The Allium

I’m back after taking some time out to bring a new baby into the world. Matt pointed out that this now means I’m a mommy blogger (!) but I hope to keep turning out the same hip, cool content I did before I became a parent. Please don’t ever hesitate to let me know if…

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…

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…

OMO Teppan & Kitchen: Dinner for Two

Hello all! I realize it’s been some time since I last posted – quite a bit has happened! Matt and I bought a house, sold our condo, went on a whirlwind long weekend trip to NYC with a dear pal (blog posts to follow!) and then moved into the aforementioned house a couple of weeks…

Sunday Brunch at CRAFT Beer Market

Right before Matt and I went on our big Asian adventure last month, we caught brunch with our dear buddy, Tom. Tom and I have known each other for about 20 years (!!!) and he’s pushing hard to finish his PhD this year, so let’s all send him some happy vibes! Tom can’t eat gluten…

Hungry in Lacombe: Cilantro & Chive + Sweet Capone’s Bakery

A lot of my life is spent driving between Central Albertan hot spots (if such a thing exists) due to our immediate family being spread between Camrose, Red Deer and Sylvan Lake. Last weekend I added one more stop to the list while helping my sister find her perfect wedding dress: beautiful Lacombe! We had…

New Menu Launch & Anniversary Bash at Shokunin

I was delighted to be invited by Parker PR to Shokunin’s second anniversary and new menu launch! I still hadn’t visited Shokunin despite their booming popularity and reputation as the home of Calgary’s first omakase (surprise tasting menu), so this was a perfect opportunity to try them out. We were greeted with welcome cocktails (“Naomi Rides Dragons”…

Hungry Abroad: Split, Croatia

After a few days in Dubrovnik and some excellent road trips through and around Bosnia and Herzegovina, we made it to Split. I was particularly excited for Split because the old city is built into the site of the ancient Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a cool place to see with ancient…

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…

Hungry Abroad: Dubrovnik, Croatia

I’m back! I have a few quick posts I want to get up about the food Mr. Hungry and I enjoyed on our honeymoon, then it will be back to our regular programming very soon! By the time we got to Dubrovnik, Croatia, for the first leg of our honeymoon, we’d been through a nearly…