Model Milk - Calgary
“I keep trying to come up with a word to describe it,” our waitress says when we ask what fried green tomatoes are doing on a menu in Calgary. No matter. Between the rock-out soundtrack and the Mencía-crazy men in pick-stitched jackets next to us, we can barely hear her anyway. Originally designed for cows and trucks, the stunning multilevel brick room – formerly the milking room of this 1930s dairy – is 2012 loud, but a fun sort of loud. It’s also ingenious.
Under milk-bottle chandeliers and enamel barn lamps, tables slide on a central beam to create two-tops, four-tops or communal seating for Sunday suppers billed as “wholesome goodness.” Whatever the word for Model Milk’s cuisine, they’re stampeding through the doors to get it.