Blackfoot Truckstop Diner – Calgary, Alberta

There’s nothing more than a good breakfast that I love more. We heard about Blackfoot Truckstop Diner and it’s all thing that I like – right in the name! So, I knew I would have to make a stop here eventually!

I ordered their daily special when I got there, their Mini Breakfast which included mini farmer sausage, 2 eggs, hashbrowns, 1 slice of toast and coffee! It was enough to fill me up as I arrived here half asleep! The food was pretty decent and it was like a truckstop more than a diner!

My husband ordered the Corned Beef Hash which they used the sliced corned beef and their hashbronws were the potato chunks! Although it tasted delicious, it wasn’t the corned beef out of a can with shredded potatoes that he loves so much. He did eat the entire plate of food up which was typical!

Just when we thought we were about to leave, something in the fridge caught my attention! It was Flapper Pie! And, if you don’t know what it is, clearly you’re not from a small town from Canada! I was excited to order a slice and have my husband try it. It wasn’t the best one, but it was neat as it was kind of a taste of history!

Overall, we did have a fun and memorable experience! The food and service was excellent, and this place is always opened as it’s 24hours! You can stop by anytime for food and it’s a clean place as well!

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Blackfoot Truckstop Diner

1840 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB
(403) 265-5964

Chateau Deli – Fairmont Lake Louise

Lake Louise is one of my favourite places to visit in any season! When I go in the winter time, my favourite thing to do is grab a hot chocolate with marshmallows from Chateau Deli and just walk around or look at the frozen lake. This year, I went for the Ice Magic Festival which I’ve always wanted to go see. It’s really neat watching talented people make an actual sculpture from blocks of ice.

The deli is almost a cafeteria styled place such that you take/order what you want and then pay at the end. There is a small seating area for you to enjoy your purchased goods, but during special occasions, it’s a little challenging to find a table to sit at and enjoy.

This time, like all others, we ordered our Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows and I never get whipped cream as it’s a little too much dairy for me. The hot chocolate here is really delicious and it’s not like any other location for hot chocolate. Chateau Deli is on my top 5 list for hot chocolate, so be sure to try it out when you’re there!

As this was my lunch, I’ve ordered a soup and sandwich combo, so the sandwich I choose was actually a Smoked Salmon Bagel with cream cheese, red onions and capers.

The soup with the combo, we enjoyed the soup of the day, which was as Cream of Mushroom Soup and it was really good. It actually tasted a lot like the homemade cream of mushroom soups I make! Of course, theirs seems to have something special in there, but it’s comparable. I must say, I like their soup more than mine as I only make cream of mushroom soup once a year.

The last thing we enjoyed for this lunch is a big bowl of Beef Chili which was really hearty filled with lots of ground beef and beans. The flavours was magnificent, and something I would get again if it was available.

Everything is always delicious from Chateau Deli, so no matter what meal or snack, be sure to stop by for something – big or small. The flavours are always really good no matter what you order, and be sure to order your food in a combo as it’s much more economical if you’re having more than just a drink!

Chateau Deli

111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, AB
(403) 522-3511

Café Vettro – Las Vegas, Nevada

We had breakfast at Café Vettro one wonderful morning while we were in Las Vegas. Café Vettro serves my favorite dishes in a casual and contemporary environment.

I love smoked salmon, on bagel, so it’s no surprise I ate that. I like their modern take on this classic dish.

We also had an order of their Sausage and Biscuits and this was pretty classic. The food here is absolutely amazing!

The view was quite interesting, as we looked out towards the roads leading to the lobby. It’s not ugly, but it was interesting! The environment is really calming with the colours and the waterfalls down the wall. Garden areas and natural elements provide relaxing dining settings while terraced seating and floor-to-ceiling windows allow for stunning views at any hour.

The prices wasn’t too bad at all, we were expecting a lot higher price tag to go with a 5-star resort… the lovely ARIA has put reasonable prices at all their restaurants, bars and lounges. I can’t say that they’re “good” in price, but I will say the food was good to make up for it!