Review: Ten, 5 & Humanity – vvp26

Today I want to review a few restaurants we recently stopped into first one a tasty vegetarian eatery called Ten Foot Henry’s located at 1209 – 1 street SW opened from 11 – 11 (shouldn’t it be 10 – 10?) just sayin’ and the other one Trolley 5 located on 17 avenue Sw

First! Ten Foot Henry

When you walk into this place you are greeted with a personalized stamped carpet – the character they use looks like Herald from Herald and the Purple Crayon…an outline of a small animated boys head, bald, and curious expression on his face, shown from the side. But it’s actually named after a long time Calgary icon, Ten Foot Henry became a muse for Calgary’s creative community..it’s actually 37 years old – check out their website for more about their story and Henry’s life.

Once you’re inside, this gracious place is very earthy, you almost feel like you’re part of a garden party where live plants are stringed in hanging baskets in linear lines strategically placed above tables. Wooden tables (which are my favourite) are in abundance with the wood being just finished enough to not snag your clothing, nice and rustic. There’s low dining tables a high tables and one table is 10 feet long, situated just perfectly in the middle of the room. There’s long bars with chairs lined up around them so you can sit up and watch the drinks bar or the cooking bar. It’s a mix of fresh and earthy. It feels good inside. We were educated on the menu (pick your vegetable main then add your proteins) it’s family style so pick 3-4 plates for 3 people and you may have some left over to take in…we chose the jerk spiced cauliflower, the spaghetti with pistachio and pesto, pandano, and the tagliatelle pomodoro and the friend potatoes.

The food came out fast, and hot.

Great Stop

– would we be back likely except there’s so many others places to try out.

Check out their website:

http://www.tenfoothenry.com

Ten Foot Henry Menu
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Second: Trolley 5 Restaurant and Brewery

their vision, to bring the community together and are located at 728 – 17 Avenue SW their hours vary, when you walk in the ceilings are extremely high and large garage style doors open to the exterior and they were open on this night, very inviting. We decided to sit outside as their patio faces 17 avenue sw so there is always lots of people watching available.

t hey have your usual bar food but they do have some interesting choices that stood out. We had the Dim Sum dumplings (shrimp) these are traditional dumplings mixed with a light vegetable inside a rice paper wrap. These were served within the traditional bamboo container. They were very good. The other item we had was the Salt and Petter Squid, house breaded very lightly but covered, squid, served with julienned vegetables, very generous portion. London ordered some daily jerky, beef, which came out wrapped in white meat wrapping rope – delicious as well. They have a different flavour each day. We sat outside even though it was slightly cool, their exterior heaters were on and we enjoyed this very much. crisp fall air. the washrooms are located beneath the restaurant and to get to them you need to practically tour the entire facility. But once you find them, down two flights of stairs around the corner passed another giant bar with large screen TV’s everywhere, passed all the incredible aluminum casts, encased within glass walls – great

for watching their brew bring made – you finally come upon the washrooms. These are beautiful, along the wall where the sinks are, the lower half is glass and faces outside into an enclosed area just for this place, the top half is covered in mirrors, there’s a long banquette with a mustard yellow tapestry and exposed lighting coming out from over top of the high back – almost like you could lay down with a good book and chill out for hours – this is the ladies washroom.

http://trolley5.com

For my closing review

I want to share a story about humanity. Every Thursday morning I drop London off to school and then I head up 17 avenue SW toward Crowchild, there’s a small second Cup coffee house I stop into and work for approx 1 hour before I head to my meeting. I drive along and park, come into this coffee house, and low and behold there a person sleeping, while sitting up…in the exact spot I always sit at. hmm, I kind of take in the surroundings there’s not generally many people in this place a this time in the morning as most people are going through the drive through – todays is no exception. I order my tea and keep looking at this person sleeping…then I sit along the wall, same bench as he is but a few tables over, I can see him and continue to check on this situation.

I’m interested in his story.

He’s kind-of slumped over, he has long black hair pulled back into a pony tale, some of the hair is fallen forward, there’s a pizza 73 pizza box on the table, a lighter, a beautiful orange rock or a stone, there a card of some sort laying on the seat beside his bum. He’s sleeping, not snoring but definitely catching up on some rest. The staff isn’t bothering him.

I’m there for a solid hour there’s several people coming in now to get coffee during this time and some, like me are taking this scene in – some with judgement and some not really any expression, no one says anything to the coffee house establishment, 

Just as I’m packing up to leave and I walk over, past my sleeping bench mate- to use the washroom, right beside me the female worker wakes this man with the slightest tap on his arm, calling him Sir…he’s completely aware of where he is, she’s asking him to pack up his things and that he must be on his way now or she may have to call the police. The man is very humble and reacts kindly to her. He begins to straighten up and he’s been drooling slightly, I grab a couple of napkins and hand them to him – he thanks me, she still there and proceeds to ask the man if he’s hungry and if she can get him something, he’s so relieved and grateful, he thanks me for the napkins and sits back down, the lady is grabbing him some food and he’ll be on his way. I leave heading to my meeting, feeling so good inside about this public display of humanity.

Check out ValerieMoss.ca for more information including, menu, pictures, and links to both restaurants.

Thanks for listening, if you’ve tried out either of these places, let me know your experience and if you have a restaurant you’d like me to try out please pass this one…we are all about food in my family, good food with a good experience around it!

 

Behind the Shelever Episode

Welcome back to Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss…todays show I wanted to share with you the making of the Shelever case a behind the scenes episode of Calgary History: William Shelever from the previous episode. If you haven’t listened to this episode please do so before you listen to the makings of…

Screenshot of the editing that went into the Shelever Episode

I recently did an episode investigating in Calgary, i spent some, well many hours at the Calgary public Library looking for something interesting to podcast about that is Calgary driven and from the 1970’s in the past, not a currently discussed topic . I first came upon the Local History room at the library and got comfortable….upon further inspection I came across many articles that have been clipped out of the newspaper and categorized into envelopes one marked crime and criminals. I opened these envelopes up and came upon several clippings about this one case in 1977.

Rookie Cop Shot,

for my first Calgary History episode about two girls found dead under the happy valley overpass, I found it interesting to combine the stores and actually write a column on this story…moving into the William Bill Shelver case I wanted to push myself and step this up another notch. I find it very interesting listing to the podcast serial with Sara Kanik as she a) is a great story teller and b) includes actual clips from the people she’s talking about. I asked Jeff my hubby if he’d be up for helping me out as he has in the past but he waste’ into it for the quantity of lines I required…when I thought about who I could get, I had a great idea to reach out to my fellow podcasters and ask if anyone would be interested in contributing to this story as a voice over. I’m not quote at the investigative journalism point where I can spend more hours of personal time finding, sourcing and interviewing these people from my stories….YET! so I first went through all of  the articles and research I came upon and created my list of “quotes” that people within these stories said then I reached out to my Facebook communities for podcasters and asked who might be interested in reading some lines male and females…well that was easier than I thought – thank you! (p.s. if you’re interesting in doing voice work for me in an upcoming episode, please touch base with me as I’d be so gracious) I immediately had so many people offering to assist with my 14 lines that I had extra entries.

Due to the graphic and sensitive nature of the story and wanting to pay tribute and highly respect the Calgary Police Service I made sure that I was true to what these people said and in the context that they said it within.

I placed these characters in Alphabetical order for ease of layout and organizing but they were within the episode in possibly more than one appearance as well. Some even had two different people to quote.

The criteria was simple, here’s the line in “quotes” please say the line 2-3 times I would provide descriptive words and possibly a setting. In exchange for this unpaid position I requested a snippet of their podcast or a promo clip to insert.

Said with purpose and directiveness

, “from what I’ve seen he has the makings of a good police officer” This was a line from Zone Sergeant Shaw

Starting with

Andy Ace as Deputy Howard Leary here’s his entry and his promotion clip.

<insert clip here>

<insert promo here> for Pardon my Fork ironically this was the first entry I received, I listened to his lines and the promo wihile texting live with Andy, and I was so distracted by how good his promo was – really good, take a listen, that I didn’t listen to his entry lol

Austin Kirk as Police chief Brian Sawyer

<insert clip here> I didn’t receive a promo clip for Austin but thank you for helping me with my show.

bridget frank quoting amazing grace

<insert clip here> I received several entries for this line but I could only choose one, thank you Bridge for helping me out, I sure appreciate it and I think you did a great job!

chirag desi as inspector don nelson

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<insert promo clip here> for Tales of the Trade  Features our region’s pioneers & the stories behind the ideas they brought to life. Each episode highlights the challenges & triumps of the enterpreneurial journey & a legacy in the making. New episode every second Tuesday.

dan stephenson as dr. Jack Barlass and Sergeant Run Gutteride

<insert clips here>

<insert promo here> for Fireside Chat Hockey chat for hardcore Flames fans, this is a site where our NFL Calgary Flames Hockey team has a show dedicated to their community of hockey, fans and hardcore discussions, been around since 2013

 Dean Giles as constable peterson

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<insert promo here> for Podscure  a podcast about obscure podcasts and the people behind them

Dustin danzer as an officer at the funeral

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<insert promo here> for Dustin Danzer Podcast and You Tube Site he has a you tube and podcast page. he answers questions with comic relief addressing tough questions and discuss life and popular issues on planet earth.

Karin heindahl as Mrs. Shelever

<insert clip here> this was kind  of neat as she was interested in contributing and when I went to her facebook page she lives in Germany, I ask if she can speak English like a Canadian, she sent me a voice note through messenger and voila she not only speaks english but does sound like a Canadian…until she says her promo, she’s Swedish and runs a Swedish podcast.  She’s likely the most important voice within this story as she was the wife left behind with a baby bump and now a …window. I thought Karin did a great job.

<insert promo  here>  her’s is in Swedish…thanks Karin how neat is this?

Kyle Marshall at Constable Bill Martin

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<insert promo clip here> for Assumptions Podcast  A podcast in which two friends, a Christian and an Athiest, try to understand the other’s worldview. Created by Kyle Marshall and Daniel Melvill Jones. I had the advantage to meet Kyle on a couple of occasions now, he’s very well spoken, an English major and Owner of MediaLab a bridge-co working space in downtown Calgary check him out!

Lucia Julio singing Amazing Grace

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<insert promo here> for Repodcasting  Join hosts Janet and Lucia as they recast your favourite (and not so favourite) movies!

phil better as Crown PROSECUTOR Chumka

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<insert promo clip here> for Phil Better Show The award winning* talent filled* podcast of this generation! That’s right The Phil Better Show is the show that you want to listen to as its so full of movie and TV reviews, comments, and overall WTF that you won’t be able to get enough!!! Subscribe NOW!!!! *All claims are those of the creator and may not be true… well only in his own head.

sean perrin as zone sergeant shaw

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<insert promo here> for Clarineat  a show about clarinets from Calgary Alberta Canada, one of the top 10 classical  music podcasts.

Thanks for taking the time to hang out with us in this behinds the podcast show in the Shelever case. my goal was to represent the characters in the right context and true to the scene of the stories and articles I came upon. Were you around during this time, do you remember the William Shelever case one of our city’s finest lost his life doing what he loved best, by being a police officer. Here’s to Mrs. Shelever and her daughter Billie and all the CPS members sworn and unsworn, we value your service to our community, Thank you!

Thanks for listening to the podcast today which as produced and written by me, Valerie Moss, intro and outro for this podcast recorded by London Moss and again thank you to all that contributed their time and their voices to this episode, I could not have done this without you. I truly value the time podcasters take in editing and producing their own work. If you liked this episode or any of my episodes and want to provide me some feedback I’d love to hear from you by leaving me a comment, rating on your favourite podcast portal or send me a note at Valerie@ValerieMoss.ca

Thanks for listening