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& Shout Outs

Women-led and community-driven, Edmonton’s Kind Ice Cream has now opened a third location in Oliver’s brand new OEX II Building at 12017 102 Avenue, in addition to their Ritchie and Highlands stores. Made in small batches, Kind use Alberta milk, cream and eggs, and offer a wide choice of flavours as well as dairy-free ice cream, made with coconut cream and cocoa butter. 11-10 pm daily.

Self-described as Alberta’s first plant-based pizzeria, Edmonton chef, Neil Royale’s Die Pie has a new location at 11817 105 Avenue. 12 pizzas come in a choice of three styles: Neapolitan thin crust, Detroit THICC, or gluten-free, with vegan burgers, pizza bites, nachos, and more, also on offer to eat in, pick up, or have delivered. Lunch and dinner, closed Mondays.

Calgary’s Bono Coffee Roasters are growing, with a new location in Bridgeland, at 773 1 Avenue NE. Partners Dawit Wubie and Danait Tesfay are experts in hand-roasting coffee beans having grown up in Ethiopia, and you can enjoy their speciality, small-batch, premium, Ethiopian coffee along with scones, croissants, and pastries, at their original Manhattan Road location as well as the new café. Bags of their roasted beans are available to purchase in the café, as well as to order online, and there’s a monthly coffee subscription for bags delivered to your door. Seven days,


Edmonton’s May Restaurant has reopened in the ex-Canteen space at 10522 124 Street. Celebrating Alberta-grown food, culture and heritage, with plates meant to be shared, brunch runs until 3 pm, when a menu of elevated Bites, Garden & Grain, and Field & Fish dishes kicks in. Closed Mondays,

Darling now has a permanent Edmonton location! They’re at 9616 82 Avenue, serving up Head Chef Lindsay James’ menu focused around local, seasonal ingredients, with globally inspired sharing plates for brunch, dinner, and snacks every day, along with their notable rotating natural wine list.


After 11 years, Calgary’s Village Brewery has a new taproom! Sarah Ward Interiors has created a beautiful, bright, and colourful space on the ground floor of the brewery at 5000 12a Street SE, with a garage door opening onto the dog-friendly patio, 16 beer taps, and a tasty menu of dips, sandwiches, salads, and smoked meat dishes from Chef Don Saviak of ABC Outpost Kitchen – and of course plenty of delicious craft beer! Closed Sundays and Mondays,

Egg & Spoon, Calgary’s latest breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot, is the inspiration of award-winning chef, Liana Robberecht, along with founder, Patrick Chiu. They gave Executive Chef, Jason Moore, (at the Petroleum Club for the last 20 years!) free rein to create his playful, all-day breakfast and lunch menu, and having celiac disease, he’s focused on locally sourced, clean ingredients, and diversity. Don’t miss the signature deviled eggs, turkey maple sausage rolls, gluten-free bread (you’d never guess!) from Invermere Bakery, many excellent smoked meat dishes, and the outstanding potato hash cooked in bacon grease with maple syrup and lemon seasoning. Come hungry, the portions are generous! 7729 Macleod Trail. 7-3 pm, seven days.


The Stables on the Currie Barracks is now home to Burwood Distillery, Vaycay Brew Co, and their collab taproom – Veranda. This K-shaped building has been completely restored with a brewery at one end, a distillery at the other, a terrific taproom with a great menu and a 120-seat, dog friendly, south facing patio in the middle. Chef Sammy Mehler-Allaby (ex-Model Milk) is cooking up some superb share plates, handmade pastas, salads, wings, as well as a kiddies menu, with honey from Burwood’s apiary and beef from YV Ranch where the cattle are fed the spent grain! 200, 2566 Flanders Avenue SW, Calgary. Lunch, dinner, and snacks every day.

Chef’s Earth now has a bricks and mortar location in Calgary’s Mark on 10th building, at 1019 8 Street SW. Now you can build your own nutritionally dense salads, hot bowls, and wraps, downtown as well as at Calgary Farmers Market South - or order from the menu. This is feel good food, with a choice of 52 natural ingredients to personalise your meal, a big breakfast selection, a daily soup, mac ‘n’ cheese, and Marley coffee. Eat in at this clean and bright, small café, and smell the fresh herbs on the wall, snag a seat in the nook or on the little patio - or pick up and take your choice back to your desk or home! Seven days,

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