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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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Glacier’s Edge Cafe, Babb, MT

Glacier’s Edge Cafe, Babb, MT

At first glance, motorcycle touring is a pretty simple activity.  You choose a destination, load up your bike, and go. Underneath that simplicity are layers of complexity, especially if you’re touring with other riders.  The people you’re traveling with have their own personalities, and like all of us, idiosyncrasies, some […]

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SFC Seoul Fried Chicken, Edmonton, AB – take-out food at its finest

SFC Seoul Fried Chicken, Edmonton, AB – take-out food at its finest

Friends Richard and Maggie called last night and invited us for an impromptu, spur-of-the-moment dinner out at a new take-out joint they had just discovered. “It’s unlike ANY fried chicken you’ve ever had!”, exalted Richard.  “We’ve been eating here three times a week since we found it!”, he confessed. Seoul […]

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Bite Groceteria, Calgary, AB

Bite Groceteria, Calgary, AB

We needed a breakfast meeting place to meet cousin Terry and his folks, along with my Dad on the Canada Day weekend in Calgary.  Some place casual, relatively inexpensive to appease the frugal habits developed over a lifetime of hard work.  Of course, the food had to be a notch […]

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Manila Sweets Bakeshop, Edmonton

Manila Sweets Bakeshop, Edmonton

Since discovering that the egg custard tarts I grew up knowing as Chinese cuisine (‘dun’ tarts often found at Dim Sum) actually originated from Portugal as Nata, I’ve been trying these delicious pastries everywhere I can find them in Edmonton. I’ve been searching for the authentic Portuguese style tarts, which […]

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Co Do Hue Vietnamese Restaurant, Edmonton

Co Do Hue Vietnamese Restaurant, Edmonton

Co Do Hue (pronounced KOH DOH RAY, according to the proprietor) is a little Vietnamese eatery in Edmonton’s west end. The proprietor said its their third outlet in the city, and this location in a neighbourhood strip mall 9524-163rd Street opened about nine months ago. This eatery is small, clean […]

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