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Eating and Stampeding: Our top Calgary picks

A week in July at one of the world’s biggest festivals in a city we’d never visited was bound to be exciting, but just how great a trip we would have was yet to be known.

The Calgary Stampede, which ran from July 8-17 this year, is an event on many peoples’ bucket lists – if not for the top-tier country music line-up, world-class rodeo acts or epic parade, then for the infamous deep-fried food concoctions and sky-high midway rides.

We went for all those things, and more, which we’ll later get into. But we also learned that Calgary is a city with an impressive food scene and home to innovative, widely recognized chefs creating masterful dishes with a diversity of flavours. Continue reading “Eating and Stampeding: Our top Calgary picks”

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REVIEW: Navarra delivers big taste on small plates

Chef René Rodriguez’s Navarra gives a whole new meaning to Tuesday tapas – or any night of the week, for that matter.

The quaint hotspot nestled in the Byward Market on Murray Street serves elegant, refined small plates with bold flavours and bright colours inspired by the chef’s travels to Mexico City, Oaxaca, Latin America and Spain. Continue reading “REVIEW: Navarra delivers big taste on small plates”