Locally sourced cheese is always preferable to moon cheese, which was found to have dangerously high levels of Buzz Aldrin's brain waves. Enjoy a fresh, earthbound meal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of upscale, local pub fare and drinks at The District, located on 11th Avenue.
The District beams with an unconventional charisma, furnished by a rustic look, an emphasis on local and organic ingredients, and the insistence on preparing in-house plenty of meats, brews, and more. Resist the urge to mull over a menu and examine the large chalkboards adorning the walls and illuminated with the day's meal offerings, which are rotated at the chef's will. Favourite plates include the house-cured and house-smoked bucket of bacon ($7.25), an aromatic, smoky, crispy filled pail that attacks all senses with the kind of catharsis that only bacon and bags of money can give. The delectable District burger overlays a block of juicy beef in the colours of tomato confit, caramelized onions, bacon, and white cheddar ($13.75). Mains such as the chorizo-sausage and sundried-tomato mac ‘n’ cheese ($15.50) and the fresh B.C. chanterelle mushroom and squash risotto ($16.95) greet shy stomachs like a grizzly bear best friend, with a cheery and nourishing hug. Pair your palate-pleasers with one of The District's homebrewed potables such as the black pilsner ($6.25 for 20 oz.), a dark lager with medium body and a hint of coffee.
The principles underlying The District portray themselves visually in the pig-centric décor, wholesome wood furnishings, and exposed brick walls. The lively staff cures meats, prepares condiments, and curates cocktails all while displaying Canadian pride with their appetites and ingredients within this sparkling, pterodactyl-free environment.
This deal is not valid with other offers, including happy hour and other specials.
- Cooked medium, the chop is hearty and tender with a nice smoky flavour. The corn is cooked to perfection and the local potatoes are nicely roasted. – Tara MacKinnon, Fast Forward Weekly
- Even though fresh oysters, buckets of bacon and designer poutine might not seem like a likely combination, it’s a slam dunk in my books. A dozen of my favorite things in one place on one menu – great beer, wine and atmosphere. – Jen, Calgary Foodies
607 - 11th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2R 0E1Get Directions