Dine In/Take Out: #Calgary Eats – Part of the My Hometown Series Part 1

The Keg – 130th Ave

For my money, the Keg on 130th Ave, has the best chefs. The picture above is Creole Chicken. I get this every time I visit this location. Its served with shrimp and scallops and they are done to perfection! The scallops just melt in your mouth. Obviously, they have someone cooking that knows how to do seafood. This is not the case at all the Keg’s in town. Try something different instead of the usual steak. I think you’ll be impressed. Creole Chicken is $23.95 on the menu and yes, it looks exactly like that each and every time.

Olive Grove – Midnapore

If you are feeling like a cheesy, thick crusted pizza, this is the one for you. This particular location takes care when preparing your pizza and doesn’t skimp out on the toppings. They have a varied menu including beef dips and potatoe skins or if you are feeling a little fancier, you can always try the veal. For me, however, this is where I get my pizza from. A large, 2 topping pizza, will run you around $25.00.  It’s a good price! You can easily feed 3 – 4 people with this pizza!

The British Chippy – Bridlewood

This is about as close to British Fish and Chips as you will eat in Calgary. Small 10 table restaurant with a very busy takeout service. Menu is simple. They have cod and chips, haddock and chips, steak and kidney pie, steak and mushroom pie. Can’t get more British than that unless you take a look at their sides where you will find mushy peas. A must in Britain although not to my taste. How about a little snack? Well, you can have a chip butty. It’s chips on a buttered bun! Oh it’s good alright. All the food here is yummy. Fish is lightly battered, thick pieces and made to order. The only draw back to this superb joint would be their prices. A little on the high side. Everything seems to be an add on dish. Want coleslaw with your fish, its extra. Want mushy peas, well, that’s extra too. Average cost for dinner for two: $30 – 35. Portions aren’t so big but definately worth trying.


August 29, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , ,

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