The New Year is bringing in new flavours to Calgary’s restaurant scene.
Get your appetites ready to try everything from Southern style BBQ to stacked poutines to plates inspired by seasonal ingredients.
Here are six places you have to try right now in YYC.
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1. Gringo St.
Open right next door to its owners, Cleaver, this Latin American inspired cuisine has flavour packed tacos, burgers, and brazen cocktails.
Address: 102 – 524 17 Avenue SW
2. Hula Poké
Serving up poke bowls, tostadas, and crunchy plantain chips, this poké spot in Brookfield Place is going to be your new favourite lunch spot.
Address: Brookfield Place, 225 6 Avenue SW
If you’ve got Georgia on your mind, you’ll be happy to get a taste of Southern style po’boys, crispy hatch chilli hush puppies, and blackened fish at this BBQ joint in Mission.
Address: 1919 4 Street SW
Taking over the 12th Avenue and 1 Street corner spot that once was Drum & Monkey in Beltline, Leopold’s Tavern is serving up burgers with in-house made buns and pickles, decked out poutines, and even an anytime brekkie special.
Address: 1201 1 Street SW
Proving to be more than just a spot for after-work drinks, Calgary’s newest lounge has an outstanding lunch and dinner menu. With mains like smoked pork loin and sharable plates such as whipped guacamole and shatteringly crisp braised short rib spring rolls, it will quickly become the everyday room.
Address: 100 – 118 Avenue SW
6. Donna Mac
Serving up sharable (or not, you decide) plates using seasonal ingredients from vegan options to a carnivore’s delight, this new restaurant on the block has got something for everyone.
Address: 1002 9 Street SW