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

Breakfast at Pigeonhole, pie on Pi Day and creative hot dogs from Gorilla Whale are on our list this month.

The sweet chili shrimp hot dog from Gorilla Whale. Photograph courtesy of Gorilla Whale.

March is a great month for dining out in Calgary. Avenue recently released its annual list of Calgary’s Best Restaurants, which gives you the perfect excuse to dine at a new restaurant or return to old favourites. The Calgary Food & Drink Experience is also happening from March 1 to 10. Time to get eating.


Here are five things we’re excited to eat and drink this month


Arepas Benedict at Pigeonhole


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Pigeonhole recently started offering breakfast and people are already saying it’s some of the best breakfast fare in the city. It’s available Wednesday through Sunday and on holidays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. One dish we’re excited to try is the Arepas Benedict, which is gluten-free (arepas are made with corn). Meat options include country shaved ham or smoked salmon, or you can make it vegetarian by ordering it with spinach.

306 17 Ave. S.W., 403-452-4694, pigeonholeyyc.ca


Gourmet Dinner at Alloy


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From March 1 to 10, more than 50 restaurants around Calgary are participating in the Calgary Food & Drink Experience. Each one will be offering a multi-course  prix fixe value menu at lunch and/or dinner. Alloy is offering a four-course dinner menu for $65, which includes curried wild prawns and Alberta pork loin.

220 42 Ave. S.E., 403-287-9255, foodanddrinkexpo.com


Hot Dogs and $5 Drinks at Gorilla Whale


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Gorilla Whale was named one of the three best new restaurants on Avenue‘s 2019 Best Restaurants list. Go on a Monday to try a feature hot dog for $8 and a feature drink for $5. Try the Japa Dog topped with seaweed salad, teriyaki kewpie, nori and toasted sesame. The deal is available all day.

1214 9 Ave. S.E., 587-356-2686, gorillawhale.ca


Sake Flights at Bar Bincho


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Bar Bincho, which opened in October 2018, is now offering weekly sake flights featuring three different kinds of Japanese sake. Enjoy your sips and snap a photo in front of the neon sign that reads, “live long & sake.”

2204 4 St. S.W., 403-457-8887, facebook.com


Pi Day Pie from Pie Cloud


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Celebrate Pi Day on March 14 with an actual pie. Pie Cloud is located in the newly opened Marda Loop Mercantile and it’s baking a special pie that day with a Pi symbol surrounded by Pi numerals. The flavour options are cherry, strawberry-raspberry and blueberry and each one costs $31. Pie Cloud suggests ordering your pie ahead of time to secure one for March 14.

3411 20 St. S.W., 403-813-6747, piecloud.ca

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