A walk down 1st St SW by 12 Ave today has me excited - finally some places to try close to where I work!
In fact, its almost doubled - the only things close were Vicious Circle, Koi (or Convergence Cafe now), St. Germain & Raw Bar - but they weren't places I would want to visit with some frequency.
A lot of these places have been scattered across the board, but looks like John Gilchrist has encapsulated them in the Herald this weekend: http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Wha...
Giuseppe's Italian Deli and Market (not quite open yet)
Now if only the Drum and Monkey could pick itself off the floor, I'd be happy (or if a decent East Indian buffet appears by me)!