Out With Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC and Beyond

Being close to the coast, it only seemed obviously for us to visit a seafood restaurant for oysters, my favourite! We stopped in at Dan & Louis Oyster Bar. This restaurant has been opened since 1907 and has been going strong for five generations. Stopping by for their happy hour, we ordered a drink each …

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Portland is full of brunch options so finding the perfect place was a bit more challenging than we thought. We chose based on location, reviews, and food options and Jams on Hawthorne fit the bill. They have a large, diverse menu with options for all: vegetarians, vegans, meat lovers, and gluten-free people. The restaurant itself …

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You can’t go to Portland without eating a doughnut, or so everyone says. I will admit that I’m not a huge doughnut fan, but felt I had to at least give it a try. We stopped at the world famous, Voodoo Doughnut which has been opened since 2003 and has been featured time and time …

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Barrel-aged. Tart. Well-rounded. Complex. Cascade Brewing Barrel House is doing everything right in my mind when it comes to beers. I’m both a sucker and lover of sour beers. When we booked our trip to Portland everyone said stopping at Cascade was a necessity. After looking them up, I agreed. Soon as we arrived, it …

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Being both highly rated and recommended, it seemed like an easy decision to venture to Nong’s Khao Man Gai. This restaurant is located on the east side of Portland and comes with a fascinating story. The owner moved from Thailand with $70 and two suitcases, and in the end built a food cart and restaurant …

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Arriving in Portland for our first day, we figured we should have some food before beginning our adventure. We stopped at Lardo, a food cart turned sandwich stop that specializes in everything pork. The little restaurant on the east side is welcoming inside, and also features a large, outdoor seating area. Besides their food menu, …

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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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