MARCH Noodles: the best food ever, or simply amazing? Kick off the festivities at Paper
Street (page 48) or Goro and Gun (page 48) for a ramen burger (pictured) — who needs buns when you have noodles? Or, check out Spaghetti Café
Prairie (page 48) for some unusual and delicious variations on Japanese-style spaghetti. If your broth-to-noodle ratio ends up uneven at Jinya Ramen Bar (page 48), order a kaedama (noodle refill) for a second helping.
MARCH 5 Teetotalers, avert your eyes! This day is dedicated to the charming little beverage known as absinthe, which boasts an alcohol content of about 55 - 75 percent. Invoke the Green Fairy with Bourbon Room’s (page 44) four-person absinthe fountain, or (careful, now) sample your way through five varieties at Avec Bistro (page 48).
WORSHIP OF TOOLS DAY
MARCH 11 No, not your ex — the useful kind of tool. If you’re bereft of tools to worship, visit Lee Valley (page 40), a family-run business that has it all. About a third of the tools they sell are of their own design. For pro tips on how to use your tools for home renovations, visit the Calgary
Home and Garden Show (page 34) from March 2 - 5.
MARCH 25 There can be no waffling when naming the best breakfast food — it’s clearly waffles. Get your waffle on with sweet and savoury variations at Buttermilk Fine Waffles (page 47) or check out Starbelly’s (page 47) Sunday brunch buffet with its own waffle station.
PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY DAY
APRIL 2 Peanut butter jelly time! Peanut butter jelly time! Now that the song is stuck in your head (you’re welcome), let’s move on to where you can celebrate this day. For true PB&J cred, you need Tubby Dog’s (page 48) Cap’n Dog: a hot dog slathered in peanut butter and jelly, then topped with a sprinkle of Cap’n Crunch cereal.
APRIL 7 Not to be confused with every other day of the year, this is the day to enjoy a nice cold glass of suds. Make the day extra special with a sampling of the world’s finest craft brews at Craft Beer Market (page 45), which boasts more than 100 beers on tap.
MOVIE THEATRE DAY
APRIL 23 It’s a good time to try a movie experience of yesteryear at Calgary’s indie movie theatres: The Plaza (page 33) in Kensington and downtown’s Globe Cinema (page 33).
PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY
APRIL 30 To take a photograph, you need two things — and no, a camera lens isn’t one of them. Pinhole photography uses the simplest of cameras: a light-proof box with a tiny hole in it. Dianne Bos is a renowned pinhole photographer, and naturally her work will be on display at Newzones (page 28) on this most appropriate day.
GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH MONTH
APRIL Archer said it best: “grill… me… a cheese.” Naina’s
Kitchen (page 46) is well known for their stuffed burgers, but their grilled cheeses are an underrated hidden gem — the ABC (apple, bacon, cheddar) is the work of a genius.