisine & Catering for any party, big or small! Executive Chef Judy Wood is a great teacher and will lead private cooking classes for a minimum of 10 people at the Meez Kitchen or in your home. meezcuisine.com n The Ocean Wise brand that is already familiar to many Canadians as the sustainable seafood program created by Vancouver Aquarium as a direct-action program to tackle overfishing. Now, the name encompasses much more – it will influence a global community to see, know, understand, and think about the oceans and aquatic life in a deeper, more meaningful, and more actionable way. Through new
Ocean Wise engagement platforms, the organization will now connect with tens of millions more in the digital universe, encouraging people around the world to take an interest in, and protect, vulnerable aquatic ecosystems. n Alora Boutique is a Calgary familyrun business that creates meaningful jewelry that gives back. In celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, Alora created wine glass charms for our Pig & Pinot in support of Calgary Meals on Wheels. The charms were created from fairtrade recycled glass beads. Alora exists to help people live meaningful lives and empower disadvantaged women to rise above poverty. Every Alora piece comes with a positive message to celebrate and inspire the wearer, and five percent of your Alora purchase is donated to organizations that help transition women out of poverty and homelessness. Find Alora at alora.ca, on social media @aloraboutique or in East Village Junction Retail Pop-up (439 - 8th Ave. SE) until September 30.
CITYPALATE.ca JULY AUGUST 2017
The Flavour of Calgary's Food Scene - Summer in the City Palate