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My Pizza

In this week’s topic we explored restaurants that we found and enjoy. I would like to talk about a couple of my favorites with you as well. Maybe you’ve been there…pizza

If you’ve been keeping up with this blog you know that I am in no position to be hippity hopping between restaurants right now. I am getting better though……But if I was to eat something right now that I really really loved it would be MY PIZZA in Nanton, Alberta (they’re old school, there is no website, just a phone #). How dare they not have a website.

It is comparable to the Lethbridge franchise TOP’S PIZZA. Same locally owned situation, family ran atmosphere and characteristically, the same type of pie. It’s amazing. If you are ever driving from Calgary to Lethbridge, get the number and phone once you leave Calgary’s city limits……It’ll be worth it.

And by no means is it related to the newfound My Pizza franchise thats popped up in the United States. They probably found out about this guy and stole his ingredients – or his super awesome pizza style!

mongol_orduI also can’t say enough good about the Mongolie Grill. I love being able to put what I like on my dish, and not eat junk I don’t like. I also like that I can see my food being prepared. Who knows what people have done to my food in the past, but not at Mongolie – they’d have to taint the buffet containers.

The restaurant in Lethbridge is never busy and I love that about the place (the owners might not like that though). The only gripe I hear from people is that it’s expensive – DONT PUT SO MUCH ON YOUR PLATE!!! Just cause those things are full of food doesn’t mean you have to shovel it into your bowl……

Such is life, indulge in excess. I might actually chance my sensitive belly with some Mongolie soon. Who knows….

Either way, it’s time for me to go eat something. Kids, be safe this weekend, and remember to eat food that you love because you can. See ya next time.



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Round Street Cafe

This is one of my new favorite cafes to go to in Lethbridge. For those of you who know Lethbridge, their is round_street_cafe_sizednot a whole lot of good Cafes. However, this one, I just love it. The food is great, the atmosphere is relaxing and it is a great place to people watch.

What makes Round Street Cafe different from the rest, is that the owner, actually comes around and chats with everyone and their employees are extremely nice. One thing that is different is that a portion of the employees have physical or mental handicaps. The owner, who was a former Teachers Assistant, worked with people who have disabilities. She said that they also need jobs and here they can come and work for as many hours that is perfect for them. This is great!

The food is amazing and made with fresh local ingredients when possible. The pastries are baked fresh each morning. My favorite, is the blueberry muffin. Also, their sandwiches are quite filling, where you have the option of getting a half sandwich or a full sandwich. I love to eat, and personally a full sandwich is to much. So, i would recommend the half sandwich. My favorite lunch choice, is a half sandwich with the soup.

If you haven’t been to this cafe yet, go out and try it, you won’t be disappointed!

Round Street Cafe is located at 427 5th Street South, Lethbridge. They are open Mon – Fri 7am to 6pm, Saturday’s from 9am to 5pm and closed on Sundays.

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Got a Hot DATE?*

So if you live in Lethbridge like I do then you understand that the restaurant selections that are available can feel lacking. Don’t get me wrong I do very much enjoy the food at the Cheesecake Cafe, Moxies, and Earls, which seem to be the old standards for a lot of people. Sometimes, especially when it comes to a date, I start to feel like I want something a little more special. 

 So if you have a hot first date coming up or if you are just looking for some place to take that someone special 360 Inspired Cuisine is sure to be the perfect spot.

360 Inspired Cuisine is located in the heart of downtown Lethbridge right across from Galt Gardens and the Park Place Mall. They use the highest quality, local ingredients that they use to create a diverse menu that changes with the season. They are also the only restaurant in town that offers a full tapas menus. The tapas menu varies in price from 3 – 15 dollars, making it an excellent value for budgeting students. 360 also has a full bar and wine selection to choose from.

You may be asking yourself how I know so much about 360 as the perfect date spot. It’s because I went on a date there… with my sister and her husband.

It wasn’t quite the hot date I imagined being on in such a nice place. Nor was it the perfect date for my sister and Henri i’m sure. Regardless we had a great time. 360 has a wonderful ambience that they have created through smooth jazz music, warm low lighting, and rich decor.

We of course started by ordering some drinks. I had the Geisha Punch. It was a blend of Sake, Blue Curaco, and Juices. It was a delicious drink with just enough sweetness. Ashley, my sister, had the Vanilla Ice, which is a mix of Vanilla Skyy Vodka, Cream, Pineapple Juice, and Orange Juice. She said that it was very tasty and she would definitely order it again. Though the drinks are a little on the expensive side I felt my drink was worth every penny.

For any of you who know me and read my blog consistently you know that I am seriously allergic to garlic, paprika and dairy. A lot of times it can get really complicated for me to find things that I can order in restaurants. So much of this depends on the quality of the waiter and the chef. Unfortunatly over half of the time when I go to a restaurant I end up having to send back my food because either the waiter hasn’t told the chef the correct order or the chef just didn’t pay attention. I know human error is common of course, I worked as a chef and waitress before, but it does get frustrating for me and other people I know with food allergies. Fortunately this wasn’t the case at 360. When the waitress came to take our order I told her about my allergies and that I was interested in having the duck or the salmon. I asked her to ask the chef if this was possible to make without dairy and garlic so she went and asked. They made the duck to my specifications, and they also gave me non-menu options that the chef could make for me for a starch. I have never had better service or had staff make so many accommodations for my allergies for me. Just because of that I knew it was somewhere that I would return to.



On top of all of that, it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The duck was succulent. I had never had duck before but I want it every day. The pasta was had a mystery sweetness, and the white asparagus was cooked to perfection. Ashley had the Dry Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Maple BBQ Sauce and Roasted Pear, Red Pepper, and Charred Scallions Salsa. The pork was incredibly tender and the maple bbq sauce had a sweet depth of flavor. Henri had the 10oz. New York Sirloin with Shrimp Butter and Garlic Prawns. He said it was good (not the best he’d ever had) and he didn’t feel the portions were big enough.

For dessert Ashley and Henri ordered the shared trio for two. It came with a Godiva Creme Brule, Cappuccino Mousse, and Milk Chocolate Flan with Vanilla Gelato. It was beautifully presented (as were all of our dishes) and they said it tasted divine.



When it was all over it was time to see the bill. For two people, including two drinks, two entrees, and one shared dessert, plus a 20% tip you can expect to pay 100 dollars to eat out at 360 Inspired Cuisine. To many of you that may seem like a lot to spend on one meal. Personally I think I’m worth it. And in the wise words of Henri, as the man you need to remember that you’re eating too so you’re really spending that money on yourself. And for the ladies we can look for some advice from Phyllis from The Office. When we’re on a date always order the most expensive thing on the menu so he knows you’re worth it. You’ll have to put out, but then he’ll know.


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Harvest Haven

Over the past couple of years, my family and I, have been making the switch over to organic products. However, I do agree with the argument made in the post, Organic my A$$, you do need to be careful in where you are buying the products from. However, I have found that Harvest Haven, a locally owned and operated store just outside of Lethbridge, Alberta has a wide variety of organic products. Also, what they can’t grow on their farm, they will purchase from other local farmers in the area or within Canada and if necessary they will buy from abroad.

The livestock that are raised right on the farm are done so in a low stress environment and they slaughter only one animal. They do not do mass production, so the only downside they will not always have full stock of the meats. However, this is also a positive because you know the animals are not being mass produced. They sell, beef, buffalo, lamb, chicken and turkey. They also sell, fruits and vegetables, dairy and grain products and dried fruits, nuts and seeds. My favorite thing to buy, is the strawberries in the summer and also their steaks.

One thing, I really enjoy about buying from this store, is that I know that I am getting excellent quality foods, the staff are really helpful and willing to answer any questions that you have and also I like to support the local farmers.

Harvest Haven is opened Sunday through to Friday from 9am to 6pm. They are located at  RR 8 – Site 22 – Comp 1, Station Main, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 4P4.

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