Tazzo and Diner Deluxe in Calgary
It took 3 tries but I finally made it into Diner Deluxe. At 9:30 AM on a Tuesday it was still pretty busy. I was tempted by the chocolate french toast with fried bananas but since eggs benny are a real test I had the smoked salmon eggs benedict. The eggs were cooked perfectly and the hollandaise was impossible to improve upon. It's just too bad that no matter when we come on a weekend we can't get in!
Tazzo - my beef shawarma platter had dried out beef. I can handle crispy but I had trouble swallowing. My baba ganoush was good. My husband's chicken in a pita (no way I can recreate the proper name) was good. He said he liked the grilled pita but overall he prefers A&A. The pita provided with our platters wasn't warmed up. The other person with us had falafel and they were good but not outstanding.
Sorry to hear about your experience at Tazzo. Next time try TAZZA. It's fantastic :-). But honestly yours is the first semi-negative review of the place.... bound to happen; I noticed the inevitable backlash against Vogglio after pages of adulation over at beyond.ca car forums.
chicken in a pita = shish tawouk
re: John Manzo
i thought chicken in a pita = chicken shawarma?
I've read the raves on Tazza on this board before as well, but when i went i was underwelmed. perhaps i just had overly high expectations, but for me, it was a pretty standard shawarma. Good, but not as good as i was led to believe it might be. Let the back lash begin! no, i kid. i'll still give them another try just to make sure. Since my favourite shawarma place has closed (i think it was called Sobey's? on Macloed tr S by the Callebaut head office... what happened to that place?), i've been hard up for a good shawarma.
There was a chicken shawarma but for some reason husband had the one John Manzo has so kindly provided the spelling for. I think it was described on the board as rotisserie chicken in a pita. Wasn't a bad experience other than my dried out beef. If I am over that way I might try it again. I'm just not seeing it as a place worth crossing town especially for.