I just had one of the best meals I have had in years!!!
I was tempted to keep it a secret to myself before it gets overrun by all you gluttons, but knowing the somewhat onerous nature of Calgary's restaurant scene, I'd rather see this one stick around. At least long enough for me to try everything on the menu. Finally... I mean, AMEN, FINALLY (!) this city has some phenomenal Mexican food (John Manzo I'm looking at you). :)
It's kind of hard for me to explain this place. Which is refreshing because I'm so thankful it's not another subpar overpriced bland poutine-wings-fusion / decor-over-quality restaurant that has become so ubiquitous in Calgary these days. Basically, they have everything I love: artisanal beer, Mexican food, great value, homemade ice cream, and bacon everywhere! It sounds like a heart attack, but it hits more like a heartbreak. I was with a group of people, and every single thing we ate was delicious. I am planning to go back again.
Grand Opening is the 25th of February -- located at 12th & 12th SW where Crush used to be.
All I can say is go go go go!!! Tell me what you think!
They put truffles and bacon on their mac & cheese! Best caesar in the city, no contest, because it gets weird. Amazing empanadas and braised pork belly... chicharrones, best desserts I've had in a long time, rotisserie for miles... And they close at midnight. Beer is around $5.
Okay let's discuss. What are 3 things it would take for a restaurant to get into your top favorites?
For me, it's comfort... price... and consistent deliciousness (spicy food, big salads, great desserts... and random inventive ethnic sh*t.)
Sorry to rave. I just really hope this place succeeds. Looking forward to your thoughts on this one!
Pig and Duke
1312 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 1B8, CA