Influencer’s Instagram post credited with saving Calgary restaurant

Social media personalities and reality TV stars have great influence. That influence apparently stretches to helping to keep restaurants in business, judging by the story of one Calgary restaurant. After trying everything from extending her hours and starting a loyalty rewards program to try to attract people to her restaurant, Janice Buckingham, the owner and head […]

Chef Q&A with John MacNeil: “The sky’s the limit right now”

Interview by Gregory Furgala  John MacNeil doesn’t sell edible cannabis products; he can’t. While cannabis was legalized in Canada last October, the federal government held off on legalizing edible cannabis as well, saying it still needed to develop adequate regulations. Despite the hurdle, MacNeil has found his niche in his start-up, reTreat Edibles, which sells […]

Food Lodge and Boulevard opens in Calgary’s outdoor shopping centre, Deerfoot City

Press Release Today, Deerfoot City celebrates the progress of its retail transformation journey with the opening of the Food Lodge and Boulevard. The Food Lodge, located at the centre of the Boulevard, a landscaped fashion high street, is the first completed social zone that allows shoppers to retreat, refuel and warm up by the fireplace […]

Chef Q&A: Kayle Burns, executive chef with Calgary’s BMeX Group

From the summer 2018 issue of Canadian Restaurant & Foodservice News Career Path Chef de Cuisine, Restaurant Lûmé, Melbourne Sous chef, Bar Nacional, Melbourne Meat Cook/Saucier, Café Boulud, New York City Sous Chef, Taylor’s Genuine Food and Wine Bar, Ottawa Chef du partie, Two Rooms Grill, Tokyo Saucier, db Bistro Moderne, Vancouver Chef de partie, […]

Analog Coffee delivering “urban-vibe” to suburbia

Press release Analog Coffee, a division of Calgary’s Fratello Group Inc.; continues its successful expansion with two new select upcoming locations. Analog Coffee is well known in the Calgary 3rd wave coffee scene; particularly noted for its flagship location on 17th Avenue; which serves upwards of a thousand guests per day.  Fratello Coffee Roasters has been an institution in the […]

Air Canada announces Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2017

Quebec City’s Battuto takes the number-one spot as Canada’s Best New Restaurant Press release Air Canada is pleased to announce this year’s Top 10 list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants in partnership with American Express. For his fifth year as Air Canada enRoute’s restaurant critic, award-winning writer Andrew Braithwaite ate his way across the country, dining […]

The Rec Room at Calgary’s Deerfoot City is now officially open

Press release Calgary social seekers now have a new hot-spot for ‘Eats and Entertainment,’ with the opening of The Rec Room at Deerfoot City on October 11. The two-storey, over 50,000 square foot complex brings together incredible dining experiences with exciting live entertainment and amusement gaming experiences, all under one roof. Developed with the support of […]

How Dark Table, an once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience, is employing the legally blind

Press release A dining experience unlike any other is opening its doors this fall in downtown Calgary. Dark Table will change the way you taste and think about food. Millions of people live with blindness every day, relying on senses other than their eyes to navigate the world around them. For a sighted person, imagining what […]

foodora is hitting the road to Calgary and Edmonton

On-demand restaurant delivery service foodora expands in western Canada Press release foodora, one of the top food delivery services in Toronto, Montreal, and most recently Vancouver, has expanded to offer its food delivery services to three new Canadian cities: Edmonton, Calgary and Quebec City. Starting October 3, foodora’s fleet of bicycle riders and drivers will bring meals from over 50 restaurant partners in […]

Chef Q&A: Neil McCue, Whitehall Restaurant, Calgary

Education: Professional chefs diploma Career path: Michelin-star establishments Years of experience as a chef: 25 What are your earliest memories of cooking? The smell of my mom chopping furry mint, which grew just outside the backdoor for roast lamb for Sunday lunch. Why do you think you were drawn to a culinary career? Both my […]