Out With Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC and Beyond

We all know that in the world of cocktails, not only are you judging it on flavour profile, but also presentation. Smoking a cocktail is a great way to accomplish both of these things. Upon a recent visit to Blacktail Bar, at Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, I ordered their s’mores old fashioned. Having your traditional bourbon, …

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I’m always on the hunt for good cookies and recently stopped into Lina’s Italian Market to check out the options. I purchased a bag of oatmeal raisin, my personal favourite, and it came with six small cookies. Guys, these cookies are delicious and here’s why: they were chewy, soft, had the right balance of raisin to …

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Spending our weekend at the Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, we tried out Blacktail Bar, which is located right in the lobby when you enter the main lodge. They offer a great selection of handcrafted cocktails, as well as hearty dishes to share or for the individual. Sitting at the bar, in amazingly comfy stools, we ordered …

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It’s hard to think about brunch without thinking about mimosas. They go hand in hand. There’s something about the refreshing combination of orange juice and champagne. And nowadays, the choices of juices are endless: pineapple, cranberry, grapefruit. The recipe has evolved and includes many varieties or twists on a classic drink. The history of mimosas …

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Sometimes it’s nice to have a little snack when you’re out, and nothing is really better than an order of quality fries. I’ve had many throughout our city, and I still think that my favourite are from Citizen Brewing Company. They have a nice crispy exterior with a soft, fluffy interior, and they’re always cooked …

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Opening in July of 2019, Comery Block has added a tasty Tennessee twist to Calgary’s food scene. All of their meat is smoked in-house for a minimum of ten hours, using hickory wood. This style of wood imparts a smoky taste and is unique to a Tennessee style. On our visit, we decided to choose …

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