Breakfast At Red’s

Hey Guys,

So recently I ventured out to Calgary! It was probably one of the worst trips I’ve ever been on because it was for work and it was a very difficult work trip. However, I will be back to Calgary to have a better experience- because it is a very beautiful place! One of the things I did enjoy about this particular trip was that I came across a very good diner! Red’s Diner is downtown, and has plenty of regular and vegan options as well.

I loved the vibe that it has! It’s a small room, but has a great vibe! A brick room with metal chairs and tables and a large bar, it’s one of those places that keeps you coming back. My friend and I were talking about restaurants yesterday, and we both had mentioned that places like Remedy were great! Anyone could feel free to hang out for a lengthy amount of time and not be rushed out. The food is delicious and they have beers if you are looking to go for drinks with friends too. This place definitely has that vibe!

So I was doing the driving- no drinks for Erin, however, I did get a cappuccino and I can say that is was one of the better ones that I have had! I’ve been drinking them so much that I can now differentiate really well between which ones are good and which places have bad ones! It also came in a mug that looked like I would drink out of at home- which I loved.

I also got an Eggs Benedict! Very good! It’s hard to find a place with good hollandaise sauce! I still would say that I have had better, however it is in the top 5 for sure! The potatoes were extra crisp, and it did come with toast and fruit. Overall, it was a large breakfast, but very good! I so enjoyed it! It gave me the energy to finish up the trip and drive home after that is for sure!

I would recommend this place. The prices were good and it has that great hangout place vibe!

-Erin

1st RND

Hey my lovely Readers!

I hope things are going swell this week! We are almost at the weekend! Super exciting stuff. I really have not gone to anywhere out of the ordinary to eat lately, however, I did try a place that is new to me! I went to 1st RND- which is a sports restaurant!

My friend wanted to try it out, which is why I went. It seems to me that every time I am at the mall, I walk by this place and never go inside! I’m always super intrigued by the MASSIVE tv (which I believe is 9 screens large). So, this time my friend decided to drag me in, because she wanted to watch the basket ball finals! I do not watch basketball, but I feel like I was jumping that band wagon for Golden State! Yay Golden State (do I know any other teams…. the answer is not really). I’ve never really sat down and watched a basketball game, so it was great to watch and cheer for one of the teams I did not know on this massive TV.

Anyways, back to the food. I started off with a non-alcoholic drink, because I was the driver. Please drink responsibly everyone! I love you all I would hate for something to happen to any of you! If you are drinking, they do have around 75 different beer brands…. Um wow. For you drivers, I got the Arnold Palmer- I believe that that is the Lemonade and Iced Tea drink. It was very refreshing and a good non- alcoholic drink! They also have nonalcoholic beers if you are wanting to fit in more and not say ” I want Arnold Palmer please!” I just googled him, apparently he is a famous golfer- I really thought I knew my sports!

For food, they have a crazy amount of wings. Boneless and Boned- is that even a thing people say?-  you can get some super hot to not so hot wings. We got Honey Sriracha, and Chipotle Mango. Oh my god, so delicious. They were thought to be on the hotter end of the scale, but I promise they are not that hot. The honey and mango for both give this delicious tang that makes it less hot and gives the wings amazing flavor! There are like 30 different sauces, so go to town and try something new! In addition to the wings (make sure you try two kinds- if you’re in a larger group, try three!), we ordered Buffalo Chicken Cheese dip. This was actually hotter than the wings to me, but very tasty! I love chips and dip. Seriously, my favorite thing in the world. I was overall super happy!

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Give it a try, and definitely go for a good sporting event! I bet the crowds there would be insane and super excited! I love sports, so I loved this place and eating pub food! It was the best!

http://1strnd.ca/menu/

Enjoy!

Erin

Italian Cusine

Hey Lovely Readers!

So, today is Wednesday! Happy Hump Day! For Wednesdays we always do a “What I Ate Wednesday” which is obviously my favourite day, because I jam pack it with delicious and awesome food! Last night my “prepping” for the blog was basically eating out at a super amazing Italian restaurant so I could nip the craving in the bud. In previous posts I’ve mentioned that Kathleen and I lived in Italy for a month, so now being home, every now and then I really crave some good Italian food, which can be hard to come by. Well I found a great place, its called Buco! I’m sure most of you have heard about it because it is a chain, but if you haven’t tried it, it is amazing!

Now it’s time to make your mouth water! Before I get into it, I will say that if you are looking for vegan or need gluten free options, they’ve got you covered. Also, I did not order a drink last night, but they have a large selection of wines, desert wines, and different beers and cocktails. The whole backside of their menu is dedicated to drinks if you’re looking for that. They, also, have different nights too, such as bring your own wine, or $10 pizza, etc.

Everything I ordered I shared with a friend, so the first thing we got was a precetta bruschetta, because if you’re eating Italian, you need to start with bruschetta. This was amazing. It was just one piece of bread loaded with tomato, cilantro, garlic, topped with bacon and a little bit of cheese. We split it in half and it was sufficient for us, it was very much loaded .

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Next, we ordered a Margarita pizza- which is a classic Italian pizza. In Italy, Kathleen and I ordered this pretty much everyday for a month and never grew sick of it. If you want to compare it to a place, I would say it’s a pizza directly from Rome. It was thin crust with tomato sauce and topped with basil and bits of cheese. This took me right back to my home in Italy. It was delicious.

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Last, we had desert and coffee. I ordered a cappuccino and we shared a trio of gelato and sorbetto. The cappuccino was very good, and had a tiny spoon and biscuit which was insanely cute and made me feel fancy. For the gelato and sorbetto it is chef’s choice, but they do give you an option. Of course we tried all three flavours- strawberry sorbetto, vanilla and coconut gelato. It looked so tasty, that my friend took a bite of it before I even got a picture done! It was very tasty as well.

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Overall, I was super impressed. It was exactly what I wanted for Italian food, and fixed up that craving I tend to get. It was also super affordable. Pizza was $10 that day, and with everything we got, we didn’t spend over $20. In addition, we were very full after, but it was a very light meal. The restaurant is super clean, and nicely decorated inside. The food tasted great. Our server was lovely, and the owners daughter was playing and hanging out with some of waitresses, which just finished off that big Italian family feel that I loved in Italy. Definitely a 5/5 from me!