Calgary News, Events & Local Insights about Calgary - Blog Archive: July, 2015

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Sushi Bar Zipang is known as one of the top choices in Calgary. They are highly rated on TripAdvisor and provide some of the freshest sushi you will find in the city. Here's what you can expect when you dine at Sushi Bar Zipang.

The Menu

There are all kinds of items on the menu and it's more than just sushi. Of course, they have plenty of great sushi dishes, as well. Some of the favourite choices include:

  • Vegetable Tempura
  • Seafood Tempura
  • Shake no Nabanzuke
  • Tori No Karaage
  • Gyu Tataki
  • Midori Salad
  • Seafood salad
  • Tuna and Salmon Sashimi
  • Ebi Fry
  • Ton Katsu
  • Ume
  • Matsu
  • Take
  • Miso Soup
  • Zaru Udon/Soba
  • Tori Namban Udon/Soba
  • Inari
  • Hokki
  • Tobiko
  • Saba
  • Sockeye Salmon
  • Ikura
  • B.C. Roll

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Sometimes, you want to head out to an event without the kids or with a group of friends. There are plenty of events in Calgary providing a great time for adults to enjoy. Check out the upcoming Adults Only events at TELUS Spark below.

Adults Only Night - It Came from Outer Space

TELUS Spark, found at 220 St. Georges' Drive NE, will provide an Adults Only night on Thursday, August 13th. This event will start at 6pm and will provide plenty of fun. The Perseids Meteor Shower will be active and it will be time to view it and celebrate.

The event will be all about outer space and is perfect for those with a fascination about space. If you want to attend this event, you can for $19.95 for adults and $17.95 for seniors. If you are a TELUS Spark…

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Are you not a big meat eater? Maybe you are a vegan or vegetarian? Maybe you just want to enjoy a meal that did not involve hurting an animal to make? The Coup should be the next place you come for a meal. Keep reading this spotlight to learn more about what The Coup has to offer to see if it is a place you want to enjoy dinner.

What Exactly is the Coup?

The Coup is the name of a modern-day vegetarian restaurant. This is a place filled with delicious treats and menus that have been crafted by creative and compassionate people. You can rest easy knowing that everything you eat at The Coup is fresh and wholesome.

You do not have to worry about chemicals or animals being in your food. What is the best part? The food tastes great!

Even If You…

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There are many obvious reasons why you should get out and visit the beautiful lakes found in British Columbia this summer. However, there are also a few reasons you may not have considered. Here are three great reasons to visit one of the lakes this summer in BC.

Winery Lake Views

With the many wineries found near lakes in BC, you can enjoy beautiful lake views when you visit one of the wineries. Maybe you want to take a tour and do a bit of tasting and what better way than having the lake as your backdrop?

Two great wineries with beautiful views of the lake are Bench 1775 and Painted Rock Estate Winery.

Enjoy a Wine and Kayak Tour

Have you ever wondered how you should get from one winery to another on a wine tour? The answer may be to…

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A newer Thai restaurant found in Calgary, Hearts Choices provides fresh, fast and delicious vegan food. They have been found at the Calgary Farmers' Market since 2011, but just recently opened the cafe in November of 2014.

With a specialty in vegetarian, vegan and Thai food, you will find all kinds of dishes to enjoy. The location at the Calgary Farmers' Market provides frozen Thai curries, vegan items and much more. It's a retail location open year-round.

Some of the items you will find at the retail location include:

  • Ginger Chicken
  • Kung Pow Chicken
  • Lemon Chicken
  • Q-Tofu
  • Citrus Spare Ribs
  • Black Pepper Steak
  • Spicy Beef
  • Vegetable Ball
  • Toon Pancake
  • Handmade Style Dumplings
  • Artisan Vegan Burger
  • And More!

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For more than 30 years, Vertigo has been entertaining the Calgary area. This one of a kind venue offers a variety of entertainment that will appeal to all types of interest. They are located at 115 - 9 Avenue South East in Calgary, Alberta. Vertigo has two stages and offers BD&P Mystery Theatre, and a Y Stage Theatre Series.

The theatre is a great place for the whole family to enjoy a different type of entertainment that is not found in other venues. They have won several awards, including the 2010 Betty Mitchell Awards for Best Production of a Play for Evelyn Strange.

They pride themselves in partnering up with numerous student and professional organizations, which enrich the community as a whole. Vertigo is a part of the Professional…

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You will get a unique dining experience when deciding to dine at Q Haute. One of Canada's most elegant dining options, it is the perfect place to host a special event, such as a wedding reception, anniversary, birthday, retirement, or business meeting. You will experience a variety of flavors when it comes to menu options.

Q Haute always seeks to bring you a unique fine dining experience. From the food to the sophisticated atmosphere, you will get just that. They have many private dining room options, which caters to a variety of parties.

Private dining room options include:

  • Cityview and Manhattan Boardroom Combination - will easily accommodate as little as 10 people all the way up to 200 cocktail party guests. A total of 150 guests can be…

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The summer season brings plenty of concerts to the Calgary area. Whether you enjoy electronic, hip hop, folk, country or another type of music, you can find a concert to fit your needs. Here's a look at just a few of the top outdoor concerts coming to Calgary in the upcoming months.

Rock the Walk V - July 18th

This will be the fifth Rock the Walk concert held in Calgary and it will be at the RiverWalk. This concert will provides plenty of fun with multiple bands, vendors and more.

Calgary Folk Music Festival - July 23rd to 26th

This festival is one of the largest for folk music you will find in the area. With more than 70 artists on hand, this year's festival promises to be quite amazing. Enjoy artists, such as Lucinda Williams, Father…

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