The best thing about a great weekend breakfast is that it is cooked by someone else. One of our favorite tried and true breakfast haunts is Red’s Diner in Calgary. With two locations, one in Ramsay and one in the belt line on 4th street SW you have a couple of options to try out.
All day breakfast, there really is almost nothing better to hear especially after a late night out. The menu at Red’s is excellent and you can get items other than breakfast if that’s what you’re looking for. The portions are more than generous and the hardest part is deciding what to have. One of the nicest things is that you can add to and modify the dishes on the menu to suit your cravings. They also have the option of gluten free bread that can be substituted in most meals.
My favorite at Red’s is the Ramsay Benny with artichoke, tomato and balsamic drizzle ($16.50) however, the blueberry basil goat cheese stuffed French toast ($17) is on my radar. My husbands go to is the hash, either the Montreal smoked meat or the short rib ($18-19).
Breakfast in Calgary can be a busy time especially if you have had a late night and are getting going a bit later in the day. If you are not one for taking a chance and waiting in line I suggest checking out the No Wait app. This app is available for most mobile devices and let’s you get on the waiting list at participating resturants before you even get there. Straight forward and easy to use you pick your resturant, the app tells you the estimated current wait time, you click on the get in line button add your party number and voila! The app will send you a message and allows you to check up on your current place in line while you either travel to your destination or maybe do some wandering and shopping.
A few notes about this app, for some of the resturants you have to be within a certain distance of the resturant to get in line but won’t find this out until you try. If you have a larger party (4 or more) don’t just look at the estimated waiting time as that can increase by quite a bit once you put in your party number. There is also no way to tell how many people are in the parties that are ahead of you so if you do arrive and see some larger groups waiting you can be sure to add a bit of extra time to your wait.
Right now there are only a few Resturants participating with No Wait but as this catches on I can see more coming on line. Check it out at No Wait or on your selected App Store.
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