Grant and Dorothy Review Calgary, Alberta Restaurants

November 26, 2021

Random Quick Picks, for those unable to decide

News

Catch of the Day:  Our most recent restaurant finds

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  • Flirty Brid Nashville Hot Chicken
    7.5

  • Skip the Dishes



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  • Sammie
    8/10

  • Brunch/Breakfast

  • Wheelchair accessible


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  • Briggs Kitchen + Bar
    8/10

  • Open Table booking



Appetizers: Some interesting tidbits from
         the Calgary food scene

It is with deep sadness that...

…we announce the passing of a long-time (20 years) friend. Trawlers, our favourite fish and chip shop, has gone. The only good news is that we hope that it’s location, attached to Boyd’s Lobster Shop on 14 Street SW, will mean that perhaps it will be replaced by another f & s outlet. We wish for a good one.

From food truck to restaurant

We note the The Curryer that we have visited as a food truck in the past is now also a bricks and mortar restaruant downtown.

More Good Pizza

Actually Pretty Good pizza has spread to Victoria Park, 1327 1 St. SW.

Main Course: Restaurants recently updated

Pizza Hut     Olive Garden Italian Kitchen         The Curryer    Namskar    Pulcinella         

So who are these brash people who dare to rate restaurants?

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Dorothy Dawson

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.

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Grant Dawson

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.

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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

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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! 

                                    And to find out more about our rating system click here.

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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.
   Epictetus 







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