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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Calgary, Alberta Canada

Calgary, AB Canada - where to stay, what to do and where to eat! The BEST burgers, crazy milkshakes and ice cream. Also the best spot to watch the sunset.

I just got back from an AMAZING trip to Canada. 
I went to Calgary, Lake Louise and Banff with two friends (Amanda and Heather). 

We had the best time. Canada is incredibly beautiful! 
The weather was fantastic and the scenery was unreal. 

We flew into Calgary and spent a total of three nights in the city. 
We walked everywhere and ate just about everything the city had to offer!!



Calgary, AB Canada - where to stay, what to do and where to eat! The BEST burgers, crazy milkshakes and ice cream. Also the best spot to watch the sunset.


**Where We Stayed**
Westin Calgary downtown - great location! Can walk everywhere!!
We stayed at The Westin Calgary downtown. 
It was a great location. We could walk everywhere!

Westin Calgary downtown - great location! Can walk everywhere!!
The Westin gave us each our own room. 
The Heavenly Bed is THE BEST!!

The Westin Calgary
320 4 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2S6, Canada
Phone: 403-266-1611


**What We Did**
Calgary Tower
Calgary Tower - great views of the city!
The Calgary Tower is 626' high.

Calgary Tower - great views of the city!
There isn't an outdoor observation deck, but you can still get great views of the city.

Calgary Tower - great views of the city!
The main feature of the Calgary Tower is the glass floor on one side of the tower.
You can see straight down! I did not have the guts to stand on it.
I sat down and leaned over to get this photo. HA!


Calgary Tower
101 9 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1J9, Canada
Phone: 403-266-7171

Stephen Avenue
Stephen Avenue Walk - great spot for shopping, eating and drinking in Calgary!
Stephen Avenue is a fun section of Calgary.

Stephen Avenue Walk - great spot for shopping, eating and drinking in Calgary!
It has TONS of great places to eat, drink and shop.
I want to bring Chicken Legs back so we can eat and drink our way down the street.

Stephen Avenue Walk

Prince's Island Park and The Peace Bridge
Prince's Island Park - best place for sunsets in Calgary!
Prince's Island Park was my favorite area of Calgary. 
We arrived on the first day of Fall and Mother Nature did not disappoint us!

Prince's Island Park - best place for sunsets in Calgary! The Peace Bridge with the city in the background.
You have incredible views of The Peace Bridge and the city skyline from the park.

Prince's Island Park - best place for sunsets in Calgary! The Peace Bridge with the city in the background.
The sunsets were AMAZING!!!

Prince's Island Park - best place for sunsets in Calgary! The Peace Bridge with the city in the background.


Prince's Island Park - best place for sunsets in Calgary! The Peace Bridge with the city in the background.

Prince's Island Park - best place for sunsets in Calgary! The Peace Bridge with the city in the background.


The Peace Bridge - Calgary, AB Canada
The Peace Bridge at night - it is a pedestrian and bike bridge.


Prince's Island Park
698 Eau Claire Ave SW
Calgary, AB, Canada
Phone: 403-268-2489




**What We Ate**
Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey
Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey - Calgary, AB Canada
BBQ is a thing in Calgary. Several of the top restaurants on Yelp are BBQ joints.

Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey - Calgary, AB Canada
We had a fabulous meal at Hayden Block Smoke and Whiskey.

We got a sampling of all the favorites.
Smoked Turkey, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Beef Short Rib, Green Beans, Baked Beans and Slaw.

Beef Short Ribs and Pulled Pork - Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey - Calgary, AB Canada
The Beef Short Rib was HUGE!!
It looked like a dinosaur bone!

Mac and Cheese - Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey - Calgary, AB Canada
The Mac & Cheese - OMG! YUM!

Jalapeño Cornbread - Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey - Calgary, AB Canada
You can't have BBQ without cornbread.
We LOVED the jalapeño cornbread muffins. It came with yummy maple butter.

Tipsy Texan Sandwich - Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey - Calgary, AB Canada
The Tipsy Texan
Pulled Pork, Smoked Sausage and Slaw


Peach Cobbler - Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey - Calgary, AB Canada
For dessert we sampled the Peach Cobbler.

Pecan Pie - Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey - Calgary, AB Canada
We also tried the pecan pie - two thumbs up!!

Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey smokes all their meats in house. 
They brought the smoker straight from Texas!
Our favorite meat was the brisket. It was crazy good.
I want to try the wings next time.


Hayden Block Smoke & Whiskey
1136 Kensington Road SW
Calgary Alberta T2N 3P3
Phone: 403-283-3021

RE:GRUB Burger Bar
RE:GRUB Burger Bar - Calgary, AB Canada
RE:GRUB is burger spelled backwards.
Cute name!
RE:GRUB has great burgers, fries and crazy fun milkshakes.


Crazy Milkshakes - RE:GRUB Burger Bar - Calgary, AB Canada
We started with some milkshakes.
All of the milkshakes are made with vanilla ice cream as the base.

D Spot - Shake Topped with Ice Cream Sandwich and Chocolate Cream - RE:GRUB Burger Bar - Calgary, AB Canada
D Spot
Shake Topped with Ice Cream Sandwich and Chocolate Cream

Krusty the Shake - Shake Topped with Cotton Candy and Rainbows - RE:GRUB Burger Bar - Calgary, AB Canada
Krusty the Shake
Shake Topped with Cotton Candy and Rainbows

Dr. Peanut -  Peanut Butter Infused Shake Topped with Peanuts and Reese Chunks - The syringe is full of peanut butter! RE:GRUB Burger Bar - Calgary, AB Canada
Dr. Peanut
Peanut Butter Infused Shake Topped with Peanuts and Reese Chunks
The syringe is full of peanut butter!

The Bomb! Shake Topped with a Glazed Donut - RE:GRUB Burger Bar - Calgary, AB Canada
The Bomb!
Shake Topped with a Glazed Donut

Cheesy - 6oz Alberta Grassfed Beef, Deep Fried Cheddar Block, Butter Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Creamy Bacon Ranch - RE:GRUB - Calgary, AB Canada
Cheesy
6oz Alberta Grassfed Beef, Deep Fried Cheddar Block, Butter Lettuce, Tomato, Caramelized Onions, Creamy Bacon Ranch

Smoke 'n' Fire - 6 oz Alberta Grassfed Beef, Smoky Potato Threads, Jalapeño Jack Cheese, Tomato, Pickled Habanero, Butter Lettuce, Spicy Aioli - RE:GRUB - Calgary, AB Canada
Smoke 'n' Fire
6 oz Alberta Grassfed Beef, Smoky Potato Threads, Jalapeño Jack Cheese, Tomato, Pickled Habanero, Butter Lettuce, Spicy Aioli

Dude Ranch -  6 oz Alberta Grassfed Beef, Thick Cut Bacon, Sunny Side Up Egg, Aged Cheddar, Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Creamy Bacon Ranch - RE:GRUB - Calgary, AB Canada
Dude Ranch
6 oz Alberta Grassfed Beef, Thick Cut Bacon, Sunny Side Up Egg, Aged Cheddar, Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Creamy Bacon Ranch

El Bandido - 6 oz Alberta Grassfed Beef, Jalapeno Jack Mac 'n' Cheese, Hickory Spiked Fried Avocado, Jalapeno Jack Cheese, Butter Lettuce, Pico de Gallo - RE:GRUB - Calgary, AB Canada
El Bandido
6 oz Alberta Grassfed Beef, Jalapeno Jack Mac 'n' Cheese, Hickory Spiked Fried Avocado, Jalapeno Jack Cheese, Butter Lettuce, Pico de Gallo

Asiago Truffle Fries - RE:GRUB - Calgary, AB Canada
Asiago Truffle Fries

All the burgers were GREAT! 
I really couldn't pick a favorite. I really liked something about every single one.

REGRUB makes their buns daily and hand grinds the meat daily.
I wish I had some of the leftovers right now! SO good!!

This is definitely a really fun and really delicious place!


Regrub Burger Bar
625 11 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0E1, Canada
Phone: 403-475-2845

Burger 320
Burger 320 - homemade burgers and fries - Calgary, AB Canada
Burger 320 has a couple of locations in Calgary.
We went to the Kensington neighborhood location since it was walking distance from the Westin.

Burger 320 - homemade burgers and fries - Burger topped with bacon, and cheese curds - Calgary, AB Canada
The burgers are handmade daily.
They make their own buns and grind their own meat daily.

I got my burger topped with bacon and cheese curds.

Burger 320 - homemade burgers and fries - Burger topped with bacon, egg, and cheese curds - Calgary, AB Canada
Amanda added an egg. YUM!


Burger 320 - homemade burgers and fries - Parmesan Garlic Fries - Calgary, AB Canada
We all got the Parmesan Garlic Fries - SO GOOD!!

Burger 320 - home of the Gelato Taco- Calgary, AB Canada
Dessert!!!

Burger 320 - home of the Gelato Taco- Calgary, AB Canada
I have to admit that we actually went to Burger 320 for the Gelato Tacos.

Burger 320 - home of the Gelato Taco- Calgary, AB Canada
Freshly made waffle shells, filled with gourmet homemade gelato and topped with your choice of fun toppings.

Burger 320 - home of the Gelato Taco- Calgary, AB Canada
I got Salted Caramel and Broken Chocolate gelato.
SO SO SO good!!

award winning Maple Bacon Mini Donut gelato - Burger 320 - Calgary, AB Canada
The owner gave us a cup of their award winning Maple Bacon Mini Donut gelato.
I can see why they won awards for this creation. YUM!


Burger 320
126 10 St NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1V3, Canada
Phone: 403-515-0035

Sweet Tooth Ice Cream
Sweet Tooth Ice Cream - rolled ice cream in the heart of Chinatown in Calgary, AB Canada - My Friends R Nuts - nutella, hazelnuts, whipped cream and brownies.
Sweet Tooth Ice Cream is located in the heart of Chinatown.
This was my first time having rolled ice cream and I absolutely LOVED it!

I got the My Friends R Nuts - nutella, hazelnuts, whipped cream and brownies.
SO good!!

Sweet Tooth Ice Cream - rolled ice cream in the heart of Chinatown in Calgary, AB Canada - Raindrop Cake
While we were there, the owner brought us a Raindrop Cake.
Have you seen this before?
It is best described as jello-like. 

Sweet Tooth Ice Cream
206B Centre St S
Calgary, AB T2G, Canada
Phone: 587-832-0128

Paper St.
Chicken and Waffles at Paper St. in Calgary, AB Canada
Our last stop was at Paper St. 
It might have been my favorite place in Calgary.

LOVED the chicken and waffle cones.
Waffle cones filled with slaw and fried chicken fingers.

Ramen Burger and Tots at Paper St. in Calgary, AB Canada - you MUST get the TOTS!
I also tried my very first Ramen Burger.
I liked it! A lot!
The tater tots and sauce were my absolute favorite though. 
I was so full, but I managed to eat them all!

Paper St.
630 8 Ave SW #102
Calgary, AB T2P 1G6, Canada
Phone: 403-457-2700


Stay tuned for my Lake Louise and Banff posts!
Also check out Amanda and Heather's posts!



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A big thank you to The Westin Calgary for giving us a room during our stay, Hayden Block for the amazing BBQ dinner and REGRUB for the fun milkshakes and burgers!!
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1 comment:

  1. I live in Calgary and am so happy you were able to come and visit our great city. Thank you for the most amazing photos and can't wait to see the Lake Louise and Banff photos as it is so beautiful in those areas and they are very special places. We live about 1 hour from Banff and don't seem to get there as often as we would like so seeing your photos, I'm sure, will be wonderful. Thank you for visiting and I hope you get the chance to return soon.

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