Even though the weather can’t seem to make up its mind, the calendar tells us that it is officially Spring in Calgary, which means there is an influx of delicious refreshing beverages, and new menu items at your favourite local restaurants. From veg-forward dishes featuring seasonal produce or Spring-y cocktails made for the patio weather, here are some of the delicious Spring menu items you can try on 17th Ave this month.
Ceili’s New Cocktail Menu
Hop on over to your favourite 17th Ave patio and check out Ceili’s list of new summer cocktails you can sip on this season. Get your watermelon sugar high with their new signature cocktail featuring absolut watermelon, peach schnapps, soda, cran and simply syrup, or check out their margs in flavours like blueberry or coconut jalapeno. Pair these tasty bevvies with one of their savoury serious pizzas and a spot on their patio, and you’ve got yourself a very lovely Spring afternoon ahead of you.
933-A 17 Ave SW, ceilisdt.ca
Calcutta Cricket Club’s New Spring Menu
This local favourite is serving up their new Spring menu items for pickup, takeout, or to be enjoyed on their dreamy 17th Ave patio – yes, this popular Indian restaurant has a hidden patio at their Red Mile location. Snack on new items such as beef kebabs tandoor roasted potatoes, kale pakoras and more. Don’t worry, menu favourites like their famous kati rolls, curries, and crushable G & T’s are still available!
340 17 Ave SW, calcuttacricketclub.com
Element Cafe Summer Drinks
Pop into this Instagram-worthy cafe on 17th Ave to check out their refreshing selection of summer beverages. Options include their mango mint iced black tea, which is made with fresh brewed full leaf black tea, fresh mint, pure mango juice, as well as mango and mint syrup; their peach ginger iced green tea, complete with brewed full leaf green tea mixed with their house-made ginger syrup, peach syrup, and pure peach juice; and their blueberry rosemary lemonade, featuring lemonade mixed with blueberries, blueberry syrup, and fresh rosemary. These drinks are shaken and served on iced, so they’re the perfect way to cool-down once the hot weather hits.
331 17 Ave SW, elementcafe.ca
Heaven Restaurant’s Yuca Poutine
If you haven’t tried Heaven’s Yuca Poutine, this is a must-add to your to-do list this Spring. Made with crispy vegetable root, beef jus and Canadian cheese curds, Heaven puts a delicious latin spin on a Canadian classic. You can also add shredded chicken if you’re feeling really hungry!
1013 17 Ave SW #119, heavengf.com
D Spot’s New Spring Treats
17th Ave’s designated dessert cafe and lounge, D Spot, has introduced some tasty new treats that you need to try this Spring. Additions such as creamy milkshakes in flavours like strawberry cheesecake or pistachio and their new rose infused ice cream, which can be enjoyed on top of their famous waffles or crepes, are just a few of these decadent desserts perfect for a Spring-time treat.
933 17 Ave SW #100, dspotdessert.com
The Coup Seasonal Menu
The Coup’s rotating menu always highlights the best of each season, with a majority of their vegetarian and vegan dishes made with local, organic ingredients. This Spring, try out dishes like their vegan cauliflower “cheddar” tart made with red fife pastry, pickled cucumbers and smoked paprika or try their squash and goat cheese salad, complete with maple roasted squash, dancing goats farm chèvre, orange blossom macerated gala apples, pumpkin seed praline and smoked crabapple vinaigrette. These delicious items and more can be enjoyed on The Coup’s sunny 17th Ave patio, and washed down with refreshing bevies like their strawberry iced tea or rose hibiscus rosehip kombucha.
924 17 Ave SW, thecoup.ca
Urban Fare Weekly Specials
This sprawling grocery store located just off 17th Ave has plenty of essentials for Spring. Keep up to date with their weekly specials, which include deals on things like their wild sockeye salmon fillets, asparagus or artisan bread – all of which sound like the makings of a perfect al fresco dinner on your at-home patio.
101-906 16 Ave SW, urbanfare.com
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