- US-based brand Crumbl Cookies is opening its first Canadian location in Edmonton, to be located at 5041 Mullen Road NW.
- Home-based business Thai Avenue opened a storefront at 6536 170 Avenue. Thanks to Celeste for the heads up!
- I missed including the opening of buffet breakfast restaurant French Toast, which opened in December at 8937 82 Avenue.
- Chain St. Louis Bar and Grill is opening a third location in the Edmonton area in Jagare Ridge (14222 28 Avenue SW).
- A fundraiser for the Campus Food Bank on March 18 will see author James Wilt talk about his book “Drinking Up the Revolution: How to Smash Big Alcohol and Reclaim Working-Class Joy”. Tickets are $20.
- Meals on Wheels is hosting a fundraiser on April 5, 2023. Wing Wednesday will take place in the Stantec Tower, and will include samples of wings. Tickets are $45.
- Hot Chefs Cool Beats returns on May 11, 2023. The event includes interactive food and beverage stations, ice carving stations, and entertainment. $95 early bird tickets are available until March 31 plus tax, with funds supporting the Canadian Culinary Fund.
- Such a great example of manifesting – Hanjan put out an invitation to Simu Liu (who is in town to host the Junos), and he ended up taking them up on it!
- King Noodle House also had a visit from a celebrity – comedian Andrew Phung stopped by over the weekend.
- Congratulations to Hayloft Steak + Fish who are celebrating their first birthday this month!
- Twyla highlighted Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine catering company Chapelle Kitchen on Edmonton AM.
- Phil’s latest Best Dish column features Cafe Bel-Air.
- Edify checked out Bro’Kin Yolk and newcomer Ashford House Pub.
- Also from Edify – they interviewed Chartier, Sugared & Spiced, and Otto about the impact of inflation on their business.
- Situation Brewing is in negotiations with a potential buyer to continue operations, but the original owners have folded their beer-making business, reports Jason Foster. The restaurant remains open.
- Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market asks Council for help finding a permanent home.
What I Ate
- I had been craving Rosewood Foods’ patty melt, so finally hit them up last week. If you haven’t tried it yourself – you won’t regret it.
Patty melt from Rosewood Foods
- I met up with a colleague for lunch at Hallway Café last week, with Ellie in tow. It’s one of my favourite places for a meal Downtown with a baby, with ample stroller room, lots of menu options that can be consumed with one hand, and on my visits, no large crowds. Food-wise, I also appreciate that you can order a half pizza plus a side, which always means fries for me.
BBQ chicken pizza and fries from the Hallway Cafe
- While enjoying Martin Kerr’s performance at the Downtown Farmers’ Market on Sunday, we tried Waffloos for the first time. The sweetness of the liege waffle worked surprisingly well with the savoury ham and cheese flavour, but part of me was nostalgic for the simplicity of Eva Sweet’s version (remember them)?