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

Dig into a trio of banh mi subs, ice cream wrapped in mochi, book-inspired cocktails and more.

Banh Mi Sub Trio from Ǎn Ǎn Kitchen & Bar

Why get one banh mi when you could get three? For just $15, this Vietnamese restaurant in the Beltline offers three mini subs filled with lemongrass chicken, pork or beef, plus accompaniments like pickled vegetables, cucumber, jalapenos, cilantro, onions, mayo and butter.

1111 7 St. S.W., 403-226-9293, @anankitchenandbar


Ice Cream Wrapped in Mochi from Hunny Ice Cream

There’s a new ice cream destination inside the newly launched Cafe 417. Hunny Ice Cream offers flavours like miso caramel, cereal milk and dairy-free black sesame. Whichever one you pick, be sure to get it wrapped in the shop’s house-made mochi for some extra texture and flavour.

417 Riverfront Ave. S.E., @hunny.imhome


Crunchy Bacon Caesar Chicken Sandwich from Leopold’s Tavern


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Imagine all the goodness of a chicken Caesar salad, but in sandwich form. That’s what you’ll find at Leopold’s Tavern this month, which has turned the salad into its “Chicken Sando of the Month” that’s available from May 1 to 31. Expect bacon, crispy chicken breast, shredded Grana Padano cheese, romaine and Caesar dressing, all between a Grana Padano bun.

Multiple locations, leopoldstavern.com


Book Club Cocktails from Proof

The Perpetual Teatime cocktail from Proof. Photo courtesy of Proof.

Proof has launched a special cocktail experience on Sunday nights starting at 4 p.m. Book Club features a cocktail list with 10 drinks inspired by novels ranging from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde to Jim Davis’ Garfield. We’ve got our eye on the Perpetual Teatime cocktail, which draws from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and comes in a teapot for minimum two people.

1302 1 St. S.W., 403-246-2414, proofyyc.com 


Pink “Bonbon” White Mocha from Sought and Found Coffee Roasters

A coffee drink that tastes like a “strawberry milkshake – in mocha form?” Say no more. This seasonal drink from local coffee shop Sought and Found is made with Paradise Pink Bourbon Espresso, milk and Valrhona white chocolate fèves (or drops), and has a strawberry flavour that promises to delight.

916 Centre St. N.E., 403-830-7278, sxfcoffee.square.site

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