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Business Spotlight: Bike and Brew in Calgary

Bike And Brew is unlike any bike or coffee shop you've visited before — because it's a combination of both!

"Weston (co-owner) and I have been fortunate enough to have spent many years in the cycling industry, ranging from the grom who would clean bikes to sales to ownership," says co-owner Travis Ferguson. "Having been involved in opening up a more traditional style of bike shop, we both recognized that our hearts were somewhere else. We knew Calgary was ready for a new style of bike shop that meshed the two amazing cultures of coffee and cycling. We wanted to bring back the old school vibe of the mom- and-pop bike shop and detune the cycling shopping experience. Bike shopping can be a pretty intimidating experience, even for an experienced buyer,

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The Best Diners in CalgaryWhen you visit a diner, you can expect to get some great home-style comfort food that inspires nostalgia and lets you walk away feeling satisfied. In Calgary, the diners are no different, and if you want some traditional fare for your next meal, you should try one of these great Calgary diners.

Blackfoot Diner

On weekends, patrons of Calgary’s much-loved Blackfoot Diner are lined up out the door. The Inglewood landmark serves up legendary breakfasts, sensational hot turkey sandwiches and the finest flapper pie in the West. You know a restaurant must be good when it’s celebrated more than 60 years of good food.

Going back to 1956, the first diner was called the Royalite Oil after the Calgary company that built the Blackfoot Truck Stop in

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How to Remediate Pests from Your HomePest remediation is an important topic in homeownership, especially if you are thinking of selling your home. From urban areas to rural communities, homeowners everywhere may struggle with pest remediation. Whether you're a new homeowner who would like to prevent pests, or you're an experienced homeowner who has long struggled to keep pests away, these tips can help.

Recognize the Signs of Pest Infestation

Knowing the signs of pest infestation is important. It's especially important to recognize these signs early in the infestation. Catching the signs early can ensure that the homeowner will be able to remediate the pests before they become a serious problem. Homeowners can watch for:

  • Mouse feces. Mouse feces are small, black, and
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The Best Calgary Vegetarian RestaurantsIf you're vegetarian or vegan, it can sometimes be hard to find food that's safe to eat. Fortunately, Calgary has a number of delectable vegetarian options scattered all throughout the city.

Try one of these delicious Calgary vegetarian restaurants today.

Ambrosia Veggie House

Ambrosia Veggie House is a Pan Asian Chinese establishment that strives to be the best vegan restaurant in Calgary. It also specializes in Taiwanese and Cantonese according to the reports from TripAdvisor. You will need to join in with all the great reviews given by its customers. The food, atmosphere, service, and value are highly rated.

Ambrosia enjoys promoting the vegetarian lifestyles and is open for lunch, Thursday through Monday from 11am to 2pm. It reopens

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The Best Places to Have Large Gatherings and Events in Calgary

Whether you are planning your upcoming wedding or are looking to organize a charitable gala, one of the first things all event planners consider is the venue. Without knowing where you will host your gathering or event, nothing else can continue, as dates may need to change with availability. Luckily, there are plenty of gorgeous, unique, and extravagant locations to host your event right here in the city of Calgary! Take a look at these top Calgary event venues for your large or corporate gatherings:

Telus Spark

220 St Georges Dr NE

Just seconds from the Calgary Zoo and minutes from the Calgary downtown core is TELUS Spark. This local science museum is held within a large building with high ceilings, and is where you can find interactive

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The Best Breakfast Restaurants in CalgaryNo matter the time of day, sometimes there is nothing more delicious than breakfast, be it breakfast for breakfast or breakfast for dinner. When the craving for breakfast food hits, look no further than these Calgary breakfast restaurants to get your fill of eggs, waffles, and more.

EggsOasis

Located on Mainstreet in Airdrie, Alberta is a fantastic eating establishment called EggsOasis. Operating hours are Monday through Sunday 6 am to 3 pm. Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday beginning at 11am.

Two perfectly poached eggs served on a fresh English muffin covered in hollandaise sauce is a favourite among diners at EggsOasis. Don’t prefer poached eggs? No problem. There is something for every diner’s preference at EggsOasis.

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The Best Bistros in CalgaryWhen you're looking to get a bite to eat in Calgary, look no further than the city's long line of delicious bistros, serving up wine and classical French food all day. Are you interested in visiting a Calgary bistro? Try one of these locations, the best of the best in Calgary.

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar has been serving Mediterranean comfort food to Calgary residents for almost 20 years. It’s so good that some refer to it as a taste of heaven. They have an amazing food and wine selection, which we will take a look at below, and their prices are considered very affordable for the quality of food you get. The atmosphere is nice and quiet and the staff is professional and very attentive to your needs.

No matter what

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The Best Shopping Malls in Calgary, ABCalgary offers many opportunities for shopping throughout the city. If you've just arrived in the city or you plan to relocate soon, finding the best districts for shopping, malls and stores is important. Here are some of the top places to find the best stores, restaurants and entertainment.

Stephen Avenue Mall

There's an energy to be found along Stephen Avenue Walk that's hard to find anywhere else in Calgary. The street starts at City Hall on the eastern side of the city and heads west from there. It's a place where you'll find entertainment, street vendors, outdoor patios and retail stores; but more than that here is where you'll find raw energy.

The Steven Avenue Mall is surrounded by a variety of places to eat and impressive clubs

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The Best Spring Festivals in CalgaryCalgary will have plenty of things for everybody to enjoy throughout the spring. Some of the top choices coming through the city will arrive later in May. Here are a few of the best upcoming events in Calgary.

Funnyfest Calgary Comedy Festival

For those that love a good laugh every now and again, the Funnyfest, Calgary’s comedy festival is coming to town and they are inviting you – yes you – to join in on the fun and laugh a little.

Not only can you find some of the best comedians – both new and old – but there are many things to eat, products to buy and an all-around good time. A group of volunteers who are giving up their free time to ensure you are entertained puts on this entire comedy festival. Coming is a great way to show your

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The Cookbook Co. Cooking Business is Providing Cooking Lessons For Calgary

The Cookbook Co. Cooks satisfies your hunger for all things culinary. It's a destination to purchase specialty ingredients, quality cookware, and chef-inspired cookbooks. It's also your source for corporate and gift baskets for the foodie, chef or baker in your life; and let's not forget about their cooking classes, culinary vacation escapes, and catering.

"Back in 1984, we were selling cookbooks, so the name [The Cookbook Co.] seemed like a natural fit, says owner Gail Norton about the start and evolution of the company. "When we moved into our current space, we were dreaming up new and unusual names, but a good friend suggested adding the word 'cooks' on the end to embrace the expanded aspects of the business — selling specialty cookware and

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