Burgers · Dessert · Fusion · Japanese · Restaurants

Gorilla Whale

After a particularly mundane Monday, I was keen to get out and try a new restaurant. I saw on Instagram that Gorilla Whale was opening to the public for the very first time! I’m not one for visiting a restaurant on its opening day, but I had a good feeling about this place. The space… Continue reading Gorilla Whale

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Fusion · Restaurants · Special Occasion · Vietnamese

Chef Jinhee Lee – Top Chef Canada

I saw on Foreign Concept’s Instagram account that they were hosting a viewing party for Chef Jinhee Lee, a Top Chef Canada contender. Cover charge was $10, with all proceeds going to Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids. Included in the cover was a complimentary cocktail by award winning mixologist Christina Mah (Klein + Harris Restaurant) and… Continue reading Chef Jinhee Lee – Top Chef Canada

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

Redheads

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