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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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Yokozuna Japanese Restaurant, Edmonton. Outstanding and superbly consistent

Yokozuna Japanese Restaurant, Edmonton.  Outstanding and superbly consistent

Yokozuna Japanese Restaurant is one of our favourite restaurants in Edmonton. Our foody friends introduced us to this south side eatery some time ago, and it never fails to impress us. We dined there recently and honestly, Ingrid and I agree it was the best dining experience we’ve had in […]

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Seoul Fried Chicken, Edmonton, AB – we visit again

Seoul Fried Chicken, Edmonton, AB – we visit again

We’ve written about SFC Seoul Fried Chicken before. This Wednesday, we decided to lunch at Northern Chicken, a little take out joint on 124th Street north of 107th Avenue.  When we got there, the eatery was closed. WTH??  Wednesday!  There was no sign on the door saying why the restaurant […]

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Paramount Restaurant, Edmonton, AB – Middle Eastern cuisine

Paramount Restaurant, Edmonton, AB – Middle Eastern cuisine

My friend Fatima M. and I regularly talk about ‘good eats’ in Edmonton.  Fatima’s background is Lebanese, a style of food I find intriguingly exotic, yet a cuisine that is unfamiliar territory for me. Fatima recently recommended Paramount Restaurant, a middle Eastern restaurant that boldly claims to be the ‘best’ […]

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In Florence, Italy, Tosca Restaurant’s grilled ocotopus. Outstanding!

In Florence, Italy, Tosca Restaurant’s grilled ocotopus.  Outstanding!

Most North Americans reel in horror when one mentions eating octopus. What a bunch of wimps! With a Chinese background, we grew up eating all sorts of ‘non-mainstream’ seafood, such as squid and octopus. But the Italians, or more specifically, the Florentines, really know how to cook up a delicious […]

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‘Tripe Florentine’ at Ristorante Tito, Florence, Italy

‘Tripe Florentine’ at Ristorante Tito, Florence, Italy

I pride myself in being an adventurous eater. With a Chinese background, you know I’ve grown up with a weird and wonderful assortment of foods that many Westerners wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole.   In Florence, Italy, we stayed at the San Gallo Palace Hotel, a charming (albeit pricey) […]

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Biftek Florentine – Italy’s culinary gift to meat lovers of the world

Biftek Florentine – Italy’s culinary gift to meat lovers of the world

‘Biftek Florentine’ is a regional specialty dish famous in Florence, Italy. It’s a meat-lover’s dream – 1.2 kg of deliciously grilled T-bone steak. That’s a lot of meat!  Our Biftek Florentine was originally priced at 55 Euros at Il Ristorante Tosca on the second floor of Mercato Centrale, Florence’s market.  The price […]

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