Hungry? Set the cutlery aside and indulge in 4 of the most outrageous dishes on the Calgary food scene. These show stopping eats pack a punch!
DOUG'S "DON'T FEAR THE REAPER"
Four all beef patties, four slices of bacon, a butterflied all beef wiener, two slices of cheddar, fried egg, Boogie’s signature red sauce, lettuce, tomato, onion. And a mini corn dog. Are you afraid?
48 OUNCE TOMAHAWK STEAK
BRIGGS KITCHEN & BAR
When you have two brand new Josper Charcoal ovens it's a given you're going to throw a hunk of meat in there and take advantage of the unique smoky flavour it imparts. Briggs 48 ounce tomahawk, a long bone frenched T-bone steak, is cooked to order, served with smoked mushrooms and a cherry tomato and almond salsa and shared amongst friends - unless you're really hungry.
THE GOLDEN GRASSHOPPER PIE POP
The Calgary Stampede is an outrageous food hotspot with new items added for each edition of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. This take on the classic grasshopper pie has a creme de menthe base with a chocolate cookie inside. The pop is hand dipped in dark chocolate and has crickets throughout. This show stopper even has edible gold flakes sprinkled on top!
SHERM'S ULTIMATE GRIPPER
Bacon wrapped Tubby Dog deep fried and topped off with ham, homemade chili, cheese, mustard, more bacon, hot peppers, onions and a fried egg. Extra points if you eat the whole thing with your two bare hands, no cutlery allowed.
While this used to be a regular item on the menu that only the most daring clientele tried, the staff at Bottlescrew Bill’s have turned the crown jewel of their menu into a yearly event to raise money for prostate cancer research in July. With names like Mixed Nuts, Blue Balls, Great Balls of Fire and Crown Jewels – the delicate prairie oysters are masterfully cooked and prepared with choice ingredients to be enjoyed with a cold brew.