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May 12, 2010 09:36 AM

YYC Yeee-Haaa!!!

Need a recommendation for a restaurant that has a Calgary look and feel and menu that an Easterner (from Ottawa!) would find distinctly Calgarian/Western.

I have a few ideas, but would appreciate any suggestions.

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  1. The Ranche comes to my mind, complete with pioneer history, wild game etc.

    1. 1886 Cafe would work well for breakfast.

      Palomino is the other place that leaps to mind; the food's not always the greatest, but it strikes me as the version of what everybody thinks a Calgary bar should be like.

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      1. re: ByeByeBaby

        1886 has perhaps the WORST breakfast (aside from blackfoot diner) that i've ever had in calgary. last time i was there, I think i paid like $15 for 2 PALE eggs, crappy toast and cold, undercooked potatoes. blech.

      2. Buzzard's? I haven't been in a while, but I haven't seen prarie oysters anywhere else (I didn't care for them but it was on my gotta-try list).

        The Ranche Restaurant
        15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, AB , CA

        1886 Buffalo Cafe
        187 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary, AB T2P 4R3, CA

        Buzzards Restaurant and Bar
        140 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A3, CA

        1. You have to first explain to him or her that Calgary is (even) more multicultural than is Ottawa and you're not going to find the stereotypes that one expects here. But do take him to, for example, Longview Steakhouse. And the Millarville Farmers Market.

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          1. re: John Manzo

            Ginger Beef washed down with Caesars?

          2. Maybe Selkirk Grille at Heritage Park.