This Little Piggy Went to Bridgeland {Black Pig Bistro Review}

Posted on July 7th, by Vincci Tsui in Calgary, Restaurants, Reviews. No Comments
Market Pig: Broek Acres Pork Shank with Sautéed Chanterelles & Brussels Sprout Leaves and Herbed Polenta @ Black Pig Bistro

Black Pig Bistro opened earlier this summer in my neighbouring neighbourhood of Bridgeland, taking over the space formerly occupied by Deville Café. Open only a few short months, the restaurant has already garnered lots of acclaim, thanks to the delicious creations of chef/co-owner Alison Bieber (formerly of Cucina). Chef Bieber (no relation to Justin) recently took home the “Divine Swine” at the Pig & Pinot with her Pork & Beans dish, just one of the many offerings on Black Pig Bistro’s regular menu. Continue reading →

2014 Resolutions Check-Up: April

Posted on May 6th, by Vincci Tsui in 2014 Resolutions. No Comments


Look, Ma, it’s only the first Tuesday in May! Let’s see how those goals are going. Continue reading →

YYC Burger Week {May 2-10, 2014}

Posted on May 3rd, by Vincci Tsui in Calgary, Restaurants, Reviews. No Comments

Disclaimer: As a YYC Burger Week Ambassador, I received a free burger from each of the restaurants I previewed in exchange for writing a blog post about the burgers I tasted. I was not otherwise compensated and opinions are my own.

Sunnyside Flipp @ Flipp'n Burgers

The Sunnyside Flipp @ Flipp’n Burgers

The second annual YYC Burger Week kicked off yesterday, in support of the Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary, Made by Momma, and the Calgary chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

A grassroots initiative, in its inaugural year last year, YYC Burger Week was a runaway success, with 16 restaurants participating, raising over $6,300 for eight local charities. Naina’s Kitchen was voted the fan favourite and took home the coveted title of “Calgary’s Best Burger”. This year, Naina’s is back to defend its title, but this time, against 29 other restaurants offering $10, $15 or $20 burgers.

Of course, you can have a chance at winning something too. When you go to a participating restaurant, ask for a passport and get it stamped each time you go out and try a Burger Week burger. If you meet any of these requirements, you can win a limited edition Burger Week tee!

I, along with several other local food lovers, was selected to be a YYC Burger Week ambassador, and was able to preview a burger from each category before the kickoff on Friday. It was a great opportunity to try three restaurants that I hadn’t been to before – I’ll definitely have to go back to check out what’s on their regular menu! Continue reading →

2014 Resolutions Check-Up: March

Posted on April 17th, by Vincci Tsui in 2014 Resolutions. No Comments
Muay Thai Continuous Tournament - March 8, 2014

So, this happened in March. Kinda scary (looking), actually. Photo by Kevin Chan.

I know I start ALL of these resolutions check-up posts with a comment like “Uhhh, how is it the middle of the month already?!?” But seriously, how is it? Continue reading →

2-Minute Microwave Chocolate Quinoa Cake in a Mug {Guest Post}

Posted on April 13th, by Vincci Tsui in Dessert, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Recipes, Soy-Free, Vegetarian. No Comments
2-Minute Microwave Chocolate Quinoa Cake in a Mug

Chocolate quinoa cake is all well and good, but what if you have a chocolate craving right… MEOW? You may have seen the microwave chocolate mug cake that has been making the rounds, or perhaps even the *shudder* mix on your local grocery store shelf. I found out that it turns out just as well when you make it gluten-free. Continue reading →

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