Since the recession first hit, Toronto fine dining has swung decidedly downscale, with the city’s trendy eaters instead becoming enamored with “upscale” versions of traditionally unfussy, economical standbys like eggs, grilled cheese and hamburgers. A curious corollary is that middle class types are more than willing to pay inflated prices for (here’s a buzzword that we really wish would go
Stopping by the supermarket, especially near dinnertime, can be a pulverizing affair: variety itself can be an embarrassment of riches. Everyday groceterias are well and fine for everyday needs, but consider upping your scales and frequenting boutique establishments that specialize in certain foods and food styles. Prices aren’t always higher, and quality is (usually) assured. Here, five of Calgary’s finest.