Archive for the ‘REVIEW’ Category

  • UNDER THE HIGH WHEEL

    Dec 29, 13 • 134 Views • AMERICAN/CANADIAN, CAFE, DINER, EDMONTON, FOUR GLASSES, LOCAL PRODUCE, REVIEWComments Off on UNDER THE HIGH WHEEL

    Under the High Wheel is a cute, hip diner that serves simple comfort food made from local ingredients. Under the High Wheel reminds me very strongly of the Glasshouse Bistro in St. Albert’s Enjoy Centre: both serve an amazing brunch, both utilize...

  • ALL HAPPY FAMILY RESTAURANT

    Nov 25, 13 • 139 Views • ASIAN, CHINESE, EDMONTON, FOUR GLASSES, REVIEW, THREE GLASSESComments Off on ALL HAPPY FAMILY RESTAURANT

    For years, Chinatown’s Garden Bakery was my go-to Chinese food hotspot. The dishes were delicious, the service prompt, and the bakery downstairs always sold my favourite curry puffs and peanut balls. Dining there recently was a huge shock. I don’t...

  • TRES CARNALES TAQUERIA

    Nov 17, 13 • 135 Views • EDMONTON, MEXICAN, REVIEWComments Off on TRES CARNALES TAQUERIA

    Melding a vibrant modern interior and consistently raucous diners with the classic tastes of Mexico, Tres Carnales offers up a bright, flavourful dining experience that’ll simultaneously sucker-punch each of your senses. Exiting the restaurant into a...

  • NYC: KUNJIP RESTAURANT

    Oct 4, 13 • 169 Views • ASIAN, KOREAN, NYC, REVIEWComments Off on NYC: KUNJIP RESTAURANT

    If you know me at all, you’ll know that I have a semi-unhealthy relationship with beef short ribs. Korean-style beef short ribs. Cooked over a barbecue, preferably. I’m obsessed with them. I’m constantly at the local Asian supermarket...

  • NYC: FLEX MUSSELS

    Sep 17, 13 • 132 Views • NYC, REVIEW, SEAFOODComments Off on NYC: FLEX MUSSELS

    NYC is lucky enough to be so close to the ocean that items like crab, lobster, mussels, scallops, and a variety of fish are just regular entries on a menu. Landlocked Canadians such as us Edmontonians don’t have that luxury, unfortunately. Nevertheless,...

  • MONTREAL: RESTAURANT MISTO

    Sep 13, 13 • 110 Views • ITALIAN, MONTREAL, REVIEWComments Off on MONTREAL: RESTAURANT MISTO

    There are so many restaurants in Montreal that it can be difficult to decide where to dine out, unless you have personal favourites or have received recommendations from a preferred friend. While Urbanspoon and Yelp can be helpful in narrowing down whatever...

  • MONTREAL: LE P’TIT PLATEAU

    Sep 5, 13 • 117 Views • BYOB, FRENCH, MONTREAL, REVIEW, WINEComments Off on MONTREAL: LE P’TIT PLATEAU

    Fresh air, fabulous friends, Bring Your Own Wine, and foie gras = not a complaint in the world. I’m a BYOB convert, plain and simple. Not that I’d ever need much convincing of BYOB’s greatness, but there you go. Edmonton is woefully lacking...

  • Istanbul Restaurant

    Sep 3, 13 • 143 Views • EDMONTON, MIDDLE EASTERN, REVIEWComments Off on Istanbul Restaurant

    Istanbul Restaurant is somewhat of an anomaly. Located on the north end of 82nd Street between an Instaloans and a cigar shop, the restaurant isn’t exactly occupying prime foodie real estate. The subtle location gives Istanbul Restaurant even more...

  • BURGERS

    Aug 12, 13 • 112 Views • AMERICAN/CANADIAN, BURGERS, EDMONTON, REVIEWComments Off on BURGERS

    They have all the charm of an intimate pub, drink specials to knock your sobriety off, and an excellent team of wait staff, but when it comes to food, The Hat falls flat. The Hat is Jasper’s Black Dog. Long and thin, with a bar that practically reaches...

  • DELUX BURGER BAR

    Jul 16, 13 • 127 Views • AMERICAN/CANADIAN, BURGERS, EDMONTON, REVIEWComments Off on DELUX BURGER BAR

    The Century Hospitality Group is Edmonton’s boutique, casual fine dining restaurant generator. With restaurants such as MKT, Lux, Hundred Bar and Kitchen, and the Century Grill under their belt, it’s clear that their vision is to expand the...