Früli Float with Pinocchio Vanilla Ice Cream  $10

Craft Beer Market Edmonton – Restaurant Review

Craft opened its third location December 2013 in the old Hy’s Steakhouse on Rice Howard Way. I was a regular patron at Hy’s back in the day but I had no idea – or perhaps no recollection – of the space being so huge. Our server said the newly renovated …

Fish tacos

Restaurant Review – Glass Monkey

The Glass Monkey Gastropub takes over the space formerly occupied by the long-standing Lendrum neighbourhood eatery, Jack’s Grill.  The restaurant’s reputation waned somewhat after Peter Jackson sold it to Mark Goodwin in 2009. In 2013 the doors closed for good – until  Rob Filipchuk, the new owner (and previous owner …

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Square One, Sherwood Park – Restaurant Review

Square One, described as a “contemporary speakeasy” with the tagline “meticulously casual”, opened its doors in the old Roger’s Video space on …


The Backroads: Houston to Austin, Texas

The drive from Houston to Austin should take you 2.5 hours – if you stay on the main highways (I-10 and State …

Westin Galleria_Fotor

24 Hours in Houston, Texas

United Airlines recently added direct flights to Houston out of the Edmonton International Airport. A four hour and twenty minute flight has …


Woodwork – Edmonton Restaurant Review

Mike Scorgie and Andrew Borley have finally opened the doors to their collaborative endeavour, Woodwork, on 100 Street in Edmonton. I’ve been …


Scenes from an Airport – Vancouver, British Columbia

Airports: love ‘em or hate ‘em, they provide fantastic photo opportunities. A flight delay on our recent trip from Seattle to Edmonton via Vancouver …

pad Thai with chicken

Kaengthai Bistro – Restaurant Review

Kaengthai takes over the space previously occupied by Irie Foods at 10152A – 82 Ave in Edmonton. It’s a family-run restaurant –  small …

Last one spotted in Arviat? Two weeks ago.

Arctic Adventures: Traveling Solo in the North

My solo trip to the Arctic to talk with the surviving Ahiarmiut was something I chose to go ahead with a couple …

Silkie Chicken
A face only a mother - or a non-squeamish cook - could love

Silkie Chicken (Black Chicken) in Coconut Sauce

Silkie chickens aren’t something you see on menus in our local restaurants in Alberta. The sole reason being that the black-fleshed bird …