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FFWD Best Of Calgary 2007


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FFWD Best Of Calgary 2007

ByeByeBaby | | Jun 12, 2007 08:39 PM

The current issue of FFWD has their reader's Best Of Calgary selections; it's available online here: (It's a big list; dining is the last category, and there's also some grocery stores and food places at the end of the shopping category, about halfway down).

They've also done some of the same annoying thing as last year - replacing Best [Ethnic] with Best [Specific Ethnic Dish]. For instance, they have a Best Falafel category, listing Falafel King #1 and Tazza #2. Do the voters really mean just best falafel, or do they mean best Lebanese/Middle Eastern food? I always get the chicken shawarma (and I'd also swap places for my personal top 2). Similarly, I don't care who has the best salsa; I want good enchiladas or carne asada. Anyways, rant over.

A lot of the selections seem to be a little heavily biased towards 17th Avenue; the top 2 Vietnamese Sub joints are Thai Tai and Kim Anh -- although I admit the lineup at Thi Thi is long enough.

Some of the top picks include the River Cafe (top overall, best service, #2 "best when somebody else is paying"), Capo (best new restaurant, #2 overall) and Globefish (#2 new restaurant, most innovative sushi). Also with impressive showings are Tubby Dog (best hot dog, best cheap eats, best after 1 AM) and what must be the all-time FFWD Best Of champion, the Ship and Anchor (best fries, best veggie burger, #2 best cheap eats as well as 4 other #1 and two #2 mentions in non-food categories).

What do you think of the list? What's your personal pick for best of? What got missed, and what placed criminally high?

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