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

Butter rum pie, hot veggie ramen and salted caramel doughnuts are some of the things on our radar this month.

The snow has already fallen and it’s only the first week of October. So, we need hearty meats and soups, sweet desserts and pizza to help us cope with the transition from summer to fall (or, arguably, winter). Here are five things we’re excited to eat and drink this month.


Veggie Goma Ramen at Shiki Menya


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Chili goma. But make it veggie. Yes, the ramen magicians at Shiki Menya have made a veggie version of their most popular dish. It’s all the same spicy, creamy goodness but without the pork. Don’t forget that this spot is only open until the noodles run out (they serve a maximum of 150 bowls per day), so follow them on Twitter to make sure they’re still open before you go.

827 1 Ave. N.E., 403-454-2722, shikimenya.ca


Salted Caramel Ritual Doughnuts from Blush Lane


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Calgary’s Ritual Doughnuts have previously only been available at Planet Organic and online, but you can now get them at Blush Lane’s Marda Loop and Bridgeland locations. Fresh doughnuts will be delivered every Thursday. Ritual doughnuts are made with brioche dough, which makes them super buttery. Flavours include crème brûlée, vanilla Earl Grey, chocolate chip cookie dough, raspberry sprinkle and salted caramel. There will also be caramel apple fritters.

20433 33 Ave. S.W., 587-535-6713 and 617 Meredith Rd. N.E., 587-393-4041, blushlane.com; ritualdoughnuts.com 


Butter Rum Pie from Pie Junkie


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The closer we get to Thanksgiving, the more we’ve got pumpkin everything on the brain. But you can impress your Thanksgiving dinner host or your own guests with this delicious butter rum pie from Pie Junkie. It’s one of their new fall menu items and you can get it at their Kensington and Spruce Cliff locations, as well as in Mahogany where they have a pop-up until their newest location officially opens later this month.

8 Spruce Centre S.W., 403-452-3960 and 1081 2 Ave. N.W., 403-287-8544, piejunkie.ca


Butcher’s Block Steak and Lobster from Ceili’s


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On the last Thursday of every month, Ceili’s on 4th Avenue S.W. does a Butcher’s Block lunch. You need to book your spot in advance so make a reservation for at least four people on October 24. The lunch is $150 and includes four ribeye steaks with roasted garlic butter and sautéed mushrooms, four Atlantic lobster tails with lemon and parsley butter, and garlic prawns and baby potatoes with roasted garlic dill creme, bacon bits, cheese and onion. You’ll also get seared green beans and Caesar salad on the side. Thursday also happens to be half-priced bottles of wine day. We’re taking the afternoon off and wearing our stretchy pants.

351 4 Ave. S.W., 403-262-0080, ceilisdt.ca


Pizza Face’s Pickle Pizza at Bar Von Der Fels


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Wine and pizza is the perfect pairing, which is why Pizza Face is now popping up every Sunday at Bar Von Der Fels. And ever since, there has been a lot of buzz about the pickle pizza. So much so that when Pizza Face wanted to take it away, Calgarians revolted. After an overwhelming amount of emails and DMs, the pickle pizza is back on the menu for good, so put away the pitchforks. The wine bar has been filling up quickly on Sundays, so we suggest making a reservation.

1005A 1 St. S.W., 587-349-2656, barvonderfels.com


[Correction: A previous version of this story listed a pizza that is no longer available. The story has been updated with a new pizza dish that is currently available.]

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