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LA chowhound visiting calgary: looking for local specialties

modernist | Feb 25, 2005 04:37 PM

ill be in calgary from the 15th-22nd of march.
i live in LA where we have strong ethnic communities and representative foods (thai, vietnamese, japanese, chinese, korean, armenian, persian) these are the foods i eat most frequently.

however, i want to check out what calgary has that is indigenous. i really know very little about the city. i imagine there must be the quintessential calgary steak house experience, with beef aging in glass windows or something like that. i dont need high end dining. just good grub. ill still check out foods that we have in la if its really special.

any other populations that might be better represented than los angeles?

essentially im looking for something that is really special. ie. a lithuanian church that serves sunday lunches, polish pani's who make sell kielbasa out of their home that kinda thing. doesnt have to be high end foodie, but very local calgarian. might be wishful thinking on my part.

ill also be skiing lake louise and banff so if theres anything there thats good that would be cool too!

cheers in advance. i know its kind of a wishful and demanding list.

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