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Tokiwa Ramen – Edmonton, Alberta
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Tokiwa Ramen – Edmonton, Alberta
Finally stopped in at Tokiwa Ramen today. Located in the Brewery District, this gem of a restaurant is doing some mean business. Taste is subjective, but I’m telling you. This is the best ramen in town right now. Be sure to try the cold brew green tea if you’re into that kind of thing...
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Tapas Tuesday at Zinc
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Tapas Tuesday at Zinc
Did you know that the Art Gallery of Alberta has free admission on Tuesday and Wednesday!? What’s even better!??? Zinc is offering fantastically priced tapas menu on Tuesday evening. Pro tip – go to the AGA before you eat, because it closes at 8…and get the Pulled Pork sandwich,...
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Adamson and Son – Handcrafted Leather
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is full of amazing people doing amazing things, and Shaun Adamson is a prime example of both. A passionate educator, community builder, foodie, cocktail maker, and amazing cyclist (to name a few), Shaun has also started to make hand crafted leather products with the creation of Adamson and Son. N...
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Open Up and Om – #10 – Jody Bailey. Miles of Film
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Open Up and Om – #10 – Jody Bailey. Miles of Film
Jody Bailey is the guy you see everywhere. You may not know him personally, but I know you’ve all seen him. It’s kind of hard to miss the big moustache at the end of a Canon telephoto prime, or to see that ‘stache blowing in the wind as he pedals by you downtown. I’ve been...
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Open Up and Om – #9 – Amanda Bell-Tardif. Living An Authentic Life
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Open Up and Om – #9 – Amanda Bell-Tardif. Living An Authentic Life
After a busy few weeks, it was really nice to be back behind the microphone today. Even better, sitting down with Amanda Bell-Tardif has left me inspired and grateful. Real people. Real conversations. From yoga to dance to running to folk fest to the struggles that life throws your way, I’m...
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Open Up and Om – #8 – Angela Zawada. Moksha Through Yoga
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Sitting down with Angela Zawada has been part of the plan since hatching this crazy podcast idea. She opened the first Moksha Yoga studio in Western Canada, and it just so happens to be where my love of yoga exploded. She’s a powerful and engaging human who has helped foster and build a str...
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To Portugal With Sardines
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Sardines are one of those dishes I think about every couple of months. Lets be clear, I’m not talking about canned sardines (which can actually be pretty good), I’m talking about those big beautiful sardines you see being roasted atop hot charcoal. I blame the endless supply of travel...
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Cactus Club – Menu Tasting
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I was lucky enough to be invited to check out a few new/potentially upcoming items at Cactus Club last night. Th group was served five dishes, all of which were well prepared and tasty in their own right. However, two dishes were worth extra mention in my opinion; Modern Bowl and Port Wine Salmon...
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Open Up and Om – #7 – Katie Jolicoeur. Building Community
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Open Up and Om – #7 – Katie Jolicoeur. Building Community
Just like that, a gorgeous Saturday is in the books. I’m feeling so grateful that this beautiful day was made even better by Katie Jolicoeur, who came over to chat on the podcast. Somehow Katie and I have only recently started crossing paths, which seems crazy because we’ve realized w...
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Attaquer Cycling
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As a big fan of professional road cycling, I see a lot of rad (and not so rad) cycling product advertisements. On the super cool end, enter Attaquer Cycling. Established in Sydney, Australia in late 2012, founders Greg Hamer and Stevan Musulin, combined more than 15 years of cycling, fashion and ...
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