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    Thumbs up 'Verified by Beyond.ca' 100 Tastes of Calgary

    Fellow Beyonders,

    This forum is filled with people of varying tastes. Some love a great steak; others love it spicy and have a kick in their lives; while others prefer a relaxing meal with 'comfort food'.

    I read Where's '75 Tastes of Calgary' (http://www.where.ca/the-west/alberta...es-of-calgary/) a while back and I've tried some of the ones listed and so far, I agree with what they have.

    But I think we can come up with a better list.

    So here is my challenge. I think if Beyond helps out and contribute, we can easily make a list of 100 things to try in Calgary. Things that we can brag to tourists or friends, whatever...

    '(This) is awesome over at (here)' or,

    'you gotta try (this) at (there)!'

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    We have come up with a new and fun system to promote the foodie scene within Beyond and to keep the integrity of the list at a high.

    There will be a bulk list of dishes that people like but only one dish per restaurant can exist in 'Verified by Beyond.ca' List.

    The goal is to have a list of 100 dishes verified by fellow Beyonders.

    RULES

    1. The list is never solid; any dish in the 'Verified by Beyond.ca' list can be challenged and dethroned, but the challenger has to provide a competing dish.

    2. In order to be on the 'Verified by Beyond.ca' list, it has to win against a competing dish of similar caliber

    3. Competing dishes are lined up based on one or more of the following criteria:

    - Within proximity of each other (Will probably take precedence in the Beyond Foodie Meets for planning purposes)

    - Type of meal (ex Main course vs. Main course)

    - Similarity of dish (ex. Pho vs. Pho)

    -Similarity of cuisine (ex. Japanese sushi vs. Japanese ice cream)

    4. If all criteria cannot be met, then the dish will be put in a 'battle royale' pool and will compete randomly with other dishes

    5. The competing dishes requires 2 foodies to cast votes (3 in case of a tie-breaker). There can only be one dish out of the two competing dishes to be honored with the 'Verified by Beyond.ca' badge.

    6. The foodies will try out either a dish or both dishes in question. It can be done by themselves and reporting back on the thread, or a Beyond Foodie Meat. Beyonders through most positive reviews, will determine which of the two belongs in 'Verified by Beyond.ca'

    7. The dish will be graded on:
    - Taste
    - Presentation

    8. Each foodie has to state the dish they tried, why the dish they picked out of the two is the best and deserves to be on the list. Likewise, tell us if you don't think it belongs in the verified list. Use the template below,

    - Dish Chosen:
    - Taste:
    - Presentation:
    - Does it Deserve to Be On Beyond's List? (Y/N):
    9. If there are different dishes from the same restaurant, they are considered to be duplicates and must compete in-house to be 'Verified by Beyond.ca'; no sudden challenges between dishes!

    10. If a dish cannot be ordered under any circumstances, it loses contention and/or their spot on the list

    11. If there are >2 unique endorsements for the same dish before any challenge has been implemented, it's automatically verified by 'Beyond.ca'

    12. Eat, live, and have fun!

    13. CCR is optional lol. Whoever wants to play when we do a foodie meet, has to say they want to play before ordering and must sit together so it's simple for the waiting staff.

    EDITED: August 15, 2014

    Challenge:


    THE BULK LIST:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8F...it?usp=sharing

    The following has been verified by Beyond.ca members:

    Donuts @ MARKET
    Gnocchi @ Borgo Trattoria
    4-Maggi Pizza @ UNA
    Lobster Poutine @ Brava
    Lobster Poutine @ National
    Crab Rolls @ Model Milk
    Gladys Ridge @ Burger 320
    Chicken Liver Parfait @ Black Pig Bistro
    Chili Goma @ Shiki Menya
    House Roll @ Zipang
    Mafiosa Pizza @ Pizzeria Gaga
    Duck Fat Poutine @ Charcut
    14oz Ribeye at Vintage @ Vintage
    Soul In A Bowl @ Over Easy
    Brownie @ Choklat
    Pumpkin Pie @ Blackfoot Diner
    Spicy Italian Sub @ Spolumbo's
    Halo-Halo @ Pacific Hut
    Rose and Lychee Macaron @ Yann Haute Patisserie
    Tenderloin @ LeVilla
    Bistecca @ Mercato
    Beef Tataki @ Shibuya
    Matsaman Curry @ The White Elephant
    Smoked Meat Sandwich @ Alberta's King of Subs
    Sate Beef Pho @ Basil
    Swimming Rama @ Chili Club Thai House
    Potato, Onion, Bacon & Cheese Pannenkoek (w/ Sour Cream) @ Pfanntastic Pannenkoek Haus
    Chicken/Beef Donair @ Jimmy's A&A
    Duck Poutine @ Laurier Lounge
    Crabcakes @ La Vita E Bella
    Wild Rose Oatmeal Stout @ Wild Rose Brewery



    So come on, foodies! Discuss and let the drool out. It's okay.
    Last edited by flipstah; 08-15-2014 at 09:09 AM.


    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    I must say I disagree with No. 1. Tried alleyburger once, thought it was pretty gross

    For a desert: Tres Leches at Bolero?

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    Originally posted by schocker
    I must say I disagree with No. 1. Tried alleyburger once, thought it was pretty gross
    Definately agree! I had an Alley burger when they were in Marda Loop and took maybe 3 bites, through it out and got a Montreal smoke meat sandwich at Avenue deli

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    Originally posted by jdmXSI
    Definately agree! I had an Alley burger when they were in Marda Loop and took maybe 3 bites, through it out and got a Montreal smoke meat sandwich at Avenue deli
    I found it a tad greasy and it had kind of an odd combinations of tastes though. Charcut is still pretty great though. I have been trying as many food trucks as I can but alleyburger is generally the only one that comes near as I am near eau claire. The meat poutine from Jojo's BBQ is quite good though.

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    when i ate at alley burger during the NYE fireworks, i found the burger kind of bland...

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    Originally posted by schocker
    I must say I disagree with No. 1. Tried alleyburger once, thought it was pretty gross

    For a desert: Tres Leches at Bolero?

    Originally posted by schocker

    I found it a tad greasy and it had kind of an odd combinations of tastes though. Charcut is still pretty great though. I have been trying as many food trucks as I can but alleyburger is generally the only one that comes near as I am near eau claire. The meat poutine from Jojo's BBQ is quite good though.

    Originally posted by K3RMiTdot
    when i ate at alley burger during the NYE fireworks, i found the burger kind of bland...
    Judging by the posts so far, Alley Burger is out. I'd add Tres Leches at Bolero but they have the pineapple already. Adding Meat Poutine from Jojo's BBQ!

    Originally posted by jdmXSI


    Definately agree! I had an Alley burger when they were in Marda Loop and took maybe 3 bites, through it out and got a Montreal smoke meat sandwich at Avenue deli
    Speaking of smoked meats, I'm adding smoked meat sandwich from Alberta's King of Subs!
    Last edited by flipstah; 01-24-2012 at 10:10 PM.


    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    Originally posted by flipstah
    Judging by the posts so far, Alley Burger is out. I'd add Tres Leches at Bolero but they have the pineapple already. Adding Meat Poutine from Jojo's BBQ!
    I checked their website and it is actually called BBQ-Tine not my made up name

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    Originally posted by schocker

    I checked their website and it is actually called BBQ-Tine not my made up name
    LOL Changed. I saw this thread too:

    http://forums.beyond.ca/st/344653/th...d-dish-thread/

    Are there any contenders in that listing that is worthy of Beyond's approval?


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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    The dairy lane burger at either dairy lane or blue star diner.

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    Holy Smoke-Man-wich?

    Mercato-Bistecca?

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    Teatro's take on bruschetta is very flavorful and tastes quite refreshing - different but a must try.

    Calamari at La Brezza - the best I've ever had.

    Didn't we have a list like this going already?

    Edit: link
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    Originally posted by msommers
    Teatro's take on bruschetta is very flavorful and tastes quite refreshing - different but a must try.

    Calamari at La Brezza - the best I've ever had.

    Didn't we have a list like this going already?

    Edit: link
    Saw the link and not sure if mods can merge or should I delete this thread? I'm doing this thread so that I can consolidate and gather all the info in the first post.

    I'm also planning to do video diaries ala Man vs. Food but not as gnarly haha.


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    The benefit of masks is not known at this time. But we do know it is some non-trivial amount more than zero.

    We also know that the cost of mask use is, essentially, zero.

    So the cost:benefit of mask use is approaching infinity. I'll take that every time. And every time I see someone without a mask, I think they are stupid.

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    I would have put in a Rocky's Burger Bus burger, but there can't bee too many burger options. And I'm not gonna lie, if the burger was sold in a restaurant it wouldn't make my list probably, but the whole 'bus' thing adds a certain 'je ne sais quoi'.


    If McNally's Extra made it on their list, I propose Wild Rose's Oatmeal Stout should make beyond's.

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    hmmmm

    chocolate french [email protected] diner deluxe
    potato pizza @ una
    beef tartare @ living room

    pretty much anything from these 3 places is fucking awesome

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    I love the Tres Leches cake from Bolero...but last time we had it, it tasted old.

    I don't even want to see a burger or pizza on this list. lol. It's hit and miss all the time with these two items.

    I would just about kill for a smoked meat sandwich right now... we are trying to only eat beef once a week it's almost killing me.

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    New format looks great, Flip. Going to have to try all of these on the list!
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    Rose and Lychee Macaron @ Yann Haute Patisserie
    Ocean Sandwich @ L'Epicerie
    Bistecca @ Mercato
    Gnocchi @ Borgo Trattoria
    Swimming Rama @ Chili Club Thai House
    Duck Confit Poutine @ Bistro 2210
    Pan Fried Dumplings @ Dragon Pearl

    Those all come to mind for me, but I'm sure I will think of others

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    Default Re: Beyond's 100 Tastes of Calgary!

    Originally posted by flipstah


    The one thing I definitely think is missing is a presence of game meats. We're so close to deer, elk, moose, that there HAS to be a place in Calgary that serves it well!

    Once compiled, I'll videotape it and post it here to entice you all to complete the list too! Haha!

    So come on, foodies! Discuss and let the drool out. It's okay.
    The Bears Den serves some nice game. Gotta pay to play though.

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    Mixed beef and lamb shwarma with everything on it, from Shwarma Knights. Great after the club destination.

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