There are so many hotspots in Calgary's food scene that it's almost impossible to narrow them down into a day of eating. However, if you get an insider's tips, you can eat like a local, like musician Charlie James.
James is a new rock-country artist based in Calgary. This year, he's one of 12 finalists for Project WILD's Showcase Series, competing for the grand prize of over $100,000. Here's where he likes to go for breakfast burritos, barbecue, pizza and tequila.
Blue Star Diner is a great way to start your day, and probably on a lot of people's lists. The friendly staff and great service are matched by the tasty food they serve up. Go with the Blue Star Burrito!
For lunch, I recommend Big T’s BBQ and Smokehouse. If you like BBQ (and let’s be honest--who doesn’t?), Big T’s is a great place to go. They offer a casual atmosphere, great staff and generous portions that come to your table quickly. What else do you want?
My fave has to be 4th Spot Kitchen and Bar. I’ve been a patron there since they opened. (It just happens to be across the street from a firehouse.) They took over the space from Karouzos, and kept some of the original pizza recipes! Try The Butcher; you won’t be disappointed!
For an evening out on the town, I suggest starting at Añejo. This place has a great vibe and a well-stocked bar, especially if you’re particular about your tequila. With a well-laid-out lounge and a patio designed for 4th Street people watching, you can’t miss. Lay the foundations for a great night and start at Añejo!