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Nanton: Bar Fights and Burgers

It was somewhere in the middle of a blizzard, in 1988, in a tavern in Nanton Alberta when the fight broke out. I was playing pool with a college buddy who lived in the area, on a raised platform at the back of a local bar.

Posted by Troy Cook on Oct 27, 2014

The Twisted Fork in Vancouver, BC

Granville Street is littered with visual carnage. There are masses of every kind of folk wandering the concrete.

Posted by Troy Cook on Jul 27, 2014

Dining in Sparwood

Posted by Troy Cook on Jun 02, 2014

Three Folks Grille - Columbia Falls, Montana

The parking lot at the Blue Moon Tavern had beat down snow and if you looked close at the mounds you'd find road dirt, blood, teeth and puke.

Posted by Troy Cook on Apr 19, 2014

To Dine Post Hobbit Battle

Through the darkness and blizzard we ploughed along, in a trusty old Suburban with no heat and no speedometer, towards the Bavarian city of the Rockies Kimberley.

Posted by Troy Cook on Feb 27, 2014

Poutine Death Burger: Rum Runner, Crowsnest AB

I was recently visiting an artist friend at the Gushal Artist Residency in Blairmore, Alberta. My friend had built an experimental time travel machine which of course I had to try.

Posted by Troy Cook on Jul 05, 2013

Wellngton's, Calgary AB

Ralph Klein's going onto glory brings on memories of Calgary long ago. Turn the time machine to the winter 1988. Olympic mayhem has beseeched the city. I am a college reporter taking in the madness with my laminated press pass.

Posted by Troy Cook on Apr 04, 2013

Victoria, BC's Jam Cafe

Recently I toured with my super group,The Death Ballad Love Tellers, featuring Victoria musician David P. Smith and Edmonton musician Ben Sures.

Posted by Troy Cook on Mar 20, 2013

Four Corners, Three Gravies

 You drive out onto the first American pavement past the first set of white roadside crosses. The first rolling yellow hills. The first patch of Big Sky.

Posted by Troy Cook on Feb 22, 2013

Toque by Twilight

The first time I entered the Arts Station, the building was across the tracks near some large poplar trees. It was boarded up abandoned and scary.

Posted by Troy Cook on Jan 30, 2013

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