5 Things We're Excited to Eat and Drink This August
Think footlong hot dogs, boozy slushies and chocolate-dipped cupcakes.
Now that summer is more than half over, we're trying to eat and drink as many of the city's new summertime menu items as we can. Plus, with all the long weekends away and Stampeding we've been doing, we're on the lookout for treats on a budget. Here are five things we're excited to eat and drink this month.
This year, the Beltline area was ranked first on our 2018 Best Neighbourhoods list. So while you're cruising through the neighbourhood exploring the restaurants and pathways that make it such a great place to live, stop in at The Beltliner for a pretty pink Aperol Spritz slushie for just $10. To make things even better, there's also a Moscow Mule version for the same price.
243 12 Ave. S.W., 587-955-1555, thebeltliner.com
These are like the Dairy Queen Dilly Bars you had as a kid, but way better. The Chocolate Lab's Summer Stacks are a cool ice cream treat on a stick that come in eight different flavours such as mocha and strawberries 'n cream ($6.25 each). They're made with Made By Marcus ice cream, a chocolate coating and topped with things like sprinkles and popcorn. They're only available at the Chinatown location, so consider stopping by on your way to Prince's Island Park to see a Shakespeare by the Bow performance.
202D Centre St. S.E., 403-455-3022, thechocolatelab.ca
We seriously can't believe we never thought of dipping cupcakes in chocolate before. Crave's August cupcake flavour is chocolate cake topped with vanilla buttercream icing and dipped in dark chocolate ($4 each). Get one before they're all gone.
Multiple locations, cravecupcakes.ca
Flower & Wolf is the new restaurant at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire hotel that opened in June. The space is gorgeous (check out the hand-drawn sketch of the Calgary skyline on the walls), but the best part is that they have a footlong hot dog ($18). It's a wagyu beef weiner topped with truffle sauerkraut, dijonnaise, crispy onions, pickled jalapeños and potato chips. Bring it on.
255 Barclay Parade S.W., 403-517-6666, flowerandwolfcalgary.com
Omo Teppan & Kitchen on Macleod Trail S.W. is the perfect spot for a budget-friendly dinner. On Tuesdays, your second meal is half-off, so we're thinking date night. Omo serves Japanese teppanyaki — veggies mixed with beef, chicken or lobster cooked right at your table on a flaming grill. Omo is also the only restaurant in Alberta and only one of four in Canada that's certified to serve Kobe beef.
522 Macleod Tr. S.W., 403-764-3222, calgaryteppanyaki.com