Food Notes

  • Heads up: Original India on Whyte Ave and 105 Street (opened by the owners of Little India’s Maurya Palace) is coming soon (though a little later than the Edmonton Journal had reported).
  • A new Ric’s Grill will be opening in the summer on the city’s west end (17520 100 Avenue).
  • Edmonton’s “newest cocktail venue” (as they are billing themselves), Stir, is now open downtown (10304 111 Street).
  • Vue Weekly has released their ballot for their annual Golden Fork Awards. Answer at least 10 questions to be entered into their draw for $700 worth of restaurant gift certificates!
  • I love the idea of so-called “one trick pony” restaurants. While perhaps better for curious food tourists than locals, it’s a neat idea that I hope spreads north soon.
  • A good answer to the question: should one always dress up when going to a semi-formal restaurant?
  • Need a time-killer? A vocabulary game called FreeRice donates 20 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program for each word the player selects correctly.
  • One of my favorite food bloggers, based out of New York, flipped a complete 180 last week and is going back to blogging basics, and is uncertain as to whether or not she will be able to honestly review again, as she’s not only become friends with some of the people in the food world, but also because she’s “ultimately someone who wants to make other people happy.” Having some kind of cover of obscurity is essential, as she notes, and I know that’s one of the reasons why I cling to this more anonymous medium of publishing.

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