Boston Pizza, Calgary Style

Going to Boston Pizza in Calgary, when the chain’s head office is in Richmond BC, when I’m Vancouver-based makes little sense except for 2 reasons. It was near my hotel and my friend’s house, specifically 232-6455 MacLeod Trail SW. And, it is very kid friendly. While the adults did the “blah blah I haven’t seen you in years blah blah” there was a substantial colouring and games book to amuse the younger patrons, along with a children’s menu.

Perhaps one of the signs of either the rise or fall of civilization in Alberta is the 32 oz schooner of beer. It drinks like a Munich stein. It’s a pity though that none of the Alberta craft breweries were available (think Big Rock). I settled for a Rickards Red and concentrated on socialization. The meat lovers pizza (The Meateorâ„¢) was a good choice for me.

The staff were all wonderful and attentive and considering we had a great chat and did not bore the youngest member of the party to death, I can easily recommend Boston Pizza for family outings.

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