Archive for January, 2014

Rge Rd Restaurant, Edmonton

Rge Rd Restaurant, Edmonton

My friend Steve recommended Rge Rd to me a few weeks ago.  (Rge Rd is the abbreviation for Range Road on road signs in rural areas in our part of western Canada.)  Steve and his wife are genuine foodys.  They’re  world travelers and actively seek fine dining establishments like those […]

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Gourmet food tour to Spain

If you’ve got the itch to see Spain and you’re a bona fide foody, Edmonton food writer Liane Faulder has got just the tour for you. Faulder is a food writer for the Edmonton Journal and a regular dining commentator on radio, and is leading a gourmet food tour of […]

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2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec 4Matic

2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec 4Matic

Bottom Line:  We love the new Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec 4Matic.  This bi-turbo diesel is powerful, smooth and fuel efficient.  And starting at $53,800, it’s $9,000 dollars less than the E350 4Matic gasoline model.  That makes it a bargain. The turbodiesel’s fuel economy is outstanding.  The Mercedes sipped diesel fuel at […]

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2014 Edmonton Motorcycle show

2014 Edmonton Motorcycle show

Here is a selection of quick and dirty photos from last weekend’s 2014 Edmonton Motorcycle, Scooter and ATV Show.  As usual, there were plenty of new bikes to drool over.  Here are a few that caught our eye.                  

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Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2014

Gearheads know the quickest way to an auto enthusiast’s heart is to give them a fabulous engine.  We want it to be smooth, powerful, efficient and to make the right noises when putting the pedal to the metal. WardsAuto, an automobile industry publication based in the United States, has announced […]

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Twisted Throttle and Touratech “Deals” at the Edmonton Motorcycle Show

We’re always looking for parts and accessories that will make our motorcycles perfect, and if you’re like me, you want a deal.  Any opportunity to save a few bucks is welcome. Meandering through the Edmonton Motorcycle Show, we came across the Twisted Throttle display.  Adventure-touring riders know that Twisted Throttle […]

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Opens Today – 2014 Edmonton Motorcycle, Scooter and ATV Show

The 2014 Edmonton Motorcycle Show opens today Friday, January 17th at 12:00 noon and run ’til Sunday, January 19th, closing at 5:00 PM. Our preview of this highly-anticipated show gives you the scoop on the new bikes expected at the show, the major attractions at the show (including two new […]

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2014 Yamaha Super Tenere ES – Canadian pricing announced

Yamaha Canada announced today pricing on the highly-anticipated 2014 Super Tenere ES.  Base price is $17,499 Cdn. and the new model comes with a long list of new features such as KYB electronically-adjustable suspension, heated grips (hallelujah!), electronic cruise control, a 4-position windscreen that’s adjustable without tools, new aluminum tapered […]

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New Dynasty Restaurant, Calgary

We like New Dynasty restaurant for its Chinese lunch buffet.  It’s located waaay up in the northwest suburbs of Calgary in a neighbourhood mall at John Laurie Boulevard and Nose Hill Drive. My octogenarian Chinese relatives love this place, which is telling.  They all grew up on a strict diet […]

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Tzin Wine & Tapas, Edmonton

Tzin Wine & Tapas, Edmonton

Our good friend Hilary is a chef.  Now moved on to the West Coast to pursue university studies, she and her mom were back in Edmonton and invited Ingrid and me to dinner as as a thank you for house-sitting.  Hilary, whose restaurant recommendations I accept without question, says Tzin […]

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