October 16th, 2012
Inspired by Tracy Anderson’s amazing dance DVDs, but don’t have the space to work out at home?
The body sculpting barre classes at Barre Body Fit are the perfect fitness solution to your wannabe-dancer woes. Using elements of pilates, yoga and working with the barre, the classes combine to create an hour long workout inspired by dance choreography and exercises.
No tutus needed here – arrive in your usual yoga gear and pick up a pair of Grip Socks ($10) for stability. You might need it. —Kait Kucy
Barre Body Fit, West Hillhurst Fitness Centre, 1904 Sixth Ave. NW, Calgary, www.barrebodyfit.com
July 16th, 2010
We’re no strangers to eating breakfast like kings (or should we say queens) but with Dairy Lane’s new evening hours, eating dinner like a pauper is impossible.
Now open Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., the beloved breakfast haunt has introduced a burger and wine menu. Start off with the Local Sharing Plate (market price) that includes a selection of cheeses, meats, pickles and condiments, all from Calgary-area farmers and suppliers.
The Pesto and Gruyere Veggie Burger ($14) is grilled to perfection with basil pesto and Sylvan Star Gruyère while the Peppered Pork Burger ($15) is made from locally raised spiced ground pork, topped with banana peppers, Sylvan Star Peppered Gouda and sweet pepper mayo. Pair it with a glass of Cedar Creek Pinot Gris or one of the many other Canadian wines.
And if you can’t stray from your brekkie fave, the breakfast menu is also available at night.
Dairy Lane, 319 19th St. NW, Calgary, 403-283-2497, www.dairylanecafe.ca