Where Calgary Magazine March/April 2018 - Page 46

DINING
Angus beef burgers , turkey and veggie burgers , chicken sandwiches , homemade onion rings and five kinds of shakes with hand scooped ice cream . Most locations are licensed and offer beer , frozen margaritas and cocktails . Gluten free options and kids ’ menu available . Six locations in Calgary . Entrees : $ 3345 - 32 Ave NE , 403-453-1372 . Map 1 , E7 366 , 315 - 8 Ave SW , 403-265-8332 . Map 2 , F4 33 Heritage
Mill Street Brewery

BEST BAR NONE CERTIFIES CALGARY ’ S SAFEST BARS

Best Bar None is an accreditation program operated through collaboration among the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission , the City of Calgary and Calgary Police . “ It recognizes leading bar operations that recognize the importance of safety , customer service and being a good neighbour ,” says David Young , Best Bar None program coordinator . “ It is a service to your guests when you create a safe environment .”
To receive accreditation , an applying bar must satisfy more than 100 best practices , which cover issues including responsible liquor service , security , harassment , sanitation , noise , emergency situations and more . Accredited bars that exceed these high standards are eligible for annual Best Bar None awards .
The fact that a bar has received accreditation evidences they want to provide an experience beyond simply serving alcohol to a paying public . Since the program was launched in Calgary in 2012 , over two dozen bars have received accreditation . These bars are listed on the program ’ s website at bestbarnone . ab . ca , which includes the Best Bar Finder , a search feature which allows users to find accredited bars . — Don Tse
Meadows Way SE , 403-255-1144 . Map 2 , K6 7116 Macleod Tr SE , 587-349-4525 . Map 1 , J6 306 , 19489 Seton Cres SE , 587-955-9040 . Map 2 , P9 3111 , 15 Sunpark Plaza SE , 587-352-5860 . Map 1 , O6 www . fatburgercanada . com
CAFES ALFORNO CAFÉ & BAKERY Located a stone ’ s throw away from the Bow River Pathway in downtown Calgary , this bright and beautiful bakery serves fresh artisan bread and pastries along with full service brunch , lunch , dinner , and grab and go items . 222 - 7 St SW , 416-593-1648 . Map 2 , C2 www . alforno . ca
REGAL CAT CAFÉ This café is the city ’ s first to give visitors the chance to spend time with cats , while enjoying a coffee or some cuddles . The café will be home to up to 12 cats and the felines are adoptable for those who can ’ t get enough . 303 - 10 St NW . www . regalcatcafe . com
ROSSO COFFEE ROASTERS Expert espresso and coffee as well as muffins , scones , yogurt cups , soup , paninis and grilled wraps . Cafés also feature free wireless Internet and local artwork . Entrees : $ 425 - 11 Ave SE , 403-352-5080 . Map 2 , G7 140 - 8 Ave SE , 403-264-7900 . Map 2 , F6 850 - 4 St SE , 403-476-1667 . Map 2 , F8 803 - 24 Ave SE , 403-971-1800 . Map 1 , H7 1400 - 9 Ave SE , 587-353-7677 . Map 1 , H7 www . rossocoffeeroasters . com
CANADIAN & AMERICAN BRIGGS KITCHEN + BAR Set in a revitalized warehouse , this eatery features a meaty menu with slow-cooked Saint Louis ribs , hangar steak , whole chicken and more . Pasta and vegetable options round out the options . A popular spot for brunch . Entrees : $$ 100 , 317 - 10 Ave SW , 587-350-5015 . Map 2 , G4 www . briggskandb . com
MURRIETA ’ S BAR & GRILL Located in the historic Alberta Hotel building , Murrieta ’ s beautiful interior features exposed sandstone walls and a 15-metre ( 50-foot ) mahogany bar . Upscale contemporary cuisine plus an extensive list of wines by the glass . Entrees : $$$ 808 - 1 St SW , 403-269-7707 . Map 2 , F5 www . murrietas . ca
OXBOW Located in the Kensington Riverside Inn , the city ’ s only Relais & Chateaux restaurant is focused on simple , good food prepared with local , seasonal , Canadian ingredients . 1126 Memorial Dr NW , 403-228-4442 . www . kensingtonriversideinn . com
REDWATER RUSTIC GRILLE Contemporary West Coast cuisine and wines . Entrees : $$$ 9223 Macleod Tr S , 403-253-4266 . Map 1 , J6 114 , 326 Aspen Glen Landing SW , 403-686-6731 . Map 1 , G3 redwatergrille . com
ROUGE Fine dining in an Inglewood historic home . Progressive menu features home-grown ingredients plus local lamb , beef , elk , and fresh seafood . The sixcourse chef ’ s tasting meal is a must-try . Reservations advised . Ample free parking . Entrees : $$$ 1240 - 8 Ave SE , 403-531-2767 . Map 1 , H6 www . rougecalgary . com
SELKIRK GRILLE The restaurant at Heritage Park Historical Village features locally sourced cuisine , organic foods and Canadian specialties by chef Leighton Smyth . The menu is changed seasonally . Entrees : $$$ 1900 Heritage Dr SW , 403-268-8607 . Map 1 , K5 www . heritagepark . ca
SKY 360 This upscale revolving restaurant at the top of the Calgary Tower features a Rocky Mountain view . Try the Alberta beef striploin , braised lamb shank or garganelli with jumbo prawns . Entrees : $$$$ 101 - 9 Ave SW , 403-532-7966 . Map 3 , G10 sky360 . ca
STONES RESTAURANT AT CHINIKI CULTURAL CENTRE The menu at Stones Restaurant inside in the Chiniki Cultural Centre is inspired by the rich history of the Chiniki First Nation and by some of Canada ’ s finest Indigenous chefs , including recipes such as saskatoon berry soup that have been handed down for generations . Located on Trans
Canada Highway at Morley Road ( Exit 131 ), 403-881-2056 . www . chinikiculturalcentre . com
CASUAL BUTCHER & THE BAKER A tiny sandwich shop focused on fresh , local , high-quality ingredients . The menu also includes a selection of house-made baked goods and salads . Entrees : $ 181 , 250 - 6 Ave SW , 403-265-7765 . www . butcherbakeryyc . com
CLUCK N CLEAVER Southern style food is the star at this take-out joint including southern fried chicken , housemade buttermilk biscuits , and chipotle lime corn and bean salad . Try the malted milkshake for a sweet treat . Entrees : $ 1511 - 14 St SW , 403-266-2067 . Map 1 , H5 www . cluckncleaver . com
TUBBY DOG A hip diner specializing in large hot dogs with unusual toppings from peanut butter , jam and Cap ’ n Crunch to crushed potato chips . Their signature Tubby Dog is topped with mustard , homemade chili , raw onion , nacho cheese and bacon . Cash only . Entrees : $ 1022 - 17 Ave SW , 403-244-0694 . Map 2 , I1 www . tubbydog . com
CHINESE Mill Street Brewery BUDDHA ’ S VEGGIE FUSION CUISINE A former vegetarian restaurant that serves more than 200 dishes , inspired by the culinary traditions of China and Southeast Asia . Order meat or veggie versions of ginger beef , shrimp and cashews , and sweet and sour pork . Their veggie dried ribs are a must try . Dim sum on weekends from 11 am to 2 pm . Entrees : $$ 5802 Macleod Tr SW , 403-252-8830 . Map 1 , I6
GINGER BEEF BISTRO HOUSE With three full-service restaurants and six take-out and delivery locations across the city , this popular chain features a Northern Chinese menu . Dine-in locations serve standards such as Shanghai fried noodles , salt-and-pepper seafood and ginger beef . Dim sum is also served , and try the one- or three-course Peking duck . 400 , 388 Country Hills Blvd , NE , 403-265-1616 . Map 1 , B6 9629 Macleod Tr SW , 403-271-2233 . Map 1 , K6 309 , 3630 Brentwood Rd NW , 403-282-5090 . Map 1 , E5 www . gingerbeef . ca
SILVER DRAGON This Chinatown establishment has been around for more than 40 years . Its lengthy traditional menu is prepared by 15 Hong Kong-trained chefs . One of the city ’ s most popular dim sum spots . Entrees : $$ 106 - 3 Ave SE , 403-264-5326 . Map 2 , E5 www . silverdragoncalgary . com
SILVER INN Peking cuisine , served since 1975 . Home of the original ginger beef , invented by the founding chef . Chicken and cashews in yellow bean sauce , grilled pork dumplings ( made in-house ), Peking grilled fish and noodle soup with pork spare ribs . Entrees : $$ 2702 Centre St N , 403-276-6711 . Map 2 , F6 www . silverinnrestaurant . com
DESSERTS & BAKERIES BLISS & CO Gourmet cupcakes , pies , cakes and cream puffs . Cupcake flavours include Chocolate Eruption , Lemon Cream , 14 Karrot Gold , After Eight , Caramel Bliss and Cookies ‘ n ’ Cream . A nut-free bakery . Entrees : $ Bow Valley Square 2 : 221 , 205 - 5 Ave SW , 403-699-8838 . Map 3 , E10 www . blisscupcakes . com
JELLY MODERN DOUGHNUTS Gourmet doughnut bakery café offering a sophisticated update on the Canadian treat . Try the maple bacon doughnut dipped in maple glaze and finished with crumbled Valbella bacon . Entrees : $ 1414 - 8 St SW , 403-453-2053 . Map 2 , H2 www . jellymoderndoughnuts . com
VILLAGE ICE CREAM Any time is a good time for ice cream . This local shop makes and serves unique , small-batch ice cream flavours like maple pecan and honey lavender by the cone or cup . Entrees : $ 431 - 10 Ave SE , 403-261-7950 . Map 2 , G6 820 - 49 Ave SW , 403-457-9808 . Map 1 , I5 www . villageicecream . com
PHOTOGRAPH : COURTESY LANA ROGERS PR
46 where . ca MARCH / APRIL 2018