We used to live in Lethbridge. In Lethbridge they have a Burger Baron, and we loved it. Do they have a Burger Baron in Calgary, no. However, a new one just opened in Okotoks, close enough, we went! We ordered all our old favorites, milkshakes, corn fritters and I got my beloved mushroom burger. Yup, just as good as I remember it, the key to their amazing mushroom burger is not only does it have mushrooms, but a delicious mushroom sauce. Yup, it is so worth the drive, and conveniently right by the Costco, so now you can eat all the delicious burger baron food, plus get your shopping done all in one fell swoop. We will be back for sure, many, many times. If only we lived just a bit closer. The picture above is the Hawaiian burger ordered and enjoyed by my youngest.
Yes, it is true. We finally made it out to visit IHOP. We were so excited when we learned that Calgary was finally getting our favorite pancake stop. So on a very snowy Sunday we drove down and endured the wait. Sunday at lunch time we knew it would be quite a wait to get in, and after about 45 minutes we were seated. I have read a few of the reviews on the new IHOP, most of them honestly, are quite bad. Our food(for the most part) came out exactly as ordered and was delicious. I had the pancake combo which included hash browns, eggs, bacon and my choice of pancakes (many, many different kinds to choose from), I went with the double blueberry. Best part of the meal for sure. The one exception would be my daughter’s macaroni, which came out cold, but they quickly made her a new meal when she sent it back to the kitchen. The menu is quite large for a breakfast place, and has many lunch options, and even dinner entrees to choose from. I for one am glad that IHOP has finally made its way across the border, and it is a restaurant my family and I will be visiting again and again.
I have been wanting to try out Buffalo Wild Wings since I saw that it opened, so the family and I finally made it out on Sunday. This restaurant definitely has the sports bar feel with loud T.V’s all around you all playing different various sports channels, but it also has kid’s menus! The kids all loved this place, and unlike their parents, actually ordered the wings. I thought kid’s meals were pretty well priced, for 4.49 you get a choice between wings, chicken fingers or cheeseburger all with fries, however, a drink is apparently not included as we discovered when we got our bill. My husband had the burger and was really quite thrilled with, even proclaiming it to be one of the best burgers in the city. I was quite happy with my buffalo chicken wrap that came with tortillas and salsa. All in all we had a wonderful time, and will be returning for sure.
Last night was our annual siblings dinner out. A triple date is you will. We started out the evening at Brewsters, and shared some appetizers. We went for the Lobster Artichoke Dip, it was amazing, plus the honey garlic wings, also amazing, and the calamari which I didn’t try but every one else said it was amazing. Okay, so you get the picture, we liked the appetizers. Now on to the meal portion, I had the Crispy Chicken Ranch Burger with a side of sweet potatoes. It tasted exactly like I thought it would according to the menu description, and let’s be honest with ourselves, that is a rare thing. For dessert we all shared the leprechaun Pie, and the Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake, again, I didn’t actually try these, however, everybody else seemed to enjoy them immensely. So all in all, we had a great dinner out. Next, was home for Settlers of Catan, and I was the champion! Woo hoo!