Hot Plate – Biriyani & Kababs on the Go!

My parents have already accepted I have failed them in the traditional cooking department, so I ordered takeout here when they came to visit. This corner of the falconridge strip mall is full of excellent takeout, dine-in and caterers. Hot plate offers extremely reasonable kababs and biriyani, which is great for the days you don’t…

Brixton Pub – Comfort Foodie

Have I mentioned that I love the Brixton? This neighbourhood pub is fairly new, but serves up a fresh take on neighbourhood pub drinks & eats. My personal favourite: the blackened chicken fettuccine. In this case they were out of fettuccine, and substituted with linguine which was equally good (if not better). Great atmosphere, people…

Japanese Green Tea Tasting

Japanese Green Tea Tasting at the Consulate General Author: Jennifer Lewis, Calgary Food & Event Blogger www.bakeitorleaveit.com I recently had the pleasure of attending a Japanese Green Tea Tasting event hosted by the Consulate General of Japan. I’ll be honest, prior to this event I did not indulge in green tea for its taste, but mainly…

4th Spot – Good Beer, Family Oriented, Brunch, All in One.

I love this place, the menu is always kept interesting and it is a very diverse but laid back crowd. We ventured here on a weekend, so I decided to try a new menu item for brunch. Warning – never eat out when HANGRY as you make terrible decisions like ordering the Fried Chicken &…

Marina Dosa – Again

Alright, I finally elected to try something OTHER THAN DOSA on the menu. Today it was Chole Bathure. Wow, I was so excited when this arrived at our table, and I’m pretty sure other patrons were jealous. The bathure was freshly fried, big and poofy.  Flaky outside, doughy inside – a fried bread heaven. The…

Indian Kitchen – Lethbridge

Apparently this restaurant has opened up in several cities all in the same year. I think this is a testament to their food. Again, despite living in Calgary and having access to an entire quadrant of East Indian food choices, Indian Kitchen is my favourite overall. I wanted to share our new find with family,…

Indian Kitchen – Medicine Hat

This is possibly the best indian food I have had (and I’ve eaten ALOT). Too bad it is so far away. My parents stumbled upon this must stop in Medicine Hat and the owner is very friendly. Located in the Baymont hotel, this is a brand new restaurants with exceptional decor, seating and ambiance in…

Tacos Mexico!

The name of this restaurant gets straight to the point. TACOS. Dishing up several varieties, Asada (steak), Al Pastor (spicy pork with pineapple),  Carnitas (pulled pork), Barbacoa, Chicken in Adobo Sauce, Chorizo Sausage, Chipotle Beef and Bean&Feta. Hostess was incredibly patient with me & my questions over the phone. Took her advice and tried a…

Saigon Star Vietnamese

We stopped here at random,  attracted by the big beckoning sign (yes, that worked) and in hopes of supporting a new business vs. defaulting to the Wendy’s next door.  On the inside, this did not appear to be a new restaurant, the seats & booths worn, uncomfortable and not particularly clean, server wasn’t friendly, and…

Hunterhorn Bakery

This strip mall is full of interesting eats – including the Hunterhorn Bakery which has a devote local following, serving up fresh breads, vietnamese subs, baking, pastries and cakes. Unfortunately no egg tarts here, but I tried a classic coconut bun and bun stuffed with red bean paste.  A golden baked bun that is slightly…