Out With Erin

Exploring the Beauty of YYC and Beyond

Being as I am a cocktail aficionado, it might come as a surprise to you that I finally got to experience Shelter. This hidden cocktail bar is everything that you could possibly want from one. It’s cozy, trendy, has fab decor, great service, and of course, superb drinks! We stopped by on Saturday night and …

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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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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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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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Fancy a cognac? How about Grand Marnier? Do you even know the differences between the two? I would say my knowledge was quite limited, and so recently we signed up for a Grand Marnier master class with no other than the infamous Patrick Raguenaud. Mr. Raguenaud joined Grand Marnier is 2004 as a master blender. …

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Driving a typical route home one evening along Edmonton Trail, a new sign caught our eye: Queens. Breakfast. Cocktails. Simple enough and being as those are two of my favourite things, it was a place we had to check out. Unassuming from the outside, we entered the restaurant and felt as though we were in …

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