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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bon Appetit Banff!

I'm getting SO very excited for Bon Appetit Banff! From November 17 - 27, 2011, 18 of Banff's restaurants are participating in this delicious Rocky Mountain festival! The restaurants are offering three-course menus for a fixed price of either $25 or $35. This is an awesome opportunity to experience the culinary delights at some of Banff's finest restaurants at a very reasonable price.

The following photo is from the Maple Leaf - located at 137 Banff Avenue. Their Beef Tenderloin melts in your mouth and my favourite dessert there is the molten lava chocolate cake!

I highly suggest checking out the Maple Leaf, Giorgio's Trattoria, the Balkan and the Bison Restaurant. I've been to all four and the food is amazing! I will be heading to Sleeping Buffalo Restaurant at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. I've never eaten here before, but it is run by Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts (CRMR) and they're food never disappoints. Known for their "Rocky Mountain Cuisine", CRMR has their own game ranch to ensure the highest quality of meat in their restaurants. Check out Bon Appetit Banff for more restaurants and details~

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

One of the things that I miss living in Banff is "street meat": sometimes all that I want is a hot dog from a street vendor and I don’t get that very often. So when I was downtown last week and started craving a good hot dog, I decided to try out Shakes. I have now discovered my favourite Banff restaurant to go and get a fabulous hot dog; I love everything about this place!

Shakes is located at 201 Caribou Street, right beside Foot Locker. I ordered a Cheese Dog, my boyfriend had a Chili Cheese Dog and we shared some French Fries. The hot dogs are “Nathan’s World Famous Beef Dogs” and they certainly life up to their name; absolutely delish!

There is an area to eat in Shakes or you can take your food to go. Their food menu includes Hotdogs, Chili Cheese Dogs, French Fries, Poutine and Vietnamese Subs. They also sell milkshakes (which I am getting on my next visit) and Bubble Tea. I wasn’t familiar with Bubble Tea (or “boba tea”) and it is a really cool drink. You have tapioca pearls at the bottom of the cup, flavored back or green tea, blended with either milk and ice, fresh fruit or fruit juices blended with ice. You are able to drink the Bubble Tea hot or cold (it is normally served cold).

So when visiting Banff, make sure you check out Shakes to get a really good dog and let me know what you thought.

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Corporate retreat, meeting and conference facilities at the Banff Aspen Lodge in the Canadian Rockies
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