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!
1324 D Centre Street NE,
Calgary, AB T2E 2R7
I’ve been meaning to try Bookers for years! And, I mean years! I finally found a reason to go and it was for Valentines Day which seems a bit strange but it’s like a neat “holiday” dinner. There wasn’t a lot of parking in front of Bookers, but it wasn’t bad to find some within walking distance.
We decided to have their Valentines Special which was half of their BBQ Platter with some modifications. So, it came with half rack of Pork Ribs, Smokehouse Brisket, Smoked turkey breasts, with some sausages, baked beans and coleslaw. My favourite from the platter was the pork ribs which was fall off the bone tender and grilled to perfection.
With this special, it had a their Bucket of Crab which is a bucket of 2 clusters of snow crab with lemon and butter. The 2 cluster of snow crabs was so fresh and the shell was hard and crunchy. The melted butter was fantastic but it wasn’t necessary as the crab was amazing alone.
The entire experience was fantastic. The food was delicious, the environment was magnificent, and the service was top-notch!
Bookers BBQ and Crab Shack
#10, 316 3rd St. SE
Calgary, AB, T2G 2S4
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!
8 Varsity Estates Cir NW #110,