5 Favorites - Greg Ball's Calgary
by the editors / August 14, 2007


Click on the map above to see all of Greg's favorite places.

COFFEE
Eat Eat | 403.532.1933 | 1325 9 Avenue SE


Inglewood on 9th Avenue is Calgary's most interesting neighborhood. It offers coffee, antiques, and designer furnishings for your home. My favorites: Eat Eat, Serendipity, and Buffalo cafe are some really choice spots for a coffee or handmade breakfast or lunch.

STEAK
Salt Lik | 403.537.1160 | 101 - 8 Avenue SW


It's no secret that Alberta has great beef. And if you like steaks - then why not the best in Calgary? Saltlik and Metropolitan Grill on Stephen Avenue (8th Ave) only list two. There are many other great spots to eat on Stephen Avenue with public art, and a refreshing walk that spans right though the downtown core.

CUPCAKES
CRAVE | 403.270.2728 | 1107 Kensington Road NW


That's right cupcakes. Not far from ACAD, Crave Cupcakes is in Kensington. Famous for having long lines ups and the best cupcakes in Calgary; Crave cupcakes are handmade and remarkably aesthetic. All of them look just as good as they taste - the signature "Crav-O-licios" is brown with blue vanilla butter cream icing.

SUSHI AND ARCHITECTURE
ZIPANG | 403.262.1888 | 1010 1 Avenue NE


Zipang Sushi is the best in Calgary, located in Bridgeland, just on the fringe of downtown. This is Calgary's premiere urban village development that offers a quiet neighborhood (not far from the zoo) with a great view of the international architecture that now replaces the former site of the historic Calgary General Hospital.

DRINKS
BUNGALOW | 403.209.5005 | 524 - 17 Ave SW


If it's the nightlife you're after, then I suggest Bungalow on the Red Mile (17th Avenue). A nice mix of Asian flavor and with an architectural feel of the 1950s. This is a great patio for hot summer days. Loaded with pubs, nightclubs, and great food along the strip, 17th Ave is party headquarters during the Calgary Stampede and Flames hockey game nights.


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