I once saw a great food blog post from an awesome Calgary food blogger, ugonnaeatthat, she posted a grilled cheese that looked so good and was being served up by a local cheese company, Janice Beaton’s Fine Cheese. I never got a chance to try the tasty looking sandwich and I’ve never stopped thinking about it. So today, we got a chance to try out FARM over on 1006 17th Ave SW which Janice owns.
The story behind the nicely designed casual restaurant is the use of fresh and local ingriedients. Quoting from their website is “Albertan Food Everyday We love our suppliers! Delicious warm foods inspired by our Province and all the great local suppliers who bring their product right to our door. They are our neighbours and friends. We work closely with farmers who care for their animals and respect the land. Our kitchen folks create daily features that showcase local bison, lamb, pork, beef, fish….” You can definitley feel and taste the freshness of all the ingriendents and food.
We stopped in at 11:30 on a Friday (by the way they take reservations online and by phone) I ordered the FARM Burger (Pura Vida beef, Broxburn lettuce and tomatoes, FARM relish, FARM back bacon, 3 year cheddar), this burger you can tell was house made, combination of all the ingredients were perfect, the only thing I felt that could have been better was the bun, which seemed a little on the dry side and possible a day old as it crumbled a bit like dry buns. Overall the burger was tasty and delicious. Fuzzy had the Janice bubbling, midly spicy mac n’ cheese (with Broek Acres Smoked Ham Hock), he loved the kick with the spicyness, creaminess and puts this mac n’ cheese as one of his tops, one day we’ll publish what his absolute favorite mac n’ cheese is in town. Our friend, a huge foodie, had the WBLT (Hog Wild wild boar porchetta, lettuce, Broxburn tomatoes, FARM mayo), he said it was the best BLT he’s ever eaten and fell in love with the sandwich.
Overall our impression of FARM is pretty good. The service was very good, prompt and food came out in a decent time. It’s nice to be able to see the open kitchen, which has seating along the side of it, so you can see them preparing all your food. I saw them make a few Cutting Boards for other tables which has a nice selection of fine meats and cheese. I will have to try this next time I go there.
What’s in Front of Us:
Mac n’ Cheese