Captains Boil – Calgary, Alberta

We made it to the Captains Boil randomly as we were doing a picture project and the theme was “trash” and I thought it would be a brilliant idea to take a picture of the trash from shelled food! So, we made it here one sunny afternoon and it was a great time. There wasn’t too much street parking but we did manage to find something obviously!

I ordered their lunch special and I picked my feast with fish and captains boil sauce and this came on a sizzling plate which also had a small assortment of seafood which was 2 crawfish, 2 shrimp, 2 mussels and 2 clams.

And, of course the main feature of the lunch was a bag of goodness and this one we picked the Dungenese crab in the captains boil sauce. It came with a bib and some plastic gloves for us to make a mess with. We dumped out the bag onto the table and to start the feast. It was amazing, the crab meat was sweet and the sauce was delicious!

Overall, we had a great time here and we would do it again! I think it’s more fun with more people as the selection would be massive and the mess will also grow!

Captain’s Boil

1324 D Centre Street NE,
Calgary, AB T2E 2R7

Euphoria Cafe – Calgary, Alberta

Browsing around for some hot chocolate during the YYC Hot Chocolate Festival, we found ourselves by the university at Euphoria Cafe was where we ended up.

Once I walked in an looked at their baked good display, this GIANT Carrot Cake caught my eye. I knew I was going to order the cake with their special Pumpkin Hot Chocolate which I knew the cake would pretty much be my dinner! The hot chocolate was a dark chocolate hot chocolate and the carrot cake was full of spices and perfectly spiced and sweet.

We also ordered a Earl Grey honey tea latte which was lightly sweetened and had a delicate earl grey tea flavour. With this hot drink, we ordered their Vanilla Cruffin which was an airy croissant in a muffin tin! It was hollow with vanilla filling inside. It was amazing! This should be a must try on your list as it’s something different and special.

Overall, this was an excellent place where we ended up. I settled up my laptop, did a whole lot of picture transfers and it there was still lots of space where I didn’t feel like I should pack up and make room for others. There was free parking here as well, for 2 hours!

Euphoria Cafe

8 Varsity Estates Cir NW #110,
Calgary, AB
403-313-0503

Noodle Exchange – Las Vegas, Nevada

This is now the most random Las Vegas trip. Our main purpose of the 3 days here was for their airshow as I love airplanes and airshows. Our friends thought it would be fun to be as Asian as possible so Noodle Exchange was definitely not on my radar to go try, we did anyway! This little place was inside the Gold Coast Hotel that’s off the strip. We had rented a car so we were able to get around but I hear there’s buses that go here.

As we were Chinese’ing it up (I know!!) a home meal you’d rarely find in restaurants really interested me. I don’t know why a lot of our dishes sounds terrible translated, but they seriously taste fine!! This one is Minced Beef on Rice which is a very simple dish not even worth the price but it’s easy to eat!

The other dish we had is a noodle dish, and we had their Beef Shank Noodle Soup that was braised beef shank that was full of flavour and it was tender. It had some spice to it and it was delicious.

As I’m here reflecting a bit on the trip, it was quite a different one. It’s really nice that food brings people together and we get to make new memories while sharing past ones. Some friends are meant to keep and some are meant to suddenly exit without much said.

Noodle Exchange

Gold Coast Hotel
4000 West Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada
702-367-7111