ASK THE EX­PERT

Where Calgary - - CONTENTS -

1. Where is your favourite place to go in Cal­gary for live mu­sic?

I re­ally love The Nash and Off Cut Bar (page 46) on Thurs­day nights. The menu of­fer­ings and cock­tail pro­gram are fan­tas­tic and they al­ways have great lo­cal per­form­ers play­ing in a real cozy at­mos­phere. Oth­er­wise the Blues Can (page 44) and Wine-Oh’s (page 49) are al­ways host­ing fresh Alberta and in­ter­na­tional tal­ent.

2. Where do you rec­om­mend go­ing for a pint on St. Pa­trick's Day?

James Joyce (page 45) on Stephen Av­enue is my fa­vorite. They of­fer great food and al­ways have good Celtic tunes play­ing to get you into the Ir­ish spirit. The fact that they don’t have TVs re­ally makes your cel­e­brat­ing more fo­cused on the mu­sic and con­ver­sa­tion.

3. Where would you rec­om­mend shop­ping for a new spring out­fit?

I al­ways love rec­om­mend­ing our guests ven­ture to In­gle­wood. There is a great se­lec­tion of lo­cal bou­tique shops like Espy Ex­pe­ri­ence (page 39), Lau­ren Bagliore’s Con­cept Shop (page 40) and re­ally some cool vin­tage cloth­ing stores where you can find some real old school gems.

4. Which new restau­rants would you rec­om­mend try­ing?

Bar Von Der Fels (page 49) is a small 28seat wine bar where they are al­ways pour­ing unique, hard-to-find wines by the glass and the food is fab­u­lous. Bridgette Bar (page 46) has an ex­cel­lent food menu, very fresh décor, and a re­ally vi­brant at­mos­phere. They have a great brunch menu on Sun­days as well!

5. Where would you rec­om­mend spend­ing a rainy spring day?

Stu­dio Bell, home of the Na­tional Mu­sic Cen­tre (page 30). With the unique ar­chi­tec­ture of the fa­cil­ity and en­gag­ing, ed­u­ca­tional ex­hibits pro­mot­ing the his­tory of mu­sic in Canada, you will quickly for­get about the weather and re­ally learn to ap­pre­ci­ate the won­der­ful his­tory of Cana­dian mu­sic.

BEN­JAMIN PHILLIPS Concierge at Ho­tel Le Ger­main Cal­gary and Mem­ber of Les Clefs d’Or Canada

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