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Where to buy: Tart Rings/Cake rings in in Calgary/Edmonton/Red Deer

fair enough, that being said I always bought cake rings from Golda's Kitchen (great prices and no cross-border monkey business) and tart rings from JB Prince (very good service and they're used to shipping to Canada).
happy baking!

Sep 05, 2011
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Where to buy: Tart Rings/Cake rings in in Calgary/Edmonton/Red Deer

just out of curiosity, why no online sources?

Aug 23, 2011
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Pre made Christmas Dinner (Calgary)

I'm getting my Christmas dinner from River Cafe. You can view the menu in their catering section I'm soooo excited!

Dec 06, 2009
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need borscht calgary

best borcht: Eidelweiss village on 20th Ave NW. SO GOOD!!

Sep 19, 2009
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AnJu Calgary

I like that the reason it's not Korean enough is that you've had all the dishes at Korean restaurants before!

Aug 04, 2009
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where do I find san marzano tomatoes in Calgary?

Bite has the best tinned tomatoes

Apr 23, 2009
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AnJu Calgary

I noticed a thread on this place from a while back, but nobody talked about the food! Thought I'd start a new discussion.

Korean "tapas" spot open since December, in the little house on the west end of downtown that keeps changing hands. It was a coffee house for a while, before that it was a martini bar. Surrounded by vacant lots and new condos, it's not in the most vibrant of areas.

Okay, the skinny is, I've been to this place pretty much EVERY NIGHT for the last week and it just keeps getting better. Open late, cool space, delicious food and nice owners/staff. The food is downright addictive. Highlights include calamari with kaffir lime aioli, a kimchee and pork belly soup that I can't stop ordering, and rice noodles with sweet chili glaze (nothing like what you'd expect... just order it!!) and tasty tasty yam fries that demand a second order.

If you're one of those people who looks for late night options, GO THERE. If you aren't, GO THERE. It's awesome

507 10 Street SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2B8, Canada
(403) 532-9419

open til midnight during the week
open til 2 on weekends

Apr 23, 2009
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Calgary: Iberico Ham

They had Iberian ham at Janice Beaton a couple of years ago. I haven't been in for a bit so I'm not sure if they're still carrying it.

Jul 15, 2008
Beks in Western Canada Archives

New Olives Restaurant in Calgary?

Very tasty, I sampled everything on the appie menu. Standouts included the mushroom flatbread, the gazpacho with tuna tartare, and the beet and fennel salad.
Very enthusiastic service.

Jul 08, 2008
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Nandos in the NE

I've gotta join in on the "I-Love-Nando's" parade. Cheap, grilled, spicy good chicken. Authentic Portuguese? Not really. Delicious? Absolutely. Avoid the processed breast meat in the salads and sandwiches and go for the kebabs or chicken pieces. Avoid most of the sides as well except for a reasonable seasoned rice, and a FANTASTIC (for a QSR) garden salad full of almonds, flax and tasty veggies.
Best thing? Spicy is actually spicy.

Jul 06, 2008
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Savour - Calgary

I've spoken with them a couple of times. Two ladies who seem quite passionate and excited about their new business venture. Apart from that, I'm waiting for them to open just like everyone else.

Jun 19, 2008
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Savour - Calgary

They took the place of Arts on Atlantic, which moved up the street into the space of a former antique shop. My understanding is that their focus is more on specialty tools, kitchenware and houseware than food... a little bit more "cookbook company". I've been told they're friendly with the Bite folks and that there's no animosity. Personally, I just see it as another food-oriented business coming to Inglewood. You would hope the owners would be savvy enough not to compete with Bite but compliment it.

Jun 17, 2008
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Late Night Izakaya Calgary

I went to a new Izakaya last night just off 16th Ave NE next to bubblemania.
It's open late... proper late, til 1a.m. on weekdays, til 2a.m. Friday and Saturday, and til 11 on Sunday.
Late night Japanese in Calgary, finally!!!!
We enjoyed some sushi, udon, beef tataki, sunomono with ebi and a light dessert.
Everything ranged from good to very good, with standouts being the tataki and a very tasty dashi served with the udon.
A good selection of bevs was offered, including a very respectable sake list.
I was so pleased to discover this place, they're having their official grand opening tomorrow. All those who've been craving more late night options, I encourage you to check this place out.
Shibuya Izakaya
453 16 Avenue NE

May 08, 2008
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Toronto Sweet Shops

I'm in Metro Toronto for a few days, and I want to check out the best of chocolateries, patisseries and dessert shops. What's not-to-be-missed?

Mar 22, 2008
Beks in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Capo's closed; what now? and Banff..

I'm a huge fan of The Bison in Banff, it's on Bear Rd, right behind Main Street. Rouge is great, thumbs up from me!

Aug 05, 2007
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good Calgary bakeries

Charlie's was purchased by Red Tree Kitchen. They are planning to install some variation on their MardaLoop location in the Charlie's space. Muse is still going strong, not sure where they're getting their bread from though.

Aug 05, 2007
Beks in Western Canada Archives

Mexican withdrawal in Calgary

While not specifically Mexican, La Casa Latina in Forest Lawn has some of the best food in the city. GO GO GO!!!!

Jun 28, 2007
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Muse in Calgary?

They've got an amazing brussels sprout (YES, BRUSSELS SPROUT) appie on the menu right now. Absolutely addictive!!

Feb 10, 2007
Beks in Western Canada Archives

Ice Cream at Manuel Latruwe

She did work at ML, I heard there was some bad blood when she left too.

Feb 05, 2007
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Calgary Herald [moved from W. Canada board]

I've worked in a ton of $$$ restaurants and every single one both knew JG AND would ensure that he recieved the very best food and service. (Manager/Chef visits the table, extra love in the kitchen). It's not that the plebes got worse, it was just that knowing who he was, he always got a little extra attention. I'm certain his average dining experience is not representative of the typical fare of the places he dines.

Feb 04, 2007
Beks in Food Media & News

Groceries In Maui

I'm a personal chef for a family who are going to be vacationing in Maui. Where can I go to find great ingredients? I've seen mention of a Safeway in Lahaina, but there must be some great little shops or even stands here and there? Any favorite places would be appreciated!

Oct 02, 2006
Beks in Hawaii