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.
207 E Sherman Ave,
Coeur D Alene, ID
I have wonderful coworkers that send me to eat at awesome places, and this particular time they sent me to Edmonton in search for a delicious Southern food and ended up at Louisiana Purchase in downtown Edmonton.
We started with their Seafood Gumbo which is something I can eat day and and day out of my life. Basically very fragrant and flavourful soup with seafood! All things that I like and here, no exception!! This thick soup is here to satisfy me!
This was dinner, and I ordered their Louisiana Jambalaya which is a plate of baked Tomato rice with ham, chicken, smoked sausage and peppers, topped with one Cajun spiced shrimp with creole sauce. This plate may look small but it was so filling!! Everything was tasty and I couldn’t put it down even though I was stuffed to near explosion!
The hubby ordered the Satisfaction Plate, of course! Why wouldn’t he!? This was pretty amazing as well, although it looked like what I ordered with more stuff, he was satisfied. On this plate, it had Louisiana Jambalaya with shrimp creole and red beans & sausage. Choice of creole sauce or tomato-tequila salsa and we picked the tomato-tequila sauce. Hearty and delicious.
To end this night, we didn’t stop. We ordered their Southern Pecan Pie which is what it sounds like, a pecan pie with whipped cream and fresh berries. This pie was perfect, it wasn’t sweet where it was hard to eat when you’re so stuffed, but yet it was still full of pecan flavour.
What an amazing dinner here! I was so happy I didn’t have to sit in the car for 3 hours to go home and got to spend the rest of the evening in Edmonton and digest. And yes, after a few hours I ate again as this city has so much unique and tasty food to offer.
10320 111 St NW
We went to Victoria for Canada Day, and if you know my boss, he was there during this time as well and we said we’d try to meet up in front of the Empress for fireworks if it all works out. So, I had to spend the day in this city even though I was actually staying in Parksville. So, for lunch we wandered off to Green Leaf Bistro for a quick soupy lunch.
I know I didn’t want or need this, but since it was on the table, I eat it! It was Barbecued Quail. I do eat quail and I love it deep fried, but like chicken wings, I’m not always in the mood for them. This was actually really good and I’m glad it was ordered. It was something quite different, so it’s always good to give new things a shot.
I ordered a bowl of Spicy Beef Noodle Soup as I needed something to get me going again. It’s already been a long day and somehow i needed to last until midnight. The bowl of noodle soup was pretty big and not as spicy as I had originally prepared myself for by looking at it. It was very spicy, don’t get me wrong, but I thought it would be constant choking and sweating and running nose. I’m not sure why I thought that would be enjoyable, but I can’t question myself as I never make sense. This was a pretty big portion and generous amount of meat on top.
We ordered something “normal” just in case my order was too spicy for me to handle. We had their Brisket Noodle Soup and this was pretty good. The soup was definitely a different broth and it was good!
Overall, we left here very full and satisfied. Now that I’m blogging this and looking back.. I was not very smart at all getting a spicy soup. “what if” I had a stomach ache from the spice!? LOL! Everything worked out well though, as usual!
Green Leaf Bistro
832 Goldstream Ave,