Food Notes

  • 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.
  • Kerstin’s Chocolates will be offering their first ever chocolate making course next week.
  • 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 Olympus Stylus 1010 camera has a “cuisine” function! Too cool.
  • 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.

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