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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Food Truck Fundraising Frenzy!

Mark your calendars, grab your cash, and come hungry! We are having a food truck fundraising frenzy tomorrow! Let's get out there and benefit a great cause--helping an amazing family send their daughter to Calgary Round-Up Band on tour this summer! Donation jars will be in place at the participating food trucks, and the trucks are generous enough to donate 10% of their sales!

We have Alley Burger at Dalhousie Co-op (by Northland Mall), Los Compadres at the new South Calgary Health Centre, and JoJo's BBQ, Cheezy Bizness, The Happy Truck, YYC Shawarma will all be headed to the downtown core! So follow your noses and tummies and help out a good cause!

Hope to see you down there! Cheers and happy eating!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Food Truck Love

I'm back, and in the process of revamping my blog! And, I have to admit, I have a love affair. It's the food trucks here in Calgary--I can't get enough of them! It's not just about the food, or the thrill of the hunt. It's about the people that run them. I have met some amazing people, who incidentally, make some damn amazing food.

We've got Jody from JoJo's BBQ--she is the Queen of BBQ, no lies. Who doesn't love crispy corn fritters, made from scratch, hot from the fryer? Or her BBQ-tine? An amazing combination of slow smoked and BBQ'd meat piled high on top of fries, with cheese and gravy. Especially good with a shot of her homemade BBQ sauce and her homemade pickled onions.

For the meat lover in all of us, we have Alley Burger. What started out as a late-night, find them in the alley behind Charcut if you're lucky kinda deal, has turned out to be a phenomenal business. The staff are amazing, especially Mike who runs the truck. The "Alley Burger" is to die for...not for the vegan hearted, that's for sure. And their poutine is just pure wholesome comfort food. Love it.

As far as comfort goes, nothing beats grilled cheese and tomato soup. But Nicole from Cheezy Bizness takes it to a whole new creative level, with not only cheese fillings, but pulled pork with pineapple, or "The Mess", which lives up to its name. Must be the fried egg inside... Her tomato soup should be consumed by the pot full, seriously. There is nothing like it, and it just takes you right in! Love it! Great people, great comfort food.

The food trucks keep popping up all through Calgary. There's an app for that, providing you with a detailed list of the trucks, as well as a map to foodie heaven! We've got authentic Mexican food from Compadres, Shawarma from YYC Shawarma, and so many more! Just google search "Calgary Food Trucks", and they will all pop up!

Will be back tomorrow with exciting news that involves the food trucks, so stay tuned! Cheers!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Food Food Food

Just a quick blog tonight, too tired, and full from getting my munch-on with antipasto and crackers... Still addicted to Vietnamese food, especially from Basil or Pho Thanh. Especially the grilled pork and spring rolls with Vermicelli noodles, and Andy loves the spicy sate beef soup from Basil.

We're still planning some big changes for this blog, and a huge challenge on our part! It will be a fun, food filled adventure!

Planning on doing something with pork chops in the slow cooker tomorrow. Found an amazing site from a cookbook author, all about her adventures with the slow cooker--she is an excellent cook and writer, and the food looks so incredibly good! Can't wait to try all of her recipes. Make sure you check it out, at A Year of Slow Cooking, by Stephanie O'Dea. Yum-o!

Getting the munchies again, so it's off to bed!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Trust Me, I Didn't Starve For A Year And A Half

Okay, I admit it, I'm a horrible blogger. I start off amazingly well, get uber excited about the whole theory of blogging, spend countless hours--okay, maybe partial hours--on the computer, staring at a blank page, wondering what kind of food has excited me enough to actually share it! It's been over a year and a half since my last blog. I have not starved. In fact, as my waistline proves, I dove head first into the food world. Seriously, I am sitting beside a piece of lasagna that keeps muttering my name. Sadly, I won't write too much about the lasagna. It's not homemade, far from it really. It was a frozen lasagna that I had a coupon for. It pains me to tell my readers that, as I am a firm believer in the motto: "Make it yourself or don't eat it". That being said, I'm not adverse to some good chinese take out, as I can't seem to master the proper dosing of MSG, or the copious amounts of gooey greasy sticky sweet sauce that seems to enrobe almost every dish on the menu. Nope, not adverse at all. Or Vietnamese take out, seems to be the food addiction we have succumbing to as of late. Or a hot bubbly, old school pizza--Stolo's pizza is killer by the way.... but I digress...

My partner in crime and I were discussing some ideas for this blog, something fun and to jazz it up. It will be an adventure for us, healthy, but fun nonetheless...and an experience. But I will still post all my fabulous food finds, my munchie patrols, and delish recipes, without fail.

So, leave your comments, your cravings and your foodie finds in the comment section. And enjoy food, embrace it, and have fun with it! And tomorrow, I'm cooking a turkey... did you know you can beer-can cook a turkey on the bbq? I'm going all old school on the bird tomorrow, but for future, makes a girl curious! Especially a girl who spatchcocked a chicken like Martha, with no fear.....

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fabulous Food Finds-V.2

Here is the 2nd volume of my fabulous food finds. Yes, I am supposed to be on "a path to healthy living" aka "diet", but my stomach has been wandering...
  • Black Forest Cake from Safeway. I know, it sounds silly. But wait until you try it. Two scrumptious thick layers of dark chocolate cake, with a layer of whipped cream and cherries in the center. To top it off, more whipped cream covers the outside, and then, yes there's more, a layer of dark chocolate curls. For a store bought cake, it takes the cake. Pardon the pun... Just go get a cake. Slice it. Eat it. Enough said.
  • London Fog Tea Latte, from Starbucks. This is Andy's favorite, and thanks to a very chatty employee from there, we now know how to make them at home. Thank you "Jane Doe", you have now decreased Starbucks sales, and may prevent them from opening a location right across the street from you. Good on ya! Go get one, try it, and call me. I'll give ya the secrets. So good. And simple. Did I mention good?
  • Potatoes and glass noodles at Koryo Korean BBQ. They have these places in alot of food courts. The potatoes are fried, then sauced in some form of sweet creamy garlic dressing. The glass noodles look scary at first, but set your fears aside. Seriously. They are amazing. Enough said. Oh, and a tip? The jumbo combo? The name says it all. They give you 3 meats, 2 scoops of rice, and 4 side dishes. Yes, we order it every time. Yes, I ask "why did we order the jumbo" every time. No, I will not change my order the next time. Go enjoy, the staff is wicked, and the food is seriously amazing.
  • Any of the dim sum items at Fortune Foods. It's on Centre St., in a strip mall, close to the registry and a gas station. Find a phone book, google it, map it and love it. The owner is a family friend, and may seem rude as she is short with people, but she gets busy. Really busy. They roll ALOT of food out of there. Try the BBQ pork rice rolls, she'll try to sell you on them anyway. Her spring rolls are the best, not too greasy. You can dine in, if you can find a table--there are only 7. Or just get take out from the hot trays, or check her menu. She also has loads of frozen stuff--her wontons and dumplings are delish!
So there you have it kids, fabulous foods are everywhere. And the hunt shall continue...