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

This month, try black perogies, a celebrity-approved doughnut, experimental beer and more.

Dawn Doughnut from Beebop Doughnut

Want a sweet treat good enough for a celebrity? Actor Andrew Garfield (who is in town shooting a project with Dustin Lance Black, the husband of Olympian Tom Daley) recently ordered a few doughnuts from Beebop Doughtnut. The shop confirmed on Instagram that one of them was the Dawn, its signature offering. This doughnut includes purple yam (or ube) in both the dough and the glaze. Garfield apparently also ordered the Snow and Mud doughnut, which features a combination of marshmallow creme, Oreos and chocolate sauce.

1, 2015 4 St. S.W., 403-497-5813, beebopdoughnut.com


Manchester Mule from Born Colorado Brewing

This new collaboration from Born Colorado Brewing and Confluence Distilling is a localized twist on a classic. The riff on the Moscow Mule gets its “Manchester” name from the industrial district that both Born Colorado and Confluence are located in. It’s made of vodka, ginger, lemon and lime. It is served pre-mixed, on tap.

3, 414 36 Ave. S.E., 403-247-0295, borncoloradobrewing.com


Upstream Burger from The Coup


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This vegan take on a burger from one of Calgary’s vegetarian institutions features a patty made from cashews and sweet potato. Served on a potato bun, it is garnished with aioli, roasted red pepper-relish, lettuce, shaved onions and fresh dill. Pick between daily soup, mixed-greens salad or roasted yam wedges for the side, and make it gluten-free by swapping the bun for a rice tortilla ($3).

924 17 Ave. S.W., 403-541-1041, thecoup.ca


Irrational Things Imperial New England IPA with Phantasm from The Establishment Brewing Company

It’s unlikely that you’ve had a beer like this one before. Irrational Things includes an ingredient called Phantasm, a powder made from freeze-dried Marlborough sauvignon blanc grape skin. The powder is made from something called thiol, which cranks up the tropical notes of the beer. The Establishment Brewing Company says it’s the first brewery in Alberta to offer a beer with Phantasm. It’s available on tap and in cans.

4407 1 St. S.E., 403-453-6212, establishmentbrewing.ca


Black Perogies from Rain Dog Bar


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Have you ever tried black perogies before? These ones from Rain Dog Bar are coloured with squid ink and stuffed with preserved lemon, farm cheese and potato, then topped with sauerkraut and buerre blanc. It’s a dish exemplary of Rain Dog’s emphasis on “northern food” that is meant to be paired with beer. Ask your server for a pairing suggestion from the menu’s vast list of beer options.

1214 9 Ave. S.E., 403-457-7263, raindogbar.com

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