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

Cocktail-flavoured gummy bears, pasta for a cause and pink eggs Benedict are on our radar this month.

Cocktail Gummy Bear Tasters at Untitled Champagne Lounge

Photograph by Michael Trudeau Photography

You can now try your cocktail before you buy at Untitled Champagne Lounge — in gummy bear form, that is. After many weeks of concocting, the cocktail magicians at Untitled have created gummy bears versions of three of its cocktails: Coffee & Bubbles (rum, amaro, coffee, cardamom, clove, foamer and bubbles), Lavender French 75 (gin, coconut rum, green chartreuse, lavender balsamic, basil and bubbles) and The Belafonte (green chartreuse, tequila, citrus, chai, coconut milk and cinnamon).

104, 620 8 Ave. S.W., 403-475-7226, untitledyyc.com


Baked Feta at Greek Next Door


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Feta cheese is pretty fantastic on it’s own, but baked? Yes, please. Try it at Greek Next Door, a neighbourhood Greek and Mediterranean restaurant located near Heritage Plaza. It’s served on a hot skillet with crunchy roasted peppers, onions and tomatoes. Go on a Wednesday or Sunday when wine is half-price.

8330 Macleod Trail S.E., 403-255-1222, greeknextdoor.com


Eggs Benedict with Pink Beetroot Prosecco Hollandaise at Monki Bistro


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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the third year in a row, you can order your eggs Benny at either of Monki Bistro‘s two locations with pink prosecco hollandaise and $1 will be donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. The promotion runs through October 31 but you can get the pink hollandaise the rest of the year as well. There are five Bennys to choose from, including bacon, spinach, chorizo, salmon and brisket.

4, 1420 9 Ave. S.E., 403-453-7131 and 1301 10 Ave. S.W., 587-352-7131; monkibistro.ca


Black Walnut Old Fashioned at One18 Empire


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Calgary and Kentucky had a whiskey baby and its name is Maker’s Mark Private Select One18 Empire. One18 Empire has partnered with Maker’s Mark to create a unique bourbon available for a limited time at the restaurant and whiskey bar. Try it on its own or inside the popular black walnut old fashioned cocktail.

820 Centre St. S.E., 403-269-0299, one18empire.com


Alberta Lamb Ravioli at Teatro


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October is National Pasta Month and from now until October 31, you can celebrate by ordering featured pasta dishes at participating restaurants during Pasta La Feasta. The best part is that $3 from every featured pasta dish sold is donated to The Alex Community Food Centre. We recommend starting with the Alberta lamb ravioli at Teatro.

200 8 Ave. S.E., 403-290-1012, teatro.ca


Correction: This article originally stated that the cocktail gummy bear tasters were available at The Derrick Gin Mill & Kitchen. We regret the error. 

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