A dream cafe opens in Calgary - what would you serve?
I was recently living in Vancouver and was amazed by the number of independently owned restaurants and cafe's to choose from. I'm not saying that everyplace we ate was serving the most amazing food, but as a born and raised Calgarian I am just more accustomed to seeing the large chain's dominate. It was a nice change of pace.
A few places that I fell in love with served fresh bread, homemade sandwiches and the coffee was freshly roasted. There was even a place called Meat & Bread and they serve just that - meat on bread. What would your dream cafe or restaurant serve? What kinds of foods are we missing in Calgary?
I like this Meat and Bread concept! I love homemade bread but it seems all of the bakeries I've been to here, serve fresh european style bread. The type that is referred to as 'toothsome' and a little difficult to bite through the crust, although tastey, I would love to find a place that made the good old homemade loaves. You know the soft, white kind that the prairie farm wife made back in the day?! And I'm not talking Wonder Dough, or Safeway 'in house' crap. I would love to find sandwiches made with this kind of bread, FRESH, filled with a simple whole roast turkey or baked ham with a bone. Maybe I'm an old farmer at heart?! This is what I would eat every day!
So funny. I actually was born and raised in Vancouver. And I feel about Calgary how you do about Vancouver. I love Wa's, Petite, Shwarma Knights, Crazyweeds, Vendome, Gnocchi's, Shijijki's, Moti Mohal,and Local 510.
But do you know what I miss most ? Oyster poboys, oyster sandwiches, fried oysters, raw oysters... I think it would be awesome to have a restaurant that specialized in oysters. I like the big fat oysters. Another thing I miss is a late night poutine spot in downtown core.
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