Calgary

Calgary Stampede midway food

My Favourite Foods of Stampede 2016

I’m no country music fan, and I don’t even own a pair of cowboy boots, but when it comes to the Calgary Stampede I’m very serious about one thing – the food. I typically go to the grounds once every year to try out the best that the midway has to offer. One afternoon is nowhere…

Sait soccer field

Weekending: Friends, Family and Sunshine

It was a scorching hot weekend in Calgary. It really feels like summer has arrived!  On Friday my sister-in-law and her partner arrived. They’re doing a cross-Canada road trip, starting in Victoria and ending up in Montreal, so they took the opportunity to stop here for a couple of nights. Unfortunately Zevi was working so…

A Quiet Weekend at Home

A Rainy Weekend at Home

My weekend consisted of a lot of staying home and taking it easy, and I was completely OK with that. In fact, I was quite happy about it! The weather was gloomy and grey every day, so that made it easy to stay inside and get some home projects done.  On Friday I spent a…

My Weekend: Running and Sunning

Zevi and I spent a lot of Friday finishing up our fence project. By mid afternoon we had the whole fence built and our yard was completely secure for Benny again! We’d talked about getting it done by professionals, but having my brother and cousin do it with our help ended up working out really…

Zevi Scopa

My Calgary: Scopa

Having been a long time fan of one of its sister restaurants, Posto, I was pretty excited when I heard that Scopa would be opening only blocks from our house. Even if it wasn’t a short stroll away from home, I’d stillย make the journey to this family-friendly spot for their to-die-for meatballs, incredible pizza crust,…

Bridgeland market bike

My Easter Weekend

My Easter weekend was decidedly lacking in chocolate andย bunnies, but I’m not mad about it! On Friday, my brother came over to my place, and we went out for dinner to my neighbourhood vietnamese spot. I think they’re going to start recognizing me in there pretty soon since I’ve started going there so often! I…

Anju Restaurant Calgary

My Calgary: Anju

I first discovered Anju many years ago when it still occupied its former, out-of-the-way location on the west side of Downtown Calgary. From the first time I went in and tried the amazing Korean fusion dishes by mastermind chef Roy Oh, I knew that this was a spot I wouldn’t soon forget! Since then, I’ve…

Pigeonhole halloumi

My Calgary: Pigeonhole

Eating at a hyped-up restaurant can be dangerous. When an eatery comes highly recommended by trusted friends or has been given prestigious awards, it’s easy to come in with sky-high expectations and be disappointed when the food doesn’t quite measure up. I’d eaten at Pigeonhole prior to its Air Canada Best New Restaurant win, but…

Charbar gaucho burger

My Calgary: Charbar

When you already have a successful restaurant serving some of the best food in town, how do you follow that up? If you’re the geniuses behind Charbar, and their older sister Charcut, you open a beautiful spot in the iconic Simmons building that hits breakfast, lunch, and dinner out of the park. While Charcut is…