Birthday Celebration at NOtaBLE

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It was my brother L’s Birthday and he wanted to celebrated it at NOtaBLE, which I was definitely pretty excited for.  However, the celebration was nearly ruined… you see, if you want to make a large group reservation at the … Continue reading

Big Taste 2014 Round Up!

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Yes foodies, it’s that time of the year again.  I think this is my third or fourth year participating and well, I’m not going to lie but I feel the menus weren’t as attractive as the previous year.  It was … Continue reading

Lunch at Briggs Kitchen & Bar

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Birthday lunch at work. I gathered a few of my friends/coworkers this day to check out Briggs and I was really looking forward to it! Briggs doesn’t take lunch reservations, and they are very busy at lunch. My friend/ex-worker J … Continue reading

Lunch at Belvedere

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My friend U and I love trying out new places in downtown, and he always leaves me with the task of finding new places to try.  Belvedere is not new to me, but I recently learned that they have a … Continue reading

Big Taste 2013 Round Up!

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It is Big Taste week in Calgary! Foodies around the city can try out fix price menus at participating restaurants to fill their tummies.  I have to say this year I am not that impressed with some of the menus … Continue reading

What I ate in Hawaii – Oahu

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Part three of my Hawaii food trail! Honolulu is not new to me – I was here for hubby’s nephew’s wedding back in 2010 – just before I found out I was pregnant and well, fell in love with Hawaii.  … Continue reading

Dinner at Open Range Steak Chops

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It was my turn to take my family out for a nice dinner, and since we are a family of carnivores, I decided Open Range would be the best place b/c they have… a lot of meat! And not just … Continue reading

Lunch at Chop Steakhouse & Bar

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It’s no secret that I eat out a lot – especially with my family.  My brother from the boonies decided to take us out for a nice Christmas lunch and he suggested Chop because he had good experience there.  I’m … Continue reading

Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

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I have always though Ruth’s Chris was a very high end steakhouse with the prices to match, and that they pride themselves in serving USDA Prime beef.  I personally prefer hubby’s steaks (locally farmed Angus steaks or Costco ones… oh … Continue reading

Last BBQ of the season?

Last Thursday on his way home hubby stopped by at a farm in Innisfail and picked up a bunch of Angus steaks.  We were very excited to try them out and he decided to BBQ them tonight.

Unfortunately he forgot the name of the farm.

I always prefer leaner steaks so hubby got me the sirloin, whereas he got the ribeye himself.  I also made some chicken fried rice and garlic noodles from leftovers, plus sauteed spinach with garlic as I wasn’t feeling for salad.  As hubby loves smokies I also bought a pack of Spolumbos… maple breakfast sausages.  I can’t help it… the selection at Superstore was very limited and I love maple syrup – these ones had organic maple syrup in them too.  Who says you can only eat it for breakfast? Plus since they are half the size of a regular one so I don’t feel as guilty eating it.  I love Spolumbo’s because they are all natural, contains no fillers, binders or preservatives.  Apparently they are leaner than other Italian sausages.

So review on the steak… this was absolutely one of the best steak I have EVER eaten in my life.  The meat was lean, juicy, so flavorful, not dry… I nearly teared up eating it, no lie.  The meat was so tender it practically melted in my mouth… hmmmmm.  I don’ think I can ever go back to eating regular supermarket steak ever again.  The prices were absolutely fair – I believe it was $9.xx for the sirloin and $12.xx for the ribeye.  And they were huge pieces.  I’m going to make sure hubby jots down the name of the farm next time he goes there.