Great Fishing Hole

Glenmore Reservoir

Glenmore Reservoir

I’ve been looking for a nice fishing hole for a long time and think I’ve found it. Unfortunately, it looks like the rest of Calgary have found it too.

According to the Outdoors Men Forum, people have been catching nice sized rainbow trout. I personally don’t care to eat trout only because I think there’s too many bones but it’s fun fishing and letting the fish go, unless you’re standing next to someone who is fishing for dinner.

If you want a great fishing hole, head to Glenmore Park by getting onto Crowchild Trail and drive south. When you see the rowing club on your left, turn in to the parking lot and get your gear together. Head down to the back of the rowing club where there is a floating pier. A lot of kayakers and canoe enthusiasts launch from this pier.

Fishing is good just south of the floating pier. On most days, you will find a number of people fishing off the shore. It’s a beautiful way to spend a Sunday, sitting there fishing and looking at Heritage Park across the way.

Still my Favorite: Harvey’s Burgers

Harvey's Original

Harvey’s Original

When it comes to a burger, I still like my Harvey’s burgers. Too bad for the Harvey’s at Home Depots and at select Swiss Chalet locations. And the one was replaced at YYC by a Burger King.

The best burger to have at Harvey’s is still the Original. And the best value is to have it as a combo to get a side salad or upgrade it for a poutine. But remind you, they don’t make it very well. Most of the time, the cheese curds are still lumpy because the fries aren’t hot enough to melt them.

Unlike at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, there aren’t so much toppings to choose from. Tomato, lettuce, pickles, raw onions and hot banana peppers along with ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish and hot sauce. ┬áNo grilled mushrooms, green peppers or grilled onions.

At the YYC location, be sure to ask for a freshly grilled burger. Otherwise, the staff will take a previously grilled patty and re-grill it. Who knows when they previously grilled it – earlier that day, yesterday, last week, last month, last year??! (I got this tip from someone who works at YYC and eats there daily.)

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Burger Inn – Specialty Burgers

Burger Inn menu

Burger Inn menu

We were looking for a sitdown place for a quick bite before heading out to the Lilac Festival last weekend in YYC Calgary. I looked up a review on Yelp! and found Burger Inn. It was embedded near 4th Street and 17th Avenue, right dab in the middle of where the festival was being held. According to the reviews on Yelp! it was a decent place, popular among the locals and clean on the health board. When we walked in, we noticed an old style menu board high up on the wall. It had the usual burgers, single patty, double, triple, super size and B.I.G.

Unique on the menu were the specialty burgers that included pork, lamb, buffalo, elk, wild salmon, wild boar, turkey and kobe beef. They were priced slightly higher but not outrageous at all. Remind you though, this was only the burger and did not include fries.

I ordered the buffalo burger. My wife ordered the elk burger. Her sister ordered the beef, turkey, lamb and the hawaiian. When the burgers came, they all looked the same and honestly, they tasted the same. I could not tell the difference between the buffalo from the elk. I avoided ordering the elk because I was scared it was going to be gamey. Instead it tasted like beef. My buffalo burger also tasted like beef. The kobe beef wasn’t super tender nor super tasty. It was the same as the beef burger. Next time, I’m going to save my money and order beef.
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