Dine Out Calgary Picks: Derrick Plotsky

March 5th, 2010 by Derrick Plotsky

Dine Out Calgary starts this Friday, March 5th and runs until Sunday, March 14th. There’s over 90 restaurants participating this year and that means a lot of great dining choices. To help you with your decision our blog writers have chosen their top picks for the 10 days. First up Derrick Plotsky

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Life is full of decisions. And the most recent life-changing decision that I have to deal with? Where to go for Dine Out Calgary. I know, my life is so difficult. But there are just so many amazing places to choose from with so many different types of food; no matter what you like you’ll be able to find someplace to go.

For my first anniversary my wife and I decided to go to Murrietas for supper. That was a great decision on our part as it was a spectacular supper. The music was really nice and wasn’t too loud. The servers that we had treated us great and were extremely helpful. And the food, oh the food. The steak I had was cooked perfectly to my liking and even the potatoes and vegetables were great (usually I am not a big fan). So when I saw that they had something for Dine Out Calgary I knew it would probably be really good. And the menu definitely sounds great. I think the roasted half chicken with risotto sounds amazing, especially when coupled with the chocolate banana bread pudding for dessert. So, if you want a nice night out that won’t break the bank then definitely check Murrieta’s out.

When I was doing my Bachelor’s degree in Victoria there was this one Irish pub called The Irish Times that me and my friends frequented quite often. And ever since moving to Calgary (when I have the money) I’ve been trying to find someplace that is as good. Dine Out Calgary provides me with the perfect excuse to go out and try one more Irish Pub in Calgary. This time I decided to go to Ceili’s. Why that one? What can I say, I’m a sucker for fish and chips. And the chocolate Guiness pudding doesn’t sound too bad either. Be sure to get a good beer when you’re there.

I admit, I know absolutely nothing about the Jupiter Restaurant and Lounge in Kensington. But their menu for Dine Out Calgary sounds good to me. And the lunch is only $15! This menu had me at the calamari for an appetizer as that is one of my favourite appetizers. And the chicken souvlaki wrap with a chocolate mousse dessert sounds good too. Did I mention it’s only $15?

Please leave a comment if you have a recommendation to add or you want to share your Dine Out experience. You can also fill out the Dine Out Calgary survey for a chance to win a gift certificate to one of the amazing Dine Out Calgary restaurants.

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