By RACHAEL FREY
Photo: Phil Crozier, courtesy Ox and Angela
Heaven Artisan GF Cuisine
There’s no chance of cross contamination here, because every single thing on the menu is gluten free. The restaurant serves fresh, international fare with a Venezuelan twist, and there’s lots of dairy-free and vegan options available as well. (more…)
By ADELE BRUNNHOFER
This cocktail, Just Beet It, is featured at The Coup + Meet, and balances a blend of health-conscious juices with liquored libations. (Photo by Jason Dziver)
Complementing Calgary’s red-hot food scene, bartenders (who prefer the more humble moniker as opposed to the trendy term, “mixologist”) are mixing and muddling house-made spiced syrups and smoked bison with top-shelf spirits like floral Botanist gin and aged Guatemalan rum. From chic restaurants to dark, sexy lounges, cocktail connoisseurs can expect novel tastes, exciting experimentation and revisited classics on par with cocktail hotspots like Vancouver, Toronto and Portland. (more…)
Photo: Commonwealth Bar & Stage
SIT Interiors plays host tonight to the Calgary Folk Music Festival kick-off party, where local band Eve Hell and the Razors will perform their unique brand of ’60s surf and rockabilly. The band will also perform this coming weekend at the festival. Craft beers by Village Brewery will be served. Admission is free, show starts at 7 pm. SIT Interiors 820 11 Ave SW.
Two of Calgary’s hippest 17th Avenue eateries, Una Pizza and Wine and Ox and Angela, are holding a customer appreciation night at Commonwealth Bar and Stage tonight. Local bands the Nix Dixons and Double Fuzz will be perform. Complimentary appetizers and drink specials, the event is open to the public. The celebration will include complimentary appetizers and drink. Tickets are $5 at the door, event begins at 7 pm. Commonwealth Bar and Stage 731 10 Ave SW.
Musician and songstress Carla Olive hosts the new singer-songwriter open mic at Café Koi. The intimate café features a diverse menu of Asian-fusion dishes with numerous vegetarian options. Delicious cocktails like the Rising Sun sake martini are a must-try. Café Koi 1011 1 St SW.