Breakfast at the Beltliner
Start off your morning at a modern, casual diner that offers a menu with local, seasonal, artisanal and handmade ingredients. While you're there, try The Beltliners Build your own Caesar Bar on Saturdays and Sundays with toppings as crazy as chocolate cake and chicken and waffles! Did you know: the Beltliner was named after the old streetcar that ran down 12th Ave in the early part of the last century?
Explore the library and enjoy Luke's coffee
Visit the new addition in the East Village. A stunning 240,000 square foot building, that was 2018's most anticipated building: Calgary's Central Public Library. It's a must-see piece of Calgary, offering Instagrammable photos from any angle. Why not grab a coffee from Luke's while you're there? They have proudly established strong ties to the community since 1951. They support local so you can support local too.
Take a food tour with Inglewood Edibles
Engage in the story of Calgary's Mavericks – indigenous people, pioneer settlers and today's leading-edge culinary innovators – as you dine at some of the city's best restaurants and explore Inglewood's specialty shops. Toast the city's "Maverick Spirit" as you have a sit down two-course lunch, knife and spice demos and four other tastings that reveal Alberta's signature foods.
Make a cocktail at Shelter
Learn the ins and outs of cocktail creation at one of Calgary's top cocktail lounges, Shelter. The experts at Shelter will take you through everything you need to know to make three different cocktails and the best cocktail may win a little something-something in a final cocktail contest. Don't worry, you will receive a takeaway Cocktail Survival Guide to help bring your new found mixology skills back home!
Dinner at Ten Foot Henry
If you love restaurants that are hip but also support local produce and have an approachable, family style service, look no further! Ten Foot Henry is a casual, fun and friendly neighborhood restaurant that simply wants to make people happy through their food, service and atmosphere.
Grab a late night bite at Tubby Dog
Open day and night, serving beers, hot dogs, twinkies and T-rings, Tubby Dog has become a Calgary staple. This place will bring you back and hit you with serious nostalgia by their unique atmosphere. Try an insanely creative hot dog, grab a beer, chill out and enjoy this one-of-a-kind space.
Breakfast at Pigeonhole
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Pigeonhole is a hidden gem that can get you the energy that you need for today. With globally inspired cuisine, your mouth will water from just reading their menu. Travel to destinations like Russia, Asia and Europe without getting out of your seat as each dish offers a different culinary journey.
Take Macarons 101
How does one cook a perfect macaron? Ollia can teach you! By using traditional French methods and modern techniques (utilizing locally sourced and organic products), you can make classic macarons with a modern twist. They also offer different classes such as tea blending and macaron/wine pairing.
Get your afternoon pick-me-up from Made by Marcus
There is always room for dessert! Made by Marcus offers some of the most creative and unexpected flavors in the city. The flavors often change but can include unique concoctions like cardamom rice horchata or almond butter concord grape.
Pedal your way around Calgary's Brewery Scene
Pedal pubs are all the rave today. Hop aboard a 15 person pedal powered patio and get a glimpse of Calgary's best and brightest breweries, bars, and restaurants for one of the coolest forms of transportation you may ever take. Pedal Pub offers a different, head-turning way to see Calgary, because it's mobile, fun, exciting, and completely shareable.
Dinner at River Cafe
Bring your palate to Calgary's River Café where they feature 'Seasonal Canadian Cuisine'. The view will not disappoint as this restaurant is one of Canada's 100 Most Scenic Restaurants. Located in the middle of Prince’s Island Park, in the heart of the city, they use indigenous and locally-sourced ingredients to bring you a true Canadian dish.
Get some late night tacos at Native Tongues
Imagine a taco, but better. Native Tongues is a place where tradition-meets-innovation. Check out their reverse Happy Hour daily from 10 pm to close for $2.50 tacos, $4 Alberta Genuine Draft Beer, and more!
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