Calgary Restaurant: Blue Star Diner

Our friend tried to bring us to here once on a weekend, but found out that it was at least a 40-min wait when we arrived. Not quite in the mood to wait that long, we gave up and went to another place to eat instead. One day, Kev had a day off on a weekday so we decided to take a trip to bridgeland and give this place another try. Lucky us- no wait at 11 am! images

The cute, little diner has a simplistic, modern design with white and blue decor, yet provides a homey dining atmosphere. Browsing through its menu, it gave us the impression that it is a environmentally conscious and locally supportive business. They use locally produced, organic ingredients and recycle everything they can to minimize environmental footprint.

It has quite an extensive breakfast and lunch. You can order anything from bennies, cereal, pancake, salad, burger, grilled cheese to burritos! We asked the staff for recommendations and finally narrowed down to chipotle pulled pork hash ($16) and huevos rancheros ($14).

We weren’t impressed with the chipotle pulled pork hash. The slow roasted pork was served with sweet potatoes, bell peppers, mushrooms, sweet onions and two soft-poached eggs on top. It was drizzled with chipotle lime sauce and sprinkled with smoked paprika and fresh cilantro. All the flavor we tasted came from the pulled pork, which was tender and moist. However, other ingredients were rather bland. We were expecting it to be more smokey.

Chipotle pulled pork hash

Chipotle pulled pork hash

I didn’t regret ordering the huevos ranchero. The corn tostadas was crisp. Topped with beans, onions, peppers, black bean cilantro salsa, avocado, gouda and two sunny side eggs- giving this dish a bright, flavorful taste. It was also served with hash brown, sour cream, salsa on the side. We ended up devouring the whole plate!

Heuvos rancheros

Heuvos rancheros

Overall, we had a delightful brunch at Blue Star Diner. Their brunch is slightly pricey, given that the portion is not that big. My advice for first-timer is… don’t be too adventurous with what you order. If you know what is delicious there (by doing some research online or word of mouth), stick to it.

Blue Star Diner on Urbanspoon

 

I’m bringing this post to Fiesta Friday linkup.  Big thanks to Angie from the Novice Gardener and to other co-hosts for organizing the event. Happy Friday everyone!

4 thoughts on “Calgary Restaurant: Blue Star Diner

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  2. This sounds like a restaurant worth supporting, even if it is a little hit and miss with the menu. Perhaps they will work on some of the more blah items, or just limit the menu to what they do really well. Feedback on their site is probably helpful.

    • That’s a good idea. It is a great thing that they use organic, local ingredients. If they can present more delicious dishes, we will probably visit more often.

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