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The new Calgary Farmers' Market at Blackfoot Centre will open tomorrow

So its OK to serve tacos but not wings? I'd say the chicken wings are more local than the hot sauce.

May 28, 2011
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Specialty Candy

Dutch Cash and Carry in Ogdon carries salty licorice among other European candies and food.

May 08, 2011
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lunch YYC Sunday, south

cleo: From your other post I see that your in Bonavista, there is a new Viet takeout place, Nam, just down the hill by the KFC/Winking Owl in DeerRun. They had a write up in the Herald a few weeks ago but I havent had a chance to eat ther yet. It did get a good review tho.

May 05, 2011
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good coffee far south YYC

3rd Cafe Crema! Easy in and easy out from 22X as well.

May 05, 2011
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Too lazy to make my own pastry...has anyone seen these out and about?

Apr 04, 2011
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Coconut Milk Powder - YYC

I think I saw some last weekend up at Bulk Barn, but I'd call first...I had the toddlers with me, YIKES!!!

Apr 02, 2011
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Mexican food in Calgary

Thanks Scary Bill, I will check it out and post a review.

Mar 21, 2011
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Mexican food in Calgary

While packing our bags at Costco, Jose, over heard me and my hubby toss around the idea of mexican for lunch...he said " you have to go to the best place in Calgary, over on Anderson and Elbow." We never made it and I've done a quick search on the net to find out what this place is called and exactly where its located...nada...anyone have an idea what-where-how- this place is? When i asked how it compared to Tu Terra he said..."oh bettttttter...."

Mar 21, 2011
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Mario Batali pasta sauce

Full pallet at DFM Costco this past Sunday, the 23.

Jan 24, 2011
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Newport Grill - YYC

I've always thought the food was better than, I say, still delish and worth another visit!. Sounds like a good deal on Wednesday, worth a review.?.

Jan 19, 2011
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Peanut Oil in Bulk?

Try any of the outdoor stores, like Wholesale Sports, Bass maybe even Army and Navy.....Im guessing your looking to deef fry your turkey. Most places that sell the fryers sell the oil. Oh, and Now that I think of it, I think I have seen it at the regular Super store, not just the Wholesale club.

Dec 22, 2010
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Help! Need cupcake holders for Xmas

I know that Sobeys give out their cake boxes if you ask at the bakery counter, they might give/sell you a few clamshells...worth a try.

Dec 21, 2010
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Shelled pistachios in Calgary

Costco sells a large bag, a few pounds--maybe-- for about $15. Sold in the power bar/trail mix area.

Dec 21, 2010
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Ukranian Sausage YYC?

Safeway sells Stawnichys sausage, its rather expensive there but its as Ukranian as you can get! The sauage is made in Mundare AB....where the towns claim to fame is their *HUGE* erect sausage...teehee...

Dec 11, 2010
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Tamarind in YEG

Superstore sells it i a few different "forms," take a look in the Asian or East Indian aisle. I would suggest paste form.

Dec 08, 2010
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Baking Tins-Calgary

Superstore had them in 2 sizes, $2.00 and $2.50 for the round ones.

Dec 06, 2010
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ISO Wire Cookie Cooling Rack in YYC

Nov 18, 2010
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Best salad in Calgary?

I had a delicious beet salad at JaroBlue this past weekend, It was $8 and much larger than I had inticipated. Infact everything we had there was just perfect that night.

Nov 15, 2010
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Team meal- Red Deer-

Need a new place to stop and have a pre-game meal for 25 -17yo boys and their coaches.- Prefer pasta, salad and pop for around $10-12pp. Has the potential to become a regular stop with many teams to and from Calgary-Edmonton. Quick, easy and in and out in about 45mins....must have parking for a bus near by.

Nov 11, 2010
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Margaritas in Calgary?

I just bought the ready to drink "Kirkland Golden Margarita" from Costco and it was really tastey chilled and on the rocks. Made with gold tequila, triplesec and cane sugar, blended with lime and orange flavours. But Ive been busy with babies for a couple anything might have tasted good! teehee...
I know hubby said his margarita at Mi Tu Terra was good as well.

Nov 08, 2010
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We have last minute company coming this weekend and I dont have enough pumpkins for everyone to carve one....where o where can I find them this late?

Oct 29, 2010
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Looking for kid friendly restaurants in YYC, help!

We've always had good luck at
Tommys burger bar,
any Asian lunch buffet.
Im also thinking Holy Smokes might be a cool place to go too, although we havent been yet.
And we have taken our 2 under two to Open Range for dinner...during the dinner rush....and the staff was G-R-E-A-T!

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

Oct 20, 2010
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YYC: Cotton Candy-Candy Floss?

Awesome, thx howlin!

Sep 19, 2010
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YYC: Cotton Candy-Candy Floss?

Looking for ready made cotton candy for loot bags...anyone anyone?

Sep 18, 2010
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YYC Holy Smoke Bbq

"They serve everything on a cafeteria tray covered with butcher's paper and it's just perfect."
FYI: That is how BBQ is served ....white bread, sliced cheese with pickles on the side, sliced brisket or choice of meat served on butcher paper over a tray... sides in individual bowls as you move down the "cafeteria style" line.
Welcome to the Q!

Sep 18, 2010
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Actual saskatoon berries?

The Saskatoon Farm just 10mins or so south of Calgary has U-pick as well as frozen berries by the pint-gallon all year round. They have all things saskatoon as well as bison, fresh and frozen.

Sep 09, 2010
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southeast Calgary recommendations?

One more exit south of 130th is a community called Mckenzie Towne, within the community on High Street there are a few choices.
"Brewsters Pub", they brew their own beer and have the best roof top patio outside of DT! A definate must if its a nice evening out. The food good, standard pub fair.
"San Remos" is an Italian Resto/Lounge, its pricey gets some good reviwes on the board.
"Sea" is a fish and chips dinner, but it just changed hands and I have read on the board not as good as it was in the past.
"Hidden Chef" is a tiny place that does a lot of take and heat dinners, but it has a few tables where you can get home sytle cooked meals.
And lastly, the Kilt and Cabre...very typical "irish pub"... about what somesup that place up.
130th has a Keg, Montanas, Kelseys, Origional Joes, Muldoons, Joeys fish and chips, Chi Lan Viet among several fast food joints and the places listed above.

Jun 03, 2010
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birthday restaurant south calgary

Off the top of my head..
Carriage House: its actually pertty good, warm, senior friendly and takes reso's
Red Water Grill: a step up from Earls etc
Mr. Schnapps: some people love it.. Italian, veal dishes
Cattle Barron: On the same page as the Keg

Apr 22, 2010
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Crawfish in the YYC?

SB thank you so much...I have been on a search for crawfish for a few years and could never pin down a supplier that could commit at a decent price. I also looked into flying them up live from Houston....$$$$!!! Although this will never replace dollar buckets at Sams Boat in H-Town it might be a close second....YIPPEE!!

Mar 16, 2010
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The Little Cupcake Shop-YYC

Another cupcake shop has opened in Calgary, way in the DEEP SOUTH...McKenzie Towne to be exact. I haven't been yet but its located in the newer part of the retail mall that includes Brewsters, Pet Planet etc. I would think as long as the product is yummy it should do well in its location..a tad bit closer than running to Willow Park, CFM or DT for all those school treats! Hope to make it there sometime this week for a taste.

Jan 24, 2010
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