Out With Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC and Beyond

If you’re looking for some tasty sliders, Nights & Weekends is a place you have to check out. They have three different sliders available: chicken thigh, maitake mushroom, and char siu. We only tried the char siu and it was absolutely delicious! Charred perfectly, juicy, served with micro greens and a flavourful sauce, all on …

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Looking for a quick bite to eat, I stopped at Po-Ke, located on 9th Avenue and Centre Street north. They’re Calgary’s first restaurant who specialize in poké bowls and sushi burritos. It’s a small place where you can either dine in or grab and go. You can also build your own build or order one …

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After wanting to go for months, we finally had the chance to check out Nights & Weekends, and it was a meal I’ll never forget! This restaurant does a pop up every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in Shiki Menya in Bridgeland. They have a small menu, but enough items that make it difficult to decide. …

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There’s something that I love about a breakfast hash. It like taking a traditional breakfast meal and mixing it all together to create a bowl of deliciousness. On the weekends, Notable offers their brunch menu, and their hash is top notch. The cubed potatoes are topped with smoked brisket, over easy eggs, cheese, salsa verde, …

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In the heart of Renfrew sits an expected treasure: POW Pizza. Inspired by the Motor City itself, this pizza joint is cooking up truly authentic, Detroit style pizza: Done on a focaccia dough, toppings perfectly distributed to the edges, baked in steel pan, and cut into squares. For being a small place, they have enough …

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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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