Sometimes, you just need some meatloaf in your life. When this happens, head down to Local as quickly as possible. Luckily, there are three Local locations in Calgary, so you can get your fix of delicious pub fare favourites even faster. Each of the Local taverns are named by their address. Local 510 is at 510 17th Ave, Local 002 is at 2 Richard Way, and Local 522 is at 522 6th Ave. Any location you visit, they’ll get you sorted with some bacon wrapped beef and pork meatloaf with mashed potatoes and cheddar cream sauce that is even better than the kind mom used to make. Another hearty offering is the Beef Short Rib Chili with slow cooked beef short rib and rice.
The appetizers at the Local taverns are made for sharing. An order of nachos is always a crowd pleaser, but be sure to check out the Local Tacos with your choice of marinated meat, spicy lime salad, cheddar and guacamole. Aside from the classic pub offering of wings (available in hot, medium, salt and pepper, sweet soy, lemon garlic oregano) there’s also more exotic fare such as hummus with chorizo and naan bread and prawns with sweet chilli, hummus and katafi. If you’re looking for something a little bit lighter, the Local Salad features apple, pecan, greens, manchego and Local vinaigrette, or try the Grilled Steak Cobb Salad with sirloin, bacon, egg, tomato, red onion, greens and ranch dressing.
The Local taverns also offer a surprising variety of cocktails. There are classics that your grandparents would approve of, such as the Gimlet and the Sidecar, and there are others that have complicated names, but are actually quite simple mixes. The Caipirissima sounds exotic, but is actually a delicious mix of white rum, lime and sugar. The variety of beers ensures that there’s something for everyone.
The relaxed, ski-lodge vibe and daily food and drink specials every day of the week will keep you coming back again and again. Local 510, 510 17th Ave SW, Calgary; Local 522, 6th Ave SW, Calgary; Local 002, 2 Richard Way, Calgary.