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West Indian/Caribbean Delights (Calgary)

messier | Aug 30, 200912:41 PM

Once again, you have all been so helpful and patient with my other well documented searches and so I come to you humbly for your direction.

My hubby likes to say that Calgary is like Ontario in the 1970's. All the cultures are here and well represented, just unorganized. I have found lovely, lovely Asian eateries by combing the boards. I have a list of Italian eateries to try as well (although, as an aside, why is Bridgeland advertised as "Little Italy" when I do tourism searches? Am I not in the right area? I've found very little Italian in my walks there so far?) I've found East Indian food, Latin American, even some nice African by accident when I was in Kensington.

What I haven't found is West Indian. Roti, Jerk, Peas and Rice, Red Snapper, Oxtail and the like. My husband has charged me to find this as punishment for the "Great Red Deer Roadtrip" (see "Donuts Calgary") because this is what he misses from New York, and being a native Ontarian (apologies all around) he expects to walk out on the street and find whatever he wants to eat without work, or adventure. And if that fails, he will continue to fund the retirements of the owners of Inglewood Pizza (well deserved, great pizza)

I'm still familiarizing myself with the quadrants of the city. Our relocation consultant told me that Bridgeland, Kensignton, 17th and some other area that I can't remember for the LIFE of me, was where the good food was, but there's got to be more? Where else do I go? Specifically (on behalf of my husband):

In what area of the city are our West Indian/Caribbean friends hiding their yummy food?

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