Calgary Restaurant: Cleaver

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How many times have you walked past this blue establishment besides Ox and Angela on the bustling 17th Ave and wondered what it is called? I always had the urge to go into the restaurant and ask the staff “what’s the name of your restaurant?”, but ended up feeling ashamed of my ignorance. Click to read more!

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Calgary Restaurant: ReGrub Burger Bar

In case you haven’t been paying attention, the block on 11 Ave SW between 5th and 6th st has completely revamped! I mean, restaurant-wise. Chefbar, Last Best, and now Regrub (burger spelled backward ;)).

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Calgary Restaurant: Farm

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It is always tough to decide where to take your significant other for birthday treat. If you bring him/her to the exact same place year after year, you might be perceived as a dull person. If you pick a new restaurant but it turns out to be horrible, the special day is now ruined.  The art is to choose somewhere new AND somewhere you know s/he will love. That’s hell of a tough job! Click to read more!

Calgary Restaurant: Charcut Roast House (Dinner)

If you’re a meat lover, you must put Charcut on the top of your must-dine list. This bustling, urban rustic restaurant, located in the heart of downtown, showcased the freshest and highest quality house butchered meat dishes. The only thing I regret is not having had dinner at this place much earlier! Click to read more!

Burger Fever in Sin City (Las Vegas South Strip restaurants)

Happy Friday everyone! Any burger lover out there? Kev and I had a burger fever on our Las Vegas trip last Christmas. Just thought I would share with you our eatery adventure in celebration of all the hard work you put in for the week. This is my first time joining the Fiesta Friday community. Thanks Angie and The Novice Gardener for putting together this weekly Friday party. Hope you all have an awesome weekend!

Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man@ Caesar Palace

Max Brenner is my all time favorite. I first knew about it when I was in NYC. From then on, I am addicted to it. When I went back to Asia, I was delighted to find their Singapore branch to continue feeding my Max Brenner addiction. When I found out there’s also a branch in Las Vegas, I was overjoyed! XD Too bad this branch is now permanently closed, but we could still satiate our hunger through photos 😛

The restaurant was conveniently located inside the Forum Shops at Caesar Palace.

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A Taste of Vegas (North Strip restaurants)

I know, my posts on Las Vegas were long overdue. I finally have time going through the photos taken on our Las Vegas trip. Looking through those food photos makes me want to go back there right now. Ah, so many nice restaurants. I can’t wait to share with you!! Click to read more!

Calgary Restaurant: Clive Burger

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We passed by Cliver Burger on the 17th Ave many times and always wondered how good its burger is. As we entered the restaurant, I was surprised that this place is actually very spacious. The sitting area extends all the way towards the back.

Clive emphasizes on using natural ingredients and being environmentally responsible by serving its burgers with 100% antibiotic and hormone-free Alberta beef and using 100% compostable packaging. Its menu is quite simple, with a few options including  burgers, hot dogs, french fries, wine/beer, custard shakes, and soda pop. You can customize your burger/hot dog by picking the toppings you like. We quickly came to decide what to order, placed our order at the counter, and waited for our food. We were given a buzzer so that we would know when our food is ready.

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What really caught my attention was its modern, cartoony design. The environment was bright and clean which made it a pleasant place to enjoy our meal.

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Double Burger with Cheese

Double Burger with Cheese

Kev ordered the double burger with cheddar cheese ($10) and chose clive sauce, ketchup, mustard, pickle, lettuce, tomato, onion and jalapeno as toppings. As usual, I wanted something lighter so I ordered the hamburger ($6) with clive sauce, pickle lettuce, tomato, onion and jalapeno for toppings. The burgers were compactly packed which made them look tiny, but actually they were quite filling. The beef patties were juicy and tasty. Other toppings like lettuce, tomato, onions were fresh. However, nothing about the burgers made it especially outstanding.

We also ordered the large french fries ($4), which came with tomato sauce and clive (spicy mayo) sauce. The large fries were too much for the two of us. I was very disappointed with the french fries, which were very very dry and obviously not freshly made. The clive sauce wasn’t that special either. Personally, I prefer the spicy chipotle mayo sauce from A&W.

Overall, I think Clive Burger is a bit overpriced. I wish it has more options besides beef burgers, e.g., chicken, fish, or veggie burgers. It would also be nice if it offers burger combos that come with fries and drinks.

My review: My experience at Clive Burger is like Cold Stone’s Create Your Own Creation. It is somewhere that allows you to customize your burger with your choice of toppings.

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