4 of Avenue’s Most Popular Stories in September

Stories on Korean food and new coffee shops were among the most popular reads on Avenue’s website in September 2021.

Inside the New First Street Market in Calgary

Inside First Street Market. Photograph by Alana Willerton.

This new food hall in Victoria Park is home to nine local food vendors offering coffee, pizza, Vietnamese food and more.

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4 New Coffee Shops in Calgary

Deville’s new location on 17 Ave. S.W. Photograph by Chris Landry.

Check out these four new coffee shops that opened in Calgary over the summer.

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A Guide to Korean Food in Calgary

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Visit these Korean restaurants in Calgary for hotpot, Korean fried chicken, barbecue and more.

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5 Things We’re Excited to Eat and Drink This September


This month, try black perogies, a celebrity-approved doughnut, experimental beer and more.

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More Popular Stories From This Year

 

7 New Calgary Spots For Ice Cream and Frozen Treats

Telus Spark’s Neptune soft serve. Photograph by Jazmine Canfield.

These new Calgary eateries offer Japanese gelato, soft serve with churros, shaved ice and more.

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12 New Restaurants in the Mountains Near Calgary

Beet salad at Änkôr. Photograph courtesy of Änkôr.

Bistros, bakeries, soft serve and Japanese food — new culinary delights await in the mountains near Calgary.

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Neighbourhood Gems in Calgary

Photograph by Jared Sych.

A celebration of a few of our favourite things and a few of our readers’ favourite things in communities throughout Calgary.

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5 Things We’re Excited to Eat and Drink This August

The pistachio destination cake from Yann Haute Patisserie. Photograph courtesy of Yann Haute Patisserie.

This month, try pop-up falafel, pistachio cake, bulgogi bao and other tasty delights.

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Farmers’ Markets In and Around Calgary

Photograph by Jared Sych

The big markets, the small markets and the out-of-town markets to visit if you’re looking for fresh, local products.

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Concorde’s New Sky-High Restaurant, Major Tom Bar, Opens in Calgary

All steaks at Major Tom are brushed with butter and broiled at 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. Photograph by Julya Hajnoczky.

Experience premium cuts of beef, bite-sized hors d’oeuvres and sweeping city views on the 40th floor of Stephen Avenue Place.

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Inside The Westley Hotel in Downtown Calgary

Photograph by Jared Sych.

This new boutique hotel is part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton and is home to the new Fonda Fora restaurant.

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Exploring Calgary’s Ice Cream Culture

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Learn more about the stories behind some of Calgary’s top ice cream makers and what sets them each apart.

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Cozy Mountain Cabins and Chalets to Check Out in Alberta

Photograph by Jake Dyson

An alpine cabin is the perfect style of accommodation for socially distanced times. Check out these five options for a mountain cabin getaway without leaving Alberta.

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19 Great Rooftop Patios in Calgary

Photograph by Jared Sych.

A rundown of some of the city’s best rooftop bars and restaurants.

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Where to Watch Drive-In Movies in Calgary

Photograph courtesy of Curiocity Group.

Check back with these drive-in venues for future movie screenings.

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6 Local Restaurant Drive-Thrus and Drive-Ins in Calgary

Angels Drive In. Photograph by Lynda Sea.

These Calgary restaurants with drive-thru and/or walk-up windows offer a way to enjoy familiar and affordable comfort food with low contact.

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Staff Picks: Calgary Patios We Love

Wine on the City & Country patio. Photograph by Tsering Asha.

Some of our favourite local patios feature park views, kid- and pet-friendly seating, locally made wine and more.

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7 Showstopping Landscapes and Outdoor-Living Spaces at Calgary Homes

Photograph courtesy of Paul Lavoie

Check out these beautiful landscaping projects by local designers in Calgary.

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Remembering Amy Willier

Photograph by Yamuna Flaherty.

The death of artist and entrepreneur Amy Willier leaves a gaping hole for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, but what she created lives on.

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Order a Takeaway Picnic From These Two Calgary Restaurants

Photograph by Gabi Conac.

River Café and Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant are offering takeaway picnics to enjoy outdoors in Prince’s Island Park or Fish Creek Provincial Park.

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Garden Centres in Calgary

Photograph by MelanieMaler, courtesy of iStock.

Spruce up your outdoor space with trees, plants, shrubs, decor and more from these local garden centres.

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Inside a Modern Farmhouse-Style Bungalow in Okotoks

Photograph by Jared Sych.

A formerly dark and dated 1940s bungalow in Okotoks’ historic River District is transformed into a light and bright boutique home.

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5 Things We’re Excited to Eat and Drink This May

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Tacos, peach ice cream, afternoon tea and more are all available for takeout or delivery this month.

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A Guide to Japanese Cuisine (Beyond Sushi and Ramen) in Calgary

Photograph by Jared Sych

Here are a few popular genres of Japanese gastronomy to check out locally and 12 restaurants where you can find them.

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31 Best Things to Eat and Drink in Calgary 2021

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Food trends come and go, but eating (and drinking) local is always in style and in season. Here are 31 amazing can’t-miss, made-right-here things to try — one for each day of the month.

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5 Things We’re Excited to Eat and Drink This April

Photograph courtesy of Eau Claire Distillery.

A new canned whisky cocktail, birria tacos and dairy-free parmesan are a few of the items on our radar this month.

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Best Indian Restaurants in Calgary

A family style Moti Mahal meal of (counter-clockwise from top left) chopped okra, papaya prawn curry, saffron rice, barbecued boneless chicken tenderloin and naan. Photograph by Jared Sych.

Craving kati rolls or paneer tikka? These Indian restaurants won’t disappoint.

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The Future of Post-Pandemic Calgary

Illustration by Mateusz Napieralski

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4 Great Winter Walks in Calgary

Photograph courtesy of Lori Beattie.

Calgary author Lori Beattie shares some of her favourite urban winter walks from her updated bestseller, Calgary’s Best Walks.

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Inside Architect Kayla Browne’s Contemporary Slice House in Inglewood

Photograph by Jared Sych.

This striking home designed by Kayla Browne of Bold Workshop Architecture proves that elevated design can be both attainable and functional.

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6 Cool Calgary Subscription Services

Photograph by Monitor Creative.

Look forward to a monthly delivery of pasta, plants, coffee and more from local businesses.

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5 Things We’re Excited to Eat This March

Clay Pot Rice. Photograph by Jared Sych

A clay pot rice bowl, French toast, charcuterie boards and more are on our radar this month. All are available for takeout or delivery.

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5 Easter Treats to Try in Calgary

Chocolate silk nest pie from Pie Junkie. Photograph courtesy of Pie Junkie.

Jazz up your Easter weekend with a giant chocolate egg, chocolate silk nest pie, hot cross bun cream puffs and more.

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Calgary’s Best Restaurants 2021

Photograph by Jared Sych.

Here, we have the judging panel’s picks for Best Overall Restaurants — 13 places that set the bar for the local dining scene by innovating each day and reaching the highest pinnacles across all measures of quality for food, drink and experience — and a list of winners and runners up in 27 other categories, as determined through online voting by more than 12,000 Avenue readers.

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Calgary-Based Go Clean Co. Shows How Dirty Our Homes Are (and How to Clean Them)

Sarah McAllister. Photograph courtesy of Go Clean Co.

CEO and founder Sarah McAllister has a cleaning army of nearly two-million people on Instagram preaching, “bleach, pray, love.”

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Bridgeland Arctic Adventure is a New 7.5 Km Outdoor Adventure Circuit in Calgary

You can check out Bridgeland Distillery’s outdoor ice bar during the Bridgeland Arctic Adventure. Photograph by Alana Willerton.

Running until March 31, Bridgeland Arctic Adventure features human curling, a snow beach and even an outdoor ice bar on weekends.

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3 New Outdoor Winter Activities in Calgary

The Nordic Loop in East Village. Photograph courtesy of CMLC.

Get outside and stay active on an ice bike, a new cross-country skiing loop and new skating trails.

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Calgary Designer Launches New Line of Scrubs for Healthcare Workers

Photograph courtesy of Folds.

Created by Calgary designer Nina Kharey, Folds is a new line of eco-friendly and stylish athletic scrubs for healthcare workers.

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Staff Picks: Great Takeout in Calgary

Skewer platter from Paros Real Greek. Photograph courtesy of Urba Group Inc.

Skewer platters and steamed beef dumplings are some of our favourite takeout meals right now.

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11 New Restaurants and Cafes Opening in Calgary in 2021

Photograph courtesy of Deville Coffee.

Calgarians can look forward to three new pizza spots, two new coffee shops, a new Indian restaurant and more.

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The Rise of Backyard Offices in Calgary

Photograph by Jared Sych.

How pandemic-mandated working from home is fueling demand for stylish and functional backyard offices.

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Calgarians We Love

Clockwise, from top left: Andrew Phung, photograph by Nick Wong; Julie Van Rosendaal, photograph by Jeremy Fokkens; Lourdes Juan, photograph by Lori Andrews; Craig Elias, photograph courtesy of Craig Elias; Shovik Sengupta, photograph by Jared Sych; Heather Campbell, photograph by Phil Crozier.

The city has become a very different place over the past 10 months, but one thing still holds true: Calgarians are what make Calgary a great place to live. What with winter weather and social distancing, it can be tough to meet other Calgarians right now. So, we’d like to introduce you to some of our favourites.

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