Archive for the ‘REVIEW’ Category

  • ALL HAPPY FAMILY RESTAURANT

    Nov 25, 13 • 123 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 • 112 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 • 146 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 • 112 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 • 94 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 • 97 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 • 127 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 • 92 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 • 106 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...

  • RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

    Mar 25, 13 • 86 Views • AMERICAN/CANADIAN, EDMONTON, REVIEW, STEAKHOUSE, WINEComments Off on RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

    If you want the fine dining experience, you have to pay the price and Ruth’s Chris (while pricey) manages to tick all of the fine dining boxes: fabulous food, attentive service, and a beautifully romantic restaurant ambience. I did a bit of research...