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Meeting some friends for lunch on Sunday and need a good recommendation. People are coming from the far south-east and north-west...so more central would be preferred. So many places are dinner...but not lunch on Sunday - so need some good ideas.
Thanks much

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  1. Boxwood!

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    1. re: John Manzo

      Thanks John - good suggestion...I don't think they're licensed...but we can probably go without.

      1. re: katidyd

        nope, they're fully licensed. Wine is served in small tumblers which seemed to be an issue with others on this board, but I find fits in with the atmosphere of the place.

        1. re: marcopolo

          Bonus - thanks marco.
          I certainly don't mind drinking wine out of a tumbler...I've seen it done in Italy.

          1. re: marcopolo

            Marco, for the record it wasn't the wine served in tumblers that were at issue it was the wine at $25 for 1/2 litre in tumblers. I've had lots of wine from less than ideal vessels but not in a restaurant at the equivalent of $37/bottle.

            1. re: hsk

              Noted ;)

        2. re: John Manzo

          And if the weather holds, you could enjoy your meal outside. I went for lunch today and the restaurant was packed and almost all the outside tables were taken. I love the chicken sandwich. The preserved lemon aioli really "makes" it.

          1. re: John Manzo

            I second Boxwood. You could also try Una Pizza, which is also open on Sunday for lunch (and it's licensed).

            1. re: Jigga

              After suggesting Boxwood I just had to go for lunch on Sunday myself - and I had yet another amazing meal. Roasted chicken sandwich, shared roasted chicken soup and pork chili with husband (not ground pork, but shredded roasted pork), house made lemonade, and a chocolate chunk and cranberry cookie: It was to die for. The place was packed too - why don't we have more places like this in Calgary?

              1. re: Jigga

                Nice!!!

                Being from Edmonton I had not heard of Boxwood before reading through this "thread"...will be trying it the next time we venture south as Sunday's menu was quite appealing...not too often that I would order virtually any and everything from a menu.

          2. Big Fish - technically brunch, but its off the menu. Easy parking too.

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            Big Fish
            1112 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3K4, CA

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            1. re: ybnormal

              Another good suggestion - my fave brunch place in the city.