Meet Avenue’s 2023 Best Restaurants Judges

We engaged a panel of expert judges to determine this year’s lists of Best Overall Restaurants and Best New Restaurants.

The judges named D.O.P. one of this year's best restaurants. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Karen Ashbee

Karen Ashbee is the Calgary city editor for Western Living and a regular food and lifestyle contributor to Avenue. Her experience as a food writer and restaurant judge includes work on the annual Canada’s 100 Best list.


Elizabeth Chorney-Booth

Elizabeth Chorney-Booth is a frequent contributor to Avenue’s Dining section, as well as the restaurant columnist for the Calgary Herald and the food trends columnist for CBC’s The Homestretch.


Gabriel Hall

Gabriel Hall has racked up an impressive number of dining experiences in the world’s great cities over the past two decades and is regularly called upon to apply his global knowledge to judge and assess restaurants in Calgary.


Patricia Lau

Patricia Lau is always seeking out delicious food experiences, locally and wherever her travels take her. She has been keeping tabs on Calgary’s restaurant scene for more than a decade, sharing her dining adventures on social media.


Liz Middleton

Liz Middleton writes about food and luxury travel, and serves on several non-profit boards in Calgary. Born in Vietnam, she has also lived in Italy, West Africa, New York, Washington, D.C. and Australia, and has eaten all over the world.

This article appears in the March 2023 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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