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Northern Chicken, Edmonton, AB – a new favourite
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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.  […]

La Patrona Mexican Restaurant, Sherwood Park, AB
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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 […]

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

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

La Patrona Mexican Restaurant, Sherwood Park, AB
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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 […]

Nudoru Ramen Bar, Edmonton, AB
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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 […]

Max’s Filipino Restaurant, Edmonton, AB
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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.  […]

Seoul Fried Chicken – a household favourite take out deliciousness
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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 […]

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

Mimo Portuguese Restaurant, Calgary, AB
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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 […]