Yesterday my husband and I had the absolute pleasure of going to Smoke’s Poutinerie for lunch. And eat we did, let me tell you! After lunch at about 1:30, we were stuffed all night. Smoke’s Poutinerie is located on 18th Ave SW, just east of 4th Street. I noticed that they are open on Sundays now too, which is our usual day to dine out as we take the kids out after church – so that is always a huge bonus for us!
So let me tell you about the poutine, as we tried a bunch of different flavors. The picture above is their most popular, The Bacon Cheeseburger. The bacon was perfectly cooked, crisp just like I like it and it had a very nice cheese sauce on it too. We will be ordering this one again next time we go, since I think our kids would love it. One order would be enough for our 3 kids to share, as the portions are quite big. If not big enough for you, then you can upsize any poutine for $3.00.
We also tried the Traditional, cuz you always have to try the traditional, and the Nacho Grande. The Nacho Grande was my husband’s favorite, as they have very good guacamole, and I must say the chili was pretty darn good too. It’s made in-house, and is exactly how you want chili to taste. It also comes with salsa, sour cream and jalapeno peppers. It was delicious! Below is a picture of my favorite, the Veggie Deluxe. The gravy was a bit thicker on this one, plus I am always a sucker for sautéed mushrooms and caramelized onions, and let me tell you they got them just right. So vegetarians and carnivores alike can go and try this great new Calgary eatery. We enjoyed it and can hardly wait to go back!
You can find Smoke’s Poutinerie on 18th Avenue SW, just east of 4th Street (click here to see a map).
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.
My husband is taking me on a cruise later this summer, so for Mother’s Day I told him I would like to go dress shopping. So we headed out to CrossIron Mills, or super big mall just outside city limits. Our first stop was Nathan’s Hot Dogs, because as we don’t have one in the city, we have never tried it before. It was pretty good. It is a smaller shop than I was expecting, so it actually doesn’t have the full menu that is on the website, but we all enjoyed our Hot Dogs and fries. The picture above is my son’s cowboy Hot Dog and Bacon Ranch fries, both of which were the best things that were ordered. The homemade Orangeade was really good too making me wish I had ordered the homemade lemonade instead of pop. All in all, it was as lovely lunch, and we will be trying out the Airdrie location sometime, with the full menu. Definitely worth the stop in Crossiron mills, though. Oh, and I did find a dress, so that was a bonus too!
Yesterday was a day to stay home and relax, and not be driving on the crazy snowy roads. However, we had church and my daughter’s birthday party, so instead of staying home safe and sound, we were kind of out all day. In Canada, that’s how we roll, although I not going to lie, there were quite a few stressful moments. After church we headed to Arby’s for lunch. Arby’s was my second job, that I had during high school. I still love the food. Always a good sign I think when someone who works there is willing to actually eat the food. Although the location that I worked at has closed, there are still a few scattered about the city. My personal favorite is the Philly Beef’n'Swiss. Roast beef, Swiss cheese, fried peppers and onions. Delicious, and of course one can never go to Arby’s without having an order of the curly fries. So on the cold and snowy day we found a nice little place to be, where the whole family got to enjoy the food, and each others company.