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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Louisiana Purchase – Edmonton, Alberta

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.

Louisiana Purchase

10320 111 St NW
Edmonton, AB
780-420-6779

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Rose & Crown Restaurant & Pub – Banff, Alberta

Every so and so, I enjoy entering a random pub just for a snack. This particular day, we went to Rose & Crown in Banff as we walk by here all the time. We finally got to go in and try this little place!

As this is just a snack, it was pretty much just drink and appys. I decided to go for their Philly Spring Rolls which is just as it sounds! Amazing shaved steak with peppers, onions and cheese and it’s deep fried in a spring roll wrap instead of in a bun. This was absolutely delicious and it was a perfect portion size!

My hubby obviously has a different definition of a snack, as he ordered himself a Steak Pot Pie but it’s still not a meal. It doesn’t actually matter though, as we can always eat at a later hour! The pot pie had tons of steak pieces and it was a wonderful pastry that topped the hearty filling.

This place is wonderful! The food was delicious and creative, the prices was decent and to top it off, it’s in my favourite city in Alberta!

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202 Banff Avenue
Banff, Alberta
403-762-2121