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Taste and Toast Airdrie!

TASTEairdrie is a year-round promotion of the city’s best independent restaurants and food and beverage retailers. From tapas to unique beverages, Airdrie has a great lineup of flavours and promotions.

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First & Vine is a modern Canadian bistro and wine bar located in the heart of downtown Airdrie. Chef Michael Frayne’s diverse training gives him the skills to put a fresh spin on classic comfort food, serving dishes like the popular pork belly BLT and an elevated mac and cheese. The restaurant also carries a wide range of beverages, from single malt whiskeys to craft cocktails, and has an extensive wine list that ranges from crowd-pleasers like Malbec to hard-to-find reds like Negroamaro. Find out more at firstandvine.ca

If you haven’t visited Fitzsimmons Brewing Company, be sure to check out this local microbrewery, located on Airdrie’s east side on East Lake Boulevard. The taproom is now open and serving Fitzsimmons’ provincial-gold-winning East Lake Amber beer, along with its other signature, Big Hill Blonde, and seasonal brews. Check out the menu and learn more at fitzsimmonsbrewing.com

Let Good Earth Coffeehouse Airdrie bring good food to you – they cater! Enjoy fresh salads, sandwiches, breakfast, beverages, sweets and everything in between at your next event. They have disposable cutlery, napkins and dishware, provided at no additional charge, and offer allergy- and gluten-friendly options. Ordering is easy online at goodearthcoffeehouse.com or call 403-948-3100.

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From coffee, tea and kombucha, brewed in house, to an extensive lists of local, on-tap beers, wine and unique cocktails, Sorso Espresso & Wine Bar has a tasty beverage to appeal to everyone. But the restaurant also offers an extensive list of delicious eats, all made fresh in house with locally sourced ingredients. For everything from fresh baking, to flatbread and sandwiches, to a variety of shareable plates and dinnertime entrees, be sure to visit Sorso. Learn more at sorso.ca

Using its own pure, raw honey produced on a farm near Caroline, AB, Tamarack Jack’s offers a unique lineup of meads available at numerous liquor stores in Airdrie. The meadery’s signature brews, Buzz Saw and Sawyer, are both carbonated, all-natural, gluten-free meads. Buzz Saw is a traditional mead and Sawyer has hops added, giving it a more beer-like quality. Also watch for unique seasonal offerings. For a full list of where to buy these unique beverages, visit tamarackjacks.com

The Woods is Airdrie’s best-kept patio secret in the summer with seating overlooking the lush green fairways and fountains. Inside or out the food at The Woods is a step above clubhouse fare – sure your favourites are there but look for great pastas and salads, wing nights and the infamous Sunday brunch. Visit woodsidegc.com