When did you last visit Bite Grocery and Eatery in Inglewood for all-day breakfast, lunch or brunch? We did very recently and were delighted to find one of our favourite Calgary chefs – Dwayne Ennest, of Open Range, Big Fish, and White Rose and the Coal Shed, has just joined the kitchen! Fabulous lunch fare as you might expect from Chef Ennest, the special of the day was a very generous portion of grilled salmon with butter chicken, fresh baked naan bread, rice, and other accompaniments – who else would put these flavours together? We can’t wait for the new menu launch coming in a week or so – watch this space!

Creator of two of Calgary’s most beloved restaurants – The Nash and NOtaBLE, Chef Michael Noble has launched Noble Fare Catering, offering both drop-off and full-service catering. Having sampled dishes and cocktails, we can certainly vouch for the quality, flavours, and sheer deliciousness of the dishes you can expect at your next event– all made in the kitchens of his restaurants. For weddings, corporate events, cocktail parties and much more, Noble Fare is raising the catering bar with the seamless service and elevated culinary experience. noblefarecatering.com/story/

Are you a Hippie Snack aficionado? This Burnaby, BC-based company has developed a new organic Sesame Snack that is very different to those you are used to. It’s organic, non-GMO, low in sugar, gluten-free and contains no artificial ingredients. And –it’s made with crunchy white and black organic sesame seeds, and sweetened with coconut sugar. The result is a deeply flavoured, delicious snack more reminiscent of molasses than white sugar, with less sugar than found in similar products, and two grams of fibre in each serving. We’re in!

Calgary’s Urban Butcher in Mission is now carrying a variety of breads from The Loft Bakery at Granary Road Market on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for those craving a fresh loaf from The Loft Bakery, but can’t get too far south of the city. Hand crafted by Head Baker Abdesamed Ezzedini and his team at The Loft Bakery, you can now find sourdough, crostini, vegetable focaccia, whole grain sourdough, and bread crumbs, close by for city dwellers!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with Heritage Park and Big Rock Brewery on March 17! Elevate your St. Paddy’s Day, in Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley Museum while enjoying a culinary experience that celebrates the best of the Emerald Isle with Executive Chef Leighton Smyth’s menu, including slow cooked corned beef with braised red cabbage and bacon, a build your own Shepard’s pie station, AAA Alberta beef and Big Rock Traditional Ale stew, sweet green pea hummus cup with ricotta, and more! Big Rock’s has an array of brews from craft to classic for you, and you can dance the night away to Celtic band, Cabot’s Crossing. Tickets $64.95 Sláinte!

Deane House in Calgary’s Inglewood has just started a series of guest chef Sunday Suppers. Along with Chef Jamie Harling, Chef Neil McCue was first off with “The Whole Lamb and Nothing But The Lamb,” 5-course meal in these elegant and comfortable surroundings and on Sunday nights it’s BYOW! So you can bring a bottle of something great and let Deane House decanter it and pour it for you. The evening starts at 5:30pm, so you won’t be too late in bed, and next up is Teatro Group’s Executive Chef Matt Batey on March 25th – and he knows how to cook seafood exceptionally well! Yum, can’t wait – we’ll see you there!

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