Redwater Rustic Grille – Calgary, Alberta

I received a gift card for the Redwater Rustic Grille, so naturally I had to use it! I’ve been to this restaurant and this location a gazillion times as I use to work within walking distance to here, but I’ve never once did anything with this location besides “business meeting” here. Well, now that I’m here for a personal experience, I decided it’s finally ok to do it! Luckily for me, the late afternoon visit, I knew no one here so it was truly a customer experience now!

We started our dining experience with Crispy Calamari, a generous portion size of calamari arrived at our table, and it wasn’t as crispy as I would like it but it was extremely tender without losing the texture of calamari. It was very delicious especially dipped in their Cucumber Cumin Yogurt sauce with a squeeze of lemon.

As this was a meal that wasn’t either lunch or dinner, I decided to order their Chorizo Rigatoni, which is a plate of their awesome house made sausage with peppers and tomato, with tomato sauce over rigatoni! I ordered their half portion and it was still extremely filling. The sausages were amazing and had tons of flavour, the casing wasn’t tough, and everything was perfect.

We also had to order some meat. I need meat otherwise, I don’t get full. So, we had ordered a Braised Pork Shank which sounds absolutely ridiculous, and it was! Ridiculously amazing! It was just what it says it was, and it was fall off the bone, tender, juicy, and massive! It was only $25 as well!!

Overall, the experience here was fun! The staff was great, the food was amazing, the prices were extremely reasonable! It’s no wonder why we use to come here for business so much!

Redwater Rustic Grille

9223 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB
403-253-4266
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The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar – Seattle, Washington

We took a daytrip to Seattle, Washington just to walk around the Pike Place market and try to eat at the chowder place. We didn’t make it there as the wait time was ridiculous! We walked a few blocks and found ourselves at The Fisherman’s Restaurant which is located right on the pier. It’s got a lot of dining space so the wait wasn’t bad at all.

Once we sat down, we felt like we wanted to enjoy as much seafood as possible. I absolutely love a good Clam Chowder so I felt like we had to try it from here. We really can’t get closer to the water here than this, and I’m glad we did try this amazing soup! They had a generous amount of hearty clams, tender vegetables and sweet cream

For lunch, we shared a platter and this platter was called Crab Boil! What an amazing experience this was! This Crab Boil consists of snow crab, king crab, dungeness crab with some corn and potatoes. The portion was huge and it was a good idea we ordered this to share. Everything was so fresh and the shell of the crab cracked like a rock! Super strong and brittle. All the crab was sweet and delicious!

This lunch location was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone! It was fun, messy and delicious!

Fishermans’s Restaurant

Pier 57, 1301 Alaskan Way,
Seattle, Washington
206-623-3500
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Hudson’s Hamburgers – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

My boss actually told me to come here! He told us to go on the Selkirk Loop drive and come here during the May Long weekend. With this drive, stop by the 50’s car show in Sandpoint and get all dressed up in my 50’s gear. If you know anything about me, I’m the crazy one that LOVES the 50’s. I listened to him, I got all dressed up went to the car show where apparently everyone gets dressed up for… and I stuck out like a sore thumb as I was the only one dressed up, in my dress, red high heels and bandana in my hair. No problem, I’m use to being the crazy Chinese! So, I continued the day on schedule as per his requests and found ourselves at Hudsons’s Hamburgers where he told me they only make hamburgers and cheeseburgers! Perfect, that’s what we’ll have!

This was actually the perfect place to get dressed up for! I fit in just fine, but maybe a generation late! I love the style of this place as it’s a fast food retro diner style burger place!! All locals and tourists were giving me compliments so I even put on my red lipstick. I can’t change now, so may as well have some fun!

Alright, ordering food… my fearless boss said hamburgers or cheeseburgers and he knows I will eat a cheeseburger without blinking so I ordered one of those and they’re a normal size burger for a good price!

And here’s the funny thing.. the people next to me ordered a double cheeseburger. We took that challenge after we ate our normal burger! This place is so much fun!

To make this trip to Hudson’s Hamburgers even better.. the couple on the other side of of us said they had the best pies. They took the last slice slice of coconut cream pie so I settled for Lemon Meringue Pie. Now, I’ve eaten what I ordered and both sides of my neighbours. I had to walk around the street to look for little souvenirs and digest my food as our final stop for the evening is back to Sandpoint!

Overall, this place is amazing and super fun. It gets really busy so be prepared to wait. We lucked out big time and didn’t have to wait too long for 2 seats.

Hudson’s Hamburgers

207 E Sherman Ave,
Coeur D Alene, ID
208-664-5444

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