Chinatown · Comfort food · Curry · Restaurants

Mamak Dang Malaysian Fusion Cuisine Downtown Location

For years, Office Dad has been bugging me to try Mamak Dang Malaysian Fusion, but it’s located way out in NE. Imagine my delight when I learned that a second location  opened up by my office (aka cubicle). Office Dad is friends with quite a few restaurant owners/chefs in Calgary. He always tells them that I’m… Continue reading Mamak Dang Malaysian Fusion Cuisine Downtown Location

Cheap Eats · Japanese · Restaurants · Sandwiches · Vietnamese

Green Cilantro- Banh Mi

I purchase my wine and beer at the Highlander at Richmond Place. One of the staffers there told me that she’s addicted to Green Cilantro, a Vietnamese take-out shop a few doors away. I’ve been before and I wasn’t impressed, but after being informed that new management took over, I gave Green Cilantro another chance. The… Continue reading Green Cilantro- Banh Mi

17th Ave · Bakery · Cheap Eats · Restaurants

A Taste of Beirut Bakery

On Sunday, L and I were running errands all day. We wanted to grab something quick for lunch and we heard that new managers have taken over Green Cilantro. We both had a craving for a Vietnamese sub, but unfortunately, Green Cilantro isn’t open on Sundays. I haven’t had a good shawarma in ages, so we checked out… Continue reading A Taste of Beirut Bakery

Bars/Lounges · Chinese · Happy Hour · Japanese · Korean · Restaurants · Special Occasion · Vietnamese

Foreign Concept – Birthday Dinner

My actual birthday was on a Thursday but my husband L had to work late that night. Instead, I had my coworkers come over and we feasted on delicious food and wined the night away. My office mate Patricia brought over three boxes of empanadas, cheese, chicken and beef from the Empanada Queen. These heavenly… Continue reading Foreign Concept – Birthday Dinner

Happy Hour · Japanese · Sushi

Goro and Gun -Happy Hour

I think one of the best bloggers, vegan bakery chefs, and photographers in Calgary is Jomama, aka Jomar of @jomamaeats. I like his photography style – his photos are clean, simple and elegant. After viewing his website,  I realized how terrible my own site looks in comparison. I contacted him and asked if I could treat him to a… Continue reading Goro and Gun -Happy Hour

Bars/Lounges · Beer · Cheap Eats · Italian · Mexican · Seafood

Los Cabos – Day Six

I woke up wanting to enjoy every second of our last full day in Cabos.  I made non-fried ramen noodles for breakfast. I usually eat Asian food for breakfast anyway, and I couldn’t stomach another Starbucks breakfast. L and I did our usual walk by the Marina and along the beach. Around 10:30 am I was… Continue reading Los Cabos – Day Six

Cheap Eats · Chinatown · Chinese · Comfort food

Tang’s Dynasty

Office Dad and I wanted something hot and soupy for lunch. He informed me that Tang’s Dynasty has new owners and the lamb dishes are great value. Tang’s serves up northern Chinese food, which is different from southern Chinese, the latter being the stuff I grew up on. Northern cuisine focuses on wheat noodles, dumplings, mutton and… Continue reading Tang’s Dynasty

Bars/Lounges · Happy Hour · Steakhouse

Hy’s Steakhouse – Happy Hour

My colleagues wanted to get together after work for the holiday season. I suggested Hy’s as I’ve been wanting to try their happy hour menu for months. What’s the big dealio? Bubbles are 40% off, select wines for $8.00 and featured cocktails are 50% off. There’s also a tasty list of specially priced food, including one… Continue reading Hy’s Steakhouse – Happy Hour

17th Ave · Bars/Lounges · Burgers · Chain Restaurants · Comfort food · Sandwiches

Mill Street Brewery

I love the new Mill Street Brewery on 17th Ave, located at the old Republic Club spot. L and I were warmly greeted by a hostess and ushered into a quiet corner nook section. I dig the high energy vibe. The clientele looked to be in mostly between 20s-40s range.  The playlist was fun.  I could hear other customers squeal… Continue reading Mill Street Brewery

Bars/Lounges · Beer · Burgers · Chain Restaurants · Cheap Eats · Happy Hour · Pubs

Newcastle – Happy Hour

The number of happy spots are growing in Calgary. Not that I’m complaining. I’ve noticed that my husband’s favourite local pub Newcastle offers a daily happy hour from 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm. Newcastle features draft beers, hi balls, domestic bottles and house red or white wine for only $4.00. So cheap! For happy hour eats,… Continue reading Newcastle – Happy Hour

Beer · Patio · Pubs · Sandwiches

Wild Rose Brewery – Birthday Bash

My brother-in-law Dave turned 40! To celebrate his birthday, we went to the Wild Rose Brewery. With all the on-going construction in the area, it was a little confusing to find the brewery. Drive on the gravel path slowly and just follow the signs. Dave’s brother ordered the Nachos ($17.95), which came in a heaping pile. The… Continue reading Wild Rose Brewery – Birthday Bash

Cheap Eats · Chinatown · Comfort food · Vietnamese

Trung Nguyen – Vietnamese Subs

I love the subs and the owners at the infamous Thi Thi (Chinatown location), but I also really like Trung Nguyen. The line-up is also shorter than Thi Thi and the service is just as nice. I usually get the Assorted Sub ($5.50) but the Sate Chicken ($7.50) is also an excellent choice. The baggette… Continue reading Trung Nguyen – Vietnamese Subs

Cheap Eats · Chinatown · Chinese · Indian

Shangri-La Palace Restaurant

Office Dad, Ms. Biz, Wendy and I met up for lunch at Shangri-La Palace Restaurant. Office Dad wanted to eat there as Asian Persuasion told us she really enjoyed the $13.99 all-you-can-eat buffet. Apparently, Shangri-La Palace has three chefs that specialized in Chinese, Indian and Malaysian food. I didn’t have much interest in eating anything… Continue reading Shangri-La Palace Restaurant

Brunch · Cheap Eats · Comfort food · Curry · Dessert · Happy Hour · Japanese · Sandwiches

Redheads Cafe

Redheads is always tweaking its dishes or trying out something new. On my last visit, I learned that Sapporo is now on tap.  A new rice burger (not yet on the menu) has become my new favourite, beef and gobo. I still haven’t tried the Japagetti or five-course meal set, but I’ll get there eventually.… Continue reading Redheads Cafe