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5-7 days in Alberta

Forgot burgers.. Hubies 50s diner is awesome for a homemade burger, and shake. and the Velvet olive has bbqed stuffed burgers and cheap steaks.. ok done! my logic... keep it local!

Jul 21, 2012
retroville in Prairie Provinces

5-7 days in Alberta

Red Deer has numerous tasty eating spots. Ruion Thai on the north end. Blue dragon. Fusion asian cuisine. Yummy noodle.. Dose Coffee is Amazing, better than anything you get in calgary or edmonton in my opinion, and i've spent time in both transcend, and Phil and sebastien. Momo sushi is tasty! Shiso is great for their all you can eat saturday and sunday brunch. Its all greek to me is awesome, and Las palmeras has pretty good tex mex. if you want ambiance, and higher end, check out 111 grill. live jazz every weekend, from 7:30 to 11 and you probably need a reservation. Not sure why more places in the big cities don't do this.

If you want simple.. Big bend market is great for meat, and sandwiches. as is the european market downtown behind superstore.. best 3 dollar ham sandwich you can find. There's two farmers markets.. saturday mornings till 2, and wednesday afternoons starting around 3. both are worth your time!.. anything else? just ask!

Jul 21, 2012
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Calgary, Banff, the badlands, Lake Louise after mid June - your advice is needed

In Drumheller, you need to check out Bernie and the Boys Bistro. giant amazing burgers, many many flavors of milkshake, and if you can get 4 people together, they'll make you an omelet from an ostriche egg. Also Drumheller is the only place I'l buy beef jerky. Its called riverside packers, and its on the road to rosedale on the west side of the highway.. its well worth the price for a bag!

May 24, 2012
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Calgary-Dinosaur Provincial Park-Kananaskis: Grocery Stops

Are you planning to stay somewhere on the way? and when is the trip? Dinosaur park is pretty deserted in the winter..

Feb 02, 2012
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Calgary-Dinosaur Provincial Park-Kananaskis: Grocery Stops

Hi there.. When heading to dinosaur provincial park, I am asuming you mean north of brooks alberta, and not to the tyrell museum of paleontology in Drumheller. They are two hours away from each other at the least. However you will drive right through Strathmore on your way to them both. Strathmore has numerous grocery stores on the main street through town. Once you are at the park there is very little, brooks would be the closest town. brooks has really really good chinese food at a place called oriental garden. its behind the canadian tire. It also has a 24 hour sobeys.

On the way back. strathmore will work again.. You should be fine. cheers..

Feb 01, 2012
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Rocky Mountain House?

Theres a restaurant called grillers. ITs on the east side of the main highway almost accross from the Mcdonalds.. best bet for sure.. also good chinese food in the strip mall beside it with the dairy queen.. Ive been told the burger baron has a great burger, but have no proof.. Good luck!

Sep 21, 2011
retroville in Prairie Provinces

lunch YYC Sunday, south

I would suggest better options north on mcleod trail up by Chinook center. There is Bagolac, siagon across from Long and Mcquade, and a few others.. Bolsa, was never a favorite of mine..

May 04, 2011
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Chinese in Red Deer?

I havn't tried Red Star yet either, I always get distracted by the sushi, but I have lived in Red deer for 10 years, and still have not found good chinese. SO I gave up. ESpecially with such tasty vietnamese, thai, and indian offerings, who needs it? Pho tho duong, Noodle house, BLue dragon, Phili thai, and the 49th street Tandoori grill are all tasty. Add to to that, Las Palmeras, for mexican, Its all greek to me, and a Donair from King Donair down town, and I really don't miss it. If you want good chinese food, go to Brooks, no joke..

Mar 08, 2010
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Edmonton Restaurant for Out of Town Guests

How about to Dadeo's on White Ave for a Poh boy and some gumbo? The sweet potato fries are amazing, and the atmosphere is alot of fun...

Oct 24, 2009
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Looking for Amazing Eats on the Westcoast

I've only ever been to smoking bones in Abbotsford once, and it was amazing, more meat than I knew what to do with, and the flavors were great. Also the do local beers there and I think the raspberry beer was like drinking pure fruit, only beer.. hard to explain, but definately worth the trip..

Sep 28, 2009
retroville in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Calgary, Winnipeg and in between

On your way from Calgary towards Medicine Hat, you will pass the town of Brooks. Actually its a city now, but a small one. Its about two hours from Calgary so hopefully you will be there around lunch time.. It was two really amazing options.. The first is a place Called Oriental Garden, honestly? its the best Chinese food I have ever had. Its canadianized, but seriously, the chow mein, giner beef, and lemon chicken don't get any better than there. Take the first over pass exit, then through 4 sets of lights till you get to Cassils road. Turn right, then make your first right by the Canadian tire, and its half a block down on your right hand side beside a car wash.. pink building. The owners name is lily. You will not be disapointed...

The other option is Sams.. super tasty Vietnamese food and its cheap.. same directions onto cassils road, but go past the canadian tire, the safeway and its in the first strip mall on your right. hole in the wall, but very good. Also he runs a full oriental grocery store, but its back by the Canadian tire on the corner.. Many tasty options.. Cheers..

Sep 21, 2009
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Dim Sum in Calgary

On Center Street and 24th Ave in a strip mall across from a temple is a little hole in the wall called Fortunes Foods.. All day every day dimsum, closed on tuesdays though.. cheap. fresh, and tasty. Everything is made in the back, and its all available to take home frozen as well. Close to downtown and so good.. Though lately the owner lady has been a little grumpy. Worth the drive from Red deer still, everytime I go.. Cheers.

Sep 11, 2009
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Spot for Engagement on Vancouver Island

Take her up to the sooke potholes and go swimming. its relazing, tranquil, and so beautiful.. on your way back to sooke there is a cute little dinner that makes some tasty halibut.. no clue on what its called though. but great food.. the potholes is a one of a kind place...

Aug 12, 2009
retroville in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Lunch in Victoria - need recommendations

Smokin Bones.. not quite in victoria, but close.. the Barbecue is stunning...

Mar 25, 2009
retroville in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

New Earl's - South Common Edmonton

Went to the earls in Red Deer last weekend. I had the most amazing sandwich. It was chicken and brie on a whole wheat ciabatta bun. There were slices of apple on it as well, and the whole thing was baked. IT was stunning. ridiculously good, and I wanted another one right after. The salad it came with had lots of cranberries and sesame seeds as well and was very tasty.. for 11 bucks, I think I did pretty good.

My other favorites on the menu are the california pizza, and the dynamity shrimp rolls, but they have really gone downhill and are cold ans usually soggy.. but that pizza is darn good.

Mar 24, 2009
retroville in Prairie Provinces

dim sum chili sauce

do you mean siracha? clear bottle... green top,, rooster on the bottle, super tasty?

Mar 16, 2009
retroville in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Chains in LA that I should try

I recomend everything. Check out the website, but the ribs are awesome, and the brisket is tasty as well. its comfy.. and I wish there was one up here in Canada..

Mar 04, 2009
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Chains in LA that I should try

I'd recomend Chris and Pitts Barbecue Restaurant. so freakin good
Get the Deluxe combo for two and all your Barbecue cravings will be satisfied..

No.15
601 N Euclid St
Anaheim, CA
92801
(714) 635-2601
http://www.chrisandpittsbbqrestaurant...

Mar 04, 2009
retroville in Chains

favorite dimsum items calgary

shue mai. I think thats how its spelled. tasty little things of pork and mushroom goodness. also the sticky rice, the shrimp dumplings, the shrimp and rice noodle, and the barbecue prk buns. so tasty..

Jan 09, 2009
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Visiting Calgary from Toronto

Fortune foods.. tiny hole in the wall dim sum restaurant on center street and 24th avenue north. its on the right, in a strip mall. accross from a temple.. All day every day dimsum and chinese baking. the Shu mai is very tasty, as is the sticky rice, and dumplings.. so good. fast.. and cheap.

A good donut? I actually like the ones at safeway. they have a nicer texture than the timmy's.

Dec 10, 2008
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Looking for a good North American Dinner Buffet

The Grey Eagle casino west on glenmore, does a really nice North american buffet, complete with large chocolate fountain. Not sure if you can take kids in there though. but it is tasty...

Dec 09, 2008
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Where can I find the best donairs chicken or beef in AB?

Red Deer... Kind Donair on Ross Street, right downtown accross from the Royal bank. They are cheap, massive, and he makes three sauces, a tzaziki, a sweet, and a garlic, also his own hummus. He sells baklava, and other treats too. Chicken shawarma, as well as beef donair.. my favorite..

Dec 03, 2008
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Kitchen gadgets in Calgary

If you want to make a short roadtrip, head to downtown cochrane. Just a block east of the icecream shop there is a great Kitchen store, Plus alot of other cool stores on the street carrying knicknacks, antiques, and such.

If you are anywhere near red deer, head to ross street downtown. There, you will find a store called Sunworks. its awesome. anything from hotsauce, to woks, and garden fixtures. a nice change from the big box stores..

cheers.

Nov 27, 2008
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Calgary--do I have a challenge for you!

no ones mentioned it, and it might be pure evil, and kind of bland, but cheasecake cafe is right there in sunridge by the mall. It should cover all of your requirements foodwise.. and they used to have something called cheesequake, get it with strawberries. so good.

Nov 23, 2008
retroville in Western Canada Archives

Best breakfast joints in Western Canada

If you are coming to red deer, Check out hubies. Its a 50s diner in a little strip mall in westpark. jukeboxes on the wall, lots of elvis paraphenalia, tasty omelettes, and massive pancakes. also friday is free extra patty on your burger day, and all the fries you can eat.. And the milkshake comes in the metal container. I miss that..

Nov 17, 2008
retroville in Prairie Provinces

Regency or Silver Dragon for Dim Sum in Clg

Fortune foods. center street and 24th ave.. its a whole in the wall, nothing fancy. but super tasty and cheap.. no carts. but dimsum all day everyday except tuesday.. its my favorite..

Nov 17, 2008
retroville in Prairie Provinces

hole in the wall - calgary

Post a review after you have eaten there. I would like to know what others think. so far everyone I have taken there loves the place. any other dimsum places I should know about?

Nov 03, 2008
retroville in Western Canada Archives

hole in the wall - calgary

also they are closed tuesdays, no clue why.. anyone care to guess?

Nov 03, 2008
retroville in Western Canada Archives

hole in the wall - calgary

pretty much.. the menu is double sided, so there are some soups and a few chow meins and such. but mostly just really good dim sum..

Nov 03, 2008
retroville in Western Canada Archives

hole in the wall - calgary

Fortune foods. 2404 center street north.

Nov 02, 2008
retroville in Western Canada Archives