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April 27, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Infusion is a restaurant in downtown Calgary (555 4 Avenue Southwest). Not many people know about it, most likely. It’s not in one of the busy Plus-15 walkways. It’s not on ground level, but is on the 2nd floor. It’s not near one of the major traffic areas, such as Bow Valley Square...

Tokyo Garden

April 27, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Calgary is a big city with a lot of restaurants. I enjoy searching out little places that don’t get a lot of acclaim, ones off the beaten path, and occasionally there are real gems to be found. Places, such as Pho Pasteur Saigon, are just holes in the wall. But, they are authentic. The food is...

Brewing Beer like Big Rock

March 30, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
South of Okotoks sits a big rock. It’s quite famous around this part of the world. So famous, in fact, it inspired the name of Calgary’s own beer company: Big Rock Brewery. This brewery produces some excellent quality beers, such as Big Rock Traditional Ale and Grasshopper. It’s a local...

Charcut’s Secret: Alley Burgers

March 30, 2011 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The Alley Burger. What a brilliant concept! Charcut Roast House is continuing to increase the buzz around town with this burger. After coming on the Calgary restaurant scene with a bang (and a #6 Best Restaurant in Canada ranking from enRoute Magazine), Charcut has created a new way to generate attention:...

Pho Pasteur Saigon

February 25, 2011 | Food | Read More
I quite enjoy trying out hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Since starting with NileGuide, I’ve increased my efforts to find gems around Calgary. But, one thing that comes with popular or brand-name restaurants, generally, are standards of cleanliness (at least, you’d hope so). With small, independent...

Calgary’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Calgary’s Top 5 Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day February 9, 2011 | Events, Food, Things to Do | Read More
Valentine’s Day in Calgary. Sure, it’s not as romantic as Paris or Rome, but that’s not a good enough excuse to do nothing! With the big day only a few days away, it’s time to think seriously about where you’ll book your reservation. Romantic restaurants in Calgary don’t...

Spolumbo’s Fine Foods & Deli

Spolumbo’s Fine Foods & Deli January 13, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
Spolumbo’s is a Calgary favorite and an integral part of the Inglewood community, which is just east of downtown. It all started as a small, 10-seat sandwich shop, owned and operated by 3 childhood friends (and ex-Stampeders), Tom Spoletini, Mike Palumbo and Tony Spoletini. This little shop is...

Kopi Luwak, served fresh in Calgary

Kopi Luwak, served fresh in Calgary December 7, 2010 | Food | Read More
If you’re a coffee connoisseur, you better hurry to the Bean Stop in Eau Claire Market before the kopi luwak is gone. This rare coffee is very exclusive, and is made from beans that have gone through the digestive system of a small, tree-dwelling creature in Thailand called the common palm civet....
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