ASK THE EX­PERT

Cal­gary-based author of Juliet's An­swer, pub­lished in five lan­guages and 10 coun­tries

Where Calgary - - CONTENTS -

What’s the best place to read (or write) a book in Cal­gary?

A lot of my writer friends con­gre­gate at a well-known in­de­pen­dent cof­fee shop called Caffe Beano (page 48), just off the very hip 17th Av­enue strip. Good cof­fee and good con­ver­sa­tions are al­ways on call here. And you may just see a fa­mous writer.

What’s your favourite thing to do in Cal­gary in the fall?

When the leaves turn on the poplar trees, there’s no bet­ter place to be than on the river path­ways.

Favourite cheap eat in town?

With­out Pa­pers Pizza (page 54).

What’s the best place to get a sou­venir from Cal­gary?

The Cal­gary Tower (page 31) is an old school land­mark. It was used as a giant Olympic torch dur­ing the Winter Olympics here decades ago and is still worth a trip to the top.

What’s a high­light of Cal­gary that vis­i­tors should know?

Some­thing new about Cal­gary is the Na­tional Mu­sic Cen­tre (page 32). Not only is the ar­chi­tec­ture ab­so­lutely amaz­ing but also it’s a first of its kind—hous­ing record­ing stu­dios and ex­hibits on every­thing you want to know about Cana­dian mu­sic.

What’s your favourite restau­rant for a busi­ness meet­ing?

NO­TABLE (page 49). It’s a bit off the beaten track but more than worth it. Call ahead be­cause it’s dif­fi­cult to get a spot.

Any other tips?

I al­ways take vis­i­tors to the Won­der­land sculp­ture at the Bow Build­ing (500 Cen­tre St SE) in down­town. It’s the head of a young girl, in a sort of wire mesh, and it’s two sto­ries tall. You can go right in­side it (page 62).

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