Calgary Tower vs Wellingtons vs The Keg-vvp9

Restaurant Scrutiny

  • The Calgary Tower
  • Wellingtons
  • The Keg 

History of the Calgary Tower

located at 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1J9

The Calgary Tower originally called the Husky Tower is a 190.8-meter (626 ft) free standing observation tower in Downtown Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Originally called the Husky Tower, it was conceived as a joint venture between Marathon Realty Company Limited and Husky Oil as part of an urban renewal plan and to celebrate Canada’s centennial of 1967. The tower was built at a cost of $3,500,000 and weighs approximately 10,884 tonnes, of which 60% is below ground. It opened to the public on June 30, 1968 as the tallest structure in Calgary, and the tallest in Canada outside Toronto. It was renamed the Calgary Tower in 1971.

A natural gas-fired cauldron was constructed at the top of the tower by Canadian Western Natural Gas in October 1987 as a gift to celebrate the 1988 Winter Olympics.[9] The torch, which consumes 850 cubic metres (30,000 cu ft) per hour, was first lit on February 13, 1988 when the Games opened, and burned 24 hours a day throughout. It continues to be re-ignited for various special events, including Canada Day Christmas celebrations, world events, as well as during the flames play off games.

A glass floor extension was constructed on the north side of the tower’s observation deck and opened on June 24, 2005. When standing on the glass, one can look straight down on 9th Avenue South and Centre Street.[14]

An LED, multicolour exterior lighting system was added and was first tested on August 1, 2014. 12 lights were added to the crown and 24 to the exterior floor. Each light has been programmed to be able to create over 16.5 million combinations of colour and lighting effects. It has been used since October 8, 2014, becoming a more noticeable part of the city skyline at night.[15]

My birthday

night out planned

got a sitter

taking an UBER

Enjoying the moment and exploring the big 50th Anniversary for Calgary Tower, Sky 360 revolving restaurant. Here’s a recap of our evening and how we remember this amazing place.

atmosphere, tables, lighting and feeling, washrooms

Our rating of this establishment and our desire to return, apologizing to Wellingtons.

History of Wellingtons of Calgary

Located at 10325 Bonaventure Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2J

This restaurant boasts higher end, men in jackets ladies in nice cocktail dresses, they are famous for table side from scratch ceasar salad, the atmosphere is dim and quaint, the people murmur at their tables the service is impeccable.

20 years and more for Jeff

Celebrations of birthdays and anniversatireis for years

small glass room with the grill – same chef for likely 20 years possibly longer has been…

describe the atmosphere

cherry jubilee fire side tale service

famous for their Wellington

Beef Wellington is a preparation of fillet steak coated with pâté (often pâté de foie gras) and duxelles, which is then wrapped in puff pastry and baked. Served with seasonal veggies, and a starch with a side of gravy. Superb. They have amazing seafood dishes like neptune smothered in a delightful sauce with perfectly paired sides.

table side caesar salad is must when you go there, it’s fresh and wonderful!

Stadium Keg

Stadium Shopping Centre – 1923 Uxbridge Drive NW

Tricky parking due to construction at hospital

It was founded in 1971 in North Vancouver, British Columbia as The Keg ‘n Cleaver by George Tidball at one very small, downstairs location in an old industrial building in the Moodyville area of lower Lonsdale and today operates in all provinces (excluding Prince Edward Island) and five American states.[3] The Keg is well known for buying up historic manors and turning them into restaurants. Examples of this are the Keg Mansion in Toronto, and the Keg Manor at the Maplelawn Estate in Ottawa. Also notable as heritage restorations are the Kegs in Kamloops, British Columbia, which was a CN Station and in New Westminster, British Columbia, which was formerly the city’s CPR station.

In 2018, Cara Operations announced their intention to purchase The Keg for $200 million, with founder David Aisenstat staying on to operate The Keg and other high-end brands at Cara.[2]

great service

great atmosphere

great food

 

 

Interview: Expatriate in Qatar Born in Calgary-PartTwo-vvp8

Welcome back to part Two Interview with an Expatriate, Born in Calgary Living in Qatar thanks for joining me for the second part of this two part series, if you haven’t listened to the first segment I’d recommend you do this first to provide you background into today conversation. Enjoy today’s episode about the King of Qatar, weather, muslim culture, teaching, shopping and advice.

Listen to Part Two here…

Interview: Expatriate in Qatar, Born in Calgary-PartOne-vvp8

Interview with an Expatriate, Born in Calgary Living in Qatar

This is a two part series Part One and Part Two

There isn’t many people I come across since living in Calgary that are actually born here…but my dad, Michael Swain was born here at the Calgary General Hospital. He went back to school later in life completing his Masters in Business Administration and then packing up his bags looking for new experiences, across the pond. Finding an opportunity as a Professor in a Commerce school in Doha, Qatar which lasted 7 years.

welcome to the show Michael Swain…

  • where were you born
  • Calgary General Hospital
  • What school did you go to?
  • Live?
  • Where did you mom and dad work

Check out this link for Imperial Oil

  • what do you remember about their jobs?
  • what year was this
  • Stampede memories in Calgary

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary_Stampede

  • Best memory of Calgary
  • coming to calgary now…
  • What does it mean to be an expat?

Saskatchewan Polytechnique 

College of the North Atlantic.

Weather in Qatar

Muslim

Welcome back to part Two Interview with an Expatriate, Born in Calgary Living in Qatar thanks for joining me for the second part of this two part series, if you haven’t listening to the first segment I’d recommend you do this first to provide you background into today conversation. Enjoy today’s episode about the King of Qatar, weather, muslim culture, teaching, shopping and advice.

Thank’s for listening to Today’s episode if I’ve left anything out or you’d like to learn more about Michael’s tenure in Qatar let me know. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment or rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Music for this show is provided through Garage Band and due to Micheals love for playing base guitar  we’ve chosen

  • Offbeat Auto Wah Guitar

The intro and outro for this podcast is recorded by London Moss

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Part One

Coming up on the next episode I will be reviewing a few Calgary Restaurants and our amazing and not so amazing experiences

  1. Calgary Tower
  2. Wellingtons
  3. Stadium Keg

Interview with a Warden-PartTwo-vvp7

Welcome to the final chapter Part Two of our interview with a Warden – catch the first part here.

Welcome Darren Reeves, Warden for over 25 years…in corrections and policing, he is a very deep thinker and takes his position in society serving the public with humble and respectful thoughts, he’s careful and methodical about his occupation and his opinions  are constantly regarded for others at any level including inmates and colleagues. Treating people right regardless of what they’ve done, he has a very foot forward position to process. Make effective changes in someone else life, we are all human. This episode was recorded in Dalmeny Saskatchewan in my dad’s dining room setting, as you can hear there’s family mulling about in the background…, enjoy the episode!

  • Level of security.
  • Step by Step Processing
  • 7 Different facilities
  • Women Correctional Institutes
  • Process’s
  • Worst Situation, Best memory?
  • How did you meet Janice…

Thanks for Listening to the podcast and let me know what you think by leaving me a comment or rating on iTunes, stitcher, google play, blubrry and tuneIn radio or wherever you get your podcasts.

Part Two

Music for this show is provided through Garage Band and Darrin’s love for Jazz influenced our pic today:

  • Jazzy Downtemp!

The podcast is produced by me Valerie Moss, through Garage Band and WordPress.

Coming up on the next episode an interview with an Expat, Michael Swain..born right here in Calgary at the General Hospital, his experience with Stampede, later in life achieving his Masters in Business Administration then moving across the world in search of life experiences landed him a Professor position with a commerce school in Doha Dubai.