Try these 5 Marda Loop eateries during Marda Gras 2017

One of the most festive Calgary events of the summer, Marda Gras is a New Orleans-themed street festival that runs August 13, 2017, in the heart of the Marda Loop community. Since Marda Loop is one of the best dining communities in the city, make sure to stop in to one of these eateries while you’re in the area.

Boogies Burgers

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2129 33 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1Z7

If you’ve worked up a sizable appetite walking around Marda Gras, head to Boogie’s Burgers to enjoy some of the city’s best gut-busting comfort food. Boogie’s specializes in colossal burgers stuffed full of toppings, sauces and unexpected signature ingredients. For those feeling particularly daring, Doug’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper” Burger is a behemoth creation that includes four beef patties, four slices of bacon, a wiener, a mini corn dog and everything but the kitchen sink. Split it amongst a few people and make sure to order a milkshake, too.

Village Ice Cream

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2406 34 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2T 2C8

The go-to spot for Calgary-crafted ice cream, Village makes small batch artisanal ice cream and has a loyal following of customers. Try the salted caramel or keep things simple with the melted chocolate or Village vanilla bean. It’s the ultimate cool-off snack to enjoy after a hot day in the sun at Marda Gras. Some of Village’s seasonal flavours right now include Grahamtellow, mango, coconut lime coconut milk and a refreshingly light lemon lime sorbet. If you can’t make up your mind, just order a double scoop.

De Thai Ltd

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101-2215 33 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 1Z9

For a completely global culinary experience, head on over to De Thai Cuisine to enjoy authentic Thai food in a more upscale-casual environment. Owned by the same folks behind Thai Nongkhai on Macleod Trail, De Thai boasts an extensive menu of Thailand staples including curries, stir fries, spring and salad rolls, papaya salad and more. If you think you can handle the heat, order the drunken stir fry with fiery hot roasted chili paste and your choice of protein.

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