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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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Simply Irie Caribbean restaurant, Calgary, AB

Simply Irie Caribbean restaurant, Calgary, AB

Caribbean cuisine is something with which we are not very familiar. Of course, everybody’s heard of Jerk Chicken, that spicy, grilled chicken.  I suppose Jerk Chicken is the Caribbean equivalent to Chow Mein in Chinese cuisine; everybody knows it. When our friend Gary suggested Simply Irie for lunch, I was […]

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Foreign Concept restaurant, Calgary. Asian fusion cuisine at its best

Foreign Concept restaurant, Calgary.  Asian fusion cuisine at its best

A young realtor in Calgary who lives in the trendy Mission district recommended Foreign Concept restaurant.  When the topic of recommended restaurants came up, he quickly spewed a list of his favourites, and Foreign Concept was right near the top. Ingrid and I needed a break from the mundane.  We […]

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The Highwood, Calgary’s hidden jewel restaurant at SAIT polytechnical school

The Highwood, Calgary’s hidden jewel restaurant at SAIT polytechnical school

Ingrid and I got our first ever taste of the delicious fare offered up by The Highwood Restaurant, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology’s ‘real world’ classroom for the school’s respective Culinary Arts and Hospitality programs. The Highwood is a restaurant/classroom where students get to practice what they’ve learned, but […]

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The Workshop Eatery, Edmonton. Highly touted, yet disappointing

The Workshop Eatery, Edmonton.  Highly touted, yet disappointing

For a special birthday celebration, we lunched at The Workshop Eatery, a new restaurant highly touted by local Avenue Magazine. I was excited to our first visit.  Avenue Magazine rated The Workshop Eatery as one of the best new restaurants in Edmonton, placing it in the top 3. We made […]

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