Food

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

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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

Summer Fresh Salads with CRMR Kitchen + Contest

Get summer fresh with salads!

Eating greens doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Summertime salads can be the tastiest love affair and as zesty and fresh as the blazing sun. You just gotta mix up those lettuces with the right blend of add-ons and dressing to make one delicious salad. You’ve probably been to local dining faves Divino and Cilantro, but did you know that the team behind these classic restaurants also has its own grocery brand to take home too? Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts is also the home of CRMR Kitchen, a line of natural and locally View this Post

Find Fresh with Wild Tea Kombucha

Kombucha may be relatively new to the Calgary scene, but the ladies behind Wild Tea Kombucha are trusting that the health drink alterative is more than a fad. Emily Baadsvik and Brigette Freel have been working together since 2015 to perfect their Wild Tea Kombucha blends. In just those few short years, the brand can now be found in over 50 locations across Western Canada including big grocers like Sobeys and Save-on-Foods as well as niche and independent retailers and restaurants.

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Enjoy the Asian Flair of Foreign Concept

Foreign Concept Calgary

Inside the new Foreign Concept restauarant at 1st Street SW.

When a restaurant’s beautiful ambiance is paired with delicious food and dishes, it makes for a most wonderful dining experience. Foreign Concept may be the new kid on the block, but they are serving up delightful Asian fusion for Calgarians to explore and enjoy.

One of the hardest working chefs in town.

In the space formerly occupied by the Vicious Circle cocktail bar, Foreign Concept owner and chef Duncan Ly is finding his groove with his first solo dining enterprise. The restaurant space itself is a modern take on an View this Post

Cookie Dough YYC is going to be your new favourite treat

Cookie Dough YYC

Get your own Cookie Dough YYC cause I’m not sharing 😛

First came the freshly squeezed lemonade to quench Calgarians’ thirst. Then came the mini donut popsicle that was all the rage at Stampede. Now the local team behind the Family Squeezed and Family Freezed brands is ready with another delectable dessert craze: edible cookie dough. The addition of Cookie Dough YYC to Calgary’s sweets scene is both unique and welcome.

Owner and “head squeeze” Jennifer Andrews tells me that the idea for edible cookie dough came from her childhood. “Who doesn’t love cookie dough? It was the next obvious View this Post

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