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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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Massimino’s Cucina Italiano, Boston, MA

Massimino’s Cucina Italiano, Boston, MA

We attended a recent family function in Boston, and the first thing Ingrid said when we got there was, “I want to eat at Massimino’s.” We had dined at this family run Italian restaurant in Boston’s North End when we were last in Boston 5 years ago, and had one […]

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Chartier Restaurant, Beaumont, Alberta – French Canadian cuisine

Chartier Restaurant, Beaumont, Alberta – French Canadian cuisine

Chartier is an award winning restaurant featuring French Canadian cuisine.  It opened (last year?) and quickly garnered rave reviews from the professional restaurant reviewers in the Edmonton media. We had promised ourselves to make our way the twenty minutes south to visit this fine dining establishment, and finally managed to […]

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The Hitching Post Restaurant, Hedley, BC – we find a ‘destination’ restaurant in southern BC

The Hitching Post Restaurant, Hedley, BC – we find a ‘destination’ restaurant in southern BC

One of the joys of travel is discovering a new restaurant, that proverbial diamond in the rough. Located in the tiny, unincorporated community of Hedley (about 20 minutes west of Keremeos, BC) in BC’s southern Okanagan, The Hitching Post is everything I want in a great restaurant.  The interior is […]

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