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

Peter’s Drive-In milkshakes, watermelon mojitos and sourdough pancakes are on our radar this month.

Banana Coconut Milkshake from Peters Drive-In


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Because, it’s the (unofficial) last month of summer in Calgary. Peter’s has been rockin’ the drive-in since before it was cool (or necessary due to the Covid-19 pandemic) so pay them a visit and grab a thick banana coconut milkshake, burger and fries, then head to a lookout point like Scotsman’s Hill or Crescent Heights. It’s the perfect socially distant activity. Don’t forget you can also stop at Peter’s if you’re visiting Red Deer.
219 16 Ave. N.E., 403-277-2747, petersdrivein.com

Charity Courage Cider from Sunnycider


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Sunnycider launched its limited edition cherry vanilla Courage cider back in May and there’s still some left. This semi-dry, light bodied cider is a collaboration between a group of Alberta businesses: Sunnycider, Balzac Craft Brewing, Clarke Studio, Pearson’s Berry Farm, Hard Knox Brewery, Field & Forge Brewing and Mountain View Printing. It comes in four-packs and proceeds are donated to The Alex Community Food Centre. It’s available for pickup, delivery or to drink at the cidery.

1, 3300 14 Ave. N.E., 403-606-9007, sunnycider.com


Sourdough Pancakes from Donna Mac


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Donna Mac is open again and with a new, brighter look. There are also some new menu items, including sourdough pancakes for brunch (available Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). You can get Donna Mac’s brunch menu at the restaurant or for pickup or delivery through DoorDash.

1002 9 St. S.W., 403-719-3622, donnamacyyc.ca


Viet Coffee Ice Cream from Milk Ice Cream


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You’ll find Milk Ice Cream inside John’s Breakfast & Lunch (which is also a great spot if you don’t want to wait too long for a table). The Viet Coffee Ice Cream pays homage to the owners’ parents and is just as strong and flavourful as the Vietnamese coffee you’d get at a restaurant. It’s the vibe of an iced coffee, but better (because, ice cream).

2614 4 St. N.W., @milk.yyc


Watermelon Mojito from Allora Everyday Italian


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Can one have too many summery cocktails? Answer: no. The watermelon mojito at Allora Everyday Italian in Aspen Landing is exactly what is needed on a hot, sunny weekend. Go on a Friday when Max Mann is playing guitar on the patio (or inside if it’s not so sunny) from 6 to 8 p.m.

114 – 326 Aspen Glen Landing S.W., 403-686-6731, allorarestaurant.com

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