In A Pizza Coma I know I know, It’s Serious.

Written by Esquire
February 22, 2010

If you ever find yourself trapped in middle earth for a week like I do every year, ease up on the Wendy's for one night and treat yourself to a nice dinner. The place is Bona Roma. No its not adult entertainment or anything like that. Its actually a very nice little pizza spot across from Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. They make a lovely deep dish. The amount of cheese they use acts like that of a horse tranquilizer, rendering you useless for the remainder of the evening. Comatose, if you will. This is a good thing, because there is absolutely nothing else to do on this baron stretch of Trans Canada highway.

Bona Roma. Calgary, AB.
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I Wanna Make Love Right Na Na Naan. (Bread)

Written by Esquire
February 9, 2010

They call this place Local 510. They specializes in comfort foods. Most order the delicious Chicken pot pie. I thought I had turned my back on comfort when I ordered the very ethnic butter chicken dish. Then it occurred to me - my dad is a brown man. Surely in his homeland Butter chicken is the Indian equivalent to chicken pot pie. Einhorn is Finkle, Finkle is Einhorn! Well done Local 510. You got me. You got me good.

They serve some legit butter chicken at 510. The basmati rice was nicely cooked, and the na na na naan was decent. It reminded me of eating at my aunt's house. She is also brown. She cooks like you wouldn't believe and plays the sitar like it's nobodies business. Ok, the sitar part is not true, but you can imagine if it were.

Local 510. Calgary, AB. [audio:Na Na Na.mp3]

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Knock Knock Gnocchi On Heaven’s Door.

Written by Esquire
January 26, 2010

I've recently been to actual Italy (where I ate like a Super Mario brother)  so naturally I was not expecting to find premium Italian foods in Calgary of all places.  Gnocchi's Ristorante has the finest dishes this side of the Atlantic.  The kick his ass Sea Bass (as seen above) was one of the many plates we were served throughout the 5 hour eating escapade. Veal, Lamb, Steak, Chicken, Gnocchi, Pasta, Bikini, Martini, Lamborghini. We received deluxe treatment because we were dining with the Mayor of Calgary and his lovely wife. Maybe he wasn't technically the mayor, but he should be. Either way, I can only imagine this fine establishment will treat all guests equally as pleasant. Unless your Portuguese.

Gnocchi's Ristorante. Calgary, AB.

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