Now this is definitely cool.
I’ve known Janice Beaton a long time and always admired her taste and style. She’s a straight-forward Maritimer like me but she’s also filled with dichotomies. She’s at once sophisticated and granola, worldly and ultra-local, spiritual and poetic. She’s a contributor to life and a cheese grande dame. It’s so nice to see someone I love so much given the spotlight.
Here’s the Avenue Magazine piece from the Source: 10 Things Janice Beaton Loves
I’ve got my first Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast all planned. I’ll be at the parade bright and early this Friday and am already looking forward to Spolumbo’s sausage and flapjacks fresh from the griddle that my friends Richard and Nora Seto (Stampede volunteers extraordinaire) will be whipping up for me. I’m going to need the fuel.
Later that day, at 7 p.m., I’ll be presenting a cooking demonstration at The Calgary Coop Stampede Kitchen Theatre. It’s the International Year of Pulses so my presentation will give cowboys a different take on campfire beans. My recipes will come from the A Spicy Touch cookbook I co-authored with Noorbanu Nimji. Should be fun. I’d love it if y’all came on down. There’ll be a tasty reward.
Here’s Avenue Magazine’s list of Stamped Breakfasts to keep you fuelled up over the 10 days of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
From the Source: The Incomplete List of Calgary Stampede Breakfasts
PS – If you get tuckered out next week and are looking for a break from rodeos and the deep fried haze of the midway, please check out my company Calgary Food Tours Stampede Week Action. We’re launching our Inglewood Edibles tour July 12 – 15 and if you use the discount code – STAMPEDE2016 – you’ll save 15%. Catch you later pardner. K.
Rouge takes first place (for the second year in a row) in the Best Tried and True category in the Avenue Magazine’s 13th Annual Best Restaurants Awards. Rouge uses local ingredients and consistently serves sophisticated and creative dishes.
Here’s Dan Clapson’s write up as well as the complete Top Ten list from the source:
Congratulations – No 1. Rouge
chef Matthias Fong – photo credit – Avenue Magazine
Known for its sustainable menu, delectable dishes and warm, welcoming environment, River Café wins seventh place in the Best Tried and True category in the Avenue Magazine 13th Annual Best Restaurants Awards.
Here’s my write-up from the source: 7. River Café
Mercato takes home tenth place in the Best Tried and True category in Avenue Magazine’s 13th Annual Best Restaurants Awards. Here’s the piece I wrote about them for the upcoming Restaurant issue from the source: 10. Mercato
Are you curious to see which restaurant our judging panel picked as number one this year? Follow along here as Avenue reveals the lists leading up to the launch on March 2, 2016.
Modern Steak is the tenth place winner in the Best New category in Calgary’s Avenue Magazine 13th Annual Best Restaurants Awards.
It was my fourth time on the judging panel and each year the competition for “best” gets a little more delicious.
Here’s my write-up from the Source: 10. Modern Steak
Follow along as the magazine counts down their Top Ten lists until the full reveal March 2, 2016.
We love to eat out in Calgary – photo – Karen Anderson
I’ve had the pleasure of being a restaurant judge for Calgary’s Avenue Magazine for several years now. It may surprise you if you’ve not visited Calgary in awhile, but our city is filled with talented chefs and great produce to inspire them.
One of our newest restaurants, Pigeonhole, was even voted Canada’s best new restaurant by Air Canada’s Enroute magazine this year.
While our oil sector is not as slick as it could be right now Alberta’s agriculture and tourism sectors are flourishing and according to this recent Avenue article, Calgary’s dining scene got even stronger in 2015.
Here’s that detailed piece from Avenue with something for every taste in the 40 New Restaurants That Opened in Calgary in 2015
Kudos to writer Allan Willerton for researching and writing this piece.