Fusion · Restaurants · Special Occasion · Vietnamese

Foreign Concept

Beep Beep was in town for my birthday. For one of my celebratory dinners, I picked Foreign Concept. We arrived at 7:00 p.m. and the rooms were just buzzing. Most of the clientele were in their fifties and well-dressed. Though I doubt Foreign Concept’s crowd listens to Jidenna, I want to give props to Chef… Continue reading Foreign Concept

Cheap Eats · Comfort food · Curry · Fusion · Happy Hour · Japanese · Restaurants · Sushi


My husband and I dine at Redheads every week. Recently, Redheads started to offer Japanese tapas. We've only gotten through half the menu. What I like about the tapas menu is we can try so many different items but not feel stuffed. The mini seaweed ($2.50) was a generous quantity for the price. I like… Continue reading Redheads

Fusion · Happy Hour · Vietnamese

Pure Contemporary Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar

Buzzy left our office to take another job. At her going away party, her boss Meeting said that while Buzzy says now that she'll miss us, once she sees her first pay check, we'll all be forgotten. Well, Buzzy got paid on Thursday and met us for lunch that day. His ominious premonition proved false. Getting my co-workers… Continue reading Pure Contemporary Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar

Bars/Lounges · Comfort food · Fusion · Patio · Vietnamese

Pure Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar

Chef Pham's take on Vietnamese food reminds me of one of my favourite chefs in Calgary, Duncan Ly (formerly of Raw Bar/Yellow Door). Dishes are creative, flavours stand out, and he spins a playful take on Vietnamese food. Jaime and I got the chance to check out Pure Vietnamese this past Saturday. We started off… Continue reading Pure Vietnamese Kitchen + Bar

Bars/Lounges · Fusion · Seafood · Vancouver/Richmond

Chambar – Brunch

If I could take restaurant back to Calgary, it would be Chambar. Brunch here is divine. The food was delicious and different from the usual breakfast joints I frequent in Cowtown. This ain't no greasy spoon. I could talk about the excellent service we received at the bar, the delightful cocktails, or the bright, open space.… Continue reading Chambar – Brunch

Comfort food · Curry · Fusion · Indian

The Himalayan – Going away dinner

The Yen had to head back to Vancouver. For her last supper in Cowtown, I wanted something close to my house, and something hot and filling to warm us from the cold weather. The Himalayan fit the bill. Based on our server's recommendation, we ordered the Kathmadnu Vegetables ($14) Himalayan Eggplant ($14.50), Mango Fruity Shrimp ($16.50), and the… Continue reading The Himalayan – Going away dinner

Beer · Burgers · Cheap Eats · Comfort food · Curry · Dessert · Fusion · Happy Hour · Japanese

Redheads Bagel Cafe

Oh man. I just came home after eating at Redheads Bagel Cafe. The food was so tasty that I was pumped to write this blog post right when I came home. L and I over-ordered again. The prices are so reasonable that I wanted to try everything. We picked a bento box with miso katsu, katsu… Continue reading Redheads Bagel Cafe