La Vita E Bella

I like a little fusion with my Italian; it keeps things interesting. On a Thursday night, the place was just about empty. Given that, parking was still a challenge. Avoid the $15 Stampede lots south of the restaurant. Instead, as advertised on their webpage, try NW of the location around 10th Ave. We parked just … Continue reading

Sabroso Restaurant

This restaurant has been on my wishlist as I was curious about it. Curiosity has been more than satisfied. I realize that large groups perhaps are not the appropriate setting for spectacular service, but ours could really use some improvement. We had at least 20 people in our party. The evening started out good; our … Continue reading

Spirit of Calgary – Part 2

Originally posted on Eat Your Broccoli!:
Well Calgary, you have impressed me again. I’ve just finished the two days of the best volunteer experiences in my lifetime. This morning, my new friend Penny picked me up and we headed back to Bowness. We got our assignment at the Sportsplex and headed to the address. The…

Thai Pork Burgers

This is a recipe that I’ve been meaning to post for some time, and have finally gotten around to it. The burgers come out nice and moist. It is a summer staple on my grill.  You can’t have just one! Thai Pork Burgers 1 lb ground pork, regular not lean 1 heaping tsp pureed ginger … Continue reading

Spirit of Calgary – Neighbor Day

One year after the day the floods struck Calgary, June 21 has been declared Neighbour Day by Mayor Nenshi.  It is a day to celebrate and get to know your neighbours. For those flood stricken neighborhoods, a day to thank the volunteers properly. I chose to go to the Bowness Boots and Hearts celebration because … Continue reading

Calgary Floods

Originally posted on Eat Your Broccoli!:
Calgary Floods I normally only talk about food and restaurants. But today, a perspective on the Alberta floods. Last night, when the evacuations around the Elbow River started, life still seemed to be normal downtown. I took the Ctrain downtown to my yoga class. I was amazed at how…

Sushi-Bar Miki

I was in the mood for some traditional sushi. I love finding the small hole in the wall places like Sushi-Bar Miki. It was definitely small, but it was busy for dinner. I decided on the pan fried mackerel to start. I love the strong taste of the fish ever since my Mom pan fried … Continue reading

Boxwood Cafe

After trying to get into Red’s Diner and Jimmy’s on 4th, we finally managed to find a seat at the Boxwood Cafe. I’ve always been curious about this restaurant since I saw it on You Gotta Eat Here! We got in just in time as the skies opened up and the rain poured down on … Continue reading

Bistro Rouge

I’ll have to apologize, I’m a little behind with my blog posts. We visited Bistro Rouge on May 24. Having been to Rouge, and having high expectations for the food, I expected as much from Bistro Rouge. The food did not disappoint. However, much remains to be said about the service. Hubby and I were … Continue reading