Hungry in Edmonton: Cafe LEVA

When Matt and I had some appointments in Edmonton a few weeks ago, we planned a lunch date with one of my dear old friends: Leduc from Let’s Eat YEG. He’s been running a killer Edmonton-focused food blog for the past few years and gave (and gives) me a lot of great advice to help…

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…

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…

Hayden Block

We’ve been meaning to try Hayden Block for a while, so a warm Tuesday night with a protest planned at the Plaza theatre across the street seemed like a great time to rubberneck, drink whiskey and munch on some barbecue. It was crowded when we arrived at about 5:30 and the only table we could…

Sweet Relief Pastries

Cupcakes are perfect for any celebration, so there’s no better way to kick off a brand new blog than with a post about my favourite new bakery, Sweet Relief!  Sweet Relief’s new storefront is small and sparsely decorated, which means your eyes are immediately drawn to the pastel and jewel-toned treats inside the gleaming, glass…