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Ah, sum­mer! The time of year in Cal­gary when an in­vi­ta­tion to “meet for drinks” al­ways means a meet­ing on a pa­tio; pan­cakes are ac­cept­able for break­fast ten days in a row and denim is con­sid­ered “work at­tire” dur­ing Cal­gary Stam­pede; and the word “fes­ti­val” shows up ev­ery week­end on your cal­en­dar.

There’s so much go­ing on this sum­mer, so we’ve filled our pages with fes­ti­vals, events, ac­tiv­i­ties, and din­ner dates that you can fill your cal­en­dar with. I’m es­pe­cially look­ing for­ward to try­ing a mini dough­nut ice cream bar at the Cal­gary Stam­pede (page 20) en route to watch­ing Vance Joy at the Coca-Cola stage (page 34), and I think I’ll be spend­ing a lot of time in Prince’s Is­land Park for pic­nics, fes­ti­vals, and us­ing the scenic walk­ing paths (page 25).

When the days are hot and you don’t feel like cook­ing in­doors, don’t hes­i­tate to eat out—so many new (and ex­cel­lent) restau­rants have opened in the past few months. From hav­ing your morn­ing cof­fee at the beau­ti­ful new Phil & Se­bas­tian lo­ca­tion (page 23) to en­joy­ing a slice of melt-in-your-mouth pie for dessert (page 54), you can fill your day hop­ping be­tween new restau­rants. Speak­ing of restau­rants, it’s our first is­sue in al­most ten years with­out Cal­gary’s noted and re­spected food critic John Gilchrist as a con­trib­u­tor as he eases into re­tire­ment. Gilchrist’s first col­umn for Where Cal­gary ap­peared in our Septem­ber/Oc­to­ber 2005 is­sue. Since then, John has been cu­rat­ing our Hot Din­ing sec­tion— and mod­er­at­ing our an­nual Where to Dine awards—with re­views and rec­om­men­da­tions of new hotspots and main­stay favourites. We hope you en­joy one last rec­om­men­da­tion from John in Where Cal­gary— see his pick for the best res­tau­rant in Cal­gary, it’s an es­pe­cially en­joy­able place to visit this time of year (page 54). Have a won­der­ful sum­mer!


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