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…

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…

Hungry in Banff: Coyote’s Southwestern Grill

Continuing from where we left off after last weekend’s beautiful dinner at the Juniper Bistro in Banff, we woke to a pretty slow start the next morning and waited until Kirsten joined us before we went out for a little nature walk. Ernie took us to the Bow Falls Trail, which you can follow for…

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 Camrose: Sushi Wa

Matt’s family lives in Camrose, so we go up there quite often for a visit. Camrose has almost every chain imaginable, so we lean on those heavily for brunches and dinners out, but when a new locally-owned restaurant opens up, we have to give it a try! We had an occasion to celebrate as a…

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…

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…

Burgers at Brasserie Kensington

Hannah and I were excited to try Brasserie Kensington last week after we’d both heard great things about it (plus you may have heard that I’m super into brasseries). It was a drizzly evening, so the cozy vibes of this relaxed venue were perfect for ducking out of the rain. To set the scene for you,…

Improv Menu at Workshop Kitchen + Culture

We celebrated Matt’s recent birthday at one of our favourite spots, Workshop Kitchen + Culture. When we showed up last week, the room was buzzing with a pre-theatre crowd (not uncommon in a restaurant that doubles as the lobby to the Theatre Junction Grand), but we nearly had the place to ourselves once they went…

Starbelly

My friend, Heather, lives in the faaaar southeast side of the city, so we don’t get to hang out as much as we’d like. It seemed only fitting to make a pilgrimage down there to see her for dinner at Starbelly Open Kitchen & Lounge nearby. This place is something a little different in an area otherwise…