Written by John Gilchrist, Calgary's most influential restaurant critic, My Favourite Restaurants: Calgary, Canmore and Beyond (8th edition) contains reviews and recommendations for almost 300 eateries across Southern Alberta.
It's been four years since Gilchrist's last full guidebook, and in that time, he's tracked down a bundle of new bistros, bakeries, pubs, noodle shops, espresso bars, tapas cafes and more. Well over half the entries are new since last time. But Gilchrist has revisited his old favourites, too. The book covers a multitude of food cultures and price ranges in Calgary, Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Okotoks, Cochrane, Dead Man's Flats and parts in between. New to this edition is a rating of noise levels for most of the restaurants and social mediam, too.