March 1, 2016 9:55 am
Updated: March 1, 2016 10:06 am

8 Calgary restaurants named among Canada’s best

Pigeonhole placed 16th on Canada's 100 Best magazine's 2016 restaurant ranking.

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CALGARY – Canada’s 100 Best magazine has named eight Calgary eateries among the finest in the country.

The magazine released its second annual restaurant ranking on Monday, which is determined by an expert panel including chefs Rob Feenie, Lynn Crawford and Mark McEwan.

Justin Leboe’s Pigeonhole was the highest-ranked Calgary restaurant coming in at 16, with Leboe’s other eatery Model Milk not far behind at number 18.

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“The single most conspicuously successful new trend in the culinary sphere is the rise of the vegetable,” Canada’s 100 Best Editor in Chief Jacob Richler said on the magazine’s website. “Not of preachy, good-for-you vegetarian cuisine – but of imaginative new vegetable cooking from smart chefs who know that vegetables are as well equipped for the spotlight and centre stage as is any piece of meat or fish.

“You see it across the country – from Pigeon Hole in Calgary, to Vin Papillon and Hotel Herman in Montreal, and at Dandylion – and the new menu at Nota Bene – in Toronto.”

BELOW: Calgary restaurants named among the best in Canada

Pigeonhole (16)
Model Milk (18)
Charbar (39)
Rouge (52) (tied with Field Guide in Halifax)
Charcut (59)
River Café (67)
Anju (78)
Notable (82)

Model Milk was the highest ranked Calgary restaurant on the list last year, coming in at number 12.

A total of ten local eateries were honoured by the list in 2015.

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