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Various items on a red checkered tablecloth from a birthday brunch at Tooloulou's

Birthday Brunch in Banff at Tooloulou’s

May 23, 2017 3:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Living in Calgary and being so close to the mountains means I’m always looking for an excuse to drive west. A recent birthday made for the perfect excuse, so we decided to head to the Rockies. Only an hour’s drive away, we make Tooloulou’s in Banff our destination for a birthday brunch. As it’s a weekday, we... View Article

Fairmont Banff Springs

Dine like Royalty: Brunch at Banff’s Castle

May 9, 2017 3:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the most iconic spots in the town of Banff is easily the Fairmont Banff Springs. Originally built in 1888, it’s also one of the most historic. Its halls are rumoured to be haunted, and (living) guests include royalty and celebrities – Marilyn Monroe stayed here while she shot River of No Return. Even a casual... View Article

Shepherd's Pie at St James's Gate

Guinness, Please! Banff’s Taste of the Irish

March 17, 2017 10:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

It’s November and I am embarking on my first European adventure: Ireland. I step out of the airport and into the brisk island air, barely containing my excitement. Admittedly, I knew little about the country save for beers and rolling green hills. As we drove through the luscious green landscape, our only predetermined plans were... View Article

Rare steak from Chucks Steakhouse

New Beef on the Block

December 12, 2016 2:09 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Alberta is no stranger to great steak, and neither is Banff. The town has many steakhouses to choose from if you want anything from an open-faced steak sandwich to a premium steak. The newest, Chuck’s Steakhouse, recently joined the crowd on Banff Ave. Shortly after its opening, I spoke with owner Mike Mendelman and executive... View Article

Beautiful Plating at Eden Restaurant Banff

More Than Just a Pretty Plate: Eden Restaurant

October 10, 2016 3:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Food presentation at Eden is exceptional. Herbs are arranged as ‘mini gardens’; delicate vegetable curls are placed among fine cuts of meat. But there’s more to fine dining just than just making it look nice, as chef de cuisine Abraham Mannakuzhil explains. Flavour First “Plating is something that comes together when we’ve decided on flavour,”... View Article

Eating and Sightseeing at Cliffhouse Bistro

September 16, 2016 3:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your time in Banff is precious. There’s so much to see and loads of tempting restaurants to visit. The best way to fit it all in? Eat while you sightsee. Mount Norquay’s summer sightseeing lift not only whisks you to 7000 feet-high mountain views, but the delectable Cliffhouse Bistro too. Perched at the top of... View Article

Saltlik BBQ Banff Restaurant

Saltlik Backyard BBQ Flavour

May 31, 2016 11:39 am Published by Leave your thoughts

My uncle Allen’s beef burgers are the best. When our family gets together for a barbecue, everyone agrees that you’ll never find a burger as good as his. I thought the same…until I went to Saltlik. This trendy Banff steakhouse finally did what I thought couldn’t be done and topped Allen’s barbecue skills. I visited... View Article

Rose and Crown

Rose & Crown: A Late Night Favourite

July 10, 2015 10:29 am Published by Leave your thoughts

When the return takes a little longer than expected on a summer backpacking trek, the last thing I want to do is go home and cook dinner. Luckily for me a Banff favourite is open late – Rose & Crown. Rose & Crown is satisfyingly local. Between the homey atmosphere and the laughs of those around... View Article