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”