Foodies grab your forks and loosen your belts!
This is not a drill… This is TASTE OF CALGARY!
A weird and wonderful food festival that sees 40 food vendors serve up unique creations that cover nearly every flavour and culture of food!
Then, to wash it all down, 18 beverage vendors come to your rescue with creative cocktails and bespoke offerings.
There are so many things to eat and sip you’ll need to put in multiple shifts just to cover half of it!
If you follow my Instagram stories you’d have seen I ate and drank so much mid afternoon that I had to go home for a nap… But then came back strong that night.
The map of deliciousness is large, so to help guide you begin: this is a list of my top picks for you to start with!
Naina’s Kitchen – Dill Pickle Poutine (3 tickets)
Love Dill Pickles!?
Naina’s Dill Pickle Gravy will have you doing tangy cartwheels through the crowd!
Made Hot & Fresh:
Pure Contemporary Vietnamese Kitchen and Bar – Charsiu Pork Sesame Doughnut with Pickled Veg and Sriracha Sauce (5 tickets)
Soft and airy sesame seed ‘doughnut bun’ stuffed with salty, saucy, meaty goodness!
Full Meal Deal:
Holy Smoke BBQ – Brisket Slider with Mini Cornbread (5 tickets)
A tender brisket slider with 6 side sauce choices served with quite possibly the best mini cornbread I’ve ever eaten!
Insert hand clap emoji x 10!
Worth Breaking Your Diet For:
Canadian Brewhouse – Bacon Wrapped Jalapeños (4 tickets)
Large Cream Cheese stuffed Jalapeños wrapped in an entire piece of perfectly cooked Bacon.
I would have handed over double the amount of tickets for these!
Yummy Churros – Chocolate, Coconut and Rainbow Churro Trio (5 tickets)
These churros are not only loaded on the outside, they’re filled on the inside!
With each bite a different liquid explosion of Caramel, Chocolate or Strawberry sauce.
PZA – Ciambelle Italian Style Doughnuts with Nutella (4 tickets)
Crispy yet fresh soft fried doughnuts topped with powdered sugar, served up with a side of Nutella….
And yes I used my finger to scoop out every last bit of that chocolate hazelnut goodness!
Now to wash it all down…
The New Kid on the Block:
Annex Soda Mfg – Root Beer
Made right here in Calgary, Alberta, Annex has only been in the marketplace for a few months.
Producing the only craft Root Beer in the province, this is a unique taste you need to taste!
And lastly… There’s the ‘BEER Gardens’ where vendors are serving up beer, margaritas and everything in-between, including:
Caramel Whisky spiked Cherry Colas & Ginger Lime Whisky Slushes!
Stiff, cold and refreshing, these are the perfect way to help beat the heat!
Taste of Calgary will continue through August 13th, 2017 and is open from 11am-9pm.
So grab a tasting partner and some Tupperware, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
Mr. Fab foodie