We found another small town restaurant that offers Chinese & Western buffet so we didn’t give up the oppertunity to try them out. This time, we found ourselves in Airdrie at the Starlight Chinese Restaurant located in a strip plaza off Yankee Valley Blvd with tons of parking, it’s a great location!
The buffet was a pretty decent sized buffet, with delicious options, but one thing that stood up for me was the quality of the food. Even with soups, they had both wonton soup and hot & sour soup!
The food here was really good and it actually got quite busy around the noon hour! It was a fabulous experience!
Overall, we loved the experience here and we know we’ll be back!
Starlight Chinese Restaurant
960 Yankee Valley Blvd SE
I love nothing more than sitting on a patio having snacks midday, and on this perfect afternoon, I got to do that at Brewsters Brewing Company out in Airdrie where I did absolutely nothing but enjoy my company and the weather!
The patio was really large and quite comfortable. The service was terrific and the food was really awesome as well. We had some appetizers basically as it was a midday snack that turned into having leftovers for dinner as I couldn’t finish everything. We ordered their Short Rib & Crispy Onion Pizza which was a large “individual” pizza topped with braised short rib, crispy onions, bacon, mozzarella, banana peppers and horseradish aioli. It was as delicious as it sounded!
The other snack we ordered was their Nachos with Braised Short Ribs as it’s obviously that we were in the mood for braised short ribs or something! It was excellent nachos and we got a full order of the corn nachos tortillas topped with a mixture of cheese, tomatoes, olives, peppers with creme fraiche, salsa and sour cream!
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. It was the combination of good servers, great atmosphere and delicious food that makes me really like Brewsters chain! I have yet to have a bad experience with any Brewsters locations so I recommend it!
Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant
3 Stonegate Dr NW Suite 2001
We deiced to have dinner at Boston Pizza inside Crossiron Mills while shopping one evening and we were shocked that it was so quiet. We found a seat outside on the patio, and from there, we waited a good 10 minutes before anyone came out to give us menus. The server was really nice, but I don’t know where she was most of the time.
We ordered our drinks to start with and I decided to go for the Virgin Caesars which was a pretty good mix here! But, for the main meal, I ordered their new Jalapeno and Crispy Onion Prime Rib Burger which sounded absolutely delicious from the name alone. It was a half pound or prime rib burger topped with jalapenos and crispy onion rings. It was quite good as a burger, but I found the crispy onions were too thin or something – you don’t actually get the texture of the crispiness while eating. The jalapenos weren’t spicy at all… so, it was just a good burger at the end of the day!
As it was the rib event going on at Boston Pizza, we decided we would order their Full Rack Slow Roasted Pork Back Ribs and these were fall of the bone deliciousness! The ribs had tons of flavour and just the right amount of sauce. The meat was juicy and tender – it was really good! We got it in their Signature BBQ flavour! These, we will definitely have again!
Overall, we had an enjoyable experience. We didn’t eat dinner as this meal had already taken us over an hour as is… and there was a little more shopping to do. I’m sure we’ll be back, but maybe after all the shopping next time as they do run on a more relaxed time.
520 261055 Cross Iron Boulevard
Rocky View, AB
I’ve been to Cross Iron Mills a few times now, and I’ve always noticed a long line any time of day at South St. Burger Co so on this particular occasion during my visit, I craved and sat down for a burger.
We ordered a Hamburger Combo to share as it was kind of a snack. Our combo, we ordered it with a poutine instead of regular fries or onion rings. South St. Burger’s uses New York Fries for their sides, and says they are the best sides. I must say, I’ve never been a huge fan of New York fries for some reason, and this time didn’t make me change my mind either. The gravy was really salty, and it didn’t taste like any other brown gravy I’ve had… and even though the fries weren’t soggy and offered a nice crisp and soft on the inside – the poutine just didn’t satisfy me.
The hamburger I must say, I’m sure the beef patty was really delicious, but it was overwhelmed with all the toppings that they put on. They must’ve over-dressed it, as I tasted mostly the garlic mayo and mango chutney we added to our burger.
The toppings that the customer is able to choose from is extensive, with a huge array of everything! You’re able to pick your cheese, type of mustard, ketchup, mayo, relish and a sauce, plus the veggies you’d like on your burger. It is really nice you can personalize a burger, but as mentioned, I think they went a little over-board with loading on the toppings.
With it all said and done, it was a decent burger – not cheap, but it was good. It certainly didn’t seem like a beef burger though. So, in search of the perfect burger status – I’m still searching!
South St. Burger Co.
261055 CrossIron Blvd