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

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 · 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

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