Bars/Lounges · Happy Hour · Patio · Restaurants · Special Occasion · Steakhouse

Murrieta’s West Coast Bar + Grill

My colleague Jo picked Murieta’s for her birthday lunch. For this post, let’s play something I listen to on the way to work to pump myself up for the day - Money, Money, Money by Abba. The restaurant is beautiful. The large skylight filters in ample natural light, setting off the stonewalls. There’s a… Continue reading Murrieta’s West Coast Bar + Grill

Japanese · Restaurants · Seafood · Special Occasion · Sushi

Sukiyaki House – Valentine’s dinner

I took L out for Valentine’s Day. I picked Sukiyaki House because he knows the owner’s son and he’s heard a lot about the restaurant’s legendary special dinner events. For this post, let’s listen to L’s favourite Japanese band, Tokyo No.1 Soul Set. When I received a call from the restaurant to confirm my… Continue reading Sukiyaki House – Valentine’s dinner

Happy Hour · Restaurants · Seafood · Special Occasion

Rodney’s Oyster House – Happy Hour

Barbie and I checked out Rodney’s Oyster House for happy hour. The Calgary location is more upscale than Rodney’s locations in Vancouver. Judging from the exterior, I was surprised to find the restaurant was so spacious. I liked the use of white in the decor, the high ceilings and the ‘catch’ of netted lights in… Continue reading Rodney’s Oyster House – Happy Hour

Brunch · Restaurants · Special Occasion

Deane House – Stampede 2017 Series

I saw on Facebook that Deane House was celebrating the Stampede festivities in their garden, complete with live music and an oyster station. When we arrived at 7:00 p.m., there was no live music, only some western stuff playing through the speakers. By the time we left at 8:00 p.m., there still wasn't any live… Continue reading Deane House – Stampede 2017 Series

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