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  • E3
    E3 is coming
    It's that time again. The Electronics Entertainment Expo (or E3 for short), is the Entertainment Software Associations' three-day trade show (held this year from June 11- June 13) for the computer and video games industry. Held in Los...
  • Muse Media Showcase Dinner
    Muse Media Showcase Dinner
    Recently, I was invited to the Media Showcase Dinner for the brand-new Muse restaurant in Kensington. Savvy foodies that you are, you’re now saying “wait a minute - Muse isn’t new – it’s been there for years. In fact,...
  • Avec Bistro
    Avec Bistro offers a deliciously modern take on French food and service
    For a while there, it seemed like there was a new restaurant (or two) opening every week in Calgary. Thematically, it was a burger bonanza, and as much as I enjoyed eating my way through the city's new offerings, by the end of it, I was ready...
  • Black Betty Burger & Wine Bar
    Black Betty: Third stop on the new Calgary burger tour
    The third stop in my Calgary new-burger joint triple crown was Black Betty Burger & Wine Bar. To call Black Betty a ‘joint’ is a bit of a misnomer. It’s taken over the two-level space in the Lougheed Building that was briefly...
  • Heights park's summer programs start this week
    Heights park's summer programs start this week
    The Dearborn Heights Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring summer park programs starting tomorrow in Central Park, 2100 Kinloch.The 2012 Summer Recreation Program will start Monday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and continue to meet Monday...
  • Clive Burger
    Retro meets modern: Clive Burger media opening
    The burger-thon continued in Calgary with the media opening of Clive Burger, the latest venue from Justin Leboe (of Model Milk and Double Zero Pizza) and partners. Everything old is apparently new again, as Clive Burger steers away from the super...
  • No Private Federal Reserve Bank System
    Why the US Federal Reserve Bank System is unconstitutional and must end #ETF
    A few months ago, a staffer at the Minneapolis, MN Federal Reserve Bank admitted that the private owners of the US Federal Reserve System get $25 Billion dollars per year. Please hold that thought.The Federal Reserve Bank is unconstitutional for...
  • Central Las Vegas
    Central: 24-Hour Comfort Food with a French Twist, pt. 2
    Central's food and drink revealed...Be sure to check out Part 1 for Central's cover review.To Drink:Blueberry Blitz: Blueberry vodka, lemon juice, blueberries, champagne and simple syrup produces a spectacular drink with just the right...
  • Central Las Vegas
    Central: 24-Hour Comfort Food with a French Twist, pt. 1
    Fun, festive, casual on the surface but upscale at heart, Central [pronounced sen-trahl] is one of the most diverse eateries in the city, and the first restaurant to serve 24 hours a day that wouldn’t otherwise fall into the stereotype of,...
  • Model Milk
    Model Milk: Calgary's newest hot spot opens
    Recently, I wasinvited to attend the media opening of Model Milk, the newest venture of Chef Justin Leboe, of Double Zero Pizza, formerly of Rush.The restaurant is named for it's location in the Model Milk building, probably best remembered...
  • Caesars Palace
    Central opens soon at Caesars Palace
    Central at Caesars Palace will open next month to much fanfare. The 24 hour restaurant is the first of it's kind, not because it is 24 hours but because it is helmed by a James Beard winning chef. The restaurant will featre "American...
  • Central coming to Caesar's Palace
    Caesar's Palace to Debut New Celebrity Chef Restaurant in September
    Gourmet comfort food with a French twist is coming to Caesar's Palace this fall. Central [pronounced sen-TRAL] Michael Richard will open its doors near the resort’s main entrance, looking to serve eye-catching orders in an inventive...
  • Double Zero Pizza
    Double Zero Pizza: Media opening
    Last week, I was invited to the media opening of Double Zero Pizza. In the increasing trend of gourmet pizzerias, Double Zero is the answer for the downtown core. Taking the space vacated by the former Tangerine Supper Club in Banker's Hall,...
  • Rouge Restaurant
    Fresh and famous: Rouge with Rogalski in the kitchen
    Rouge is arguably one of Calgary's best-known restaurants. It was one of only twoin Canada to be named to the San Pellegrino list of the world's 100 best (placing 60th) in 2010. It's co-owner Paul Rogalski has competed on Iron Chef...
  • Chicken on the Way
    Chicken on the Way: Convenience and corn fritters in a brown paper package
    Istopped for chicken because it was on the way. Literally. On one of the lousiest weather/trafficnights in recent memory, with the road icing, snow falling, and temperature dropping, the only thing I wanted to do was get indoors and stay there.My...