Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Open Sesame Does It For Me

With Open Sesame you need to have some patience getting from the "Please Wait To Be Seated" sign to actually sitting down at a table...because this place is popular...and finding a parking space can be challenging on a busy Friday night.

The "Fresh Asian" menu is pretty extensive and the value is fair to good, plus you can make your own Asian rice or noodle bowl with a myriad of choices from fresh veggies to sauces to herbs, nuts and other goodies. All you have to do is choose your carbohydrate of choice, your meat and then pile a bowl as high as you can with options. Beware though of getting too complicated. I suggest keeping it simple, adding some salty nuts or sunflower seeds and adding three scoops of sauce.  The bowls are not priced by weight; starting at $8.95 and your meat choice add-on ranges from $3.50 to $4.50.

With the restaurant being so busy service was slow but our server was nice and very helpful. I highly recommend reservations.

Open Sesame
6920 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, AB
(403) 259-0123

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Dinner Club Friday, May 14th - Open Sesame

So after being slack the past couple Dinner Clubs - 1600 World Bier Haus on March 19th and Charlie Chan's on April 16th, I thought we should get the blog going again.

The May 14th Dinner Club will be at:

Open Sesame
6920 Macleod Trail South
Calgary, AB T2H 0L3
(403) 259-0123‎

"Fresh Asian cooking with a twist."

See you there!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Los Mariachi's

I completely agree with Nicole. Although my food was pretty tasty (I had the chimichangas and a chi chi to drink), the service was terrible. The poor service would have been understandable if the restaurant had been really busy or short staffed or something, but it wasn’t. Definitely don’t go to Los Mariachi’s if you’re in any sort of hurry. It took ages to just get water and we asked multiple times. I'm fairly certain our server hated her job and us. Sorry Mariachis, your food may be good, but not worth the pain of the service. I hope someone picks El Sombrero! 2 Shazzams. Yes only 2.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Los Mariachis - February 19, 2010

7400 MacLeod Trail Southeast
Calgary, Alberta
(403) 253-5692

Blink and you will miss it, the tiny restaurant Los Mariachis comes across as trying to be authentic but is more kitch than anything else. I would recommend the nachos but majority of the food came out cold from the comments of the Shazam Dinner Club Beef Burritos (the last picture) came out piping hot (too hot?) and were quite tasty actually...but the service was unfortunately very poor and really a downer on the evening. We didn't even get dessert!  I need to erase this experience with a visit to El Sombrero.

Los Mariachis Restaurant


Black Bean Soup

This this was chicken tacos or soft tortillas.


Chicken Quesadillas

Salad (Avocados, Eggs, Tomatoes, Olives, Onions, Lettuce)

Beef Burritos

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January 2010 Dinner Club

A new year of Dinner Club has arrived! I was bummed to miss out on what looks like some good eats and tasty treats...