We deiced to have dinner at Boston Pizza inside Crossiron Mills while shopping one evening and we were shocked that it was so quiet. We found a seat outside on the patio, and from there, we waited a good 10 minutes before anyone came out to give us menus. The server was really nice, but I don’t know where she was most of the time.
We ordered our drinks to start with and I decided to go for the Virgin Caesars which was a pretty good mix here! But, for the main meal, I ordered their new Jalapeno and Crispy Onion Prime Rib Burger which sounded absolutely delicious from the name alone. It was a half pound or prime rib burger topped with jalapenos and crispy onion rings. It was quite good as a burger, but I found the crispy onions were too thin or something – you don’t actually get the texture of the crispiness while eating. The jalapenos weren’t spicy at all… so, it was just a good burger at the end of the day!
As it was the rib event going on at Boston Pizza, we decided we would order their Full Rack Slow Roasted Pork Back Ribs and these were fall of the bone deliciousness! The ribs had tons of flavour and just the right amount of sauce. The meat was juicy and tender – it was really good! We got it in their Signature BBQ flavour! These, we will definitely have again!
Overall, we had an enjoyable experience. We didn’t eat dinner as this meal had already taken us over an hour as is… and there was a little more shopping to do. I’m sure we’ll be back, but maybe after all the shopping next time as they do run on a more relaxed time.
520 261055 Cross Iron Boulevard
Rocky View, AB
This particular evening we were wanting to eat at Boston Pizza which is somewhere we use to go a lot, but has cut down. We went to the Chinook Centre location as it’s not only convenient, but we could also get some Christmas shopping afterwards! This location is one of the newest locations in Calgary, and I think it’s great!
I ordered the Baked Chipotle Bacon Penne which was excellent, with a nice spicy smokey chipotle taste which was kind of subtle, but enough to detect. This plate of penne was a large portion but was really good – it was penne with creamy alfredo sauce tossed with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and cheese. Then to make it extra special, they put a nice layer of cheese on top and baked it to oozy gooey yumminess!
For the pizza, we ordered Spicy Perogy Pizza and this was such a different type of pizza. Instead of your typical tomato pizza sauce, they use sour cream, and they line the pizza with potato slices. The toppings was delicious and it had lots of smoky bacon, cheese and green onions!
For dessert, even though we were super stuffed, we were convinced to try the Sticky Toffee Pudding and we’re so happy that we tried it. It was a delicious steamed chocolate sponge cake, topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream smothered with rich caramel sauce.
The food at this location was phenomenal, and the service overall was excellent. The prices was right, and you’ll never know what kind of new menu items you’ll find from Boston Pizza. It’s not your typical Pizza Chain as it offers not only your usual suspects at a pizza joint, but it offers new and exciting menu items and even specialty items like gluten free dishes.
Boston Pizza in Calgary Chinook Center
232 – 6455 Macleod Trail SW Map