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Calgary: Ironwood Grill surprise


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Calgary: Ironwood Grill surprise

alau2 | | Mar 9, 2007 06:58 AM

We went to the Ironwood Stage and Grill last night. I guess it's a bar that's been around for years in Inglewood showcasing blues music. Apparently it has a new owner but I'm not sure if the chef is new as well.

Anyway, we went to see band from NB called Hot Toddy and figured we'd grab some bar food there, not expecting much at all. Well, what a nice surprise from the kitchen here.

My pulled pork sandwich with brie, fig, apple butter came on a perfectly toasted ciabatta bun (not mushy or rock hard). Coconut Crusted Chicken Breast Strips with Sweet Smoky Chile Glaze tasted freshly made with thinly sliced, homemade potato chips. Steak sandwich piled on onion ring and sliced portobello mushrooms.

Of note, my cream of asparagus soup with chicken was better than most "fine dining" places.

All came with choice of soup, salad or chips for about $12! If that's not a deal in Calgary, I don't know what is. Oh, AND our server was friendly, helpful and efficient. Imagine that!

Their calendar lists a "big band brunch" buffet every other Saturday for $29. I'm considering trying it out if the food there will be as good as this unexpected dinner stop. Anybody else tried it?

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