By SILVIA PIKAL
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE: PINK BOOTS AND A MACHETE
Mireya Mayor—primatologist, explorer and National Geographic Channel wildlife correspondent—is sharing her adventures from all over the globe on November 6. Through stories, photos and film clips, she’ll take viewers on a behind-the-scenes look at life in the field, including her discovery of a new species of lemur while on expedition in Madagascar.
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Arts Commons, 205 – 8 Ave SE, artscommons.ca (more…)
By JAMES YOUNG
When that craving for eggs and waffles strikes, there’s no need to trek in to downtown Calgary — check out these five delicious places for breakfast or brunch in the ‘burbs. (more…)
By RACHAEL FREY
Diner Deluxe’s salmon eggs Benedict (Photo: Jason Dziver)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and brunch with friends and family makes it an occasion. Calgary is home to some amazing breakfast and brunch spots that are bound to have line-ups around the block. But trust us, the wait is worth it.
OEB Breakfast Co.
This little 36-seat diner is a local favourite. Chef-owner Mauro Martina cooks with natural, local ingredients—OEB even has its own egg-laying flocks of free-run chickens.
MUST TRY: Soul ’n a Bowl incorporates potatoes fried in duck fat topped with St. Albert cheese curds, slow-cooked bacon lardons and brown-butter Hollandaise.
• OEB Breakfast Co. Uptown, 824 Edmonton Tr NE, eatoeb.com
• OEB Breakfast Co. Downtown, 222 5 Ave, eatoeb.com
Just a few doors from OEB, this funky retro diner serves hearty plates with ingredients from local producers such as Missing Link Extraordinary Sausage. The walls are adorned with vintage metal signs, but the food is fresh and modern.
MUST TRY: Maple Fried Oatmeal, a thick slab of oatmeal fried in maple syrup and topped with lemon curd and vanilla bean cream.
• Diner Deluxe on Edmonton Trail, 804 Edmonton Tr NE, www.dinerdeluxe.com
• Diner Deluxe in Aspen, 104, 350 Aspen Glen Landing SW, www.dinerdeluxe.com