Calgary’s mayor on street eats: truffle fries (theirs) vs. hot dogs (ours)
Given Rob Ford’s incessant and dour gravy train mantras, it helps to be reminded that some mayors actually enjoy the role of civic booster. Case in point: Calgary’s Naheed Nenshi, who’s apparently on a cross-country Cowtown sales tour. Nenshi told the Toronto Star that although he likes our ubiquitous hot dogs just fine, they don’t quite compare to Calgary’s truffle-oiled french fry trucks or the burger truck—presumably the one run by Charcut, Top Chef Canada finalist Connie DeSousa’s restaurant—that serves a lamb burger with an egg on top. And of course Nenshi’s right. But at least we’re catching up. Read the whole story [Toronto Star] »
7 thoughts on “Calgary’s mayor on street eats: truffle fries (theirs) vs. hot dogs (ours)”
What the hell is the big deal with food trucks?
Especially the ones in calgary? Cow towns food scene is average.
Perogie boys suck and the chick from top chef
Burgers are nothing special. I had heartburn for hours after.
Toronto has more red tape then the rural land of Calgary.
Traffic Is already fucked in this city where do these trucks plan on congesting the city
You have no right to say these things. Considering that this is a pilot project, the vendors have done their best already. And unless you can prove that the trucks are congesting the city, then your statement and theory is wrong. In fact, what you should do is FUCK OFF.
What are you so angry about Negative Nancy? I was in Calgary a few weeks ago, and went to Char Cut, had the burger and poutine, among other things, and they were fabulous. That aside, I loved Calgary, from what I saw. I wasn’t there too long, because my trip focused on country sights of western Canada. People were very friendly, went out of their way to help me out, this restaurant was the food highlight of my entire trip, the service was great, and even though we didn’t have reservations on a Friday evening, and we looked like we spent the day at the Dino Park – which we did, and the place was full, they still got us in. Traffic is bad in TO, because of poor planning on the city’s part. Too many cars, not enough bikes, more business should consider telecommuting. TO had gourmet food trucks not long ago, but that didn’t work out, apparently people in TO would rather eat pig arseholes and snouts ground up and formed into a “hotdog”. If that’s your choice of poison, maybe it’s why you had heart burn when you ate that delish burger. The only thing that I love about TO, aside from my friends, is the multiculturalism, and the diverse food that comes along with it.
BTW, my response was to Derek’s post. Here’s another article comparing Calgary with TO. They should’ve added a sixth reason: Calgary doesn’t have Ford as mayor.
Calgary is fine, but wouldn’t put it in the same class of a city as Toronto.
Nice up and coming town though, the more great cities in Canada the better.
Victoria, you forgot to add “and you smell like poo, too”
Of coruse you’re smart, open minded, and know about quality (only one have the watch NN to know) with deep diversity root there. In US we have our share, don’t only because Naheed Nenshi graduated from Harvard, also.
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