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  • Utca Chimney Cakes

    food and the city Utca erupts onto Calgary food scene with Transylvanian street eats

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Chimney cakes are made of soft yeast dough, wrapped around a wooden cone or cylindrical mould on the end of a spit and baked rotisserie-style over hot coals in a fire pit, in the intense heat of a barbecue or in a special oven designed for the job.

    Posted: Dec 02, 2017 1:51 PM ET
  • Lemon tarts

    FOOD AND THE CITY Julie Van Rosendaal shares family recipes for classic lemon and butter tarts

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Pies tend to get all the love and attention but tarts should also get their due.

    Posted: Nov 14, 2017 4:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017 10:04 AM ET
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  • Two Penny Chinese

    FOOD AND THE CITY Two Penny brings new Chinese food experience to Beltline

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Two Penny Chinese is the latest addition to that stretch of First Street S.W., just outside of downtown that's becoming a bit of a food hub — stretching from Bar von der Fels to Proof, with Ten Foot Henry in between.

    Posted: Nov 10, 2017 9:59 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 11, 2017 1:57 PM ET
  • Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farms

    FOOD AND THE CITY Farm-share arrangement splits risky business with local farmers

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Back in 1998 Kris Vester launched his first CSA program (community-supported agriculture) as a means of connecting the produce grown on his 160-acre mixed farm, Blue Mountain Biodynamic Farms, directly with those who want to eat it.

    Posted: Oct 27, 2017 9:28 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 28, 2017 2:09 PM ET
  • Keith Collee, Aaron Conrad

    FOOD AND THE CITY Choreographer and stuntman leave stage to open Chronicles Public House

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Aaron Conrad and Keith Collee left theatre life — Conrad as a choreographer, Collee as a stuntman — to open a bar.

    Posted: Oct 14, 2017 2:16 PM ET
  • Notable

    FOOD AND THE CITY Restaurants for Change addresses food insecurity at the dinner table

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Every year, chefs across Canada devote one evening’s service to supporting their neighbours in need. On Oct. 18, more than a dozen Calgary restaurants will be part of the Restaurants for Change initiative, donating the proceeds to The Alex Community Food Centre.

    Posted: Oct 06, 2017 4:59 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 07, 2017 1:26 PM ET
  • Christian Wright

    FOOD AND THE CITY Alpine Edible Schoolyards project feeds growing minds

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Most agree it’s a good idea to teach kids about their local food system and how to grow edible gardens, but it can be a tricky project to take on in a school environment.

    Posted: Sep 29, 2017 6:08 PM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 30, 2017 1:01 PM ET
  • Jared Kichula, Cardinale in the East Village co-owner

    FOOD AND THE CITY Cardinale, a modern Italian joint in the East Village, pairs pasta with cocktails

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Cardinale in the East Village is a new, modern Italian joint in the same space that for a decade housed La Vita é Bella, and a string of Italian restaurants before it.

    Posted: Sep 22, 2017 5:45 PM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 23, 2017 3:43 PM ET
  • Madison’s 12|12

    FOOD AND THE CITY Madison's 12|12 brings nachos and workspace to an Inglewood patio

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    There’s a new patio on Inglewood’s 9th Avenue — a small courtyard-like space beside Recordland that has been vacant for years, since Bite Groceteria moved to a new location a few blocks away.

    Posted: Sep 01, 2017 10:08 PM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 02, 2017 12:11 PM ET
  • Granary Road

    FOOD AND THE CITY Granary Road, a new farmers' market, opens this weekend south of Calgary

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    A new farmers’ market opens this weekend in the foothills south of Calgary. A few minutes off Highway 22X, a left and a right and another left down rural roads, past cows, farmhouses and rolling fields, Granary Road houses a public market with more than 30 vendors and fast-casual dining options

    Posted: Aug 26, 2017 8:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 27, 2017 11:38 AM ET
  • Black Dog Bakery

    FOOD AND THE CITY Chelsea Radke of Black Dog Bakery eats to the beat

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    A love of music has inspired Calgary pastry chef Chelsea Radke to combine two of her favourite things into a small business she loves. Each cookie, cake and tub of frosting is inspire by or named after a song or band.

    Posted: Aug 11, 2017 6:27 PM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 12, 2017 12:27 PM ET
  • Karen Kong

    FOOD AND THE CITY Pastry chef Karen Kong has some fun with her food

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    She loves butter and playing with ingredients that inspire a sense of nostalgia, sandwiching them between layers of flaky pastry.

    Posted: Jul 31, 2017 6:58 PM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 05, 2017 9:50 PM ET
  • Bhullar, Willis, Gohill, Anderson & Sengupta

    FOOD AND THE CITY Calcutta Cricket Club brings cosmopolitan flavours of India to Calgary

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    It’s not very often a new restaurant comes along that has the air of a Wes Anderson movie, a tiger above the bar and dried grass patio umbrellas reminiscent of Gilligan’s Island.

    Posted: Jul 29, 2017 1:18 PM ET
  • Eric Hudson

    FOOD AND THE CITY At Meat and Bread, good sandwiches are a family affair

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Don't let the lineup at Meat and Bread deter you — with just four sandwiches and a couple of sides on the menu, you'll eat your way through it quickly.

    Posted: Jul 21, 2017 5:22 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 22, 2017 1:53 PM ET
  • Alison and Meagan of Raw Eatery and Market

    FOOD AND THE CITY YYC Growers share 150 faces of YYC

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    The face of farming is changing in Alberta, and YYC Growers — a Calgary co-operative of 18 urban and small rural farms — is inspiring people to reconsider the traditional image of a farmer. It's launched a social media campaign celebrating those who grow and raise our food in and around the city.

    Posted: Jun 30, 2017 8:00 PM ET
  • Lourdes Juan Leftovers Calgary

    Food and the City Lourdes Juan gives food a second chance with Leftovers Calgary

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    The arrival of Stampede brings thoughts of corn dogs and mini doughnuts, but for Lourdes Juan it's an opportunity to rescue tons of food before it hits the landfill or compost bin.

    Posted: Jun 16, 2017 3:51 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 16, 2017 6:10 PM ET
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  • Carina Moran

    FOOD AND THE CITY Making cannoli runs in the family

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Carina Moran and her husband Joel decided to turn the family recipe into a family business, starting out at home and then opening Sweet Capone's Italian Bakery in historic downtown Lacombe with her parents, Deborah and Claude Solda.

    Posted: Jun 11, 2017 10:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 11, 2017 10:08 AM ET
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  • Liisa Hawes

    FOOD AND THE CITY Liisa Hawes doesn't let apples fall far from the tree

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    East Village Junction, a new pop-up container market, opened on Thursday afternoon, taking over an empty lot across the street from Studio Bell. In the corner, the Apple Lady snagged a spot and will be offering up her fresh produce all summer long.

    Posted: Jun 03, 2017 12:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 04, 2017 11:31 AM ET
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  • Sylvia Johnston

    FOOD AND THE CITY Eat to the beat at the Cornerstone Music Cafe

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    There’s a tiny music school in Deer Ridge, near the entrance to Fish Creek Park, that has been in the same spot for 27 years — the first occupant of a strip mall built almost three decades ago.

    Posted: May 27, 2017 12:00 PM ET
  • Lancelot Monteiro

    FOOD AND THE CITY Urban Butchers for a new generation

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Heading to your favourite butcher for a piece of flank steak or a Frenched rack of lamb is hardly a new concept, but the tradition has become lost in the era of grocery store super centres.

    Posted: May 20, 2017 12:00 PM ET
  • Rob Johnston Kai Salimaki

    FOOD AND THE CITY Ox Bar de Tapas: A taste of Barcelona in the Beltline

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Ox and Angela has undergone an extreme makeover, but it's stuck to its Spanish roots with big, bold flavours dished out on small, shareable plates.

    Posted: May 13, 2017 6:00 PM ET read comments
  • Andrew Bullied, Erica O’Gorman

    FOOD AND THE CITY Annex Ale Project aiming for 'butcher shop model' microbrewery

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    The latest addition to Calgary's burgeoning craft beer scene isn't planning to make simple beers.

    Posted: May 05, 2017 8:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: May 05, 2017 8:15 PM ET
  • Paul Campanella of Sugo

    FOOD AND THE CITY Cheesemaking far from a lost art at Sugo Caffe Italia

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Paul Campanella grew up in a village of about 6,000 a couple hours from Rome, and has been making cheese for about 35 years, when he stops to count.

    Posted: Apr 28, 2017 7:03 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 29, 2017 3:31 PM ET
  • Rouge 150 Canada celebrations

    FOOD AND THE CITY Rouge celebrates Canada's 150th by feeding guests coast to coast

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    At Rouge Restaurant in Inglewood, they’re celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation the way they do it best — by highlighting ingredients and techniques from provinces and regions across the country throughout the year.

    Posted: Apr 15, 2017 1:16 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 15, 2017 1:29 PM ET
  • Jan Hansen and Sean Cutler of the Oxbow

    FOOD AND THE CITY Oxbow ditches white linens to become approachable neighbourhood destination

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Hotel restaurants are often overlooked as dinner destinations for those who aren't actual hotel guests. It's a challenge the Hotel Arts Group has overcome with the popular Yellow Door Bistro and Raw Bar in the Hotel Arts. Their newest addition, Oxbow, takes over the space that was the Chef's Table in the Kensington Riverside Inn.

    Posted: Apr 08, 2017 6:45 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 15, 2017 1:42 PM ET
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  • Larry Scammell, Denise Scammell

    FOOD AND THE CITY Bridges on First is Bridgeland's first neighbourhood pub

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    “There’s never been a pub in Bridgeland,” says Larry Scammell, who with his wife Denise Scammell, were the owners of Black Pig Bistro until last year, when it closed for various reasons.

    Posted: Mar 18, 2017 9:43 PM ET
  • Two microbreweries are now open in Inglewood

    FOOD AND THE CITY Inglewood microbreweries extend the beaten path

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Two of the city’s newest breweries are blocks away from each other in Inglewood, taking over unused back alley spaces slightly off the beaten path.

    Posted: Feb 24, 2017 7:01 PM ET
  • Margie Hope

    FOOD AND THE CITY Margie Hope makes people feel at home around the table

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    The old farmhouse that stands on the corner of what is now 33rd Avenue and 21st Street S.W. in Marda Loop has been there since 1912, when it looked out over vast fields of farmland.

    Posted: Feb 17, 2017 11:33 PM ET
  • Alex volunteer

    FOOD AND THE CITY Alex Community Food Centre: sharing meals, strengthening communities

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    The sunny new Alex Community Food Centre on 17th Avenue in Forest Lawn aims to strengthen communities and boost physical and mental health by providing education, access and otherwise engaging people through good food.

    Posted: Feb 10, 2017 10:56 PM ET
    Last Updated: Feb 10, 2017 10:59 PM ET
  • Jackie Cooke, Daniel Pizarro

    FOOD AND THE CITY Provision restaurant keeps things cozy, close to home

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    The small, stand-alone building in Calgary’s oldest park, once occupied by Boxwood, sat empty for just a few months before Jackie Cooke of nearby Avec Bistro jumped on the opportunity to transform it into a new eatery experience.

    Posted: Feb 03, 2017 10:22 PM ET
  • Aurora Orozco

    Food and the City Aurora Orozco shares her taste of home at Tres Marias

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Aurora Orozco seems to know all the customers who come into Tres Marias Mexican market in Marda Loop.

    Posted: Jan 21, 2017 9:00 AM ET
  • Randy Wong, Kellie Ho of The Hexagon Board Game Cafe

    FOOD AND THE CITY Hexagon Board Game Cafe takes entertainment off-screen

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    When temperatures hover around –20 C for weeks on end, board game cafés can offer a change of scenery for those suffering from cabin fever.

    Posted: Jan 11, 2017 6:24 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017 7:56 PM ET
  • Chef Sal Polizzi

    FOOD AND THE CITY Alberta beef gets cowboy treatment at Chuck's Steakhouse

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    For the past 36 years, the glassy upper level on the corner of Buffalo Street and Banff Avenue has been the iconic Le Beaujolais. That's changed now.

    Posted: Jan 06, 2017 9:06 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017 4:11 PM ET
  • Lunch at Fifteen

    FOOD IN THE CITY Food Trends for 2017: What to watch and what we've had our fill of

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    As 2016 comes to a close, Julie Van Rosendaal looks back on what kept us fed over the past year and what we might be eating in the year to come.

    Posted: Dec 28, 2016 12:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017 4:14 PM ET
  • Foreign Concept

    FOOD AND THE CITY Hippie, skateboarding, punk rocker brings 'alternative' to Foreign Concept

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    A self-described hippie, skateboarding, punk rocker, alternative kid from Lethbridge, Duncan Ly has become one of Calgary’s best known and well-respected chefs.

    Posted: Dec 09, 2016 6:51 PM ET
  • Secret Barrel rum

    FOOD AND THE CITY A new reason to spike your eggnog: Secret Barrel

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    His name is John A. MacDonald, and this is his rum. It says so on the bottle — batch No. 1.

    Posted: Dec 02, 2016 6:19 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017 4:29 PM ET
  • Pam Fortier

    FOOD AND THE CITY Let them eat cake: Pam Fortier on merging 2 decadent bakeries

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    For decades, Pam Fortier has been Calgary’s queen of butter, sugar and vanilla, producing Pinterest-worthy cakes and pastries since long before the dawn of social media.

    Posted: Nov 25, 2016 10:06 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017 4:28 PM ET
  • Nick Berenyi, Thomas Dahlgren, Will Trow of Bar Von der Fels

    FOOD AND THE CITY Wine and food should taste like where they came from, say Bar Von der Fels owners

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Thomas Dahlgren and Will Trow believe it should be easier — and more affordable — to get out and drink a good glass of wine. It was this idea that inspired them to open a small wine bar, Bar Von der Fels, this past summer.

    Posted: Nov 18, 2016 8:20 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 18, 2016 8:21 PM ET
  • Matthias Fong

    FOOD AND THE CITY River Café's Matthias Fong brings a world of techniques to the Canadian table

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    It was a love of cooking and of absorbing as much as he could through cookbooks while studying sociology at the University of Calgary that drew executive chef Matthias Fong into the kitchen at River Café.

    Posted: Nov 11, 2016 7:44 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 12, 2016 2:45 PM ET
  • Richard Harvey

    FOOD AND THE CITY Metrovino's Richard Harvey: Evangelical about Sherry

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Richard Harvey and his small, dedicated staff at Metrovino Fine Wines have always done things a bit differently.

    Posted: Nov 04, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Chef Stephanie Borgens of Cassis Bistro

    FOOD AND THE CITY Cassis Bistro chef trades techniques with Mama Régine in South of France

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    This past summer Gilles and Andrea Brassart brought Cassis Bistro chef Stephanie Borgens back home to France to cook with Gilles' mother, Régine, at her home near Aix-en-Provence.

    Posted: Oct 28, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Dale Greene Cured

    FOOD AND THE CITY Cured Delicatessen brings nitrate- and phosphate-free meats to Calgary

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Haysboro's European Deli has reinvented itself to appeal to a new generation of sausage lovers. chocolate chorizo, blood mortadella

    Posted: Oct 14, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Patrick Appave

    FOOD AND THE CITY Oak Room barman Patrick Appave on 35 years at the Palliser

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Bartender Patrick Appave has been around for much of the Palliser's evolution, having started working at the Palliser back in 1976, at the age of 19.

    Posted: Oct 07, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Chefs Jamie Harling, left, and Bill Alexander Making Treaty 7

    FOOD AND THE CITY Chefs help tell the Making Treaty 7 story through Indigenous cuisine

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Making Treaty 7 was back this week with performances at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino.

    Posted: Sep 30, 2016 3:55 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017 4:30 PM ET
  • Mount Engadine Lodge

    FOOD AND THE CITY Calgary and Canmore chefs redefine backcountry cuisine

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    For many, the après part of a day of skiing, snowshoeing or hiking holds the most appeal; gathering around a crackling fire to nibble on crackers and cheese, and sip wine, local beer or hot chocolate in woolly socks with ruddy cheeked friends.

    Posted: Sep 23, 2016 4:17 PM ET
  • Engineered Eats at Bank and Baron P.U.B.

    FOOD AND THE CITY Beakerhead's Engineered Eats delves into science of dairy

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    This year, Beakerhead's theme is milk — 32 local chefs, bakers and restaurateurs have accepted the challenge to explore the science behind dairy.

    Posted: Sep 09, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Baldev Gill

    FOOD AND THE CITY Apna Desi's Baldev Gill's take-home marinated masala meats

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    'Everyone loved my cooking and my masalas. ... My friend said, what are you doing driving a truck? You should be cooking.'

    Posted: Sep 02, 2016 8:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Sep 02, 2016 9:28 PM ET
  • Alternate Root

    FOOD AND THE CITY Alternate Root aims to shrink food waste in the home

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    A group of 10 men and women gather in a tiny kitchen to learn how to pickle green beans - part of a grassroots movement to cut down on food waste.

    Posted: Aug 25, 2016 5:55 PM ET
    Last Updated: Aug 26, 2016 8:28 PM ET
  • Graham Sherman (left) and Phil Robertson

    FOOD AND THE CITY Phil & Sebastian Local Heroes series delves deeper than the bottom line

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    A new series of casual chats seeks to focus more on people and less on the bottom line, by highlighting successful entrepreneurs 'for whom building community is a consideration, not just making money.'

    Posted: Aug 19, 2016 8:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 15, 2017 1:14 PM ET
  • Zoo food

    FOOD AND THE CITY Calgary Zoo's culinary chops highlight sustainability and conservation

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    How the Calgary Zoo's cuisine has evolved from the days of movie theatre-style concessions to zoo-grown herb aioli and house-baked foccacia.

    Posted: Aug 05, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Jebb Fink comedian

    FOOD AND THE CITY Jebb Fink serves up fresh pasta with a side of laughter at Crossroads Market

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Semi-retired funnyman Jebb Fink still makes people laugh — especially those who walk up to his stall with a confused look on their faces, wondering where they recognize him from.

    Posted: Aug 03, 2016 4:52 PM ET
  • Jess King Creme Brulee

    FOOD AND THE CITY Burnt to Order: Jesse King's 3-day process for an 'outstanding' creme brûlée

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Many chefs have a specialty they do really, really well. For Jesse King, that thing is creme brûlée.

    Posted: Jul 29, 2016 8:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 30, 2016 10:34 AM ET
  • Marcus Purtzki montage

    FOOD AND THE CITY Made by Marcus experiments with flavour to master science of ice cream

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    As a scientist, Marcus Purtzki is all about the formulas and the process behind turning dairy and egg yolks into a sweet summer treat.

    Posted: Jul 22, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • the Guild

    FOOD AND THE CITY The Guild bringing a renaissance of taste to Calgary

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    A bull head hanging on the wall gazes over staff buzzing around the shiny new restaurant on the main floor of the Hudson’s Bay building downtown, sorting glasses and hanging fixtures, adding finishing touches before The Guild opens for real.

    Posted: Jul 08, 2016 8:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 15, 2016 10:32 AM ET
  • Catherine Tetreault

    FOOD AND THE CITY Framboise Bakery brings fresh, flaky croissants to Calgary

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    In a tiny space that once was a dog kennel in an underused strip mall on 20th Ave. N.W., Catherine Tetreault pulls a sheet of golden, flaky croissants out of the oven.

    Posted: Jul 01, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Dwayne and Alberta Ennest White Rose

    FOOD AND THE CITY Getting the White Rose ready to bloom into newest eatery in Bowness

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    They've been referred to as Calgary's culinary power couple. Now the pair are looking to bloom in Bowness.

    Posted: Jun 24, 2016 9:23 PM ET
  • Lisa Krasnow

    FOOD AND THE CITY Lisa Krasnow discovers vegetarian cuisine on Canada's West Coast

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Lisa Krasnow's heart may be in B.C. but her home is in Calgary — the place she learned to cook, and to love it, though she didn't know it at the time.

    Posted: Jun 17, 2016 8:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 18, 2016 5:29 PM ET
  • Margaret Nemeth

    FOOD AND THE CITY Margaret Nemeth's 30-year legacy of feeding Calgarians

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Margaret Nemeth has been feeding Calgarians for 30 years — from coffee to sandwiches to pots of soup that few people know were inspired by her love of pizza.

    Posted: Jun 10, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Kristie Lee Cultured Butter

    FOOD AND THE CITY Cultured Butter brings sweet, spicy and savoury spreads to Calgary

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    It was a taste of real cultured butter — a tangy, intensely buttery butter made with cream and active bacterial cultures (like yogurt) and imported from France —that made Kristie Lee realize Calgary's local butter supply was lacking.

    Posted: Jun 03, 2016 8:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 04, 2016 10:25 AM ET
  • Sal Howell Dean House

    FOOD AND THE CITY Calgary's historic Deane House to reveal new restaurant this summer

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    A new restaurant is coming to one of the most familiar and historic structures in our city this summer, after more than a decade of planning and one disastrous set back.

    Posted: May 12, 2016 4:09 PM ET
    Last Updated: May 13, 2016 7:20 PM ET
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  • Edgar Farms three generations

    FOOD AND THE CITY Edgar Farms' asparagus crop in Innisfail is sure sign of spring in Alberta

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Alberta asparagus is the most fleeting, surest sign of spring - and a six-generation farm in Innisfail is seeing an early crop of the thick juicy stalks thanks to unseasonably warm conditions in the province.

    Posted: May 06, 2016 8:00 PM ET
  • Takeshi Yamaura

    FOOD AND THE CITY Spaghetti Cafe Prairie opens after Takeshi Yamaura achieves Calgary dream

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Growing up in Kawasaki, Takeshi Yamaura became such a fan of Stampede wrestling that he moved to Calgary, where he achieved his dream of owning a Japanese-style spaghetti house.

    Posted: Apr 22, 2016 7:00 PM ET
    Last Updated: Apr 22, 2016 10:16 PM ET
  • Klein Harris Christine James

    FOOD AND THE CITY Klein/Harris opens in Calgary, brings 'true north' cuisine to Stephen Ave

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Klein/Harris showcases the best of Canadian ingredients from B.C. to the Maritimes in a cozy, 95-seat space on Stephen Avenue.

    Posted: Apr 01, 2016 3:39 PM ET read comments
  • Kaffeeklatsch

    FOOD AND THE CITY Calgary's Kaffeeklatsch serves up lattes in a 25-sq. ft. coffee closet

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    ​At $33 per month, Jessica McCarrel pays perhaps the lowest retail rent in Calgary for her tiny 25-square-foot coffee closet, Kaffeeklatsch, tucked into the back of a building with a long history of social justice.

    Posted: Mar 24, 2016 3:10 PM ET read comments
  • Michelle Hobbs Sauce

    FOOD AND THE CITY Sauce Italian Kitchen: market, cafe, bakery, deli and restaurant all in one

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Calgarians love their Italian markets, and the heart of those markets is usually the deli. A new one popped up around Christmas: Sauce Italian Kitchen and Market, and Michelle Hobbs — or Mich, as everyone knows her — is running the deli.

    Posted: Mar 18, 2016 7:00 PM ET read comments
  • Full Circle Pizza

    FOOD AND THE CITY Pi Day at Full Circle Pizza serves up free food and drink

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Every day is Pi Day for Josh and Amelia Stoddart, who opened Full Circle Pizza & Oyster Bar just before Christmas in the 17th Avenue space that was most recently Bensonhurst.

    Posted: Mar 14, 2016 3:34 PM ET read comments
  • Cluck 'n' cleaver chicken box

    FOOD AND THE CITY Cluck 'n' Cleaver chicken joint opens in Calgary

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Cluck n’ Cleaver, Nicole and Francine Gomes’ much-anticipated chicken takeout joint, has finally opened in a small, stand-alone building beside Joey’s at 1511 14th St S.W. that was once a rock and gem shop.

    Posted: Mar 07, 2016 3:05 PM ET
    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016 3:20 PM ET
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  • Steve Smee Aja Lapointe

    FOOD AND THE CITY Ten Foot Henry returns to Victoria Park

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Calgarians of a certain age may recall Ten Foot Henry’s, the alternative and punk live music venue downtown on Sixth Avenue and Ninth Street SW that was open for just a few years back in 1982.

    Posted: Mar 01, 2016 8:00 PM ET read comments
  • Tubby Dog Special Fries

    FOOD AND THE CITY Tubby Dog born out of slow Tuesday nights at the Night Gallery

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Hot dog lovers of a certain vintage can find comfort at Tubby Dog, where bands like Blondie and Devo are often cranked on the stereo and the lineup of old-school stand-up video games — including Frogger, Asteroids and Space Invaders — are a quarter per play.

    Posted: Feb 26, 2016 3:06 PM ET read comments
  • Sourdough

    FOOD AND THE CITY Rouge executive chef Jamie Harling on sourdough perfection

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    "In the three years Iʼve been here itʼs probably the thing Iʼm most proud of," says Jamie Harling, executive chef at Rouge Restaurant.

    Posted: Jan 22, 2016 8:00 PM ET read comments
  • Food and the City 2016

    FOOD AND THE CITY Food trends to watch for in 2016

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    One of the fun parts about wrapping up a year and reminiscing about what made it so awesome, is looking forward to what the next 12 months might bring.

    Posted: Jan 01, 2016 9:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jan 04, 2016 2:46 PM ET
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  • Chef Neil McCue

    Food and the City Whitehall Chef Neil McCue on his British-inspired fare

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Those who love British food won't find many dining options in the city — at least beyond the usual pub fare. But that's changed since chef Neil McCue returned to Canada this fall to open Whitehall.

    Posted: Dec 18, 2015 8:00 PM ET read comments
  • Chef Joao Dachery

    Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse's Chef Joao Dachery on Prairie-inspired barbecue

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    CBC Calgary food guide Julie Van Rosendaal finds out how Joao Dachery was inspired to take barbecue from the Prairies of Brazil to his restaurants in Alberta.

    Posted: Dec 11, 2015 8:00 PM ET
  • Brett and Phil

    Food and the City Last Best Brewing and Distilling and the best friends behind it

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    CBC's food guide Julie Van Rosendaal takes a look at Calgary's Last Best Brewing and Distilling and the people behind it.

    Posted: Nov 13, 2015 9:22 PM ET
    Last Updated: Nov 13, 2015 9:33 PM ET
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  • Justin Leboe

    FOOD AND THE CITY Chef Justin Leboe can't be pigeonholed

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Once determined to work at a think tank, Justin Leboe realized his heart belonged in the kitchen, so he set out to learn all he could.

    Posted: Nov 07, 2015 5:24 PM ET read comments
  • soup siblings soup sisters

    Food and the City Soup Sisters stays fresh focusing on the next generation

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    Through Sharon Hapton's organization Soup Sisters, groups of friends, family members and co-workers in 22 cities from Halifax to Victoria (and down in L.A.) now gather on a regular basis to prepare pots of soup from scratch for those in need.

    Posted: Oct 24, 2015 4:12 PM ET
    Last Updated: Oct 26, 2015 9:34 PM ET
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  • Corrine Dahm and Darrel Winter

    Food and the City Winter's Turkeys: 40 years of free range and organic turkeys

    by Julie Van Rosendaal

    It’s the busiest time of the year for Darrel Winter and Corrine Dahm, who own and operate Winter’s Turkeys in Dalemead, a small hamlet about 30 km east of Calgary.

    Posted: Oct 10, 2015 4:59 PM ET
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    Posted: May 15, 2015 10:39 PM ET
    Last Updated: May 15, 2015 11:13 PM ET
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    Last Updated: May 02, 2015 3:54 PM ET
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    Posted: Apr 05, 2015 1:00 PM ET
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    by Julie Van Rosendaal

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    Last Updated: Mar 07, 2015 12:19 AM ET
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