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Daily bite: Vancouver’s House Special reopens in YaletownVancouver’s popular modern Vietnamese restaurant, House Special recently reopened in Yaletown after a brief series of late December renovations aimed to revamp and refresh both the restaurant’s interior and its all day menu.
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Con Mi Taco: Bringing traditional Mexican culinary techniques to CalgaryWith the current economic conditions, new and delicious food options have been sprouting up in bague argent ambre femme unexpected places. Several restaurateurs and chefs in Alberta have taken to sharing space with other businesses in order to drive cost efficiencies. One example is the popular Noble Pie, located inside monture pour bague diamant Eighty Eight Brewing Co. Another example is Con Mi Taco. bague argent grande taille The pop up business has been creating some of Calgary’s most buzzed about tacos in the city and it features a rotating menu that includes homemade salsas, Mexican dishes, and tacos with unique ingredients including soft shell shrimp, bay scallops, and beef cheeks, all made out of a tiny kitchen inside Shelter Cocktail Bar.
The chef behind Con Mi Taco, Mikko Tamarra’s food is inspired by his experiences working and travelling across Latin America, to some of the best kitchens in Peru and Mexico where he learned about techniques and flavours of Latin cuisine.
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