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 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…

Foreign Concept

When Matt and I finally had a free night with no plans except filling our bellies, it was time for a long-awaited dinner at Foreign Concept! Walking in to warm smells of ginger and garlic was a welcome feeling on the cold night we chose to visit. After being seated in a cozy corner and…

Pie & Prosecco at Pie Junkie Kensington

When I texted Mr. Hungry to tell him we’d been invited to an event called “Pie and Prosecco”, he immediately wrote back, “Isn’t that basically your dream event?” When I told him it was to celebrate the opening of Pie Junkie’s new Kensington location (tucked right in behind Red’s and across the street from Midtown)…

2017 Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

Last night, Michelle from Wino in the West and I went to the 2017 Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival at the BMO Centre. It’s such a great event every year. Incredible Calgary vendors and importers get together to bring food, wine and liquor samples into one room, then they donate proceeds to local charities fighting…

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…

Hungry in Banff: Juniper Bistro

My mom and Ernie started a new tradition of spending a family weekend in Banff at the end of each summer. This was the second year we did it, and it was so much fun! A major highlight for me was dinner at Juniper Hotel Bistro. Perched on Mt. Norquay, the dining room and huge…

Hungry in Red Deer: Westlake Grill

It was my mom’s birthday a few weeks ago (ok, almost a month ago, I’m in the weeds!) so I made a reservation at her favourite restaurant, Red Deer’s Westlake Grill at Heritage Ranch. This has obviously forever secured my place as her favourite child. Sorry, Kirsten. For the uninitiated, Heritage Ranch is an adorable…

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…

Pie Junkie & Bakery (Happy Pi Day!)

Happy Pi Day! I care so little about math that I’m getting bored just writing this sentence, but a day to celebrate both math and pie is something I can definitely wrap my head around! Matt was away this week, which meant there was no one at home to impress with my pastry-making skills (read:…

Big Taste 2017: The Guild

Matt and I were so excited to check out the Guild during Big Taste YYC to see what all the fuss is about! As soon as we walked in, we were greeted with warm smiles, complimentary coat check and a beautiful main entrance. Walking into the dimly-lit dining room with its imposing dark wood, hunting trophies,…

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…