Magpie and Stump – Banff, Alberta, Canada

This is a Tex-Mex place – something I have been craving since Martin got to America and started telling me that he had been eating Tex-Mex food… Doesn’t sound like the name of a Tex-Mex place, huh? Don’t let it put you off – the food was great… and the servings were huge – you have been warned! We started with the Chilli con Queso – a cheesy dip with lots of corn chips – it was great… I am going to have to find a recipe for this… Following this Martin went for the vegetarian soft tacos and I had the cheese and veggie chimi changa’s, we also ordered a side of Mel’s red death because the menu said all the meals came mild and we were in the mood for hot! The meals also came with rice, beans, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. The food was great, although on first taste Mel’s red death sauce was pretty hot, however after a couple more tastes, it wasn’t as hot as we thought and we ate most of it… We washed all this down with a couple of local beers – Martin recommends the Grizzly Paw Rutting Elk, however, I preferred the Sleeman’s Honey Brown… either way, it all went together well…