Pies Plus Cafe – Calgary, Alberta

Pies Plus Cafe is a neat little place I stumbled upon. Not wanting to make my own pies, and craving for a home made pie, I knew the frozen isle in my local grocery stores wasn’t going to do.. and, I didn’t want to go to the Farmers Market during this long weekend rush.

I then looked up great pie places, and to my excitement, there was one not far from my house. So, I went there for lunch and ordered myself a cup of hot chocolate and a slice of apple pie. Sure, the pie was cold — which would have been awesome if they popped it in the oven to make it hot again, but it was still really good.

We also ordered a beef pie and that was really delicious. The beef in the beef stew was really savory and tender, and seasoned quite nicely. There was a pie topper which was really light and flaky.

I really enjoyed my experience here, although it was a little costly. The neat thing however, there were lots of people who came in and out of the store with empty pie dishes, which was neat! It sure keeps their customers coming back for more pies!

Pies Plus Cafe

611-12445 Lake Fraser Dr SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 271-6616

Glamorgan Bakery – Calgary, Alberta

I love bakeries and when I heard about Glamorgan, I had to try it! We got cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing, and some sausage rolls to eat! We loved both of them, and would highly recommend it to anyone. They make lots of types of loaves of bread and buns, and specialties such as scones and cakes and other great home made looking desserts.

I also really love cookies and other desserts, so I am really excited for the next time I have a chance to stop by to purchase more baked goodies!

The sausage roll that I enjoyed was really enjoyable. It had a perfect flaky crust around a huge handful of sausage roll filling. Yes, the pastry was greasy, but that’s what gives it the buttery flakes — resulting in irresistible sausage rolls!

The cinnamon buns were perfect! We heat it up just a tad, and the cream cheese icing is like no other icing I’ve had with cinnamon buns before. These are a must try!!

Glamorgan Bakery

#20, 3919 Richmond Road SW
Calgary, AB
(403) 242-2800

Kinjo Sushi & Grill Macleod – Calgary, Alberta

Kinjo Sushi is a place that is well known. It has been in Calgary for many years, and respected by many! I’ve been there twice now, once for lunch, and once for dinner. I personally enjoy the lunch crowd more, as the customers are more business type, and during the evening, it transforms into a family friendly environment.

The fish and seafood isn’t bad, but I do like the special rolls on the menu! The uniqueness is really nice, and they really know how to dress up the plate for the sushi rolls! I enjoy their spicy sushi’s, of any sort. Once you get seated, they do give you a complimentary sampler and that’s always fun and unique!

We always order a lot of sushi as it’s one of my top favourite foods/cuisine. So, we started with some miso soup. It’s a tradition even though I make a darn good one!

My personal favourite is salmon, it’s often a toss up between salmon and tuna for me but I think the butteryness of salmon beats tuna by a hair.

Just to stay fair, we got the Negitoro Sushi which is a tuna sushi!

There’s always something special about a Smoked Salmon Sushi so I had to order that as well. It was pretty delicious!

Since I’m alternating salmon and tuna, I think it’s Tuna Sushi‘s turn to shine. The pieces of tuna was very generous and it had a great taste and texture to it!

Tuna is going to win the night as we ordered more tuna dishes than salmon. We also grabbed an order of Spicy Tuna so officially this evening, spicy tuna wins!

The last thing we got was just a little different, it’s Wagyu Beef Sushi just to try. It’s not bad! I think I’d prefer a steak if this was my path to take. But, if you know me, I’m a meat and potato girl, so don’t mess with a good thing!

This was a fun experience at Kinjo. I think I really enjoyed watching the sushi being prepared for me and all the other guests. But, for whatever reason, my sushi tasted better when I was seated in a booth!

Kinjo Sushi & Grill

7101 Macleod Trl S
Calgary, AB T2H
(403) 255-8998