The month of March is almost upon us, and in the city of Calgary, that means it's time to start gearing up for festival season. Anyone who's lived here long enough knows that March is the month of the infamous Big Taste Festival, and when they say big, they're not kidding.\n2018's event is bound to be bigger and better than ever, with old favourites like Cilantro, who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year with some incredible renovations, as well as new YYC hot spots like Elwood & the Rabbit.\n@cilantro17thaveembedded via\nIf you're a super big foodie, you'll want to start planning out your visits to the 90+ restaurants that made it on the list ASAP. The festival will be running from March 2nd - 11th, and while it shouldn't be too hard to fit in a meal around your schedule, there are some events that you won't want to miss throughout.\n@candyeatsyycembedded via\nOn March 2nd, the lunch kick-off will be going down at Blink Restaurant & Bar. For $55, you can indulge in a luxurious lunch that you won't soon forget. Other big events include the Brunch Naturelle at River Cafe, and the Turf Club Pop-Up at Model Milk.\nOther popular YYC favourites that made the list include Barcelona Tavern, Modern Steak, Charbar, and Paper Street. Of course, it's impossible to dine at all these amazing restaurants during Big Taste 2018, but we highly recommend a visit to one or two!