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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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Rock Creek Tap and Grill, Lloydminster, AB

Rock Creek Tap and Grill, Lloydminster, AB

I accompanied my friend Rick on day trip to Lloydminster, the small city that straddles the Alberta-Saskatchewan border. We needed a place to grab an early lunch, and a local recommended Rock Creek Tap and Grill. Rock Creek is a small, chain restaurant with 8 locations, 7 of which are […]

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Sloppy Hoggs Roed Hus bbq restaurant, Edmonton, AB

Sloppy Hoggs Roed Hus bbq restaurant, Edmonton, AB

I love BBQ, and on my travels, it’s one of the first types of restaurant I look for. Right here in Edmonton, there’s a fine BBQ eatery, Sloppy Hoggs Roed Hus.  (That’s no typo.  I’m no fan of intentionally misspelled words for the sake of being ‘cute’.  But we’re here […]

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The Fine Diner, Calgary, AB

The Fine Diner, Calgary, AB

We tried The Fine Diner a while ago.  It’s an upscale ‘diner’ whose ‘angle’ is comfort food, elevated to a fine dining level. The Fine Diner is located along 9th Avenue S.E., in the increasingly upscale Inglewood commercial strip. Inside this eatery, the decor is relaxed and comfortable.  A large, […]

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Black Diamond Hotel Restaurant, Black Diamond, AB

Black Diamond Hotel Restaurant, Black Diamond, AB

My life long friend, Calgary resident and motorcyclist, has long recommended I visit the Black Diamond Hotel restaurant. Black Diamond is a small town in southern Alberta.  The hotel is located at the intersection of the famously scenic Highway 22 (The Cowboy Trail) and Highway 7. The combined restaurant/pub is […]

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Bob’s Burger & Brew, Burlington, WA

Bob’s Burger & Brew, Burlington, WA

I’m a food snob, so when it comes to the so-called ‘chain’ restaurants, I avoid them like the plague. But there are exceptions to this rule.  Regular visitors know I love the Jaker’s Bar & Grill, an upscale steakhouse with locations across Montana and Idaho. We’ve found yet another ‘chain’ eatery […]

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