- My profile of Flirt Cupcakes was published in Vue this week! Also on the cupcake front – Chris left a comment that Fuss Cupcakes on Whyte will be opening up on May 6 (their website isn’t yet live, however).
- Chris over at Eating is the Hardest Part wrote about a fairly new Tex-Mex joint called Burrito Libre.
- I’m sorry to have missed the fourth annual Northern Food Night, a Slow Food Edmonton event, that took place last weekend, but there’s a photo-filled recap that captures just some of the bounty available in Canada’s northern regions.
- It’s finally looking like spring, and the gardens are blooming – Courtney and Brooke wrote about their respective outdoor projects, as did Kevin Kossowan. I hope they all post pictures once everything has sprouted!
- I like the direction of Starbucks’ new advertising campaign, with lines such as: “Beware of cheaper coffee. It comes with a price.”
- Andree at Are You Gonna Eat That posted a link to something titled “The Food Blog Code of Ethics” – a set of standards drafted by two bloggers who are also trained journalists. I’m still mulling over the idea of guidelines beyond one’s personal ethics, but I agree with Andree’s point about the lack of transparency provided by mainstream reviewers – I think any review – whether it be in a paper or a blog – should be read as just one opinion, and nothing more.
- A few friends and I tried to get a table at Cactus Club on Friday at 6:30. The wait? 1.5 hours. We trudged to Bourbon Street and found it virtually empty, sure that Cactus had diverted the usual brisk weekend business. Our group ended up at Earls, where Court’s post led me to order the grilled chicken and baked brie ciabatta ($13). I liked the sweet fig jam, crunchy apples, and generous slices of cheese, but the chicken was a little on the salty side.
Grilled Chicken and Baked Brie Ciabatta