Completely reimagined and renewed, after 10 years Brasserie Kensington has become EatCrow, a cool and casual eatery focusing on snacks, cocktails and beer. You’ll be spoiled for choice for veggie dishes here, and we couldn’t decide which was out fave as we loved both the Root Vegetable ‘Tartare’ of chopped beet, carrot, rutabaga, and jímaca,with tabasco, balsamic, arugula and walnut pesto and it’s own little bucket of potato chips, and the Chickpea Fingers with chimichurri to dip! Both vegan, and gluten/dairy-free!


at EATCROW Snack Bar, 1131 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, 403-457-4148, @eatcrowyyc



Koji Katsu

We’ve discovered the masters of Katsu! We’re not surprised Koji Katsu sell out most nights, the katsu are all light and crunchy-crisp on the outside and tender and moist inside – and if you ask, with a fruity and tangy curry sauce that cooks for 12 hours, and it comes with miso soup and pickles. We’ll be back for the pork, ebi (prawn) and cheese versions!

Chicken Katsu Curry $14 at Koji Katsu

 1111 6 Ave SW, Calgary

 587-664-7001,, @koji.tonkatsu





The Beltliner

We loved Executive Chef Justin Lall and Head Chef Jason Paulhus’ tomato saffron bouillabaisse at Calgary’s community-spirited, The Beltliner, which has joined the Starbelly Group, securing its future as an all-day diner serving next-level, organic comfort food. It’s a tomato saffron broth with calamari, prawns, mussels – and a smoked salmon remoulade on the toasted bread to dip in the delicious broth, which we could just eat on its own!

Bouillabaisse $24 at The Beltliner

 243 12 Ave SW, Calgary, 587) 955-1555,, @thebeltliner






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