Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wow Chicken

Of all the places I've ate at (and not posted) for the past year, Wow Chicken is one of the places that I really wanted to do a returning blog post on. Korean Fried Chicken (KFC 2.0 in my terms) has been on the rise in terms of popularity in Calgary for the past couple of years. New shops are opening left and right, from the first Korean fried chicken shop Olive Chicken to the third franchised Yum Yum BBQ Chicken that is yet to be open.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Bolero Fire Grill

Ok... I lied. That was a longer departure than I had anticipated. My bad! I ended up spending the rest of my summer studying my ass off. That's a good enough of a reason right? To be fair, I spent so much of my time studying that I didn't get a chance to eat out (with the exception of getting fast food or take outs just so I could allocate all my available time to studying), so I'd say that's a pretty reasonable excuse for the lack of blog posts. No eating out = no restaurant to review. But alas! - I finally have time to eat (and blog) again! Now onward to the main point of this post..

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Guess who's back!

My apologizes for the two months long hiatus. So much has happened since my last post.

To give a quick update, my last post was during the week of birthday celebrations with family and friends. A few days after my annual celebration, I left to embark on a three week long backpacking trip to Europe with my best friend. I came back in the middle of June and used the following week to fall back into my usual routine. As I was starting to resume back to the daily life that I was used to prior to my vacation, the southern part of my province (and city) was devasted by a horrific flood that affected manys. This had caused a week of chaos and the entire downtown to be evacuated for the following week. As repairs and maintence went underway to fix this natural disaster, the city began to see light again in a short matter of time under the leadership of our beloved Mayor Nenshi. Stampede arrived without a warning and ten days of fried junk food and intoxication transformed my unknown western home into a bustling new-born city that foreigners have come to know and love as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth".

Finally, everything seems to have settled down a bit and I am back to studying. Hello books and hello again blog. A few of my friends have asked if I was going to blog about my trip, but I'm still undecided as my intention for this blog was for food-only posts. And also because there seems to be too much I'd want to write about (oh hello laziness). While I'm still deciding, I hope to have a new blog post up shortly though!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Boogie's Burgers

I visited Boogie's Burgers (a local burger joint that has been in operations since 1969) last night for the first time around 8pm thinking that I would've arrived past their dinner rush, but I was wrong. When we ordered, the girl who worked there informed us that the wait time would be roughly half an hour and asked if we were okay with that. We said yes since we weren't in a hurry. It was a Monday night, but it was also the Victoria Day long weekend Monday, so I'm unsure if that was a influencing factor in the long wait.

I must admit that Boogie's Burger looks somewhat sketchy, though I am not sure if that is just a play into their retro/old school image. Inside, there are round bar stools at the front, a number of diner-like tables that can probably sit up to ~20 people or so. In the already cramped up restaurant, there was a old school arcade machine that could be found. We decided to take a seat up in the front, on the bar stools, and one thing I noticed right away was that there was a hung string, with many tiny report clips, above the cash register that ran to the back of the kitchen by the grill. All orders printed were then clipped onto the report clips and flung back by the employee so that the orders would reach the grill where the cook was making the burgers. I thought this design was so cool - simple, old fashioned, but works as it's supposed to.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Village Ice Cream

I've been dying to go to Village Ice Cream for a try ever since I've first heard of their salted caramel flavour, but the weather was not cooperating and as a result people were seldom in the mood for a cold treat. Luckily a few weeks ago, the weather improved and over a debate that I won, I found myself at Village Ice Cream for the first time.