I’ve been thinking (dangerous, I know) about my backlog of posts and rather than having old posts take precedence over new adventures, I’ve decided to institute regular “Throwback Thursday” posts instead. This way I can still share current reviews and photos with older ones and I won’t end up in this awful spiral of “I forgot what everything tasted like” (note taking might be in my future?).
So for the first WWAP Throwback Thursday – we’re heading back to finish the Calgary Food Tour with Carmen (@foodkarmablog) where I brunched at Diner Deluxe and Wurst, satisfied my ice cream cravings at Village Ice Cream and discovered the deliciousness of a Clive Burger custard shake.
Our Calgary Food Tour continued with a series of food excursions, but I’ve decided to save that for another day so I can talk about our dinner at Anju Restaurant. We hit Anju on our second evening in Calgary for an early dinner before A. and I saw her friend star in “Evil Dead: The Musical” (side note – this was super campy but fun).
Anju is where I introduced A. to the glory that is Korean soju. Soju is a rice based alcohol that I would describe as a milder, sweeter vodka that tastes great mixed with things like aloe vera juice. Because I love soju, we ordered some mixed with aloe vera – it was 750ml so essentially a 1:1 ratio of soju (one bottle = 375ml) to aloe vera. A bonus for us was that it was Soju Saturday (yay!) and we got 20% off our bottle.
Korean Soju and Aloe Vera
So in August (I know – it’s already October but I did say I had a backlog of posts) I took off for a weekend in Calgary to visit my awesome friend Carmen (aka @FoodKarmaBlog) and what a weekend trip that was! Carmen essentially took A. (road trip driver extraordinaire) and I on a Calgary food tour of epic proportions (we still have a mile long list of places to hit) as I seriously could not look at food for days afterwards.
Stop one on the tour was the eating bar at Charcut Roast House. The eating bar overlooks the kitchen so you can see everything the chefs are doing and some of them will even stop and chat for a minute or two. I wish I had thought of taking a picture of the view from the eating bar but I was distracted by this potentially judgy piggy and forgot all about the view…
Are you judging me?!