By MICHAELA RITCHIE
Much has changed in Calgary since Lance Hurtubise made his first foray into our city’s culinary scene—as a dishwasher at the age of 12, making $2.10 an hour. From his days serving as a bus boy, waiter, bouncer and manager, to now as President and CEO of the Vintage Group, Hurtubise has seen it all in Calgary’s kitchens over the last four decades. (more…)
Best Restaurants on Calgary’s Edmonton Trail: The original “Soul in a Bowl” at OEB Breakfast Co. (Photo: Jason Dziver)
Just a four-minute drive north of downtown, Edmonton Trail is the dark horse of emerging restaurant rows. The stretch is punctuated with an eclectic mix of eateries from retro diners serving brunch, burgers and Benedicts to upscale bistros serving fusion cuisine.
1. Vons Steak House & Oyster Bar
This dining gem serves some of the best Alberta beef in Edmonton, especially the prime rib and hand-cut AAA Sterling Silver steaks. A favorite among locals, Vons draws in guests with the uncompromising quality of its food, and its exceptional, personable service.
Vons Steak House and Oyster Bar, 10309-81 Ave., 780-439-0041, vonssteakhouse.com, map and reviews
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