Foodie Life

Do more of what you love

In October of 2009, in a little hole-in-the wall Vietnamese restaurant on 17th avenue, Calgary Foodies was born. At the time it was just an idea. A journal of sorts for two passionate foodies.

Eventually, the domain name was bought, wordpress was installed, and a facebook page was created. A brief back and forth with  twitter allowed us to assume the calgaryfoodies handle, which had previously been registered – but not utilized – by someone whom we have yet to identify. It began.

It, was a journey that would take us on the culinary adventures of a lifetime. Locally, we would impact the Calgary food scene, becoming the restaurant authority for the social media inclined. An employee of the Globe and Mail confided in us that we were on their radar.

The Globe and Mail!? Seriously? Yeah.

Not bad for a passion project. We hope you love it as much as we do. Enjoy.

 

Latest Features

Expert advice and in-depth features for a healthy life

Earls Certified Humane Steak Review

UPDATE MAY 4 2016: Earls has committed to moving back to Canadian Beef! This is a big win for Canadian suppliers and evidence that Earls is a company

4 Reasons the Earls Boycott Debate is Bullshit

UPDATE MAY 4 2016: Earls has committed to moving back to Canadian Beef! This is a big win for Canadian suppliers and evidence that Earls is a company

Christmas Gifts for Calgary Foodies

It’s that time of year where, if you are like me, you spend more time trying to figure out what to buy people for gifts then you actually do shopping for them. Which is why we love putting together our annual Calgary Foodies Gift List. Here are the top 10 things we tried and loved this year, and that would make a perfect gift for your favorite foodie.

Good Earth Fall Menu

Good Earth is one of my favorite coffee shops and the food is always pretty great. I have had a love affair with the Egg salad sandwich and

The Epic Story of Phil & Sebastian

For those who are fans of Phil & Sebastian's you will know about their passion and love for coffee, but you may not realize just how epic their

Calgary’s Top Restaurants May 2015

1. Watercress Express Type of Food: Vietnamese What People are Saying: Calgarians are praising this 17th Ave hotspot, calling it the best Vietnamese in the city. Diners are

BOXWOOD Café w/ James Boettcher of Fiasco

Heads Up—This lunch changed the way I will think about business forever . . . Read on. “It drives me crazy when company talks about community or sustainability

Cooking w/ Crawford & Catelli + Food Bank Giveaway

What do you get when you mix Chef Lynn Crawford and Catelli's new ancient grains pasta line? Well, I guess the answer is a whole lot of fun

The Nash w/ Kelley Skar

We took a break from Calgary Foodies. We missed you. Now we are back with a whole new concept. The truth is, we got bored. Bored with going