My Calgary

Shiki Menya

My Calgary: Shiki Menya

From spaghetti to vermicelli, noodles have always held a special place in my heart and my stomach. I could eat noodles every day and not grow tired of them. Ramen has always been a favourite of mine, but I never realized how amazing this Japanese soup could be until I tried Shiki Menya. This ain’t no Sapporo Ichiban,…

Zevi Scopa

My Calgary: Scopa

Having been a long time fan of one of its sister restaurants, Posto, I was pretty excited when I heard that Scopa would be opening only blocks from our house. Even if it wasn’t a short stroll away from home, I’d still make the journey to this family-friendly spot for their to-die-for meatballs, incredible pizza crust,…

Anju Restaurant Calgary

My Calgary: Anju

I first discovered Anju many years ago when it still occupied its former, out-of-the-way location on the west side of Downtown Calgary. From the first time I went in and tried the amazing Korean fusion dishes by mastermind chef Roy Oh, I knew that this was a spot I wouldn’t soon forget! Since then, I’ve…

Pigeonhole halloumi

My Calgary: Pigeonhole

Eating at a hyped-up restaurant can be dangerous. When an eatery comes highly recommended by trusted friends or has been given prestigious awards, it’s easy to come in with sky-high expectations and be disappointed when the food doesn’t quite measure up. I’d eaten at Pigeonhole prior to its Air Canada Best New Restaurant win, but…

Charbar gaucho burger

My Calgary: Charbar

When you already have a successful restaurant serving some of the best food in town, how do you follow that up? If you’re the geniuses behind Charbar, and their older sister Charcut, you open a beautiful spot in the iconic Simmons building that hits breakfast, lunch, and dinner out of the park. While Charcut is…

La Belle Patate

My Calgary: La Belle Patate

Ok, I know that La Belle Patate technically isn’t in Calgary, but at only 45 minutes from my house it’s not much further than some of the restaurants in the outer corners of the city. The drive out to the rockies is much more beautiful than sitting in traffic on Deerfoot, and you won’t find more authentic and delicious…

Suzette Bistro complete

My Calgary: Suzette Bistro

The first thing I thought to myself when I walked in to Suzette Bistro was “can I move in?”. The giant windows make the dining room so bright and airy, with a gorgeous gallery wall on one end and a simple compass drawn on to glossy wood panelling on the other. The bathroom has a nautical…

Eats of Asia 2

My Calgary: Eats of Asia

One of my favourite places to eat in Calgary is only open Friday through Sunday and has just four seats. Eats of Asia resides in a little booth at Crossroads Farmers Market, but the space it occupies now actually seems huge compared to where it used to be. I first discovered this little gem at…