There’s a ‘new kid on the block’ and his name isn’t Danny, Donny, Jordan, Jonathan or Joey… His name:
Opening its first location this week in Calgary, I was delighted when I received a request for a date.
As I started prepping, I began to wonder what he might look like.
The name felt New York and I guessed that he might be an investment banker from Wall Street or perhaps a corporate climber.
I was nervous.
I donned a Gaga concert tee, jeans and a blazer and I was on my way to meet my blind date!
I arrived and at first glance I was impressed!
He was bold and good looking; I started to sweat.
I walked up and was ushered inside. He was tall, dark and handsome; I crawled up on a high top and looked on admiringly.
He ordered us a drink. The Sunshine State; 2 oz of premium liquor and all for $8.00.
$1 off on Mondays, I was impressed with the quality and price.
Then he spoke.
A bit loud and focused on sports; I began to wonder if there was a volume button.
But that was immediately overshadowed with the arrival of the Calamari ($10.50)
This was a guy who knew the way to my heart.
Thick, chewy and saucy.
As I wiped my face, I paged through the extensive menu.
Cheesy Poutine and Butter Chicken Poutine ($11.50)
I was starting to fall fast and hard!
Then the main came.
Long Island Fish Tacos ($16) with a side of jalapeño corn bread & maple butter…
My first bite and I was looking for a bit more of a flavourful kick. I grabbed the sriracha sauce and piled it on… My mouth was on fire!
I flew to the bar and ordered a trayful of drinks to extiquish the flames.
Upon my return to the table, the tacos where cleared and we were onto the main event.
Desert; and State & Main had found my sweet spot!
Ice Cream Sandwiches ($5)
As I snacked on the warm freshly bake cookies, I wondered if he would ask me out again.
I think I was falling in love.
But then out of the corner of my eye I caught the passing of a delicious Flatbread smothered in sausage. ($13)
And I realized maybe playing the field is more my style.
As I began to follow my new desire away from the table, I tossed Mr. Main a wink over my shoulder.
I’d be back.
He had a lot to offer and I planned on tasting his entire menu.
Call me maybe
Mr. Fab & main