Vegan ism for the win

So today I spent about 3 hours honing the flavor to match the Coconut “Chicken” curry dish from the fine folks at Padamanadi downtown. I’m not a vegan but that is easily the best dish of the kind I’ve ever had. So I’m proud of this, someone even pulled some strings and got me the…

The Bleeding Heart

3 parts Bitter Truth Sloeberry Gin Dash of Agonstura Bitters Tonic water Splash of simple syrup Served in a Mason Jar … Then call in sick the next day.

Pop Up Challenge VS Chef Chris Lorenz

My old buddy, we first worked together at an Irish Pub on Whyte that we dare not speak it’s name. It’s great seeing a friend embrace the lifestyle and run with it. He is now the Chef at Chicago Chophouse in Calgary and I’m proud to call him a fellow Chef and kindred heathen

Burrrrgerrrrrs

The reality is life catches up with you once you start a blog. However I have now turned the tables on life and will begin posting daily. So my apologies world. I am here to stay …

Seasonal Soups

Made a typical butternut squash and pumpkin, spiced soup today at the Pourhouse. Needed something to distract me from what is typically the worst week of the year for business on the Ave. Took three butternut squash, eight onions, three cups garlic. Yes three cups. When roasted properly the garlic becomes sweet and imparts even…

I am going to try and write as much as possible on the fly. I often find myself inspired on the go and this leads to me forgetting some of the best things this caveman mind can muster. So a short note on a guy named Wade. Since I ran Devlins Martini Lounge on Whyte…

day one

…Hey there, if you are reading this….. Thanks. I am embarking on something new here. A blog that doesn’t just focus on food and drink. But why we drink what we do, why we eat what we eat and how it all ties into our culture, our history and our health. I am a man…