It looks like they are just putting the finishing touches on the Sobeys Urban Fresh (10404 Jasper Avenue), which opens this Thursday. I am excited to hear about the local products they will be offering (Greens, Eggs and Ham, among them), and the partnership they have with the City Centre Market.
A new Wok Box is under construction in the old bakery space on Jasper Avenue next to Who Cares?
Judy Schultz mentioned a new deli in Edmonton in her Bistro column last week – Careit Urban Deli (5236 199 Street) apparently specializing in healthy takeout meals.
Check out 630 CHED’s website for gift certificates priced at half their value every Wednesday at 10am. This week, they were offering $100 vouchers at Von’s Steakhouse for $50.
Mack sent me a link about a new service where dialing “#PIZZA” on your cell phone will not only connect you with viable delivery options, but also recommend new places to try, based on customer ratings and research and the cheapest eats.
The FN Dish, a web show on the Food Network, focused on food blogging last week. Ed Levine, one of my favorite NY-based bloggers, is featured in the interview.
The New York Times sent nine writers to review chains in the suburbs, and the consensus was one of pleasant surprise. A few write-ups in particular are deliciously condescending, including one on The Cheesecake Factory: “On a recent Saturday night, there were at least 150 people in their best jeans and T-shirts, beepers in hand, happily waiting 30 or 40 minutes for tables.” Worth a read.