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

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Cheap Eats · Comfort food · Restaurants · Special Occasion · Vancouver/Richmond · Vietnamese

Banh Mi Très Bon – Richmond

I was sick after Beep Beep's birthday dinner. I knew it wasn't from the dinner as I was nauseous much earlier in the day. When I woke up on Sunday, I hung out with Naomi until Beep Beep picked me up to visit my father Ludwig and then to the airport. On the way to… Continue reading Banh Mi Très Bon – Richmond

Bars/Lounges · Restaurants · Special Occasion · Vancouver/Richmond · Vegetarian

Nightingale – Vancouver

I was back home for the weekend. I asked Naomi to pick the restaurant for Friday night's festivities. She recommended Nightingale for the ambience and large selection of vegetarian dishes. When we arrived at the restaurant I informed the bubbly hostess that our party of four shrunk to three. She gleefully informed me that as a… Continue reading Nightingale – Vancouver

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETxmCCsMoD0 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Klh5yUdHppg 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

Bars/Lounges · Happy Hour · Restaurants · Special Occasion

Klein & Harris

I recently discovered one of Calgary's secret gems - Klein & Harris on Stephen Ave. This place has it all. Excellent service, a beautiful space and elevated cuisine at incredible prices. My recent lunch with Jaime was so good that I cancelled my office lunch reservations at another downtown restaurant and booked with Klein/Harris instead.… Continue reading Klein & Harris

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