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One of the most wildly popular restaurants in the city, Minas Brazilian Steakhouse is a casual venue that serves delightful steaks and cuts made by premium quality meat. The restaurant specializes in rodizio, a traditional art of barbecue results in beautifully grilled meats. Enjoy the Brazilian-style grilled meat and the juicy vegetables that are served on skewers at the table. The staff is competent and service is quick.
Chinese herbs are not the only delight you'll find in this fascinating grocery. At first glance you are reminded of a candy store from the 1950s. However, those huge glass jars are full of some curious dried treats rather than traditional candies. You will find Western oddities such as Royal Jelly and shark's fin, as well as more recognizable teas and prawn crackers. There are also dried mushrooms everywhere you look. Wah Pek Chinese Herbs Co. Ltd. is the place to indulge in oriental flavors. Call for more information.
A memorable fine dining experience, Saltlik Steakhouse is a name to reckon with. It offers a classy ambiance and a chic decor that ensures an intimate meal. The food consists of brilliantly prepared steaks cut out of the most succulent meat. An extensive wine selection adds to the dining experience. The venue offers space for private events along with a pool table, a fireplace and television screens.
This large and unpretentious wine shop is a joy for wine-lovers. The selection is vast, with most of the world's wine producing regions well represented, and staff favorites are labeled with tasting notes. The beer fridge is well stocked with microbrews and many specialty imports. There is also a large selection of premium whiskies, spirits, ports and champagnes. The Market offers free tastings on Saturday afternoons, and for those who don't know their semillion from their sangiovese, there are introductory courses too.
Winner of several international awards, Bernard Callebaut's chocolates have the smooth and creamy consistency, prized by the true chocolate connoisseur. The aroma that permeates the air around this downtown factory inexorably draws passers-by in to try free samples and tour the display room. You can find chocolates in the shape of just about anything or choose from an assortment of truffles, liqueur-filled chocolates, and chocolate bars. The chocolate's unparalleled quality makes it well worth the price.
If you desire a quick meal that is filling as well as wholesome, head to Gaga Pizza. This pizzeria serves some delicious toppings on their specially baked pizzas. The ingredients are fresh, adding to their great taste. Enjoy the texture of the juicy meat and the crunchiness of the vegetables as you bite into them. The pizza place is a hit with locals and tourists alike.
Located close to the University of Calgary, Big T's BBQ & Smokehouse is a favorite eating destination for students as well as the good folks of Calgary. It has separate menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, besides also having a kids menu to choose from. Some of its deliciously barbecued specialties include Pulled Pork Bun, Sliced Brisket Bun, Southern Wraps, Spicy Chili and the Elvis Platter. The portions are huge, so be sure to bring a large appetite.
Alberta Boot Co. is the place to go for a pair of Western Boots. The rustic showroom is clearly set up to showcase the huge variety available. For over three decades, Alberta Boot Co. Has been providing customers with high quality products. They not only sell Boots, but if you've a pair you want fixed, this is the place to go. Want something truly unique? You can get a custom fit, and have it done up in whatever style you like.
Red Lobster has garnered a reputation for being one of the best seafood destinations in the city. It offers a host of tastefully prepared recipes tossed in delicious sauces and condiments so as to guarantee a burst of flavors. Try the various seafood delights like the Lobster Garlic Linguini and the Live Maritime Lobster. There is a separate menu for children as well.
The main premise of this child-friendly restaurant is that the Dutch make the best pancakes in the world. Bring your appetite, because the pancakes measure 12 inches in diameter and are guaranteed to fill you up for the whole day. They also offer other Dutch dishes as well as a selection of omelets, salads and open-faced sandwiches. The décor typifies casual dining and attracts a clientele looking for good healthy food on a budget. It seats approximately 95, and offers booths as well as separate tables.
Willow Park Wines & Spirits is one of the best known wine shops in Canada. With three stores in this city alone, their collection of wines is simply remarkable. Choose from their vast collection of Bordeaux wines such as Belgrave, Cheval Blanc, Ducru Beaucaillou and many more. They also have a large collection of spirits and good quality beer. The owners organize several events for wine lovers like festivals and wine pairing meals among several others. You can learn how to identify wines at several of these events. The staff here are knowledgeable and know the intricacies of buying a wine.