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…

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…

Hungry in Edmonton: RGE RD

My Edmonton-based pal, Jamie, turned 30 this weekend! We were planning a trip to Edmonton this weekend anyways, so dinner plans shaped themselves up marvelously with Jamie, Alyssa, Jenn and Leduc, who you may know from his food blog, Let’s Eat YEG. Alyssa used to work at one of Edmonton’s top eateries, RGE RD (pronounced “range road”),…

Chianti Cafe on 32 Ave NE

I was so excited the other week when I was invited by Chianti Cafe Calgary NE (aka Chianti’s to those who use the hip lingo) to come in for a complimentary meal. In addition to any potential and inadvertent influence that might occur from the planned nature of my recent meal there, I should also let…

Happy Birthday, MR.SUB!

MR.SUB recently announced a startling fact – 2018 marks the company’s 50th anniversary! They opened their first store in 1968 – the year Pierre Trudeau was first elected, the Rolling Stones released “Jumping Jack Flash” and my sweet baby parents were still in elementary school with no idea that their daughter would one day be…

Prairie Caesars with Walter Craft Caesar Mix

I love a good Caesar – any drink that comes with a snack obviously gets the thumbs up from me. My fellow Caesar fans will already know that they were reportedly invented in Calgary and typically include vodka, clam/tomato juice (~clamato if you’re fancy~), Worcestershire, hot sauce and a celery garnish. A Canadian classic, it’s…

Big Taste 2018: Provision

On Thursday, Matt and I were so excited to finally check out Provision as they are participating in Big Taste 2018! (Click here to read about my Big Taste lunch at Market last weekend!) Provision is located inside that cute little train car-sized structure in Central Memorial Park. The interior feels a lot like a…

Winefest 2018

We did it! We celebrated our first Winefest and lived to tell the tale. I’ll do my best to cover the highlights, but I have to admit that my memory of each individual wine has been left a little fuzzy. But speaking of celebrations – happy first anniversary to me! Matt sweetly reminded me this afternoon…

Hungry in Edmonton: Nudoru

I hope you all had a lovely time with your families this weekend! I wasn’t able to spend it with mine, but I did find time to see friends who feel like family and reflect on how many wonderful people there are in my life, especially the ones who love to eat and are patient…

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”…