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Rockin’ Robyn’s Diner, Edmonton, AB

Rockin’ Robyn’s Diner, Edmonton, AB

Close your eyes and think ‘diner.’ What image comes to mind?  For me, my mind ‘sees’ an old-fashioned long counter with round, padded, chrome stools, the walls lined with dining booths, and maybe a few nick-nacks like old photos and a few old time ‘interesting’ pieces of ancient equipment parts […]

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The Burger Joint, Edmonton, AB

The Burger Joint, Edmonton, AB

Today was a ‘lazy day.’ I got up first thing this morning, ran the Audi over to the dealership for a complimentary free exterior car wash, then came home and watched the national news. At lunch, I had the hankering for a nice, juicy burger, something I don’t indulge in […]

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Epicurean tourism – random thoughts

Epicurean tourism – random thoughts

Some of my friends laugh at me, because a main attractor when I travel is the variety of new restaurants I can potentially discover. Having said that, there are other of my friends who are hard core, dyed-in-the-wool foodies who celebrate our passion for finding the unique, quirky, special, ‘you-can-only-find-this-dish-here’ […]

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Formosa Bistro Taiwanese Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

Formosa Bistro Taiwanese Restaurant, Edmonton, AB

I’ve been itching to try Formosa Bistro, a Taiwanese cuisine that opened on Edmonton’s south side about one year ago. My trigger point was a few weeks ago, when CBC Radio One’s morning show was featuring a panel discussion of the various food reviewers’ favourite dishes and restaurants they’d dined […]

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Tiffin Fresh Kitchen – Fresh, modern, stylish East Indian cuisine, Edmonton, AB

Tiffin Fresh Kitchen – Fresh, modern, stylish East Indian cuisine, Edmonton, AB

East Indian cuisine is a mystery to me.  Unknown spices and curries are foreign not only to my taste buds, to their names are unfamiliar to my ear.  Yet, I’m drawn to the newness and flavourful suprises of the dishes whenever I get to experience them. Our friends Harold and […]

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Tokiwa Ramen – quirky Japanese eatery serves up delicious (but limited) dishes

Tokiwa Ramen – quirky Japanese eatery serves up delicious (but limited) dishes

The last time I got my hair cut, Fatima, a fellow ‘foody’ and I were talking about new restaurants we’d tried recently. I mentioned we had just been to Tokiwa Ramen, a new Japanese ramen Japanese noodle soup house in Edmonton’s new, fashionable Brewery District.   Our lunch companions had discovered […]

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Northern Chicken, Edmonton, AB – a new favourite

Northern Chicken, Edmonton, AB – a new favourite

It’s taken us a long time to try Northern Chicken, frustrating, since it was named one of the best new restaurants in Edmonton by a local magazine not too long ago. Fried chicken has never been top-of-mind when it’s time to adventure into the world of a new dining experience.  […]

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La Patrona Mexican Restaurant, Sherwood Park, AB

La Patrona Mexican Restaurant, Sherwood Park, AB

We lunched yesterday at La Patrona Mexican Restaurant in Sherwood Park. This was our second visit, and once again, we were impressed with the cuisine. We arrived early for the lunch sitting.  La Patrona opens at 11:30 AM, and when we arrived at 11:45, there were already a few couples […]

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Jaker’s Bar & Grill, Great Falls, MT. Long time ‘destination’ restaurant has ‘off’ night

Jaker’s Bar & Grill, Great Falls, MT.  Long time ‘destination’ restaurant has ‘off’ night

My motorcycle friends and I have been huge fans of Jaker’s Bar & Grill for years. Located in Great Falls, MT, each year, a bunch of us in Edmonton ponder making a run to Great Falls just to dine at this Montana steakhouse.  Jaker’s claim to fame is that when […]

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Adventures in travel dining. Mom’s Cafe, Salina, UT. – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Adventures in travel dining.  Mom’s Cafe, Salina, UT. – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

We’d been driving all morning non-stop, and now it was time to refuel the Audi and grab a late lunch. Exiting I-15, we pulled off to Salina, UT, which looked to be the stereotype American small town. – a main street with businesses, a gas station, and not much else. It’s […]

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