Tusks Bar and Grill

Matt and I haven’t been eating out that much lately. With how weird my appetite’s been, the hot weather and an uptick in responsibilities at home (yard work – I’m looking at you!) it really takes a special occasion to get me out of the house. One such special occasion came in the form of…

Happy Hour at Shark Club

Despite my best efforts, I ended up with a sports fanatic for a husband – the Flames, Raptors, Blue Jays, Broncos, Stampeders… how could anyone choose? In his spare time, he manages his multiple fantasy teams, plays hockey or baseball on various gaming platforms and sifts through online forums for “news” (read: “gossip”) about his…

BFF Cookies

Is it killer lady entrepreneur week at Hungry in Calgary or what? I have a very important new business alert to share with you all! Meet BFF Cookies, the jumbo cookie service that takes orders throughout the week, bakes small batches over the weekend and delivers them right to your door the following Monday. When…

Cricket Powder by Gaia Protein

What do you say to someone who’s just offered to bring you a free packet of powdered crickets? This was a question I never thought I’d have to ask myself, but when the ladies from Calgary-based Gaia Protein reached out a few weeks ago to see what I thought about their product, I was immediately nervous! I’m…

Little Chief at Grey Eagle Resort

We were overdue for a double date with our friends, Zach and Nicole, and conveniently had been invited by TopDish.ca to Little Chief, a restaurant located in the Tsuut’ina Nation-operated Grey Eagle Resort & Casino. None of us had tried them before, so away we went with no expectations and big appetites. We had been given a…

Scarpetta Italian Eatery

You may have seen on social media or on previous blog posts that I’ve been doing a bit of collaboration with TopDish.ca – things like submitting photos and ratings, winning gift cards in their draws (!) and most recently partnering with them to highlight some of Calgary’s unsung culinary gems. Top Dish recently partnered with Scarpetta…

Lunch Bowls at Two Penny

Have you heard about YYC Food and Drink Experience? It’s the new prix fixe festival in town, running this year from March 1 – 10 at restaurants all over the city. They have some fancy fine dining events going on in conjunction with the fest, but for the rest of us, we can enjoy set…

Foodie Fiesta at StrEATS Braeside

What have you heard about StrEATS? I knew very little about the small franchise when I was invited to last night’s fiesta, but it turns out there’s a lot of great stuff going on over there! From tacos and burritos to their signature poutines and featured bao, StrEATS definitely seems focused on keeping things fresh! Food…

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…

Hungry Holidays 2018!

Happy holidays, friends! I’ve been battling a serious situation where all my clothes have been mysteriously shrinking over the past week, but don’t worry – I’m not letting it get my spirits down and I’m still indulging my way into 2019. Your girl is writing this post surrounded by empty Purdy’s and Lindor wrappers from…

Christmas in November at Jasper Park Lodge

Christmas is almost here! Honestly, I’m usually pretty grouchy this time of year with all the shopping, crowds and festive chores, but this year has felt very different! Matt and I recently opened up our brand new home to host our second annual Christmas on the Side party (a potluck where we dine exclusively on…

JUSU Bar (Brookfield Place)

I was intrigued when Victoria-based JUSU Bar reached out and offered me a gift card to come try one of their Calgary locations. I had avoided stopping in at their Brookfield Place kiosk so far because all I had heard about it before that point had led me to believe it was a much fancier juice…