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TOP 3 BEST ASIAN FOOD ANJU

In the heart of Cal­gary’s Re­tail & En­ter­tain­ment district, Anju serves up tra­di­tional Korean small plates and shar­ing plates with a mod­ern twist in a re­fined set­ting. One bite of any of chef Roy Oh’s dishes and you’ll see why lo­cals love it here. From a clas­sic Bibim­bap to unique dishes such as the Ox­tail Tortellini and Korean Fish Tacos, Anju has some­thing to please ev­ery palate. Pair a cre­ative cock­tail or choose from a vast se­lec­tion of Sake and Soju for an un­for­get­table din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Open late ev­ery­day. 344 - 17 Ave SW, 403-460-3341, anju.ca

TOP 3 BEST USE OF LO­CAL/ RE­GIONAL IN­GRE­DI­ENTS ROUGE

For a true taste of Cal­gary and of Canada, pay a visit to Rouge restau­rant which has been set­ting the bar for “fresh and lo­cal” for years. With a gar­den right out­side the his­toric build­ing which houses the restau­rant, Rouge takes the con­cept of lo­cal to a new level while sourc­ing the rest of their in­gre­di­ents from nearby farms and re­gional sup­pli­ers. Rouge of­fers a com­fort­able fine din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence where ev­ery vis­i­tor is treated like the guest of hon­our. 1240 - 8 Ave SE, 403-531-2767, rouge­cal­gary.com TOP 3 CA­SUAL BUSI­NESS DIN­ING BARCELONA TAV­ERN Barcelona Tav­ern is Mediter­ranean In­spired & Lo­cally In­fused, serv­ing de­li­cious made­from-scratch Tapas like Span­ish Pop­corn Prawns & Veal Bomba. Try the Truf­fled Mush­room hand-tossed pizza, Chef-Driven En­trées, and Cal­gary’s best Seafood Paella. We hand­craft all of our fa­mous Gin & Ton­ics and Fresh Fruit San­grias - Make sure you try the Cava! We al­ways have Good Times on Tap with 21 Craft beers flow­ing ice cold. Time to “Wine”about oil — we’re of­fer­ing 20% off all bot­tles of wine un­til Oil hits $70 a Bar­rel. 501 - 8 St SW, 403-265-6555. barcelonatav­ern.com TOP 3 CA­SUAL BUSI­NESS DIN­ING MUR­RI­ETA’S BAR & GRILL Whether you want to do some peo­ple­watch­ing on the bal­cony or find a quiet place to dine in­doors, Mur­ri­eta’s Bar & Grill has what you’re look­ing for in the beau­ti­fully ren­o­vated, his­toric Al­berta Ho­tel build­ing. A wine list fo­cused on Pa­cific Rim gems com­bines flaw­lessly with fresh, in­ven­tive West Coast cui­sine such as the ap­ple­wood cured sal­mon sand­wich on toasted fo­cac­cia with pick­led shal­lots, cu­cum­ber, tomato, and dill aioli. 808 - 1 St SW, 403-269-7707, cal­gary.mur­ri­etas.ca TOP 3 BEST MEX­I­CAN/LATIN FOOD NA­TIVE TONGUES Ditch the Mex­i­can va­ca­tion and stay home with Na­tive Tongues’ Happy Hour! Cal­gary’s best Mex­i­can Ta­que­ria runs Happy Hour Mon­day to Fri­day from 3pm to 6pm with $9 burg­ers, $5 Esquites and $5 mar­gar­i­tas. For those late night crav­ings, Re­verse Happy Hour runs ev­ery night from 10:00 un­til close with $2.50 tacos, $5 bour­bon and $4 Che­ladas! 235 -12 Ave SW, 403-263-9444, na­tive­tongues.ca

TOP THREE BEST FOR STEAK MOD­ERN STEAK

“Hu­manely raised, ranch-spe­cific Al­berta beef that’s well-aged and cooked on an in­frared grill—steak at Mod­ern Steak is pretty much as good as it gets,” says lo­cal food critic John Gilchrist. Mod­ern Steak joins two con­cepts into one: a mod­ern steak­house and cock­tail lounge. Mod­ern Steak of­fers a ro­tat­ing menu that fo­cuses on lo­cal, sea­sonal, and or­ganic in­gre­di­ents to cre­ate in­ven­tive dishes that re­flect evolv­ing culi­nary trends, cou­pled with an ex­pe­ri­ence and at­mos­phere you will not for­get. We are one of just a hand­ful of steak­houses in Canada that serves grass-fed, grain-fed, wet-aged, dry-aged, and Wagyu beef 365 days a year. Can’t de­cided which cut to get? Get the filet trio for two for a true taste of Al­berta. This is not the steak­house of the past, it’s what a steak­house can be. 107 10a St NW, 403-670-6873, mod­ern­steak.ca

Rouge

Anju

Barcelona Tav­ern

Na­tive Tongues Ta­que­ria

Mod­ern Steak

Mur­ri­eta’s Bar & Grill

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