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Old Posted Mar 2, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Why no food truck list?

Also surprised to see a restaurant like Farm no where on any list. That place is amazing.
That place has the best dessert in the City- Peanut Butter pot-de-creme. And agreed, some of the best food I have had.
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My friend who is also the owner of Ducky's on 4th is opening an upscale diner in Inglewood where Capo used to be. Details to come.
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My friend who is also the owner of Ducky's on 4th is opening an upscale diner in Inglewood where Capo used to be. Details to come.
Following that, something new is coming to the Opus space on 8th... Details also to come.
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Old Posted Mar 3, 2012, 5:11 PM
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Had dinner at Li-Ao Sushi in Bridlewood Thursday night. Absolutely a new treasure for local sushi fans. If you are down that way or want to make the trek out - you won't be disappointed.
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Following that, something new is coming to the Opus space on 8th... Details also to come.
Do you mean the former Seven or the Opus 8 restaurant/club?
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Old Posted Mar 3, 2012, 9:33 PM
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Went to Overeasy Breakfast this morning. Their "Soul in a bowl" is just ridiculously good. Maybe my favourite breakfast dish in Calgary.
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My friend who is also the owner of Ducky's on 4th is opening an upscale diner in Inglewood where Capo used to be. Details to come.
Excellent news.

With Critical Mass moving into that new building on 9th (near the old Farmer Jonez car lot) I wonder if there will be more lunch places opening in the area. They have maybe 300+ employees, and they are not keeping their in-house breakfast place, so it might be a good time to have more food options there.
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Went to Overeasy Breakfast this morning. Their "Soul in a bowl" is just ridiculously good. Maybe my favourite breakfast dish in Calgary.
was there last week....excellent all around.

very busy.
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Do you mean the former Seven or the Opus 8 restaurant/club?
I believe the former Seven (Se7en ) was in the "Opus 8" building

I'm referring the the Opus restaurant/club on the north side of 8th...
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The "Opus 8" building is now called Plains Midstream Plaza (607 8 Ave).
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Old Posted Mar 4, 2012, 6:27 PM
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I believe the former Seven (Se7en ) was in the "Opus 8" building

I'm referring the the Opus restaurant/club on the north side of 8th...
I didn't realise it had closed.

Folks, if you get the chance, check out the embarrassingly named Pizzeria Gaga near 12/12 SW (a few doors east of the new Pig and Duke Pub). "Gaga" is actually the owner's nickname (or what her husband calls her). They're Bosnian and her culinary background is pretty impressive. She makes many items from scratch including ALL of the breads used in every sandwich- including a sort of Bosnian version of pita that I'd never had before but used to wrap ham and mozza and then crisped in a pizza oven=glorious. She bakes all the sweets on display too. I haven't tried the pizza but I know it's thin crust, not priced too badly and smells amazing. They only do takeout sadly. Really, really nice people.
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Nice. I drove by Pizzaria Gaga yesterday and was curious about it. Funny enough, I've had pizza in Bosnia - in this little resort town on the coast (Bosnia's tiny little 5 km stretch of coastline) between two regions of Croatia. It was really good pizza!

On another note, we went to Juree's Thai at 16th Avenue at 19th Street. It's an old Burger King they converted. It was packed and a nice space. But seemingly like all Thai in Calgary it is quite pricey. We went on the recommendation of John Gilchrist's review on the eyeopener - particularly the Penang Curry - of which we've been searching for a good version of in Calgary. It was disappointing. $14 for mostly a bowl of red and green pepper and over oily and thin curry sauce. Crappy chicken quality too. The spicy noodles weren't bad, but again not woth the $13 + $3 for small bowl of steamed rice. Anyone had a really great Penang Curry here? We've had the very best Penang in Cambodian restaurants in Kingston funny enough, haven't been able to find anything remotely comparable since.

This is Pat's Restaurant in Kingston: Penang Curry. $9.50
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Went to Overeasy Breakfast this morning. Their "Soul in a bowl" is just ridiculously good. Maybe my favourite breakfast dish in Calgary.
Wooster, you were in my hood! The "Breakfast District"

and the Soul Bowl is great! but I can't stand the lineup at OEB or Diner Deluxe. My roommate doesn't mind waiting though. I guess I have the impatient gene in my DNA
I like the cheap/fast/quieter/good breakfast at Joshua Tree cafe across the street in the plaza where Subway/Liquor Depot is. Walk in, pay, eat, and leave to start your day in 15-20 mins or less
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Rusty,

My business partner Sead is Bosnian so he would probably appreciate Pizzeria Gaga and being able to speak with the owners in his native tongue

We'll have to check it out! Thanks for the info/review
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Wooster, you were in my hood! The "Breakfast District"

and the Soul Bowl is great! but I can't stand the lineup at OEB or Diner Deluxe. My roommate doesn't mind waiting though. I guess I have the impatient gene in my DNA
I like the cheap/fast/quieter/good breakfast at Joshua Tree cafe across the street in the plaza where Subway/Liquor Depot is. Walk in, pay, eat, and leave to start your day in 15-20 mins or less
Bridgeland really is the Breakfast District. My girlfriend and I go to Main Dish a lot (we live in Beltline and go to Holy Grill or Red's a lot too, but those places are always ridiculously packed). On 1st avenue alone there are three breakfast places (Main Dish, Heartland Cafe and Blue Plate Diner, I think), and 1st avenue isn't as well located as Edmonton Trail.
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I like the cheap/fast/quieter/good breakfast at Joshua Tree cafe across the street in the plaza where Subway/Liquor Depot is. Walk in, pay, eat, and leave to start your day in 15-20 mins or less
Had a friend who said it was the best kept secret in the area.
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Had a friend who said it was the best kept secret in the area.
it is! maybe due to the fact that is in a strip mall instead of facing Edmonton Trail. easy to miss!
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Does anyone know recommendations for chocolate cafe's or chocolate bars in Calgary? I've been craving something like this in Calgary for years and have not found it yet.
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Honestly, I'm not sure how that place survives. Maybe it's because it's one of the few dessert places in the area. I've only been a couple of times the past few years and their dessert options were not great. I didn't find the atmosphere that appealing either (not particularly comfortable seating, industrial type lighting etc...).
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