Tino’s Drive-In – Medicine Hat, Alberta

I “kind of” grew up in Medicine Hat, as we used to have a family restaurant there, and much more. I never needed to eat out except for breakfast as my grandma loved eating pancakes with half a bottle of syrup. She always got yelled at so these breakfasts were special treats. I’ve always heard of Tino’s but never went there as it never made sense for me to spend money on other peoples hamburgers and fries. A co-worker of mine convinced me to go and I made the special trip there JUST for that.

I knew I needed to try their Chili Chips as it’s a tangy chili on top of delicious and crispy fries. These fries are outstanding as they hold up to the chili sauce. It doesn’t get soggy or anything even at the end. The tang from the vinegar really helps cut the “grease” taste and feel so this was a perfect side!

I ordered their more plain burger, their Cheeseburger as everyone knows I like a good cheeseburger. Sure, it looks a tad plain, but it’s definitely a tasty burger! You don’t need to do anything fancy with a good classic burger.

Then, to the other extreme, we ordered a King Mushroom Burger
and this burger was intense! It had 4 patties on it, and it was a beautiful mess that was meaty and hearty. We knew after this snack, and the drive back home we wouldn’t need dinner!

This place was amazing! It was raining and there was a constant line of cars coming through the drive-in. It was a great sight and it’s no wonder it’s been so many years and they’re still standing! They have amazing milkshakes as well, and my go to milkshake is the strawberry milkshake as I use to make my own at the restaurant. Here, they make it just my style and I loved that it brought back a bit of my childhood.

Tino’s

860 14 St SW,
Medicine Hat, Alberta
403-526-4300

Mom’s Place Family Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta

Not sure how we eneded up at Mom’s Place, but it was a neat experience here. It really felt like the staff knew all their customers and have taken them into their hearts.

I decided I was going to have their Hangover Breakfast and I didn’t even have a hangover. It was a lot of food, a giant omelette and potatoes with toast. The portion sizes here were massive! The food was simple and delicious.

We also ordered some Pork Chop and Eggs which is exactly as you think it is! It’s some pork chop cooked on the flat top with some eggs! It’s plain and simple, but you can’t go wrong with the basic stuff!

Overall, a great place to be. The place actually fills up and parking is a bit limited. Food was great, portions sizes was large, service was decent, prices were fair!

Mom’s Place

5016 17 Ave SE,
Calgary, AB
403-452-0228

Beer Revolution – Calgary, Alberta

One evening, I wasn’t sure if I wanted beer or wings, or beer and pizza. I didn’t even end up needed to pick when I decided to go to Beer Revolution on 130th Avenue SE. This location is fun with lots of craft beers and it’s a very unique experience.

I ordered their Chicken Wing Pizza which was a delicious pizza with actual chicken wings on top. It was as amazing as it sounds. This pizza was topped with bacon, provolone, parmesan, gorgonzola and peppercorn ranch topped with hot wings. I wasn’t sure how to eat the pizza, so I pulled the wings off and ate them separately. It was delicious!

This was definitely a fun spot to go!! The experience here was truly fun and casual. The service was great, and most importantly everything tasted fantastic.

Beer Revolution

180, 4307 130 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta
403-257-2739