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My CharPOP experience

  CharPOP was Calgary’s first attempt at a temporary restaurant – created at a secret location for just three days (January 15-17). CharPOP featured the amazing talents of Canadian chefs Connie DeSousa, John Jackson and Grant Van Gameren along with baker Aviv Fried. Bookings were extremely limited with two seatings nightly. Reservations were capped at a maximum request of four diners … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival 2011

Okay, this post is 9 days behind schedule. So without further adieu… I was fortunate enough to score a complimentary ticket to this years’ Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. How fantastic is that?! The Calgary Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is a two-day affair that has been around our fine city for fourteen years now, … Continue reading

JoJo’s made it downtown…start rejoicing!

Two times. That’s how many times I’ve eaten at JoJo’s last week. For those of you who don’t know, JoJo’s truck can normally be found in the Barbeques Galore parking lot in the NE quadrant of our city. It really did suck to be the rest of us….until now. After much anticipation, I found out that … Continue reading

…and Alley Burger

As luck would have it – on Tuesday I found out that Alley Burger was going to be parking their truck by my work…after work! A quick dance party in my office ensued. I was finally going to get to taste my first Alley Burger. I got there shortly after 5:00PM for a 5:45 open. I’m the 9th … Continue reading

Finally! Perogy Boyz…

One might say it’s a bad thing when you leave your tasty beverage at the bar to go get perogies. Well, dear readers…I did exactly that last week. I left my drink last Friday night to go in search of the Perogy Boyz food truck that was rumoured to be only three blocks away from my favorite watering … Continue reading

On the hunt…

I can see them…across the field. Like a lioness scoping out my prey, I feel myself crouching down low, ready to pounce. Time slows down and everything becomes still. They have no idea what’s coming. Am I dreaming? Is this really happening? I pinch myself to check. Holy crap…that smarts! Yes, I’m really awake – and … Continue reading

Food Truck Mania

In the past, City Bylaws had prevented us from having full-service food trucks selling tasty treats on our streets. We only had the odd sausage / hot dog / falafel cart as our choices of street meat. With the official launch of the Calgary food truck pilot launch on August 11th, foodies (and everyone else) in town … Continue reading

My worst dining experience ever…and it happened at the Joyce on 4th

So normally, I’m pretty laid back when it comes to dining out. I’ve been there…I know what it’s like to be a server totally overwhelmed and in the weeds. I hardly ever rant about service because really, I know that everyone has a bad day. But yesterday, I was absolutely horrified by the lack of … Continue reading

NOtaBLE – New Years Eve Party

Alright, so I admit that I haven’t been too great at updating this blog. Truth is that I’ve been very busy stuffing my noggin’ with good eats at NOtaBLE. So it wasn’t such a big surprise to everyone who knows us that that’s exactly where we ended up going for New Years’ Eve. Unlike years … Continue reading

NOtaBLE – the restaurant

Have you ever been somewhere and had that perfect dish…One that you could eat for the rest of eternity? I’ve found my weakness at Chef Michael Noble’s restaurant NOtaBLE. Seriously, where do I even begin?   Since our very first visit, it has become our most favorite restaurant to eat at. The place is hip, and happening…and who … Continue reading

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