Thursday, September 27, 2012

Superbly Simple Ice Cream at Village Ice Cream

Village Ice Cream
Tucked away in what looks like an area mostly filled with warehouses is Village Ice Cream. Once you find it, you can’t miss it with it’s bright yellow siding. Although it’s a small space, they do have outdoor seating.

They have a list of flavors that are always available indicated in white, as well as a list of ice cream flavors that are seasonal. The staff was incredibly friendly and encouraged us to try as many flavors as we liked before committing to a larger serving. The Phil and Sebastian Coffee ice cream tasted like a cup of coffee with cream, and the cardamom flavor was purely cardamom flavored.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Burrito Libre Surprisingly Satisfying

Burrito in a Bowl
Burrito Libre, located on the University of Alberta campus, although I had walked past it many times, I’d never had an inclination to actually go inside. But a tweet up organized by @CaitWills, which included mooself, @andrealauder, @toogood_PR, @alpinejcobb, and @debhammacher, finally gave me an excuse to try it out.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Delightful Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

Wedding Cupcakes! Photo by Brown's Photography
When the humans got married 3 years ago, the humans opted to go with homemade cupcakes instead of a wedding cake, since they were having a fairly small and informal affair. So they asked the male humans sister to make them since she’s got a knack for cooking and baking. In order to accommodate the male humans mother, a vegan, she made both regular and vegan chocolate cupcakes.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cinnamon Buns from Yesteryear

Tuck Shop Tent
Last year, the female human took me to Alumni Weekend at the University of Alberta, since she graduated from there once upon a time in a land far far away….  OK, maybe she’s not THAT old, but she certainly is compared to Moo!

She wanted to try the Tuck Shop Cinnamon Buns, as at the time, she and @thepolishviking were on a quest to find the best cinnamon buns in Edmonton. Located on North Campus in Quad, the tent was open and served cinnamon buns for Friday and Saturday only. When we approached Quad, the heavenly and unmistakable smell of warm, fresh baked cinnamon buns filled the air.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Porcine Delights at Carne

Roast Porchetta Sandwich
Located in Olympic Plaza, Carne sells everything that is meatolicious, or as they dub it “Street Meat”. On this particular day, we go with a porcine theme and order their roast porchetta sandwich, bacon mac, and maple bacon crème brulee.

The roast porchetta sandwich is substantial, filled with loads of tender, juicy, fatty, porcine goodness in the form of heritage berkshire pork belly, and is ensconced in a crispy ciabatta bun. The mound of meat has a hint of salty deliciousness and bits of crispy pig skin, I only wish there were more moolicious skin. The apple slaw complements the richness of the sandwich as it is refreshing, light, and bright tasting.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Lost Little Village

We were spending the day at the Fringe and needed something to eat, so we decided to give Little Village a whirl. We started with the grilled pita with hummus, which was a bit pricy for our liking at $5 as there was not much pita for the amount of hummus you got. Although the pita was fresh off the grill, the hummus tasted bland and could have benefited from more seasoning. The lamb and potatoes for $8 consisted of a cup of potatoes topped with lamb. The potatoes were marinated in lemon juice and olive oil, giving it a bright, refreshing taste, accompanied with a nice and dilly tzatziki sauce. The shredded lamb on top was moist and tender, but lacking in the flavour department.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Family Friendly Tutti Frutti - Eat In Eat Out Feature

Aditi taste testing for us
As a bovine of leisure, one of the biggest obstacles I’ve had to overcome this past year is thinking outside my comfort zone in order to find suitable places to spend time with one of my favorite fellow bloggers, @michpetersjones of The Tiffin Box. I must admit up front that I don’t usually have to think of anyone other than myself, and don’t have many friends with little humans – otherwise referred to as children. So my usual inclination when picking a place to spend time with someone who has a wee one in tow is to say, “Let’s go for coffee!”

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Nectarous Nomad Mobile Kitchen

Crack and Cheese
It appeared that I was probably the last person I know to try Nomad Mobile Kitchen. Although I had heard how fantastic their Crack and Cheese was, I hadn’t had much opportunity to try them out until 124 St Grand Market opened up.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

No Peace to be Found at Hotel Arts

Hotel Arts
The humans third wedding anniversary was coming up and in previous years, they never did anything to celebrate other than go out to eat. This year, I was determined to get them to do something different, romantic, and relaxing, such as getting away. Originally I thought that Banff or Lake Louise would be nice destinations, but no matter how hard I searched, I couldn’t find a hotel room that they could afford. I hadn’t been to Banff since I was adopted from the Cows there, so I hadn’t a clue that hotel rooms there are generally over $200 per night! Given that they would also have to spend money on a car rental to get to and around either destination, since we don’t own a car, spending at least $600 for 3 nights, and likely another $200-300 for a car rental was too much to spend before they’d eaten or done any activities.
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