Gilchrist: Best new restaurants of 2017
2017 was a roller-coaster year for Calgary restaurants. We saw the departure of fine old places such as The Belvedere, Catch, Divino, Bistro Rouge, Glory of India, Abruzzo and more. But while downtown restaurants continue to suffer from the declining economy and increased taxes, salaries and food costs, more and more restaurants opened. We’ve seen increased casualization of dining, more chain restaurants, especially those from Asia, and revived interest in Italian cuisine, along with more focus on vegetable-forward menus.