Food and Drink
Calgary is home to some really amazing restaurants, cafes, bars, eateries, foodtrucks and so forth. One of our favourite hobbies is trying new things and sharing with Calgarians our experiences. Can you recommend a decent place to try? Love the nightlife in our city.
Where to eat in Calgary?
We get asked pretty often on Twitter where to eat in Calgary, in general or for a specific craving, so we thought it would be fun to toss a few of our usual answers into a blogpost. Hope this list helps you find somewhere for good noms. They’re places downtown, and surrounding area.
These are in no particular order, just some favourite places to pig out.
All photos were taken by us, usually with cell phones.
Alberta Burger Fest
I’m an Alberta Burger Fest Burger Ambassador. Can I put that on my resume?
Just one of the thoughts that ran through my head as I read the e-mail inviting me to participate in my first ever Burger Fest.
The Alberta Burger Fest stems from two successful years as YYC Burger Week, run by a team of dedicated Calgarians. It is comprised of 35 restaurants representing Calgary, Edmonton, Southern Alberta and Banff/Canmore in 4 different price point categories. 10% from the price of every Alberta Burger Fest entry sold by the participating restaurants is donated to one of the 6 charities. They are:
- Bullying Ends Here
- Kids Cancer Care of Alberta
- Kids Up Front
- Missing Children Society of Canada
- Ronald McDonald House of Southern Alberta
- Claresholm & District Health Foundation
As a Alberta Burger Fest Burger Ambassador (seriously, can that go on my resume or a business card or something?) you’re asigned specific restaurants and burgers to sample, rate and review. Hence the name. These were my designated restaurants:
I also decided to try some burgers on my own, since they were close to home and sounded promising. Those were:
I had 5 days to eat and 7 burgers to get through in that time. I like to eat, I’m a girl who can get down and dirty with a burger, surely this was to be a piece of cake right?