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3 New Restaurants to Check Out Now

A new breakfast spot for Calgary, pasta in Vancouver’s West End and a wine bar in Sidney.

Brekkie Café

125–20 Westpark Link SW, Calgary

Who  Owner Jeremy Banning, executive chef Jordan Walsh

Why we’re excited  This poppy retro space is a fun departure for interior designer Amanda Hamilton. And there’s a fried egg and pork belly sandwich (with pineapple salsa and cashew pesto on sourdough), plus chocolate-covered thick-cut double-smoked bacon on the menu.

Centro Ristorante

1037 Denman St., Vancouver

Who  Angela Maida (formerly owner of Pronto, Prontino)

Why we’re excited  The tears we shed for Cambie Street’s Pronto and Prontino were real, but Maida has channelled all the predecessors’ pasta, cocktail and wine magic into a roomier, ’70s-inspired hangout in the West End.

(Photo: Tonya Maree Photography)

The Farmer’s Daughter

101–2360 Beacon Ave., Sidney, B.C.

Who  Jessica Sommers, Tom Dai (both formerly of Artisan Wine Shop in downtown Victoria)

Why we’re excited  A fromagerie, bistro and wine bar in one (where there are $15 cheese flights, people). Plus, we’re suckers for a good backstory: the owner couple fell in love while working at a wine shop, and their new place similarly celebrates great pairings.


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