The end of the year is approaching, but Calgary’s food scene shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s what you need to know about the latest food-related openings, news and events in Calgary.
Inner City Brewing Company recently opened its new taproom in the Beltline. There are currently eight beers on tap, including the Hub & Spoke Vienna lager, the Bridgelandia blonde ale, the Victoria Park porter, the New England style IPA and more. While there are a few snacks available, Inner City doesn’t serve full meals. Instead, guests can order-in food or bring something from home to munch on.
820 11 Ave. S.W., 587-880-8600, innercitybrewing.ca
By now, you’ve probably heard about the opening of Calgary’s new Central Library. When you pop in to check it out, be sure to also swing by the new Lukes cafe and restaurant, which were created by Gareth Lukes of Lukes Drug Mart and chef Eric Hendry. The cafe is located on the library’s first floor and offers Manuel Latruwe and Pretty Sweet pastries, soft serve and coffee. Guests can access the Lukes restaurant, which offers a menu of oatmeal, porridge, kale risotto, sandwiches and more, from outside the new library building.
Central Library, 800 3 St. S.E., instagram.com
Love the food and flavours at Our Daily Brett? You can now experience them at your next event. The recently launched Salon Catering & Events is the eatery’s newest venture, offering catering menus for takeaway and delivery, canapés, dinner and drinks.
Green onion cakes, short ribs, beef stew noodle soup, seafood pho — you can sink your teeth into all this and more at Pho Vietnamese Noodle Soup. Located in Sunridge, the new eatery opened its doors mid-October and is going to be a must-visit with the incoming cold weather. Be sure to check out the leaf mural by Calgary chalk artist Rozzie Lee in the front entrance when you arrive.
120, 3565 20 Ave. N.E., instagram.com
Craving a cocktail? Try a new one that also gives back at The Wednesday Room. Between now and December 15, the downtown restaurant will be serving its new Smokey the Pear cocktail featuring spiced pear juice, spiced bitters, Cointreau, white rum, egg white and yuzu. Each time the cocktail is sold, the restaurant will be donating $1 to the the “Adopt-a-Family” program at Closer to Home.
100, 118 8 Ave. S.W., 403-452-5080, wednesdayroom.com