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Spur Gastropub - Calgary

TSAW Oct 22, 2009 08:19 PM

Has anyone been to Spur Gastropub yet? It's on 3rd St and 4th ave near the Westin but I am not exactly sure where. It sounds interesting ('typical pub grub is elevated to refined dining heights'), but it's only about 3 weeks old. I tend to wait until places air out the kinks before I check it out.

Any opinions?

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    aktivistin Oct 22, 2009 09:30 PM

    It's in the old Wild Ginger space. Haven't been there either. Is it still a Vickers establishment?

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      alau2 Oct 22, 2009 09:41 PM

      Yup, it's owned by Penny Lane.

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        Local Cook Oct 23, 2009 05:58 PM

        I am not sure how they can get away with copying the one out of Seattle. Name, concept and look. It seems a little funny .http://spurseattle.com/

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          foodosopher Oct 23, 2009 06:37 PM

          My guess is because trademarking is covered in the US, and in Canada under two different legal systems. The Century Hospitality Group did the same with with Delux Burger Bar and Deluxe Burger Bar in Phoenix. Gratitude Cafe and Cafe Gratitude from San Francisco. The list goes on. But i agree - it's definitely funny.

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      shantm Oct 23, 2009 06:43 PM

      I'd hold off going for now. They definitely have some kinks to work out still. Have been twice now and have been over-served and under-served and the food has only been so-so. They are trying really hard after the service/mgmt issues they had with Wild Ginger which I give them credit for. They are very eager to receive feedback and followed up appropriately with changes they made based on the feedback we gave.

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        seemac70 Oct 24, 2009 02:33 PM

        Oysters: 2 bucks between 2 and 7pm...

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          hsk Oct 24, 2009 08:12 PM

          You can get oysters at Embarcadero for $1.25 all the time.

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