Arrived in Calgary on a recent sunny Saturday afternoon. My husband, who had been missing the California sun, whisked me off to a local patio. We sat at Brewsters (Eu Claire) and enjoyed both the beer and the food. We ordered a wood fired pizza and two cold micro brews. The pizza was fabulous, the toppings loaded on and falling off, the crust perfect. I forget which kind it was, but it was loaded with 3+ kinds of meat. People watching was an added bonus.
The week became a blur of patios, beer, chicken wings, and the elusive search for Calgary's greatest pizza.
Molly Malones has a great Thai pizza, and a very fresh tasting chicken quesadilla. The pub being a 30 second walk from the house didn't hurt either! We followed a tip and headed to Nicastro's in the NW for more pizza and beer. The pizza was enjoyable, but we had been expecting great things from it. We found the crust too thin, the flavors of the toppings to be lacking. Again, I forget which type we ordered, some type of meat pizza. The wings, on the other hand, were pretty darn good. And at .15 cents each, not a bad deal.
We also attempted Sandro's, but when we got there sans reservations, a big sign told us no walks ins allowed. We simply ran out of nights to head back.
Thai sa on (?) in downtown was also tried. I really enjoyed it. The curry was the perfect consistency and level of spice, but the pad thai was a little on the dry side. We'll try Thai boat next time.
We had a couple of good breakfasts at The Avenue diner and Diner deluxe. I ordered stuffed french at Diner Deluxe. I enjoyed it, but thought bacon would have been better than the ham it came with. It reminded me of a grilled cheese sandwich. I really liked the potato hash dish I had at The Avenue. The pepper jelly was a great touch. Next time I'm going to ask for some extra jelly on the side. My husband discovered Spolumbos sausages...he's now a big fan.
My husband has said good things about Tandori Hut in Kensington. The saag paneer was fresh and tasty, the vindalo a little too hot, but still good.
All in all, a great time was had. My husband is still looking for fabulous pizza, but rest assured he's discovered fabulous Canadian beer.