Saturday, May 16, 2009

Milk Tiger Lounge, Calgary

Milk Tiger Lounge
Originally uploaded by Suzi Edwards
I've found a new favorite bar. It got off to a shaky start, but the meatballs with spaghetti on a stick brought me back.

I love anything on a stick. They even serve cheese wrapped in ham on a stick. What's not to like? I *heart* this place.

I love the 2oz pours and the "stick to the classics cocktail list." I love the fact that there's a tag rather than a sign outside. The eclectic music that makes me dance like Snoopy (or for Andree to do the running man). The doorman was reading "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" tonight. They know what I drink (a perfect Manhattan, in case you didn't know) and they serve the best freakin' waffles in the world.

Yeah. Waffles. With chocolate or vanilla ice cream, and maple syrup.

So tonight, we went for dinner at the Canadian Danish Club. And I happened to mention the waffles. And there was an unspoken moment of affinity across the table. We were going to eat the herring, and the salmon, and the shrimp tower, and drink the Riesling, and go and have waffles. It passed in a moment, like when you know you're going to kiss, or push that friend off a cliff in case they rat you out for the bacchanal you just had.

There's a prize if you name the novel I'm referencing. It will involve waffles and a Manhattan at Milk Tiger Lounge.

Milk Tiger Lounge is at 1410 4th Street SW, Calgary. Call (403) 261-5009. It's open until 2am, Tuesday through Sunday (edit: I didn't know the days of the week. Never blog when you've just got home from this place). It tends not to get busy until 10.30pm, so it's a great place for an early drink if you like to hear your date speak. But nothing beats a midnight waffle.

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Anonymous John Scott said...


I am a convert to Manhattans and your recipe is bang to rights. There is a great new bar in N1 - - so we will hit it when next you are in town. They make cocktails that even I like...

John x

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Lau said...

Hate to break it to you, but I don't think it's the *music* that makes me do the running man... may have more to do with the 2 oz. pours...

11:31 AM  
Blogger garypowers said...

Hi Suzi! Thanks so much for the kind words! Just one thing - we're closed on Mondays - everyone needs a day off, right? But yes - thanks! See you soon,
Derek and the good Milk Tiger Lounge folks.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Glyn Davies said...

What's a novel?

5:05 AM  

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