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La Patrona Mexican Restaurant, Sherwood Park, AB

La Patrona Mexican Restaurant, Sherwood Park, AB

Last weekend we had the pleasure of trying a new restaurant, La Patrona, a Mexican restaurant that brands itself as a purveyor of ‘authentic Mexican cuisine.’ Our reservation for 4 had been made mid-week, and the earliest sitting we could book was 7:30 pm Saturday.  When we arrived, the small […]

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Nudoru Ramen Bar, Edmonton, AB

Nudoru Ramen Bar, Edmonton, AB

Last Saturday was a cold winter night.  We decided to head into town to dine at Nudoru Ramen Bar on Edmonton’s trendy Whyte Avenue near the University of Alberta. It’s minus twenty-something degrees Celsius, and it’s been snowing hard all day.  A tall windrow of snow is piled high along the centreline […]

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Max’s Filipino Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

Max’s Filipino Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

It’s been quite a few months since we last dined at Max’s Restaurant in Edmonton’s west end.  Max’s specializes in Filipino cuisine, and as I’ve described to many foody friends unfamiliar with food from this part of the world, it’s kinda like Chinese food. Kinda like Chinese food, but not.  […]

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Seoul Fried Chicken – a household favourite take out deliciousness

Seoul Fried Chicken – a household favourite take out deliciousness

I’ve had a hankering for SFC – Seoul Fried Chicken, a fast food take out restaurant on Calgary Trail a few blocks south of Whyte Avenue in Edmonton. SFC was named by Avenue Magazine as one of the best new restaurants in Edmonton in 2016, and also named as one […]

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“Nata” – Portuguese tart deliciousness, Handy Bakery, Edmonton, AB

“Nata” – Portuguese tart deliciousness, Handy Bakery, Edmonton, AB

I’ve been craving a hit of Nata, the creamy Portuguese egg custard tarts that were the cultural and historic inspiration for “Dun tart”, the Chinese custard tarts served at Dim Sum. After a vacation in Portugal two years ago, Ingrid and I became Portuguese cuisine fans.  One of the most […]

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Mimo Portuguese Restaurant, Calgary, AB

Mimo Portuguese Restaurant, Calgary, AB

Ingrid and I fell in love with Portuguese cuisine after a glorious 2-week vacation on Portugal a couple of years ago. My good friend, Gary, had been to Portugal and raved about it as a fantastic tourist destination, triggering us to book time in Lisbon and and surrounding areas, and […]

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Let Eat Snow premium dessert cafe, Edmonton, AB

Let Eat Snow premium dessert cafe, Edmonton, AB

It’s not officially winter yet, but snow is on the ground, motorcycle season is over, so what should we do to celebrate? As the saying goes, “fight fire with fire”, we decided to fight snow with snow. Our friends Richard and Mag introduced us to Let Eat Snow, which advertizes […]

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Noodle Feast – The Taste of Northern China, Edmonton, AB

Noodle Feast – The Taste of Northern China, Edmonton, AB

Our foody friends Richard and Mag have been bombarding us recently about their new foody ‘find’, Noodle Feast – The Taste of Northern China,  a restaurant that specializes in serving up Chinese dishes with hand-pulled noodles. Oh, man, were they right.  This is a popular place.  When we arrived today […]

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Bridges on First Restaurant, Calgary, AB – Trouble, trouble, and more trouble

Bridges on First Restaurant, Calgary, AB – Trouble, trouble, and more trouble

I hate complainers.  But, hoo boy, did we run into a heap of trouble when we dined at Bridges on First in Calgary this week. We gathered at the cozy, pub style restaurant in Calgary’s inner city just north of downtown for a family visit.  I like to give eateries […]

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Albertson’s supermarket deli fried chicken

Albertson’s supermarket deli fried chicken

While snowed in at Great Falls, MT for two days, we were forced to buy our ‘meals’ from Albertson’s Supermarket, across the parking lot from the Days Inn motel we were holed up in. Albertson’s Supermarket deli special’ (Monday and Tuesdays) is fried chicken, $5.00 USD for 8 pieces of […]

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