36 Hours in Calgary, Alberta
By ELAINE GLUSAC - JAN. 25, 2018
A new generation of chefs is championing locally sourced menus, and a relaxation of liquor production laws has led to a boom in microbreweries.
The construction cranes that pierce the downtown Calgary skyline and nearby neighborhoods suggest a boom on the Alberta prairie. In fact, in the past two years, sagging oil and gas prices have crimped Calgary’s economy, which is now showing signs of recovery. Projects underway before the slowdown, including the music museum at Studio Bell, have charged the city’s cultural scene. A new generation of chefs is championing Alberta-grown-and-raised foodstuffs, and a relaxation of liquor production laws in 2013 has led to a boom in microbreweries. Banff-bound visitors commonly land in Calgary and head directly to the national park, about a 90-minute drive west. But Calgary also champions the outdoors, with extensive recreational paths, world-class Olympic facilities that are open to the public and a penchant for open-air cafes even in winter when, occasionally, the chinook winds sweep in.
This is a really fantastic and recent New York Times article that I think you guys might like... https://www.nytimes.com/interactive...to-do-36-hours-in-alberta-calgary-canada.html
Went to Modern Steak in Kensington last night, was quite tasty, but I didn't find it to be anything exceptional, especially given that the cheapest steak was about $40. I think Vintage and Hy's are still the best steak places in town, been quite a while since I ate at Caesar's, they were quite good last time though. Ate at Saltlik a month or two ago and found it to be quite meh...