Brunch at Cleaver

As I mentioned in my post about New Year’s Eve, we were recently graced with a visit by four of our dear friends from Edmonton. This group in particular (which includes Leduc from Let’sEatYEG.com) loves trying new restaurants every time they’re in Calgary, so we were delighted to see Cleaver was open for brunch on a…

Chimney Dog Eating Competition at Utca

It was such an honour to be asked by Utca Chimney Cakes & Coffee House to come over and judge their chimney dog eating competition. What’s a chimney dog, you ask? To answer that, you first need to understand chimney cakes. Chimney cakes (or kürtőskalács) are hollow tube-shaped pastries made by wrapping dough around a metal…

Calcutta Cricket Club

I can’t believe how long it took for Matt and I to finally visit Calcutta Cricket Club! We were actually inspired to visit after I spent a few hours gazing lovingly at fancy curry photos while writing about our recent trip to Singapore. It seemed like a great time to try another upscale Indian restaurant, this…

Cleaver

We were so excited last weekend when stars and schedules aligned to allow us a dinner out with our busy friends, John, Carleigh, David and Jessi! This is an adventurous group who loves to eat well and David in particular is known for being a big time burger fan, so Cleaver came to mind right…

Big Taste 2018: Market

It’s time again for one of my favourite foodie events – Big Taste! Every year, restaurants throughout the city offer fixed price lunches and dinners to give diners a chance to explore some of their most popular menu items at a great value – $18 or $28 lunches, $28 or $40 dinners and the $65…

Happy Birthday, Mill St. Calgary Brewpub!

I was so excited when Mill St. Brewery invited Matt and I to come over for some drinks and snacks tonight to celebrate their first birthday at the Calgary Brewpub location on 17th Ave. We wandered over after work to check out what was on offer. The place was packed already by about 6 p.m. despite…

Pigeonhole

I’m so excited about Calgary’s newest foodie festival, Summer Feast! Running August 11 – 20, Summer Feast 2017 includes prix fixe menus at 13 of Calgary’s coolest restaurants. I’ve been itching to try Pigeonhole for a while and it’s always buzzing when I walk by, so I was excited to get a table on a busy Friday…

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…

Royale Brasserie

When I plan a trip, my favourite part is looking up restaurants, must-try dishes and regional cuisine. Before going to France two years ago, I had looked up the french words for all kinds of tasty foods and was ready to order tarte Tatin, cassoulet and poitrine de canard. What I didn’t plan for was how…

Big Taste 2017: The Living Room

The best thing about Big Taste is that gives you a chance to explore restaurants and dishes you would usually find intimidating or too expensive. When Matt and I saw the Living Room on the list of options, we jumped at the chance to book a table at the fancy place we walk by on…