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Our Five Favourite New Restaurants in 2012

Year after year, Calgary’s food scene gets bigger, better and more delicious. With so many fantastic places popping up in Calgary, it’s hard to choose who’s serving up the best; but we’ve narrowed it down and managed to make a top five list for our favourite new spots in the city last year

Must Try: Niko’s Bistro

If you love Italian food, but are looking for a quaint spot to enjoy it, look no further than Niko’s Bistro. Located just minutes away from downtown Calgary, in trendy Kensington (1-1241 Kensington Rd NW), Niko’s offers a concise menu with big flavours at modest prices

Must Try: Downtownfood

Downtownfood, located at 628 8th Ave SW, is the downtown eatery with a name that tells you just that. Serving local, farm fresh cuisine, the food is simple, elegant and approachable. Executive Chef Darren Maclean has designed a menu of French and North American cuisine with Asian accents that focuses on local ingredients

Must Try: Anejo Restaurant

This one’s for the tequila fans. With their latest venture having recently opened on 4th Street, fans of Mexican fare in Calgary will have surely found a new go-to spot. It’s also a great option for special occasions or private events

Must Try: Candela Lounge

Whether it’s lunch, dinner or late-night eats (Candela’s kitchen is open until midnight during the week and 1am on weekends), Candela is one of the hottest new spots in Calgary. Here’s why it’s worth checking out