8 Places for Food and Live Music

8 Places for Food and Live Music Dan Clapson December 10, 2013 It may be nice to catch a bonafide pop star onstage at the Saddledome, but the food offerings (hotdogs) that accompany the show are usually less appealing. Satisfy both your appetite for live music and dinner by heading…

8 Places for Food and Live Music

It may be nice to catch a bonafide pop star onstage at the Saddledome, but the food offerings (hotdogs) that accompany the show are usually less appealing. Satisfy both your appetite for live music and dinner by heading to one of these eight great spots this week.

The Blues Can

Grab some creole-style cuisine like po’ boys, Cajun mac ‘n’ cheese or a plate of blackened catfish to go with its nightly performances. (1429 9 Ave. S.E., 403-262-2666, thebluescan.com, @blues_can)

Broken City

Aside from regular musical performances, you can also catch some amateur stand-up comedy on Monday nights. The pub menu here makes a point of being vegan-friendly, offering up chickpea fries and a vegan chili which is perfect for a cold night. (613 11 Ave. S.W., 403-262-9976, brokencity.ca, @thebrokencity)

The Ironwood

Inglewood’s heritage move theatre-turned “stage and grill,” Ironwood dishes out comforting plates like crispy flatbreads, lamb meatloaf and ratatouille. (1229 9 Ave. S.E., 403-269-5581, ironwoodstage.ca, @ironwoodstage)

Local 002, 510 and 522

Musical acts can vary at any of the Local locations from a mellow old school DJ to singer-songwriter or new-wave punk. No matter which one you find, the menu stays consistent with burgers, perogies, chicken pot pie and lots more. (various locations, localtavern.ca, @local510)

The Palomino

There’s nothing quite like the Palomino’s take on a shepard’s pie, loaded with in-house smoked meats and tender veggies to warm you up on cold November’s day. (109 7 Ave. S.W., 403-532-1911, thepalomino.ca, @thepalomino)

The Ship and Anchor

Not the most refined brunch on the block, but cozying up to a breakfast poutine while enjoying some live music (and maybe a Guiness or two), is a perfectly acceptable way to spend a weekend afternoon. (534 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-3333, shipandanchor.com, @ship_and_anchor)

Vendome Cafe

This little gem of a coffee shop in Sunnyside hosts musicians every Thursday evening. Aside from making a good cup of coffee, the menu here is overseen by Teatro’s John Michael Macneil, making for something a step above your average cafe meal. (940 2 Ave. N.W., 403-453-1140, vendomecafe.com, @vendomecafe)

Wine-Ohs

Choose from an array of great wines to sip on and edibles like mussels with pomme frites and Ocean Wise trout tacos to go along with some quality jazz in a relaxing setting. (811 1 St. S.W., 403-263-1650, wine-ohs.com, @wineohsInc)

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