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

Budget-friendly bubbles, half-price chicken wings and a delicious summer beer are on our list this month.

We get around 100 days of summer, so when we’re going out to eat, we’re mostly looking for something easy and refreshing — and if it can be consumed on a patio, that’s even better. Here are five things we’re excited to eat and drink this August.

Half-price smoked chicken wings at Comery Block

 

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Comery Block is Hayden Block’s new sister restaurant serving up West Tennessee-style barbecue on 17th Avenue S.W. If you haven’t checked it out yet, try to snag a seat on the patio on a Wednesday when smoked chicken wings are half-price ($7). Choose between dry rub, hot and XXX (really hot).

638 17 Ave. S.W., 403-453-7636, comeryblock.com

Bubbles and Oysters at Foreign Concept

 

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For days when we want to treat ourselves but our bank account says, “no way,” Foreign Concept (named one of Calgary’s Best Restaurants in 2019) does bottles of bubbles and rosé wine for $29.99 and oysters for $1.49 each, Monday to Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. It’s the perfect treat to share with someone special. And if you leave wanting more, there are still a limited number of tickets left for our exclusive Avenue Dinner Series event happening here on August 22. More info here.

1011 First St. S.W., 403-719-7288, foreignconcept.ca

Bubble Tea Hot Pot at SugarLips Dessert House

 

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Spoiler: it’s not hot. SugarLips Dessert House, a Hong Kong-style dessert shop, just launched a Bubble Tea Hot Pot, which is actually served cold. It’s available two ways: a Thai milk tea base with grass jelly, pudding, taro mochi, red bean, taro bites and panda pearls; or coconut milk base with fresh fruit and sago. It serves two people and is available for a limited time Tuesday to Friday only. So, go get it.

910 Centre St. North, 587-350-6227, sugarlipsdessert.ca

Vegan Truffles at Little Henry

 

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This is a sugar craving we can feel somewhat good about, since there’s no actual chocolate here — these truffles are totally vegan. Pick up a few on your next mid-day coffee break in Victoria Park at Little Henry, Ten Foot Henry’s cafe next door.

1209 First St. S.W., 403-475-5537, tenfoothenry.com/cafe-menu

Guavamorphology Gose Beer from Banded Peak Brewing

 

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This seasonal beer from Banded Peak Brewing seems like the perfect drink for the patio or to take on a camping trip while summer’s still here. It’s a kettle-soured gose, which promises citrusy flavours from pink guava and Ekuanot hops and a soft mouth-feel. Sounds like refreshing, easy drinking.

119 – 519 34 Ave. S.E., 403-283-5133, bandedpeakbrewing.com

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