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Calgary

5 new restaurants – and what to order at them

Story and photography by SILVIA PIKAL

We’re lucky with the variety of restaurants that have opened in Calgary and area in the last few months, from French and Italian cuisine to a charcuterie and butchery shop you can stop at for lunch. Check out our favourite dishes from 5 new restaurants, the first post in our new bi-monthly food and drink series.

CARDINALE: MODERN ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Housed in the historic Defoe building in Victoria Park, Cardinale is a refresh and rebrand of La Vita é Bella restaurant. The new restaurant focuses on fresh pasta made in-house, hand-crafted cocktails and fine Italian wine. The space is beautiful; exposed brick, green velvet booths and a large bar greet you when you walk in. A short walk away from the Saddledome, it’s a favourite hang-out when the Flames play. (more…)

In The Know: Speakeasies Make a Modern Comeback in Calgary

By RACHAEL FREY

Milk Tiger Lounge's co-owner Nathan Head mixes up a Vieux Carre, a classic New Orleans prohibition-era cocktail. (Photo: Marnie Persaud)

Milk Tiger Lounge’s co-owner Nathan Head mixes up a Vieux Carre, a classic New Orleans prohibition-era cocktail. (Photo: Marnie Persaud)

In the Prohibition era of the early twentieth century, going out for a night on the town was a clandestine affair. Bar patrons would quickly glance around for the coppers before slipping into an alley and rapping out a secret knock on an unmarked door to be admitted into a speakeasy for a glass or three of bootlegged moonshine. (more…)

26 Dinosaurs Are On Display at “Dinosaurs Alive”

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Something big has arrived! Relive your favourite dinosaur movie adventures (Jurassic Park anyone?) at Calgary Zoo’s Dinosaurs Alive exhibit. With life-sized animatronic dinosaurs around every corner, it’s bound to be a great adventure. While the crowd pleasers (like the T-Rex, of course!) will definitely be present, other lesser known species are also on display. In fact, here are 26 dinosaurs you can expect to see at Dinosaurs Alive.

 
While that may seem like a lot of dinosaurs already, it’s merely scratching the surface of what you can expect to witness at Calgary Zoo’s Dinosaurs Alive exhibit. Grab your tickets now — after all, you truly won’t be able to get a sense of just how spectacular these creatures are until you experience them in person.
 

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