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AREPA BOSS: A First for Calgarians

  Exciting news, Calgary! We are stoked to spread the word about Arepa Boss, our city’s first ever Venezuelan Food Truck serving the traditional dish of Arepa (pronounced: “Ah-Ray-Pa”)! Your first question is probably: “What is Arepa?” Well, quoted directly from the Arepa Boss site (linked above), it is none other than “A delicious Gluten…

How to: Survive Stampede in the Rain

The one problem that we have with hosting ‘ The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ is just that. It’s outdoors. And sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate, and by the looks of it this year might be especially rainy. If you do have to be outside – first things first. Be prepared. Wear your straw hat instead…

Have Your Cake-on-a-stick and Eat It Too

How to cancel out the calories this Stampede Is there anything better than biting into the warm doughy goodness of a perfectly sugared mini donut, fresh from one of the three thousand deep fryers located on the Stampede grounds, for the first time since last year’s 10-day binge fest? Answer: no. Next question. Is there…

The day I spent sampling food on the Calgary Stampede Midway

Meet Darren. He’s a volunteer Calgary Stampede Midway food sampler. Yep. You heard that right. He’s volunteered to put as much midway food in his gut as he can in one day, judge it on taste, presentation and whether he’d recommend it or not, then do it again the next day, for five days. I’m…

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