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1410 Bier Haus (Cgy): Great pizza, Fruli and pics!


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1410 Bier Haus (Cgy): Great pizza, Fruli and pics!

John Manzo | | Jun 10, 2008 09:34 PM

There was a hellhole called The Homestead at 1410 17th Ave SW in Calgary that was gutted and replaced with a very nice pub about three years ago, and that pub is of course 1410 World Bier Haus. It's not exactly a "gastropub" but it has some very good nosh as well as a superb assortment of beers on tap and in bottles- among this is the fantastically addictive strawberry Fruli from Belgium. Having discovered this delight as the dessert "wine pairing" with our recent tasting menu experience at the Chef's Table- and now I find it's almost a literal hop skip and jump from my house. Cool.

Today we decided on pizza for dinner and I was preparing to go to the always-excellent and walking distance away Vogglio when partner said, why not 1410? So I found their menu online and ordered up a Spolumbo's special (w/ sausage natch) and a tandoori chicken. All pizzas are $13 (but only $7.95 in house on Tuesdays- not takeout- which is an absurdly fantastic deal); this is a good price for some very substantial pies. They are thin crust and those are gorgeous crispy crusts flecked with cornmeal. The spolumbo comes with CRUMBLED sausage the way it SHOULD be done; the tandoori is odd, with a sauce of pineapple chutney and topped with some sort of, well, it's sort of a raita. It's good but odd. There are several other choices among which we had the spicey veggie before, excellent. Here are the pizzas, all pretty and fresh:

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