Dec 302012
Masala Restaurant "7/10" - Calgary - (Closed!)

175A 52nd Street SE Calgary,  p:(403) 457-6055,, Map it. You have to be looking for Masala to find it. A couple of U-turns off of 52nd St are required if you miss it off of Memorial Drive. We walked into a fairly plain setting. The walls are devoid of character and the fluorescent lighting does nothing […]

Sep 102012
Mansalva BBQ Restaurant (Formerly Baba Ka Dhaba) - Calgary

3504 17th Ave SE Calgary,  p:(403)261-0666, Map it. We arrived in the early evening to find the place fairly deserted, there was but one occupied table. The staff was not very conspicuous and we had to seat ourselves. When the waiter finally arrived, he was very quiet and left behind a solitary menu for us mull […]

Apr 212012
Shiraz Persian Cuisine - Calgary

1120 Centre St NE. Calgary AB, p:(403)452-4050,, Map it. I arrived a little before my party at this Center Street eatery on the north side of the China Town bridge. I was immediately attended to and offered a large spacious booth adjacent to a pretty water fountain. The calming sound of falling water combined with […]

Feb 132012
Mazaj Restaurant - Fort McMurray

8720 Franklin Avenue, Fort McMurray, AB T9H3K8, p: (780) 715-9200, Map it. It was a glum and wintry Monday afternoon in Fort McMurray, as a huge sign beckoned me off of Franklin Avenue into a little strip mall. This is where one of the very few halal restaurants in Fort Mac, Mazaj, is located. The […]

Jan 022012
Canada Dosa Corner

Canada Dosa Corner, 1715 – 52nd St. SE, Calgary, Tel: 403-235-3672, Hours: M: 5p-10p, T-F: 10a-10p, S & S: 10a-11p, Map it. Slightly more than a handful of us walked in on a chilly Sunday, around midday, in search of a unique brunch experience. We sauntered into a deserted restaurant and had to find our […]

Dec 292011
Calgary Shawarma - Downtown and Edmonton Trail

Calgary Shawarma, SE Corner of 8th St. and 8th Ave. Map it and 925 Edmonton Trail NE, Tel: 403-230-4580, Map it. Update: Lunch at the Edmonton Trail Location This place doesn’t have much seating and the few bar stools along the window and a couple of two seater tables among some Middle-Eastern artifacts, make it […]

Dec 252011
Mediterranean Shawarma and Donair - Lloydminster

Mediterranean Shawarma and Donair, #3427 50th Ave Lloydminster SK S9V 0N9, Tel: 306-8254488, Map it. On the border of Alberta and Saskatchewan, among a multitude of fast food restaurants and diners, this was the only place which could possibly offer halal food. The windows advertised typical mediterranean dishes ranging from wraps to platters and skewers. […]

Nov 052011
Painted Turtle - Clearwater BC

Painted Turtle, 361 Ridge Drive, Clearwater, BC, V0E1N0, Tel:866-674-3566.‎ Map it. This beautiful, lakeside restaurant nestled in the picturesque Well Gray Provincial Park serves the town of Clearwater and its seasonal guests.  The several amazing waterfalls and pristine lakes in this region make it a must visit, yet halal food is not very easy to find if […]

Oct 052011

Tarboosh Co, 1610 10 Street Southwest, Calgary, AB, (403) 888-6000.‎ Map it. Lying just off the main uptown strip, on the corner of 17th and 10th, Tarboosh is a regular stop for late night revellers and those looking for a quick healthy bite to eat. I wandered in over the lunch hour and was surprised […]