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Buying Meat bones

Go to Hoven farms at the Kingsland Farmers market. They almost always have lots of bones in the freezer section and their beef is very good quality as well.

If they don't have any, the butcher is always there so you can easily talk to him about it.

Jul 17, 2013
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Spring is Here really!

Our golden morels in Calgary are typically out about early-mid May depending on how wet and cool it is. We had a great morel season two years ago with the wet spring but last year it was much slimmer.

Looking forward to seeing what this spring holds. This was my haul from two years ago :)

Apr 23, 2013
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Moving to Calgary

White Elephant for Thai, it's definitely a hole in the wall in a slightly dodgy hotel but by far the best Thai in the city.

Mar 14, 2013
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Peanut Butter- Calgary

They do not put it with the regular peanut butters, they locate it in the organics isle.

Feb 27, 2013
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Peanut Butter- Calgary

Walmart Supercenter in Airdrie should have it. However, I don't recall seeing the White Chocolate flavor. I always buy the Bee's Knees.

Feb 19, 2013
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Best Calgary bakeries recommendations please.

WildGrainz in Inglewood. The best bread I've had other than the forementioned ACE bread. Their croissants are the best I've had since the bakery in Kensington closed down many years ago.

Jan 22, 2013
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Southern Style Fried Chicken in Calgary

You must had a unique batch, we tried it the other day and it was terrible :(

Bland, small pieces and not juicy. It was a new batch out of the fryer too.

Jan 09, 2013
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White Castle Cheeseburgers in Calgary?

It is only because they can't determine the origin of the meat. Meat products made in the USA and marked clearly are fine to import in. I brought fresh steaks and Kalua pork from Hawaii in on the plane to Calgary and declared them. They didn't even ask to see them, just asked me what and where they were from.

Nov 16, 2012
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The Libertine - lunch

No the stampede is not an excuse. We experienced the same thing a few months ago and it was maybe 70% full. Food on paper looked good but was very disappointed. It's more of a place you go to drink and be seen.

If you want creative inspired pub food, Pig and Duke is the best I've found so far. They even have a cicerone that chose their beers.

Jul 06, 2012
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2012 Calgary food trucks.

I had high hopes for the Naaco Truck at Kingsland FM and was also disappointed. I realize that it's their opening day but it was completely disorganized in taking the orders. They wrote my order and name on the box and yet it still got lost and I had to end up waiting 15 minutes.

Tried their butter chicken and found it a bit odd with the color sugar sprinkles. The butter chicken (and other curries) in the Kingsland market is way way better. Friend had the beef and it was way too watery and made the naan soogy. I thought they were going to crisp up the naan like a taco but it's really not much different than "ok" indian food on a naan.

Jun 12, 2012
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Smashburger Coming to YYC

I had the bacon cheeseburger, onion rings, rosemary fries, fried pickles and milkshake. Everything was very good especially the milkshake. However the rings, pickles were a tad on the greasy side. I don't think they had enough time to let the excess oil drain.

Better than Clive burger and Five guys IMO.

May 04, 2012
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Where do you get great eggs in Calgary??

Green Eggs and Ham in the Kingsland FM is awesome for eggs. They have duck and chicken.

Apr 26, 2012
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Help with Han's Replacement-YYC

We discovered a relatively new place called Great Taste 123 SE 2nd Avenue (used to be MBA Noodle House) that is more northern Chinese and has quite a few spicy dishes. The food has been excellent and there are many different items compared to many other cantonese style places.

I wasn't a regular at Han's so I can't really compare them though.

Apr 09, 2012
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La Boulangerie - New Bakery (YYC)

Had a friend try it out and he says unfortunately it was very disappointing. I don't have first hand experience yet though.

Mar 22, 2012
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Bison Short Ribs YYC

Sunterra had them last year but they only get them in once or twice a week. Otherwise you should be able to get it from the Bison shop in the Calgary Farmers Market but that's only open Thur-Sun.

Mar 19, 2012
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7 Seas Seafood and Grill - yyc

The fish and chips is surprisingly good too!

Mar 12, 2012
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Best Burger in Calgary?

That's not true, I've had medium rare burgers in restaurants but they grind their own meat fresh which is why I think it is acceptable.

Mar 12, 2012
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YYC FOODIE SCOOP - Pig and Duke, Best New Restaurant in Calgary! Don't miss this one.

We went back again last night and had frog legs and duck wings along with the chicken wings and the duck wings (they were actually duck legs) were absolutely amazing, they were not deep fried but braised and fall off the bone tender. I'm hesitant to post this as I'll be back for them and if they are all sold out from demand I will be very sad.

How can chicharones, ribeye crackle, frog legs, duck legs and prawn tacos not be foodie? I'd admit its definitely not the place to go for light food although their coleslaw was very good too.

Mar 01, 2012
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YYC FOODIE SCOOP - Pig and Duke, Best New Restaurant in Calgary! Don't miss this one.

Checked out this place last night and ordered a bunch of different things off the menu (about 7 items). We were not disappointed with any of them, especially the daily special which was $2 prawn tacos! We tried the pig fat popcorn, ribeye crackle, chicharrones, pig knuckles, nachos with beef (big pieces of steak not crappy ground beef), onion rings and prawn tacos. The nachos stated it was for two to share but beware of this, they must mean two very, very hungry people as it was quite large and very tasty.

The value, quality and quantity were all spot on and it's refreshing to be in a bar that's not dimly lit. Service was decent except the waitress didn't know the daily specials.

There are so many interesting things on the menu I want to try next time. I saw others having the burgers and mashed potatoes, looked awesome as well.

Feb 29, 2012
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Quality meat direct from farmers - where to get in/around Calgary?

Ravenwood farm for pork. They have incredible Berkshire heritage pork and partner up with other like minded farmers. Located in Caroline and they come down here in the summer to the markets in Calgary but also deliver to Calgary on certain days.

I go up to Caroline fishing every couple months and load up on the meat from their butcher shop.

Jan 24, 2012
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Congee in Calgary

Tai Pan has awesome Dim Sum and the congee is quite good as well.

Jan 05, 2012
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Rivella, whey-based soft drink

The only place I can think of that may carry it is

Dec 06, 2011
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Gaucho Brunch (YYC)

I've been many times for lunch during the weekday and they usually do have some form of ribs, whether lamb or beef or both, it's easily one of my favourites. Have not managed to get out there for the weekend brunch yet.

Their lunch is a awesome deal but the only problem is if you have to go back to work it sucks as it's food coma time.

Nov 19, 2011
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Seafood Buffet YYC

Has anyone been to either seafood buffets in Stampede Casino or the Deerfoot Inn Casino? Have trawled the boards and internet but couldn't find any specific mention of the seafood buffet.

Nov 16, 2011
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Gluten Free Dining - Calgary

Surprisingly Cheesecake Cafe has a separate gluten free dining menu that you have to ask for. Not sure how long they've had it around but it surprised us last time when they offered it.

Sep 29, 2011
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Where to buy: LOBSTER (Calgary)

I buy live shellfish seafood all the time from T&T, they have a very high turnover so generally you don't have to wonder how long that has been sitting in the store.

Sep 07, 2011
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Chef Shack - YYC

Just saw a sign on the corner of 11th St and Heritage SE near the Costco at the old gas station advertising Chef Shack BBQ and Pizza. Seems like a little odd combination but it's a pretty prime location.

Anyone in the loop that know any more info? Would be awesome to have another place near work to eat :)

Aug 26, 2011
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Boxwood (Calgary)

"if you like fat"


Aug 19, 2011
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Any "Montreal-style" Pizza in Calgary?

Drink enough water from around the world, and you can really taste the differences. I've never been to Montreal but I've been told it is quite different from Calgary. Even the water from Victoria tastes quite different from Calgary and it's much closer.

Aug 10, 2011
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Boxwood (Calgary)

That's a shame you didn't get the porchetta, I have to say that it would have been in my top three sandwiches I've ever had in my life. Only been once to Boxwood so far so can't comment on the other offerings. I had good service when I went on the Sunday lunch but I had the porchetta to go so didn't experience the servers.

Aug 09, 2011
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