All Calgary Co-op’s food stores are now exclusively selling fresh Alberta beef, building on the long partnership between the co-operative and Alberta farmers and ranchers. The “Only Alberta Beef” commitment is the first time a major grocery retailer in Calgary and area is promising only locally produced fresh beef.  

Modern Steak has introduced Modern Benchmark – their own line of hand-selected steaks from Canada’s highest rated Black Angus bull for marbling, which they purchased 18 months ago. On the menu, you’ll find top grade AAA fillet, striploin, T Bone, and Ribeye to buy while you dine, and take home with you. 

Canmore’s Bow Valley BBQ produces all-natural barbeque sauces and condiments, and has won a whopping five awards at the 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards. This is the second time this year that Bow Valley BBQ has received award recognition for its unique flavour profiles. ‘Total Jerk Sauce’ took home: Best Overall Habanero Sauce, Best Wing Sauce, and Best Sauce in the Ethnic category. Winged Buffalo Hot Sauce took top spot in the Sweet & Savoury category, and Blueberry Merlot Steak Sauce took second place for Fruit Based sauce. 

The KIND Foundation is helping to revitalize one of Calgary’s most vibrant, diverse, and dynamic inner-city community by donating products and funding to Sunalta. Imagine Sunalta is a collaborative project to radically transform and improve the quality of life in the neighbourhood with a strategic plan that includes a new gathering space to improve food security, eliminate social isolation, and create a neighbourhood living room where all are welcome. KIND was founded in 2004 with the mission: do the KIND thing for your body, your taste buds and your world™. Look in your stores for the new KIND® Breakfast, which launched last month. This on-the-go breakfast bar contains five whole grains, at least 8 grams of protein and fibre to promote fullness.  

Heritage Park is exploring the past and getting down to their roots with the new Selkirk Grille Field to Fork Series. Dine in style at Edwardian Prince House three-course Garden Party Dinners July 20 and August 17, with hors d’oeuvres and sparkling wine to kick off the evening, and wine pairings. Guests are encouraged to dress the part! And enjoy a walking tour of Heritage Park’s heirloom gardens, complete with samples and hands-on activities for the Garden Tours and Dinners August 2 and September 6.  After working up an appetite, you’ll dine on a four-course dinner with wine pairings in the Selkirk Grille Gallery Room Tickets can be ordered online at or by calling 403-268-8500. 

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival has released its 2018 dates, with Early Bird tickets available until September 7 at With over 200 booths and 700 drinks to savour, you can look forward to indulging in a selection of wines, spirits, and beers, along with gourmet bites from Calgary and Edmonton’s top restaurants. In 2017, the they donated over $16,000 to local charities, and this year they’re donating to Mealshare, Calgary and Edmonton Food Banks, and SAIT Culinary Campus and NAIT Culinary Arts program.  

Calgary: October 12 & 13, Stampede Park BMO Centre, Halls D & E.  

Edmonton: October 19 & 20, Shaw Conference Centre, Halls A-C. 

Dandy Brewing has released the first two cans in their line up. Hopped wheat ale, “The Bright Young Things”, is available in 4x473mL cans. And they’ve launched the second collaboration with Vancouver’s Twin Sails brewing. “My Boy Lollipop” is a Pink Guava Milkshake sour. Rounding out the entrance into cans is “Prince of The Rodeo” Grapefruit Gose, followed by the “T2G- IPA”, the newest edition to the fulltime Dandy line up.  

Alberta Small Brewers Association has launched a new website, Alberta.Beer, to help promote Alberta beer and all the elements that go into making it unique. It showcases the rich culture of the Alberta beer industry, the local ingredients, like Alberta malt barley, as well as the brewers that are known for their experimentation, collaboration and community spirit. The website also has an events page sharing events happening in the province, as well as featuring regular stories about our province’s beer.  

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