One day in Calgary: Country music artist Paul Brandt

Outside of his kitchen, where does he go to enjoy food with his family?

Since his million-selling debut album “Calm Before The Storm”, Paul has been on an unlikely journey of humble beginnings and big dreams to fame and stardom.

Brandt had a passion for words and poetry early in life, and began to write music at the age of 13. By 1996, he had become the first Canadian male country artist to reach the Billboard Top Ten in the U.S. since Hank Snow in 1974, and a string of number one hits and gold and platinum albums followed. Spurred on by an independent, entrepreneurial spirit, he formed an independent label called Brand-T Records, which opened doors for he and his wife Elizabeth to realize their dream of putting down roots back in Alberta.

So, when he has a moment away from work, whether it’s music or charity (he established the Build It Forward Foundation), where does he go to enjoy some good food in Calgary?


Blue Star Diner: I love how small it is and appreciate their attention to detail.


The Nash: It’s a really cool space and I just love Mike Noble’s vision for that place.

Photo from TheNashYYC on Instagram.


On a nice day, I think I’d have to pick the River Cafe; such great people watching, and I love the vibe.

Photo from RiverCafeYYC on Instagram.


Charbar: Great food, really cool atmosphere. I never would have dreamed you could have such a beautiful view looking east down the river, but they made it happen!

Photo from Charbar_YYC on Instagram.