Sir Winston’s Fish and Chips

It’s not often I’ll post a blog about a place without at least one picture, but last night a regular dinner out turned into such a fun experience, I thought I’d give it a plug – without a picture. If you are looking for authentic English fish and chips, do yourself a favour and visit…

A Taste of the Real YEG

For those who don’t know, YEG originally, and is still, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) code for the Edmonton International Airport (EIA). Back in the day when I was in Travel Agent School, I had to memorize all the airport codes in the world, which served me well in my 10 years with Time Air,…

Yokozuna Japanese Restaurant – Edmonton

Yokozuna Japanese Restaurant is a lot like the Tardis from Dr. Who. From the outside, it is part of an average looking strip mall, blending in with the scenery. Once you open the door though, it opens into a simple and tastefully designed space that seems far bigger inside than it does from outside. We…

MEAT for Dinner

I’ve heard rumblings about MEAT for Dinner, located in Old Strathcona on the West side of 104th Street, between 82 and 83 Avenues. I also heard it was one of those places that doesn’t take reservations and you sometimes have to share tables with complete strangers. In my head I gave this tom foolery a dismissive…

Rocky Mountain Icehouse

Michael and I got a sneak peek at the too-cool-for-words, super relaxed Rocky Mountain Icehouse, located at 10516 Jasper Avenue. Wayne and Susan have done it again. They have taken the best bits of the Cask & Barrel –  the cozy seating, best drinks, awesome music (live and playlist), and great design… and ramped it…

Gin! The 2014 Season has Begun

Today I am enjoying my first (second if we must be honest) gin and tonic of 2014. Hoorah for gin! The idea was planted in my head mid-day when I realized that my plans to do 1,427 “things” at work today would not happen. I settled for two “things” (but they were pretty important so…

The F-Words: Food Fun Family Friends Flowers

It’s Mother’s Day. I have had an ache in my chest for most it. But rather concentrate on what I no longer have, decided, after a pleasant afternoon nap and head clearing walk, to concentrate on what I do have.  And rather than provide you with an Oprah list of those things, let’s take a…

Select

We went to Select (formerly Cafe Select) to celebrate an anniversary. Reservations were made by Open Table, a quick and reliable way of making reservations. They didn’t appear to be needed however, because January 3 seemed to be a night most everyone in Edmonton decided to stay in. When we arrived, there was only one other…

50 Things That Define Edmonton

It’s a lazy morning and after reading the Edmonton Journal blog posts by Kristin Annable and Otiena Ellwand 50 Things that Define Edmonton, I sat and pondered, came up with a few things, and wondered if I had 50. I made a list while having my morning coffee, and I do have 50! I could…

Rickshaw Cocktail

Seriously have to consider changing the name of this blog to Walsh Drinks. Fellow gin aficionado Keith introduced me to a website this morning at The Huffington Post, Fall in Love with Gin Cocktails. You know its going to be a good day when you are looking at cocktail recipes before 9:30 am. Now that…

Spring has Sprung at Earl’s

The patio furniture is out, the sun is shining, and Earl’s has it’s new Spring menu! Nothing says spring (especially for those of us without barbecues at home) quite like a 16 oz bone-in Certified Angus rib eye steak, rubbed with olive oil, gluten free soya sauce, minced garlic cloves, fresh lemon juice, fresh basil,…