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Best Nonstick Pans for Glasstop Stoves?

Hi All,

I am looking for great non-toxic options for non-stick frying pan use on glass top stoves.

Any ideas or brands would be helpful!

Thanks everyone!

Feb 12, 2014
summersupper in Cookware

Best dishes in Calgary?

Hey guys!

Just wondering if you have any absolutely favorite, top-of-the-list memorable plates from restaurants in Calgary. Where would you go (and what would you order) for that special occasion where you really want to treat yourself?

If you left the city for years and came back for a visit, which meal would be a *must stop* for you? Even if the restaurant isn't your favorite, some dishes just shine :)

Some that come to mind (I'm sure there'll be more) are:

- Lobster tempura @ Alloy
- Hot Chili Boneles Chicken @ Szechuan
- Peanut Butter Cupcakes @ Bliss
- Tomato soup @ L'Epicerie
- The Praline (or the one with the crunchy caramelesque wafer base) @ Manuel Latruwe
- Bacon Caesar @ District

Oct 21, 2013
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Yamato Dessert Cafe - Calgary

I've heard mixed things about this cafe, but the coconut walnut mousse cake is delicious!

Just thought I would do a shout.

Yum light summertime sweets :-)

Apr 27, 2012
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

La Boulangerie - New Bakery (YYC)

Opened recently in Mission / Cliff Bungalow area (4th Street SW).

Anybody been? Verdict?

They are from La Creperie in Kingsland Farmers Market -- fantastic news! Love them. :)

Mar 21, 2012
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Ice Cream -- it is a problem (Calgary)

Can anybody confirm this horrible possibility -- that Spoon Me is closed forever?????

Oh God frozen yogurt sadness. Part of the worst kind of sadness.

Feb 15, 2012
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

YYC FOODIE SCOOP - Pig and Duke, Best New Restaurant in Calgary! Don't miss this one.

I just had one of the best meals I have had in years!!!

I was tempted to keep it a secret to myself before it gets overrun by all you gluttons, but knowing the somewhat onerous nature of Calgary's restaurant scene, I'd rather see this one stick around. At least long enough for me to try everything on the menu. Finally... I mean, AMEN, FINALLY (!) this city has some phenomenal Mexican food (John Manzo I'm looking at you). :)

It's kind of hard for me to explain this place. Which is refreshing because I'm so thankful it's not another subpar overpriced bland poutine-wings-fusion / decor-over-quality restaurant that has become so ubiquitous in Calgary these days. Basically, they have everything I love: artisanal beer, Mexican food, great value, homemade ice cream, and bacon everywhere! It sounds like a heart attack, but it hits more like a heartbreak. I was with a group of people, and every single thing we ate was delicious. I am planning to go back again.

Grand Opening is the 25th of February -- located at 12th & 12th SW where Crush used to be.
All I can say is go go go go!!! Tell me what you think!

They put truffles and bacon on their mac & cheese! Best caesar in the city, no contest, because it gets weird. Amazing empanadas and braised pork belly... chicharrones, best desserts I've had in a long time, rotisserie for miles... And they close at midnight. Beer is around $5.

Okay let's discuss. What are 3 things it would take for a restaurant to get into your top favorites?

For me, it's comfort... price... and consistent deliciousness (spicy food, big salads, great desserts... and random inventive ethnic sh*t.)

Sorry to rave. I just really hope this place succeeds. Looking forward to your thoughts on this one!

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Pig and Duke
1312 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 1B8, CA

Feb 09, 2012
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Favorite Ways to Cook Risotto?

Please share with me all your favorite risotto recipes!

It's hard not to throw in an entire stick of butter or cup of cream, but if you have any healthy-ish risotto recipes -- don't hold back!

Bonus points for creative flavor combinations.

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Here's mine....

Classic: red wine + chopped white onion sauteed in butter

Valentine's: chicken stock + drizzle truffle oil + topped with marinated porcini mushrooms + parmesan slivers

Weekend: veggie stock + chopped scallions + asparagus + white wine + white & black pepper

Leftover deluxe: braised short ribs (or any tender meat: osso-buco style, pork shoulder, etc.) + himalayan pink salt

Summer Risotto: fresh sweet peas + roasted garlic cauliflower + chili flakes + white wine + herbed bread crumbs (thyme // oregano // green onion // leeks) + drizzle olive oil

Southwest Risotto: tomato juice + stock + black beans + sauteed chopped onion + can chillies (chipotle // ancho) + salt + handful cilantro

I like to leave that last one a bit charred on the bottom like dolsot bibimbap.

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I haven't made risotto balls yet as it seems a bit sticky and laborious.
Perhaps someone has baked them with success or has any clean-up-minimizing wisdom to share?

Thank you!

Jan 12, 2012
summersupper in Home Cooking

What are your favorite things to mix into oatmeal?

Taking all suggestions! Starting a new healthy breakfast regimen for the new year :-)

I like sweet, savory, sweet-salty, and weird cult flavor combinations. Gimme whatcha got.

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I'll start.

Classic: blueberries + walnuts // sliced almonds + nonfat vanilla // Greek yogurt // almond milk

Congee style: scallions + cilantro + soy sauce + sesame oil + chili paste // sriracha

Cozy: sugared ginger + dried cranberries + tiny splash maple syrup + squeeze of lemon + Greek yogurt

Late brunch: maple syrup + pecans + sliced strawberries // cinnamon // cayenne powder

"Parisian": overripe pears + yogurt

And sometimes I'll fry leftover oatmeal in sliced container-sized shapes in some browned butter and a sprinkle of salt, then top with maple syrup. Delicious!

Jan 12, 2012
summersupper in Home Cooking

Delicious Specials/Deals (Calgary)

Tilted Grill - Happy Hour M-F: 30% off wine & food
Mondays: $6 wine, $8 chicken poutine, 25% off steaks
Tuesdays: $8 "Mexi steak cheese fries," $10 carne asada tacos
Wednesday: $1.50 pork skewers
Thursday: $10 bacon cheddar burger, $8 poutine
Sat: $12 burger (?!), $3/taco... not tooo special
Sunday: $2 Sliders, $8 "Country Breakfast" 10:30am - 2pm

Golden Bell Saigon (17th)
Monday: $7.50 Beef Sate Pho
Tuesday: $5 Subs
Wednesday: $7.50 Chicken & Springrolls on Vermicelli
Thursday: $7.50 Rare Beef Noodle Pho
Friday: $7.50 Charbroiled Pork & Springrolls on Vermicelli
Saturday $7.50 Rare Beef & Meatball Pho
Sunday: $7.50 Sate Beef & Springrolls on Vermicelli

Rustic Bakery
$8 Deli Sandwiches, $10 sandwich + soup/salad

Salt n Pepper Mexican Restaurant
Tuesdays: All You Can Eat "Taco Tuesdays"

Melrose
Monday: $7 Steak sandwich
Tuesday: $9 Nachos
Wed: $0.20 Wings
Thursday: 1/2 price pizza
Sunday: $2 Sliders

Rose & Crown:
Wednesday: $0.20 wings
Sat - Sun: $9.50 Brunch Plates

El Sombrero - Special + $4 wine, $3 fried ice cream, $3.50 Corona
Monday: $16.50 Chicken Burrito + Chicken Tostada +Beef Enchilada
Tuesday: $16.50 Beef Burrito, Chicken Enchilada, Chorizo Taco, Crispy Chicken Taco
Wednesday:$16.50 Beef Chimichanga, Jumbo Chicken Burrito
Thursday: $16.50 Chicken Quesadilla, Chicken Enchilada, Beef Taco, Chicken Taco
Sunday: $16.50 2 Jalepeno Poppers, Cheese & Ham Quesadilla, Beef Burrito, Chicken Burrito

European Bakery and Deli
$3.99 Burek + drink

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El Sombrero Restaurant Mexicano
520 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R, CA

Salt & Pepper
4351 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary, AB T2G 0A3, CA

Rose and Crown
1503 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0Y3, CA

Rustic Sourdough Bakery & Deli
1305 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0C4, CA

Tilted Grill
1800 4 St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 3A8, CA

Golden Bell
1112 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0B4, CA

European Bakery and Deli
515 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0A9, CA

Jan 07, 2012
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Delicious Specials/Deals (Calgary)

Boccavino
Monday: All Day Happy Hour
Tuesday: $9 Mussels, $4 Cocktails
Wednesday: $3 / lb Wings

Bolero Fire Grill
Sunday Brunch Buffet: $22

Chianti Cafe
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and 11pm-4pm Saturday: $7.99 pasta

Cultural Centre Restaurant
$21.95 All You Can Eat

Curry N' Hurry
$16 Combo (Butter Chicken, Peas Pulao, Naan)
$30 2-Person Combo (Pakora, Butter Chicken, Veg Curry, Pea Pilao, Naan × 2, Gulab Jamun)

Fab Bar (Gay Bar with good food?)
Tuesday: $5 steak sandwiches & double Caesars.
Wednesday: $0.25 wings
Thursday: "Fiesta Thurs" $5 / 3 tacos; $3 Tequila
Friday: $3 Apps 3pm-6pm; $7 pizza + salad
Sunday: All Day Happy Hour. $8 Sunday dinner + caesars

Farm
Tuesday: Prix Fixe Menu $30 for 3 courses

Filos Pizza & Pub
Tuesday: Any medium pizza $10

Hankang Korean BBQ
$10 Beef or Chicken Special (short ribs or chicken bulgogi + rice, veggies, spring rolls, soup)

Ho Won
$2.99 All Dim Sum

Ichizen Japanese Cuisine
$10 Lunch: Bento or Sushi + Tempura (Shrimp, Veg Tempura, Tuna, Salmon Sushi, California Roll)

Jacqueline Suzanne's Bistro & Antiquities
Sunday: $30/pp Prime Rib Dinner

Joey Tomato's
Tuesday: All you can eat fish & chips

Kinh Do Vietnamese Subs
$5 Subs, Donairs & Shwarmas

Koreana BBQ Restaurant
Tuesday & Thursday: All You Can Eat

Myhre's Deli
$7 Smoked Meat Sandwich

Ogam, Korean & Japanese Restaurant
$9.50 - $11 Lunch Bento
Dinner + free tempura

Pelican Pier
Tuesday: Buy one 3-piece, get 2nd 50% off

Richmond's Pub
Tuesday: $0.25 wings
Wednesday: $11 steak
+ daily deals

Saigon Baguette (former owner of Saigon Y2K)
$8 Sate Chicken & spring rolls on rice
10% off pick up orders

Sky 360°
Monday - Friday: $23 "Corporate Lunch"

Spolumbo's Deli ($8 - $10)
Tuesdays: Spolumbo's Bun
Wednesdays: Turkey Loaf
Thursday: Panzerotti
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: "Mamma's Meat Loaf on a Bun"
Saturdays: Porchetta Muffaletta

Sura Korean Restaurant
Monday - Friday: $10 Lunch Special (Beef / Chicken / Pork / Kim-Bab + rice, jap chae, kim chi, bin-dae-duck)

Taste
Tuesday: "Taste Test Tuesday" 3 courses for $30

Thai Nongkhai
Tuesday 11am - 2pm: $16 Lunch Buffet

Tony Roma's
Tuesday: All You Can Eat Ribs

Trawler's Seafood Kitchen (excellent fish & chips)
Monday - Tuesday after 4pm: $7 Fish & Chips second order
$12 Fish & Chips plus drink

Tubby Dog
Taco Tuesdays: $2.50 tacos

Union Station Tap House
Monday: $0.25 wings
Tuesday: $10 Moulson pint & pizza
Wednesday: "Steak night" $10 6oz steak, $6 Rickard's pint
Thursday: $10 seafood special; $5.25 Keith's pint
Friday: $6 wine

Yume Sushi
$1 sushi

Jan 03, 2012
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Calgary - Alfajores???

Looking for all the places in the city where one might find Alfajores or similar!

Thanks in advance, chows

Dec 16, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Buying Designer Kitchenware off of Kijiji (Le Creuset, All Clad, etc.) [moved from Prairie Provinces]

That is hilarious! Great tips, Bill. I will have to visit those shops. If Mrs. Scary ever needs to thin her LC collection, have her email me!

Sep 29, 2011
summersupper in Cookware

Model Milk - Calgary

Went in yesterday. It looks beautiful! Concord Group did a great job with this one.

Can't wait to try out their menu. Lovely open kitchen design and there is also a nice private dining space as well.

Any other menu or drink recommendations?

Sep 29, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

All Clad is 40% Off at my local cookware store -- Should I get it?

Hi Jay, I found a large rotisserie pan with handles and a rack included for $150. Good deal?

Sep 28, 2011
summersupper in Cookware

All Clad is 40% Off at my local cookware store -- Should I get it?

Stainless steel. I do not like how All Clad is Made in China!

Is it worth it?

Sep 28, 2011
summersupper in Cookware

75 Tastes of Calgary: List

http://www.where.ca/index.php/the-wes...

1. “The Whole Truck” at Alley Burger Food Truck
2. Grilled Cheese at Janice Beaton
3. The Crave-O-Licious Cupcake at Crave
4. Vegetarian Pad Thai at Delicious Thai
5. Ricotta Gnocchi at Capo
6. The Masala Mogo at Safari Grill
7. Scones by Sidewalk Citizen Bakery
8. A Latte at DeVille Luxury Coffee & Pastries
9. Bone Marrow and Foie Gras Spring Roll at Rouge
10. Falafel Pita at Chick Pea
11. The Speck E Ruccula Pizza at Pulcinella
12. Duck Confit Poutine at Laurier Lounge
13. Pig Head Mortadella and Brassica Mustard at Charcut
14. The Veggie Mezza for Two at Aida’s
15. Mac ‘n’ Cheese at Taste
16. Lemon Cream Cake at Brûlée Patisserie
17. Eggplant Chips at Vin Room
18. Grilled Pineapple at Bolero
19. Shroom Pizza at Without Papers
20. Oatmeal from Diner Deluxe
21. Cheese Fondue at The Living Room
22. Deconstructed Crème Brûlée at Chef’s Table
23. Linguine Carbonara at Bonterra
24. Rack of Lamb at The Belvedere
25. Milkshake and Burger at Peters’ Drive-In
26. Prosciutto Sandwich at Caffe Mauro
27. Waffles from A Ladybug Bakery and Café
28. Tombo Tuna Salad Niçoise at Notable
29. Eggs Benedict with Elk Bacon at River Café
30. Chicken & Pancetta Pizza at Cilantro
#16 - Lemon Cream Cake at Brûlée Patisserie,
31. Raspberry Yogurt Muffin at Heartland Café
32. Garlic Fries at The Palomino
33. Rose Lychee Macaron at Yann Haute Patisserie
34. The Original Veggie Burger at Dairy Lane
35. Chu Chi Kai Chicken at King & I
36. Bucket of Bacon at District
37. McNally’s Extra at Big Rock Brewery
38. The Crab Cakes at Selkirk Grille
39. Naan at Clay Oven
40. Spinach and Potato Pizza at Double Zero
41. Kashk-e-Bademjan Dip at Shiraz
42. Garlic Caesar at Antonio’s Garlic Clove
43. Maultaschen at Wurst
44. Short Ribs at Open Range
45. Maple Bacon Doughnut from Jelly Modern
46. Chili Ramen Soup at Shikiji
47. Soul in a Bowl at OverEasy
48. Wasabi Steak at Blowfish
49. Saté Vietnamese Subs from Thi Thi
50. Ginger Beef at Silver Inn
51. Beer Float at Craft Beer Market
52. Crispy Tofu at Anju
53. Bacon Cheeseburger at Buchanan’s
54. Oven-baked Spring Rolls at Escoba
55. Seasoned Pork Tacos at Los Chilitos
56. Popcorn at The Uptown Stage and Screen
57. Beef Carpaccio at Vintage Chophouse
58. Dosas at Southern Spice
59. Prairie Oysters from Buzzards
60. Chicken Apple Sausage at Spolumbo’s
61. Beef Brisket Sandwich at Holy Smoke
62. Ginger Cream Cookie at The Lazy Loaf & Kettle
63. Thai Beef Jerky at Thai Sa-On
64. Traditional Vietnamese Crepes at Kol 3
65. Toasted Seed Roll from Good Earth
66. Coconut Curried Calamari at Mango Shiva
67. Beet Sandwich at Wilder Nest Dream Café (1309 9 Ave SW, 403-265-3663)
68. Atlantica Scallop at Broken Plate
69. Strawberry Guava Mousse Cake at Yamato Desserts
70. Bouillabaisse at Vero
71. Deep-Fried Dill Pickles at Big T’s BBQ & Smokehouse
72. Garlic Pork at Han’s
73. Pani Pura at Rasoi Kitchen
74. Fishbowl at Melrose Café and Bar
75. Onion Rings at Tommy Burger

PLEASE: no wasting time with criticisms of the list. I happen to think it is a pretty fucking great list, and I have a sneaking suspicion I could either find authors/excellent eaters "LAURA PELLERINE, DAN LEAHUL & ALLISON ONYETT" on this board, or at least that they have been paying attention to Chowhound. So - respect where respect is due. Good job, guys!

...Now. Any glaring absences??! What would you add?

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Clay Oven Restaurant
3132 26 St NE, Calgary, AB T1Y, CA

Mango Shiva
218- 8th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B5, CA

Vin Room
2310-4th St SW, Calgary, AB T2S 1X2, CA

Southern Spice
4655 54 Ave NE #102, Calgary, AB T3J 3Z4, CA

Yann Haute Patisserie
329 23 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0J3, CA

Broken Plate
10816 MacLeod Trail SE #590, Calgary, AB T2J 5N8, CA

Dairy Lane Cafe
319 19 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2J2, CA

Diner Deluxe
804 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3J6, CA

Safari Grill
225 28 St SE, Calgary, AB T2A 5K4, CA

Laurier Lounge
1111 7 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A1, CA

Pulcinella
1147 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1X7, CA

Delicious Thai Restaurant
314 10 Street Northwest, Calgary, AB , CA

Sep 28, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Authentic Greek Yogurt

Sincerely doubt this yogurt is anywhere near *authentic* Greek yogurt, but Coop has new Danone "greek yogurt" Oikos on sale 2/$6.98 -- good deal for greek yogurt in Calgary!

Going to try it out today!

Sep 20, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Delicious Specials/Deals (Calgary)

There is an $8.99 lunch buffet at the Indian Bakery in the NE (Castleridge).

Apparently their desserts and samosas are fantastic! And they give you a big basket of naan, which is how it should be.

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Bikaner Sweets House & Restaurant
4851 Westwinds Dr NE #105, Calgary, AB T3J 4L4, CA

Sep 20, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Where to buy: LOBSTER (Calgary)

Best ideas?

Sep 06, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Ice Cream -- it is a problem (Calgary)

Where in the downtown core do you go for fantastic frozen treats?

- Amato Gelato in Kensington is pretty great, but sometimes you want a big heaping scoop of creamy melty ice cream and not a tidy portion of intensely flavored gelato. That said, Amato is my go-to for a summer treat most all of the time.

- Spoon Me (2 locations: Kensington, 17th Ave) is getting much better. They've been widening their flavors and have great promotions sometimes to encourage customer return. They've also started their own weighing system, which makes for better portion regulation I guess (and excuses to charge $10 for frozen yogurt) ?

But sometimes even the "plain" flavor at different locations is inconsistent -- I love the sour tang of Pinkberry, etc. and it really just doesn't compare! Needs more crisp, fresh yogurty bite.

- My Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe in Marda Loop is excellent, huge array of ice cream flavors to choose from. Price structure needs a bit of help, though. $7.50 is non-negotiable if you want three flavors and it comes in a massive 16-oz portion (WHY?!) Also location is very out-of-the-way.

...................Obviously I'm a fat kid at heart. My nephew and nieces however are very picky connoisseurs, so these are just things I happen to know via extensive summer research, okay? :)

- There is a new "Crepes & Cravings" location on 17th, a branch from the one in TD Square. A bit of a shaky start, and the gelato flavoring needs some help... but all in all, they've nailed the location and the value elements of CENTRAL DOWNTOWN ICE CREAM.

Are they the only ones???

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Amato Gelato Cafe
2104 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3R7, CA

My Favourite Ice Cream Shoppe
2048 42 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 2M7, CA

Spoon Me
1130 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4P4, CA

Crepes & Cravings
1013 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A7, CA

Aug 31, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Help! Late night Cafes in Calgary?

Skidoo that is brilliant.

Aug 31, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Best wines around town? Favorite Canadian wines?

Thanks for all these suggestions, guys! Super helpful.

I did end up taking a lovely summer trip to the Okanagan, and you're right -- what a brilliant idea. So many fantastic wines from BC, it baffles me to see so many restaurants mark up hugely on cheap, awful American and Australian wines when there are some fantastically priced Canadian wines to be found with 0 import costs!

To add to the list of great Canadian vineyards:

- Cedar Creek makes an AMAZING Ehrenfelser, Gewürztraminer, and Riesling. I'm not usually one for whites, but these were truly beautiful and worth stocking up on at ~ $20/bottle.

- 8th Generation makes such an incredible Pinot Meunier Rosé, it's not even funny. It is a masterpiece! http://www.8thgenerationvineyard.com/...
Around $22/bottle.

Browsing ads in The Herald is a great idea, and I will be keeping Superstore in mind this week.

Also apparently there is a wine store called "100 wines" on Olympic Way and 11th Ave SE (right by the Stampede/Casino). They update a selection of 20 wines for under $20. Perfect!

Aug 31, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Help! Late night Cafes in Calgary?

None of these are really late-night, though :(

The ideal would be someplace open PAST midnight!

By the way, the staff at Weeds like to arbitrarily close several hours early... depending on foot traffic, weather, barista mood. So not a very dependable option unless you like your coffee with a side of jackass.

Aug 31, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Help! Late night Cafes in Calgary?

*Bump*

Waves Coffee is open until midnight every night I think. Is that it for late-night in Calgary?

Waves 12am
Beano 12am - no wifi.
Kawa 11pm weeknights, 2am Fri & Sat
Roasterie 12am - no seating?!

Phil & Sebastian - 9pm
Higher Grounds - 11pm, midnight weekends

Everything else closes around 4 or 5pm, which is just PITIFUL! Am I missing any??!

Aug 30, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Dear Spicy Taco:

Where can I find you again? Best tacos I've ever had in Calgary. We met at Inglewood SunFest, and I already miss you.

Aug 22, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Any major Stampede food events / deals / must-trys?

That is excellent, thank you.

I agree, $15 is outrageous!

Most all of the free BBQ's in the city that I knew about happened yesterday, July 14th. Cheers.

Jul 15, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Best bakeries for day-olds, deals, and cheap crusty bread loaves?

It's bruschetta season again! Looking for the cheapest crusty delicious bread in the city! Where do you go??

And while we're at it... any delicious bakeries for pastry deals?

My favorites so far:

- $1 flaky addictive cinnamon rolls at London Fog Cafe, south off of Macleod Trail
[London Fog Cafe, 8330 Macleod Trail South -- Calgary, AB T2H 2V2, Canada -- (403) 301-4880]

- $2 amazing chocolate madeleines at L'Epicerie

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L'Epicerie
1325 1 St SE, Calgary, AB T2G 5L1, CA

Jul 14, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Any major Stampede food events / deals / must-trys?

Excepting the famous starchy pancake breakfasts, of course. Which are great.

-Are there any exceptional patio food deals in participating Stampede bars / restaurants?

-Any *FREE FOOD* besides aforementioned breakfasts?

-Must trys, along the lines of... buying a big turkey leg and making a great soup out of it?

Cheers!

Jul 14, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces

Ultimate SXSW deals, happy hour dining and lunch specials?

This is a call for all of your favorite Austin restaurant deals!

Excluding the free food during SXSW week, what are some of your favorite restaurants around town that tip the scales in terms of deliciousness, ambiance, and value? I'm looking for:

-lunch specials
-daily specials
-happy hour menus
-delicious deals in general

My two votes are:

1. Happy Hour sushi at Uchiko's "social hour" between 5-7pm. The restaurant is gorgeous, and they have the delicious p-38 hamachi avocado roll for only $6! The rest of the menu is fantastic, and although not included, *don't* skip dessert! Desserts are incredible.

2. Cipollina in Clarksville has half-off pizza during pizza happy hour from 5-6pm. Delicious truffled pizzas for a great price!

What are some other ideas?

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Uchiko
4200 North Lamar, Austin, TX 78756

Mar 15, 2011
summersupper in Austin

Kingsland Farmer's Market: Highly recommend!

(Not a huge fan of Sri Lankan food, but) Yes! That would be amazing! I am surprised when I find a great bowl of pho in Calgary, so a Sri Lankan stand would blow me away.
Actually, that is a great idea -- I would love it if all the talented, homecooking ethnic-kitchen enclaves hiding in Calgary opened up food stands to make Kingsland a farmer's market + centre for multicultural cuisine. Where are my Venezuelen, Cuban, Lebanese, Thai, and Moroccan kitchen jedis?? Maybe a Szechuan stand, Ethiopian with fresh injera, some kind of Hawaiian bbq with a pig spit? I would die. Well... I would visit every weekend.

I applaud your high standards, I just think they must be getting a bit lonely in Calgary. It's curious how we approached Kingsland from opposite ends of a foodie spectrum, though... You with your steak marbling dreams and me with my gluten-free baking wishes. Ha... But thank you for that Brittania Village heads up, and I bet if we combined kitchens we would be an unparalleled, unstoppable force. I say that for you, or anybody, who can make me a batch of last-drop-licking pom vinaigrette. Mmmm.

Mar 07, 2011
summersupper in Prairie Provinces