Tuesday, May 22, 2012

:: things i love tuesday ::

Is there anything better than watching a toddler spray himself with the hose? We enjoyed a lovely warm long weekend here in Calgary.

Some of my favourite things from the last little while.....
- manicures at Butter with a friend
- reading all my lovely canadian blog friends' blogs even when I suck at updating my own :)

this map of the world at littlest mammoth, also the alphabirds
- my new nespresso machine. I love playing barista.

but best of all....my favourite thing of late is....waking up to "mommy, you're my favourite"
I love this little boy of mine :)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

:: eating out with kids in calgary ::

In our family, we love to eat. Luckily, H loves to eat too, and is a great little restaurant companion, probably due to how many he has visited in his little life! We tend to frequent interesting local restaurants as opposed to chains, and we have found a few gems in our experience dining out with a little one. 

The picture above was taken at Wurst this afternoon. We've found that more trendy restaurants are less stressful when you visit during a quiet time, and we enjoyed a late lunch there in a relatively empty restaurant. The décor is beautiful and the food was delicious. We especially loved the duck-fat french fries and home-made smoked ketchup. H munched on prime rib, pickled onions, bratwurst & mashed potatoes from our plates, and loved sharing apple streudel and in-house made vanilla ice cream for dessert. 

Here are our Top 4 Delicious and Kid-Friendly spots in Calgary.

1. Ichizen Sushi - the service is wonderful, the sushi delicious and the atmosphere is bright and clean. Hunter recommends the Udon soup :)

2. Famoso Pizza - neopolitan pizza, fiasco gelato and nutella lattes. Need I say more?

3. Oriental Phoenix Vietnamese - a lovely spot with beautifully presented food. We recommend the half portion pho for little guys!

4. Chianti's - We love to go on pasta nights. It's not the fanciest Italian place in town, but it is super kid-friendly and the service is great for a quick bite!

Honorable Mentions
The Calgary Farmer's Market Food Court (especially the Fish Tacos)
Calgary Food Trucks (especially Alley Burger & NoodleBus)
Lina's Italian Market Cafe

What is your favourite Calgary spot to enjoy a meal with your kiddos? I would love some more recommendations! We still haven't found an awesome Indian place - any ideas for us?