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3 Outstanding New Food & Drink Establishments in Calgary You Got to Try!

  • November 22, 2015
  • By Cody Battershill

You ARE Missing Out if You Haven't Been to These Three Places!I love YYC

I believe that once you step into foodie territory, there’s no going back. It’s exciting actually, to always be on the look-out for new dishes that will rock your socks off and these three restaurants below just did exactly that when I visited each of them.

If you haven’t been just yet, these three new restaurants are definitely must try’s… so make your reservation or head on down today!

Ikemen Ramen Bar and Cocktailsmushroom ramen soup ikemen bar kensington calgary yyc

  • Address – 217 10th Street NW
  • Phone Number – 403-452-2148

Ikemen serves up a variety of Japanese ramen noodle bowls each of which are very much distinguishable in flavour from the other because of carefully chosen ingredients, and if you’d like, do-it-yourself add-ons just in case mushrooms or extra meat happens to be your thing.

I highly recommend trying the mushroom ramen – kombu shitake broth, assorted mushrooms, yuzu zest, green kale, garlic chips, sesame seeds and green onion – but make sure you add the chicken or pork on top as you’d be missing out if you didn’t try at least a few slices of Ikemen’s melt-in-your-mouth chasu!

See our Ikemen Ramen Calgary Restaurant Review here.

Native Tonguesnative tongues egg taco dish calgary

  • Address – 235 12th Avenue SW
  • Phone Number – 403-263-9444

This new beltline Taqueria has got us all screaming for more of its casual, yet high-quality Mexican cuisine. With a strong focus on taco’s, menu options range from just $3.75 to over $35.00 for the ultimate sharing platters, a great way to get a small piece of all the humongous tastes at Native Tongues.

All of the corn tortillas served at this outstanding Mexican Taqueria are house-made from the start of the day to finish! You’ll find a variety of classic fillers ranging from chicken and chorizo to more exotic meats like braised beef tongue and grilled octopus, mixed in with all the rest of the goods like avocado, diced onions, roasted poblanos and other specialties like the peanut chile salsa. Delicious!

Proof Cocktail Barproof yyc cocktail bar

  • Address – 1302 1st Street SW
  • Phone Number – 403-246-2414

You’ll be hard done by to not be able to find a cocktail that suites your liking at Proof on First Street Village in Victoria Park. Over 300 liquors are available for you to choose from, as you’ll see behind the bar with the entire wall covered with bottles, a pretty neat decorative idea I must say for a food and drink establishment that prides itself on cocktails.

Proof also has an assortment of small tapas-style bites for your attention ranging from the pickled shrimp cocktail to the fluffy gougeres, the perfectly sized snack to go with any exotic cocktail on the menu. This place runs on a first-come first-serve basis, but with about 60 seats to spare you should be able to find a spot right away.

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