Food

Find savoury and sweet at Pie Junkie in Kensington

Satisfy your sweet (and savoury) tooth at Pie Junkie

If you love a little savoury and you love a little sweet, then Pie Junkie is the right place for you! For long-time fans, Pie Junkie has been available to folks out in Spruce Cliff and they are now part of the Kensington neighborhood with their second location. This is a smart move on their part to introduce their tasty pies to a whole new audience that hasn’t had a chance to give them a try.

This second shop is the perfect little hideout in the trendy area as it’s just View this Post

10 drinks to cozy up with at YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

The weather outside is frightful, but at least the hot chocolate beverages are delightful! February is YYC Hot Chocolate Fest month, the perfect time of year to enjoy a confectionary drink while winter is still in full swing. Restaurants around the city create a signature hot chocolate drink specifically for the festival with traditional, unique and hot chocolates with spirits involved! This isn’t your typical hot cocoa and peppermint Schnapps!

The nice bonus about YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is that you’ll be drinking to a good cause. The event is an annual fundraiser for Calgary Meals on Wheels to help View this Post

Donna Mac brings new neighborhood cuisine to the Beltline

Most of us have memories of going over to grandma’s house for dinner. It would have been an evening full of warmth, comfort, fresh ingredients and communal dishes between family and friends. The owners of the newly-opened Donna Mac look to resurrect what grandma used to do with their new neighborhood cuisine in the Beltline.

Inspired by what grows regionally and seasonally, Donna Mac rotates items regularly using as much of each whole ingredient as possible. This can be seen in how the items are listed on the menu with the focus on the main foodstuff like carrots, endive, duck View this Post

Two Penny in Victoria Park

Welcome to Two Penny in Victoria Park.

 

I find that downtown Calgary is home to so many restaurants of all types of cuisines from sushi to pizza to tacos and more. For some reason, Chinese food remains primarily entrenched within Chinatown while the rest of the downtown goes without. Two Penny in Victoria Parks hopes to change all that by offering a more contemporary Asian cuisine experience.

Inside you’ll find a beautiful decorated space (completed by the amazing Sarah Ward Interiors team) filled with comfortable seating and subtle Chinese décor. Jade green tones take over the room which is View this Post

12 creative and unusual sushi combos at Goro & Gun

If you are a sushi lover like me, then you probably are a fan of a few different kinds of sushi rolls and nigiri. I always need to fill up on a spicy tuna roll, throw in some salmon sashimi and maybe a specialty dish or two like some unagi or a sushi cone. But never have I ever been so sushi spoiled than at Goro & Gun’s Omakase sushi experience.

Omakase is a dining experience where the chef chooses your dishes for you. And you’re in good hands at Goro & Gun with head chef Tomo Mitsuno who View this Post

A day of chocolate making at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

Making chocolates at Bernard Callebaut

A day of chocolate fun at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut by Cococo.

What do you do if you have a love for chocolate and getting crafty? Make a bunch of the sweet treats at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut of course! For #LoveYYC day, Tourism Calgary sent my sister, niece and I to the Cococo Chocolatiers-owned shop for a day of chocolate making fun.

The premier chocolaterie has been a staple in Calgary’s food scene for many years and I was so excited to go ‘behind-the-curtain’ to see how the chocolate process works. We were put right to work on a View this Post

NOtaBLE has you covered from brunch to lunch to Gourmet 2 Go

Enjoying the new fall menus at NOtaBLE Calgary.

I love going to restaurants that like to shake things up every now and again. While there is comfort in picking the same foods you already know and enjoy, I appreciate trying new flavours, dishes and seasonal ingredients when I’m eating out. Just in time for fall, NOtaBLE has put together refreshed menu items for brunch, lunch and dinner. The northwest restaurant has built up a reputation over the years as a place for quality eats and I always have a great (and filling!) time at NOtaBLE. I went for a View this Post

7 pizzas to try at YYC Pizza Week

It’s that time of year again! YYC Pizza Week is coming up Friday, September 22 – Sunday, October 1. The ten day pizza affair will feature one-of-a-kind specialty pizzas that are only available during YYC Pizza Week. Over 40 restaurants will be taking part in the thick crust, thin crust, gluten-free and unique pizza categories. With so many options, there will be a little something for everyone’s tastes, but here are 7 that I think you should go check out. Bon appétit!

Roosevelt YYC Pizza Week

Pizza waffles from Roosevelt Food and Bar.

1. Roosevelt – Pepperoni Pizza Waffles

For a fun twist on View this Post

10 things to love about Nando’s

Nando’s does flame-grilled chicken so yummy yummy!

There’s a lot to love about a good flame-grilled chicken and nobody does it better than Nando’s. If you haven’t had a chance to visit this yummy restaurant yet, I’m going to make it easier for you with the chance to win one of two Nando’s prize packs! Each prize contains a $25 Nando’s gift card plus a bunch of other Nando’s goodies to enjoy. Check out these fun Nando’s fun facts and enter below.

  • Nando’s world-famous chicken is like no other because of its special PERi-PERi sauce.
  • PERi-PERi is the Swahili
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Discovering Canadian Beef at CL Ranches

Cows grazing at CL Ranches

Beautiful mountain views at CL Ranches.

Just west of Calgary off of highway 1 on the way to Banff, but before you hit the Rocky Mountains, you will find some of the best cattle being bred in the country.

CL Ranches is one of the few cattle ranches left in Western Canada. I had the chance to go out on a tour with the folks at Canadian Beef to actually see where my food comes from! Other than the cows I see at the Calgary Stampede or the cattle I drive past on road trips, I’ve never actually seen a View this Post

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