Hey Calgary diners, here are a few restaurant re-surfacings worth noting:

  • Colombian Flavor, one of my favourite hidden gems, which used to be in the now-closed Heritage Flea Market, is now at 2770 Glenmore Trail SE, (403) 457-2484. I think that’s right near the Glenmore Inn.
  • Longtime Greek favourite, Pegasus, has reopened where the Altadore Dining Lounge used to be. That’s at 4824 16th St. SW, (403) 229-1231. One of the owners left a comment: “The menu has been revamped slightly, with prices a bit lower. Also open for lunch, Monday-Friday, and dinner 7 nights a week from 5 to 10 p.m. Takeout available, reservations recommended for evening as the new venue is slightly smaller than original.”

Other stuff

  • The people behind Culina in Edmonton have partnered with the city to open a restaurant at the Muttart Conservatory. “Herbs and leafy greens grown on-site in the Muttart greenhouses will soon be featured in Culina at the Muttart dishes,” according to a press release.
  • Glutton for Punishment, the Food Network show starring Bob Blumer, is now available on DVD. This is the show where he tries crazy culinary challenges like grape-picking in Germany, or downing hot peppers in an eating contest. If you buy both seasons, you get a 15 per cent discount on the website.
  • If you have a killer recipe, you could star in a new Canadian reality show called Recipe to Riches. The show has an open casting call out in seven food categories including appetizers, cakes and entrees. The winning recipes each win $25,000 and could be developed into a President’s Choice product for Loblaw grocery stores.

    “Canadians will vote for the best of the best among the category winners, and the winner will take home the grand prize of $250,000 — the largest cash prize in Canadian reality show history,” states the press release.

    The auditions are being held in Halifax, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. Go to the website to register.