Ichi Rock [ra:ka]
Aug23

Ichi Rock [ra:ka]

My wife and I got a chance to check out Ichi Rock on a kid free night!  I was really craving some fresh shucked oysters.  I follow Ichi Rock on Instagram, they’re always promoting their oyster specials so why not, $2 an oyster, what a great deal.  They had 4 different kinds, which were all good, but a couple of them were my favourite, unfortunately I forgot the names of them already. Ichi Rock’s concept is an Izakaya,...

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Mercato in Mission
Aug13

Mercato in Mission

Mercato has been on my bucket list of places to eat in Calgary for quite some time.  I’m really not sure why it took me so long to get here, usually I make last minute decisions to go eat and every time I try to get in here it’s fully booked.  Obviously a good sign.  You can make reservations for Mercato on Open Table.  It’s quite nice in Mercato, casual setting with a completely open kitchen and a patio.  The waiter...

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YYC Food Trucks Anniversary
Aug12

YYC Food Trucks Anniversary

First off we’d like to congratulate the Food Trucks in Calgary on their one year anniversary since the launch of Food Trucks in Calgary.  What an amazing year it has been with the growth and the ideas that have been rolling out throughout the city.  I’ve heard there will be 40 plus food trucks in Calgary by the end of the year.  Wow, I wish them all the best, I’m doing my best to support them but I may bust out of my...

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The Blues Can – Southern Louisiana Cooking
Jul17

The Blues Can – Southern Louisiana Cooking

Since my trip to New Orleans a couple years ago, I fell in love with Southern Louisiana food.  It really has to be one of my absolute favourite flavours in the whole world.  I never really went on a search for it in Calgary thinking there is nothing around.  Then a few weeks ago one of my friends was insisting that I have to try the food at The Blues Can.  Reallly?!?! I never heard about it but hey I’m willing to try anything....

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Day 7 Stampede Food Fiasco Gelato
Jul12

Day 7 Stampede Food Fiasco Gelato

Wow this year at the Calgary Stampede has been a hot one, best weather I’ve seen for this time of year in a long time, which makes this Day 7 blog post even more fitting.  If you don’t know what gelato is, check it out here www.fiascogelato.ca.  In short, it’s gourmet ice cream, made in small batches with the finest ingredients.  Sorry Fiasco, I know not to call it ice cream, but for the people who don’t know...

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Day 6 Stampede Food – BBQ Beef On A Bun
Jul11

Day 6 Stampede Food – BBQ Beef On A Bun

The Annual 10 Days of Stampede Eating is usually written about food on the Calgary Stampede grounds, but today we’ll make an exception.  We were lucky enough to be invited to The Roadhouse Nightclub this afternoon for their first annual Beef on a Bun contest which was also in support of the Calgary Food Bank.  Each beef on a bun was only $1, what a smokin’ deal.  Watch for this event next year, it’s one you...

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