Calgary Stampede 2017

I had a whole bit I wanted to post about how crowds are the worst, but honestly I had the nicest night at the Calgary Stampede yesterday and I can’t even muster up enough grump to write it down. Instead, I’m going to tell you about all the delicious, classic Stampede foods I split with…

Peasant Cheese Shop

I live not too far from the Stampede grounds and I hate being around large groups of people, so this time of year I am extra grouchy. Pile this weekend’s heat wave onto that simmering rage and you have one misanthropic and hungry young lady (though I will admit today’s rain did placate me a…

CRMR Four Chefs Dinner

I was definitely the wrong person to hit up when Michelle asked me to talk her out of spending $120 on a ticket to the Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts Four Chefs dinner. Things escalated quickly and we ended up getting a ticket for Matt as well! The concept is simple and fun – CRMR brings…

Blowers & Grafton

When my Haligonian friend, Vanessa, suggested I check out a new spot serving Halifax-style street food, I was in. Blowers & Grafton is named after the “Pizza Corner” in Halifax that became famous for its donairs and is now a street foodie destination for locals and visitors alike. (Note to self – add a visit to…

Sizzlin’ Suteki

The owners of a brand new Japanese fast food spot Sizzlin’ Suteki invited me to come check it out during their opening week. As usual, I dragged Matt out for dinner with me at an unreasonably early hour and we were able to enjoy the place to ourselves for a few minutes before the more appropriately timed…

Hungry at Home: Mom’s Tzatziki

When I was growing up in Red Deer, there was a farmer’s market stall where every Saturday one of my parents would go buy little tubs of tzatziki along with a bag of pita or focaccia to dip into it. The bread would often run out before the tzatziki, so we would end up dunking…

Burgers at Brasserie Kensington

Hannah and I were excited to try Brasserie Kensington last week after we’d both heard great things about it (plus you may have heard that I’m super into brasseries). It was a drizzly evening, so the cozy vibes of this relaxed venue were perfect for ducking out of the rain. To set the scene for you,…

Improv Menu at Workshop Kitchen + Culture

We celebrated Matt’s recent birthday at one of our favourite spots, Workshop Kitchen + Culture. When we showed up last week, the room was buzzing with a pre-theatre crowd (not uncommon in a restaurant that doubles as the lobby to the Theatre Junction Grand), but we nearly had the place to ourselves once they went…

Foodie Night at Nando’s Mahogany

I had zero chill when Nando’s Canada invited me to a special event at their new location in Mahogany. Most of what I captured was not usable because I was literally shaking with excitement about being surrounded by all that PERi PERi sauce. I took photos instead of videos and videos instead of photos. I chatted with…

Hungry at Home: Pasta Carbonara

I have made and served some terrible carbonara in my lifetime – usually dry with more of a scrambled egg consistency than anything else. No one eats pasta for their health, so it all feels pretty pointless if it’s not also delicious. I finally decided enough was enough and spent a day Googling different techniques…

Poutine Week Crawl: Market and Universe Restaurant

I’ll keep this one short, but I just had to share an update from the little 17th Ave poutine crawl I did with Michelle last night. Well, it wasn’t so much a “poutine crawl” as it was just two girls sharing two poutines in one evening. We were celebrating Calgary Poutine Week, which has partnered with Mealshare to…