Annex Ale Project
4323 1 St SE
1105 1st Ave NE
100% Angus Beef Burgers
Thi-Thi Vietnamese Submarine
209 1 Street SE
Small, but Good
Tea Fast Food
Add Bubbles for extra fun
We started in the COVID-19 era trying to list all the changes in hours and services being tried by the restaurants on our list. This proved both possible and productive for a while, but now…
just take it for granted that every restaurant is operating under ever-changing COVID restrictions. So our adivce is to visit websites by following the links on this page or by calling first to find out just what is happening.
And continue to remember that, as CTV has reported, possibly as many as 50% of our restaurants will not survive this plague. Some have announced their permamnent closure already. So do continue to support those remaining as much as you can, even if this just means buying online gift cards and leaving tips even for take out.
And please, do keep us informed of any further permanent closures you may notice, so we can keep this page as up to date as we are able.
This list is drawn only from the rstaurants we have reviewed, and, of course, only from the ones we know.
Blue House Café
Nando’s on 17 Ave. (It’s too bad, because the one still open in the northeast isn’t nearly as good.)
Two Penny This is the saddest additon to the list so far as it was one of our favourite restaurants.
Moti Maham South The one on 14 St.SW is still open
Culinary Campus Downtown is closed until further notice.
Extreme Bean has also gone, though we are not sure if this was demise was a result of the virus.
Ookini Ramen in Marda Loop is also shuttered.
Buffo in Sacks at Chinook centre is “temporarily" closed as well.
Chop Steakouse & Bar also at Chinook has closed permanently.
Samosa Grill has gone from the the Sunridge Mall area.
San Remo, an old favourite that has changed locations at least three times since found it has closed as well.
Mill Street Brewpub A relative new–comer to the 17 Avenue scene, this closing on November 3 is a real surprise.
Infusion Contemporary Cuisine This was a favourite in Bragg Creek, but never lived up to its past after it moved back to Calgary.
Q Haute Cuisine is having some construction done, but I doubt that after the facelift or whatever it will open the same as it was before.
Ox Bar Tapas Even a name change didn’t stop this old favourite from shutting down.
The Barley Mill After 26 years—and maybe not completely because of COVID—this Eau Claire watering hole is gone too.
Yes, there are amazing stories in the restaurants world as well. We anounced that the newly renovated Buon Giorno restaurant, a long time resident of 17 Avenue SW had closed. And that was true. It had. But not any more! They have come back to life. We look forward to paying a visit for a new review.
A sad, not COVID related, closing was our favourite Tiki Mings 5th and 5th SW run by our old friend Amy Quon, formerly of the Shantung Restaurant. We shall miss dropping in for lunch.
Dorothy is a still–working, retired RN with a passion for good food and greyhounds. She enjoys activities as diverse as traveling and beading, and thrills to the excitment of the hunt while engaging in the occasional sale or two when out shopping.
Grant is a retired minister (2013) of the United Church of Canada, although he doesn’t understand this yet, as he still runs around doing churchy things on a regular basis. His hobbies include languages, computers, travelling, breathing, eating and playwriting—but not necessarily in that order. If you would like a sample of one thing he has done with his life, and you don’t mind being bored, download his translation of the Chinese classic, Daodejing, here.
Bakery: Just stand there and breathe it all in.
Banquet Facilities to impress your friends and amaze your family.
Bar Food for the after work gang who keep saying they should be going home
Belgian: My son in London, England once took the EuroExpress to Belgium, because his office craved waffles for lunch. We don’t need to go nearly that far.
Brunch: For late risers or big noon eaters, this is it.
Cajun with a touch of jazz and you think you're in New Orleans
Caribbean: They got the good stuff, Man.
Cheese, portable milk
Chicken. Yes, you may use your fingers.
Chinese, with or without chopsticks
Coffee, with conversation and maybe even a cookie
Crepes, Pancakes and Waffles, thin, medium and holy
Danish, more than smørrebrød
Deli: Definitely delicious, with a dill pickle, of course
Diner: Coffee, hash browns, bacon and eggs: all the major food groups
Dinner Theatre: dinner and drama. What more could one want?
Dutch: More than cheese and chocolate.
Eastern European: from schnitzel to porogies, from sauerkraut to latkas
Ethiopian, for those of you who wonder what the Queen of Sheba ate
Food Truck: They bring it right to you!
French: Bon appetit!
Friends: Yes, you’re on here too.
General, a bit of everything cooked just as you like it
German, just pile on the schnitzel and sauerkraut
Gourmet, without the pretention
Greek, olive your favourite dishes
Grill: Basted and barbecued ready for your fingers
Hamburgers, big and juicy
Hawaiian, pineapple may be included
Hot Dogs, fully loaded
Hungarian: Much more than just goulash
Ice Cream: Grant's other addiction
Indian/Pakistani: Europeans brought home the spices of the east, but have never learned to use them quite like the people of the subcontinent.
Indonesian: Thousands of islands with thousands of flavours
Irish, with a pint of Guinness
Italian: OK, they stole the pasta from the Chinese, but they've done a good job with it.
Japanese, simple and tasty
Juice: Squashed and squeezed just to please
Korean: Annyong haseyo?
Latin American: And in Calgary, you can even drink the water.
Middle Eastern, a pleasant way to spend warm Arabian nights
Mongolian: If you don't like something they have, then don't put it on your plate.
Moroccan, or for those who aren't quite as hungry, Lessocan
Nepalese: food from the mountains for a city in the mountains
Noodles with interesting sauces hiding lots of delights to be enjoyed ( See also various oriental cuisines.)
Pizza with all the trimmings
Portuguese, hearty food with spicy flavour
Poutine: Go wild! It’s not like you’re going to eat it every day. Unless you want to.
Russian, more than just borsch and perogies
Sandwiches: Peanutbutter made with jam or otherwise
Seafood, straight from the depths of the Glenmore Reservoir
Spanish, with tapas and beyond
Steak: It's Alberta; we have to include this.
Sweet Delights: Candies, cookies, doughnuts, cakes and cupcakes
Swiss, for those fond'a fondue
Tea: Steeped, not boiled
Thai, nice and spicy
Turkish, a delight
Vietnamese, lots of noodles and vegetable
10 EXCELLENT NOTHING MORE NEEDS TO BE SAID.
7 TO 9 A FINE CHOICE YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR MEAL HERE.
5 TO 6 GOOD NO MAJOR FAULTS, BUT NO GREAT STRENGTHS EITHER.
3 TO 4 BELOW AVERAGE YOU CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS.
1 TO 2 DESPICABLE DIE, IF YOU WANT TO.
0 BEYOND REVIEWING NOOOOOOO!
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And as you leave Eating Calgary filled with delicious wisdom, remember…
Bear in mind that you should conduct yourself in life as at a feast.
Thanks for visiting. Please, come again.