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August 17, 2019

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

Tacos from a new Mexican restaurant, vegan fry bread pizza and a Nanaimo bar stout are on our list this month.

With spring comes a newfound energy to get out from under the covers and check out some new eateries and old favourites. Here are five things we’re excited to eat and drink in April.


No Bake Nanaimo Bar Imperial Stout at Eighty-Eight Brewing Company


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Eighty-Eight Brewing Company’s newest seasonal stout is like a dessert in a glass and we’re here for it. It’s made with graham crackers, Nanaimo bars, coconut, cocoa nibs, vanilla beans and lactose. Keep in mind it’s also 8.1 per cent alcohol, making it an extra-special treat.

1070, 2600 Portland St. S.E., 403-452-5880, eighteightbrewing.ca


Almond Croissant at Manuel Latruwe Patisserie and Bread Shop


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The next time you’re out and about in Victoria Park, make a stop at Manuel Latruwe Patisserie and Bread Shop for a croissant. The bakery has been in business for more than 20 years and you’ll understand why the second you bite into one of their decadent creations. There are a dozen croissant flavours to choose from, but the almond is a sure bet.

1333 1 St. S.E., 403-261-1092, manuellatruwe.com


Chorizo Verde Tacos at The Moose and Poncho


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The Moose and Poncho is Calgary’s newest Mexican restaurant and you’ll find it in Chinatown. This casual spot makes everything in-house including the green chorizo (it’s literally green in colour) for its chorizo verde tacos that cost just $3.50 each. Avenue photographer Jared Sych recently ate here and swears this taco is amongst the best in the city — and he gets to eat a lot of them.

132 3 Ave. S.E., 587-707-4980, @mooseandponcho


The Luau Pulled Pork Sandwich at Ono Poke Co.


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If you’re shopping for your new spring wardrobe at Deerfoot City, Ono Poke Co. is a great lunch stop at The Food Lodge. But Ono has more than just poke. There’s also a non-seafood menu with Hawaiian favourites that include the new Luau Pulled Pork Sandwich made with barbecue pineapple sauce, a dijon mustard dressing and red cabbage slaw, served with a side of yuzu salad.

The Food Lodge at Deerfoot City, 901 64 Ave. N.E., onopokeco.com


Vegan Fry Bread Pizza at The Dandelion Cafe


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You can now get The Dandelion Cafe’s fry bread pizza every Friday night on Fry Night from 6 to 10 p.m. The vegan restaurant in Ramsay partners with a Blackfoot chef named Yvonne (she also goes by the name “Mamicita”) to create a pizza with ingredients that change weekly. Fan favourites so far have been Beyond Meat sausage and roasted red pepper and a dessert pizza with coconut whip, dates and caramel.

1048 8 St. S.E., 403-475-3426, thedandelionyyc.ca

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