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Anyone know where to find decorative oil dispensers in Calgary?

Mr. Cappuccino in Calgary has the traditional Italian oil dispensers in .75l and 1l sizes

Nov 13, 2011
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Sorrento, Capri Restaurant Recommendations

Sorry this post is so late but for next time anyone is in Sorrento there is a small pizzeria called AHUM attached to a bowling alley next to the HILTON Hotel, he is an award winning Pizzaola, this is a very inexpensive local pizza place but is the best pizza I have ever eaten.

Oct 11, 2011
smyth39 in Italy

Calgary-Heartland Cafe Raspberry Vanilla Muffins

I too have the cookbook and have tried more than one recipe and none of them turned out........hmmmm is something wrong with my baking skills?

Aug 20, 2011
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

need good hot and sour soup and wonton in yyc

The last time i had wonton from Kings on Meridian (Jan 2011) turned me off Chinese FOREVER. It is very popular but never the less a greasy spoon.

Mar 28, 2011
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

New pizza place - owned by Sugo

Finally made it to WOP for an early dinner, three of us very fussy Italians ordered the Parma pizza and all three were of the same opinion, the pizza was excellent, the best we have had in Calgary, well worth the visit, the Gelato on the other hand needs work, i.e. sugar. I hope WOP is around for many years as there can never be too many pizza joints.

Feb 26, 2011
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

New Pizzeria in Inglewood (Calgary)

Does anyone know when the Pizzeria is opening in the old Nectar Dessert location?

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Nectar Desserts
1216 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0T1, CA

Feb 04, 2011
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Birthday Cake

The B Day cakes at Yamato on Center Street N. are the best ever, not too sweet but very decadent and a very good selection. Best to go and try a few small pieces at the cafe.

Dec 31, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Where to eat dinner on December 25th in Calgary?

I'm sure the Palliser Hotel will be open on Christmas day and the food is decent.

Nov 15, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Roasting Chicken in YYC

I agree, if you have been to any of the hutterite colonies that have eggs and or chickens for sale you would never buy from them again. Who ever heard of a twenty pound hormone free chicken?

Oct 18, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Ageism is Calgary restaurants

Just wait until you are older, have money to eat out, but choose to dress like a schlep and get treated like one, even though the so called fine dining restaurant you just ate at is sub standard at best. One of my son's who will be 18 this week is a very smart and savvy eater as he is well traveled and he too get written off by the so called high end places.

Sep 15, 2010
smyth39 in Not About Food

Vienna Lux

Had lunch there on Tuesday asked for the chicken schnitzel without the bun ,came with things and a side salad which two of us shared. This is a great place for a great value, very clean, new and full of polka dots.

Sep 15, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Farmer's Markets ARE NOT!

The same practice goes on in Calgary where some vendors buy at COSTCO and repackage under their own label. Not only veggies, but anything and everything.

Aug 12, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard

Is Calgary out of Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard? Can anyone tell me where I can find it. Many stores don't carry it, so who does?

Jul 03, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Fresh Herbs

Bit in Inglewood does not have any basil in planters this year, when did you buy it there?.

Jul 01, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Bakeries in Calgary?

A new Italian Country Bakery opened on Meridian Road S.E. next to Jugo Juice Corporate Headquarters in the same complex as Mr. Cappuccino. They sell bread by weight and I find the bread to be fantastic, typically European style, Hard crust and lasts for a few days. They are no relation to either companies mentioned above.

Jun 19, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Famoso Pizza coming to Calgary

I found this article in the Canadian Pizza Magazine; " Dave Housman won a trip to Las Vegas, $1,000 and a finalist’s spot in the International Pizza Challenge for his Dolce Vesta pizza entry that earned him the title Chef of the Year. " (he is one of the owners of Famoso)

Apr 20, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Ethopian Food in Calgary

I had lunch at Ibex on Friday and found it to be interesting, although my daughter did not like what she ordered we were both satisfied as there was enough on my platter for two, can anyone recommend other Ethiopian restaurants in Calgary..

Apr 12, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Coffee Beans - Calgary

Why don't you tell Dr. Ruth how you really feel? Anyway I found a few more local roasters: Big Mountain, Mountain View Roaster, Doi Chang ,The Planet Coffee Roasters and Kicking Horse.(out of Province)

Apr 09, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Coffee Beans - Calgary

COFFEE is like WINE and every person has his or her own taste, so what one person finds not to his or her liking many others think its the cats a** .

Apr 09, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Coffee Beans - Calgary

So sorry mate I forgot about our beloved Timmies LOL

Apr 08, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Calgary farmers market?Is it worth it?

I shop at Mercato for quality everything and I still find the farmers market at Currie overpriced for many things and not to mention the parking; it is horrible, or maybe thats just because I like my BMW dent free.

Apr 08, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Coffee Beans - Calgary

Some of the other local coffee roasters in the area are Crickle Creek, Cochrane Coffee Traders, Kienna Coffee, Mr. Cappuccino, Canterbury Coffee, Van Houtte and maybe more smaller ones.

Apr 08, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Calgary pizza truck

There is also a pizza oven in a mobile horse trailer. It was on the 8th ave mall last summer. I think if you google you will find more than one.

Mar 31, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Hunting for a budget espresso machine

The only issue with the Gaggia line is the aluminum boiler and you know what they say about aluminum, cheap isn't always the best route to go.

Mar 02, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

daytrip from calgary?

Do not eat the lasagna, it tastes like it comes straight out of a cardboard box. But the place is charming.

Feb 17, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

GOOD Pizza in NW Calgary?

There is a new place called Avatar (sp?) off Crowchild and Kensington rd. Sorry no address.

Feb 14, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Mercato Calgary - Anyone else find too salty?

I personally love Mercato, but some people can be sensitive to salt, maybe try something else next time, or ask the server what they would recommend that is not too salty.

Feb 14, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Una Pizza (Calgary)

Well as we all know too well, there are a lot of 'I want to be Italian's' out there.

Feb 11, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Butcher Calgary

There is a good butcher shop in Forest Lawn (the HOOD) called Illichmans(sp?)

Feb 06, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces

Calgary - best Black Forest Cake

I recently had the black forest cake from Yamato , they do incredibly decadent cakes, but I like more of a traditional black forest cake, I found theirs to be a bit dry.

Feb 03, 2010
smyth39 in Prairie Provinces