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

This month, snack on some mochi doughnuts, stay warm with a soup bowl or try a celebratory Champagne pilsner.

Mochi Doughnuts from Amaido Cafe

This mochi doughnut shop took a pause last year to move to a different location, and now, it has officially reopened in its new space in Chinatown. You’ll want to pop by soon (or place a pre-order) to get your hands on some of these tasty doughnuts that Calgarians have been missing. Flavours change regularly, but have recently included cereal milk, spiced chai, matcha Oreo, maple bacon and more.

202D Centre St. S.E., amaidocafe.com


Afternoon Tea at And Some Cafe

This Sunnyside café recently launched an afternoon tea service that runs daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sip on tea or coffee while enjoying beautifully made treats like macarons, mini muffins, financiers, scones and more — all of which come served on a mini Ferris wheel. Two order minimum.

540 7 Ave. N.W., 403-452-1463, theandsome.com


Sandwiches from Bro’s To Go


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With its location in Northland Plaza going strong, Bro’s To Go has added a second eatery in the Beltline. Whichever one you visit, you’ll be glad you did once you taste the sandwiches here. There are several options to choose from, including The Shorty (with braised short rib, crispy onion rings, egg, provolone cheese and paprika aioli on a potato bun) or The Hot Mess (with spice fried chicken in maple honey hot sauce, arugula, aged cheddar, pickled onion slaw and lemon basil aioli on a potato bun).

1527 5 St. S.W., 403-984-0314 and 303, 4820 Northland Dr. N.W., 403-300-2246, brostogo.ca


Soup Bowls from Regrub

The only thing that might be more comforting than a giant bowl of soup is a giant bowl of soup inside a bread bowl that you can also eat. Regrub recently added soup bowls to its menu, allowing you to get a hearty corn n’ pepper chili or classic tomato basil soup served up in a house-made bread bowl.

625 11 Ave. S.W., 403-700-0912 and 901 64 Ave. N.E., 403-700-0912, regrub.ca


Village X from Village Brewery


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In December, Village Brewery released a Champagne Pilsner called Village X to mark the end of its 10th anniversary year. The limited-edition release was made by fermenting white wine with Champagne yeast and features Nelson Sauvin & Hallertau Blanc hops. The beer also comes in a striking black bottle with a hand-painted X on it.


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