15 May 2015

Hot Philly

Prepare yourself for another blurb about how I'm busy and don't have time to blog. Excuses I know.. But being a food blogger is not easy with a new job, 2 spring courses, and trying to find time to actually go on food adventures!

One of the recent places I've ventured to this past month is Hot Philly. Located in the northside in the Namao area, it's one of those places you'd find yourself always driving by but never noticing it. The inside of the vibrant interior states that it has "world famous Philadelphia cheesesteak". Well was that true? I wouldn't say so, maybe famous by Edmonton standards but definitely not Philadelphia. It's funny cause the poutine, recommended by a friend, was actually what brought me to this place. Their menu is filled with cheesesteaks, wraps, sandwiches, poutines, and appetizers. I found it to be a bit overpriced for "fast" food because the whole meal costed $30 for two people.

04 May 2015

Gama Cafe

Gama Cafe had recently renovated and changed location on Whyte Ave this year. Their new location can only be described as something out of an anime. Seriously. The whole time I was there, I felt like I was in an anime. The waitress and waiter had the typical cutesy cafe look going on with their aprons while the atmosphere was calm and quiet. There are several super comfy booths in the middle of the place with smaller tables around it and a separated semi-private area. They still serve their well-known signature cap tea but added on some new features to the menu. Waffles, Taiwanese pancakes, and different variations of toast can be ordered for dessert. If you're feeling like having a full meal there, there's risotto and pasta. The prices are a bit overpriced though for the portions and the food itself.