5 New Restaurants That Opened in Calgary in November

There’s a new pie shop and a keto cafe. Plus, a popular sports bar and restaurant has re-opened.

The Dapper Doughnut opens in CF Market Mall


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What is it: Mini doughnuts are already a Calgary staple thanks to local events like Stampede. But Alberta’s first Dapper Doughnut location takes the fried treat to the next level with its gourmet mini doughnuts topped and coated with inventive toppings and sauces.

Where is it: CF Market Mall, 3625 Shaganappi Tr. N.W.

What’s on the menu: While you can order classic cinnamon sugar doughnuts, we’d suggest trying creative flavours like s’mores, blueberry lemon, peppermint chocolate, birthday cake, banana foster and more. The doughnuts come in boxes of six, 12, 24 or 48 and you can get multiple flavours per box depending on the quantity. Coffee and doughnut milkshakes are also available.



Home & Away opens in Victoria Park


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What is it: Less than five months after Home & Away closed the doors of its 17 Ave. S.W. location, the local sports bar and restaurant has re-opened in Victoria Park.

Where is it: 1207 1 St. S.W.

What’s on the menu: Expect an elevated take on all your pub favourites. The menu features tacos, mini corndog lollipops, four kinds of pizza, a few salads and several burgers, wraps and sandwiches. Happy hour runs all day on Sundays and Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The space: Home & Away’s new space was designed by Fort Architecture. Like the previous location, this one also has several arcade games for guests to play, including Super Dodge Ball, skeeball and Pop-A-Shot.

What else you should know: Be sure to also check out the new standing shuffle board courts in the bar’s lower level.



Pie Junkie opens in Mahogany


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What is it: This past summer, Pie Junkie announced that it would be opening a third Calgary location to go along with its bakeries in Spruce Cliff and Kensington. Now, after several weeks of operating a temporary pop-up shop, the local bakery has officially opened its newest location in Mahogany’s Westman Village.

Where is it: 2171 Mahogany Blvd. S.E., 587-623-1144

What’s on the menu: Pie Junkie’s menu has something for every pie lover, whether you’re into savoury or sweet flavours. On the savoury side, there is turkey dinner pie, steak and mushroom, chicken pot, butter chicken and more. And those with a sweet tooth can pick up classic apple pies, blueberry-cranberry, salted honey, sour cherry, maple pecan with chocolate drizzle and more.

The space: Not only does this new location have a tea station and an eight-seat pie bar, but there will also be an outdoor patio to enjoy next year. Underground parking is available.



Sidewalk Citizen Restaurant opens in the Beltline


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What is it: Sidewalk Citizen already has a deli/bakery in Sunnyside and a bakery/cafe in East Village’s Simmons Building. Now, it’s opened its first full-service restaurant in the Beltline’s Central Memorial Park.

Where is it: 340 13 Ave. S.W., 403-263-2999

What’s on the menu: The Sidewalk Citizen restaurant is focused on modern, Israeli-inspired fare. While breakfast features dishes like Shakshuka and challah French toast, the lunch and dinner menus offer pitas, whipped labneh, fattoush salad, roasted kabocha squash, grilled mackerel and more. Local ingredients are a key part of this restaurant’s philosophy — flip over your menu to see the many local farms and producers whose products are used here.

The space: Sidewalk Citizen took over the space that used to house restaurants like Provision and Boxwood in Central Memorial Park. Most notably, local design and architecture firm Studio North transformed the building’s patio area into a gorgeous solarium with a garage door, letting in plenty of natural light. Guests can sit in there alongside lemon and fig trees, hanging plants and warm fireplaces.

Read more: Inside Sidewalk Citizen’s New Restaurant in Central Memorial Park



Wisk Cafe opens in Inglewood


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What is it: Whether you’re on the keto diet, trying to cut back on carbs or just looking for a new lunch spot, you can now check out Wisk Cafe in Inglewood. The low-carb/keto cafe celebrated its grand opening in Burger 320’s former Inglewood space on November 25.

Where is it: 1314 9 Ave. S.E.

What’s on the menu: Along with coffee, drinks and soup, the menu mainly focuses on paninis and “leanbacks,” which are like cream-filled doughnuts. The leanbacks come in flavours like Holy Cacao (featuring a chocolate glaze, hazelnuts and a chocolate filling) and Lemon-Aide (featuring toasted coconut and a lemon custard filling). Not only is everything five net carbs or less, but the menu is also grain-, gluten-, soy- and sugar-free.


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