Fusion · Restaurants · Vietnamese

Rau Bistro

It was Richie Rich's last day at our office. To celebrate his new job, Office Dad, Richie Rich and I planned to visit Ho Won for their famous salt and pepper squid. Asian Persuasion said she didn't want Chinese and she'd rather go to Charcut. Office Dad suggested that Asian Persuasion and What's up Hamsup… Continue reading Rau Bistro

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Bars/Lounges · Beer · Brunch · Burgers · Chain Restaurants · Dessert · Happy Hour · Restaurants · Seafood

Cactus Club – Yelp Elite Event

I write reviews on Yelp solely to get invited to their 'elite' parties. Most recently, I attended a Taste of Cactus Club. Holy smokes - their management team (Elim, Jim, Curtis and Kurt) can throw down. We were so spoiled, I felt like a rock star. For this post, I think Guns N' Roses 'Welcome… Continue reading Cactus Club – Yelp Elite Event

Pizza · Restaurants · Vegetarian

Bow Tie Pizza – Stampede 2017 Series

Bow Tie Pizza invited me to try some of their product for free. After I read Jomar's posting on Zomato about his positive experience, I was game. For this posting, I selected Miike Snow because Bow Tie's vegan pizza makes me a little Genghis Khan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_SlAzsXa7E From Killarney to Bow Tie, it was about a… Continue reading Bow Tie Pizza – Stampede 2017 Series

Bars/Lounges · Beer · Brunch · Burgers · Happy Hour · Restaurants

Local Public Eatery – Stampede 2017 Series

For this post, I'm going country. Let's go! Don't wantcha for the weekend, don't wantcha for a night I'm only interested if I can have you for life, yeah Uh, I know I sound serious; and baby, I am You're a fine piece of real estate, and I'm gonna get me some land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdM1EO5LHt4 It's… Continue reading Local Public Eatery – Stampede 2017 Series

Bars/Lounges · Burgers · Happy Hour · Patio · Pizza · Restaurants

Spot On Kitchen – Kid-friendly Pub

I met my in-laws at Spot on Kitchen for happy hour on Friday. My sister-in-law Turned loves this place because of the high-chairs, colouring sheets and range of toys to amuse her toddler Jack. The covered patio is nice - it gets lot of light and the deck is decorated with Japanese maple trees and… Continue reading Spot On Kitchen – Kid-friendly Pub

Bars/Lounges · Beer · Brunch · Burgers · Happy Hour · Patio · Pizza · Restaurants · Seafood · Special Occasion

Charbar – Rooftop Patio

It was my colleague's Ayyecarama birthday on Wednesday. I wanted to book a table on a patio in the downtown core. My first choice was Charbar but I thought that there was no way I could get a table for eight. I called National and the hostess was rude and unhelpful. I contacted Cactus Club and… Continue reading Charbar – Rooftop Patio

Bars/Lounges · Beer · Brunch · Happy Hour · Patio · Restaurants · Special Occasion

Dog-gone crazy at Vin Room West

On Sunday my husband and I wanted to take Brut out for his belated birthday. He turned four years old when we were away last month. To make up for our absence, I decided to celebrate his birthday in style at Vin Room West. Vin Room West offers a dog-friendly patio from Sunday to Wednesday.… Continue reading Dog-gone crazy at Vin Room West

Bars/Lounges · Beer · Brunch · Burgers · Chain Restaurants · Pubs · Restaurants

National Westhills – Best Burger

My husband and I frequent National Westhills. It’s not in our neighbourhood, but we make the trek because of National’s heavy focus on local beers, happy hour oysters and recently, their burger special on Thursdays. National Westhills is a family friendly venue. My sister-in-law feels comfortable bringing her toddler here – as so many other… Continue reading National Westhills – Best Burger

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

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

Bars/Lounges · Beer · Brunch · Burgers · Happy Hour · Pizza · Pubs · Restaurants

Jamesons Irish Pub

I had a team meeting at Jamesons in Brentwood. I didn't really want to go on a Friday afternoon but that's not very team-oriented to say to my boss! At this time of the year, things get a little crazy at the office. So let's play some appropriate music... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7L2PVdrb_8 Happy hour entails $5 glasses… Continue reading Jamesons Irish Pub

Bars/Lounges · Beer · Burgers · Patio · Pizza · Pubs · Restaurants

Tudor Rose – Sunday Happy Hour

Last Sunday, Chris, Barbie and I went door knocking with Ward 3 candidate Jyoti Gondek.  When we were finished, she told she was taking us out for food to celebrate a new milestone - 7, 500 doors! Since Jyoti's number one priority is to ensure the needs of ward 3 communities are not overlooked, I'm going… Continue reading Tudor Rose – Sunday Happy Hour