Mar 05


Last week we teased that there was a new way to enjoy The Big Taste in 2015, and now we’re ready to spill the beans.

Our friends at Mango Shiva, The Bank & Baron and The Unicorn Pub have joined us in presenting Big Taste Libations. [click to continue…]

Mar 04


The Big Taste is back at Ki Japanese and this year’s menu is tastier than ever. If you haven’t been to Ki before, you are in for a big treat. This gorgeous restaurant nestled just blocks from the Bow riverfront, you can enjoy some deliciously fresh seafood and some incredible dishes unique to Calgary. I had the opportunity to preview the 2015 Big Taste dinner menu and I have some excellent things to report. Course by course, this menu truly introduces you to the amazing things the chefs do at Ki. [click to continue…]

Mar 03


The Big Taste – March 6 to 15

The Big Taste kicks off on Friday, March 6th and runs for 10 days. See the list of participating on our website and see the list of culinary events. This year tickets moved very quickly, but we still have a few tickets left for the following events:

National Bowling Tournament
River Café Prairie Lunch
Raw Bar by Duncan Ly Cocktail dinner
Avec Bistro Winemaker’s Dinner

For diners who prefer the fixed price menus, be sure to make a reservation as space may be limited. [click to continue…]

Mar 02


Donald Crowhurst was an English Businessman and an amateur sailor, an electrical engineer who decided to compete in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. The year was 1969, and the race was a single-handed, around the world yacht race. Alberta Theatre Projects’ newest production in association with Ghost River Theatre, The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst tells the story of this ambitious voyageur and his journey on the ocean. [click to continue…]

Mar 02


The use of ambiguous expressions, especially to mislead. This is the definition of Equivocation. It’s a running theme in the Shakespeare Company’s production of Equivocation, an extremely smart play by Bill Cain. Cain’s play offers up the idea that Shakespeare was commissioned to write a play about The Gunpowder Plot of 1605. [click to continue…]

Feb 27


This is a guest blog post by Carole Kanchier, PHD. Carole is a career and personal growth expert, as well as a registered psychologist and author. With recent news of layoffs across Canada, Carole wanted to write a post for those who are struggling with these changes or are worried about their future.

Ben, 59, had a number of good paying jobs, but he lacked job satisfaction. He wanted to continue working, but at a job that had some meaning for him. He wanted a job that would enable him to “be what he was born to be! ”

While some may think this is unrealistic, my research described in Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life, finds most successful, satisfied adults live with purpose. [click to continue…]

Feb 25


(Last year's #BigTasteYYC winner Sofia!)

How do you make The Big Taste more fun? Make it a competition of course!

Our newsfeeds, timelines and profiles across social media are already blowing up with #BigTasteYYC talk and we couldn’t be more excited!

Last year’s contest was very popular, so we’ve decided not to mess with success. Tag your social media posts about The Big Taste with the hashtag #BigTasteYYC and we’ll randomly select daily winners who will receive a $50 gift card from a participating Big Taste restaurant. [click to continue…]

Feb 24


For some, The Big Taste is the happiest ten days of the year. This year, we’re looking to make things ever happier with the introduction of Big Taste Libations!

Big Taste veterans already know the festival is a 10 day celebration of Calgary’s culinary scene, where downtown restaurants offer fixed price dining, and host a number of interesting culinary events. In order to mix things up a little bit, we’ve decided to tackle happy hour as a part of what makes Calgary’s culinary scene so much fun. [click to continue…]

Feb 23



Come and join Cowtown Opera and the Calgary Civic Symphony for an afternoon of Popera! a concert featuring the greatest hits of the Viennese operettas, Italian grand operas, and Broadway show tunes! Hear your favourite arias from La Bohéme, Madame Butterfly, and also tunes from Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, and more. [click to continue…]