I’ve been looking forward to this week for a while – on Wednesday, I’m heading down to a conference in Calgary, and after that, Mack and I will be spending the weekend in Banff. Nothing like a mini-break in the fall to rejuvenate our spirits! On to this week’s food notes:
- Congrats to Chad Moss of Transcend Coffee for placing third in the Canadian National Barista Championships held this weekend in Vancouver! Check the Transcend website for photos of the competition.
- The Journal filed an early review for the sparkly-new Indian eatery, Zaika, tucked on the city’s burgeoning southwest side.
- See Magazine published a positive review for Nyala (10875-98 Street, 780-761-2000) this week, the relatively new Ethiopian eatery that took over the space previously occupied by the Blue Nile.
- Original Fare has a new contest to encourage patrons to visit independent eateries (or, alternatively, to reward those who do already): experience 10 different Original Fare restaurants before December 31, 2009, and you can enter a draw to win a $250 gift certificate!
- The Manor Bistro (formerly known as the Manor Cafe) as a new website!
- The Duchess Bake Shop received more online food love this week, with a post by Twyla at It’s a Weird, Wild and Wonderful Life. A note to anyone looking to visit the bakery – Duchess just changed their hours to hopefully allow Garner and Giselle some breathing room: closed Monday-Tuesday, Wednesday 9am-6pm, Thursday-Friday 9am-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm.
- Liane blogged about the launch of an exciting new cookbook called We Eat Together, filled with recipes, photos and stories from nine local farming families. It is being launched at the Artery on November 25.
- Thanks to Valerie (aka A Canadian Foodie) for writing about her experience in hunting down the ingredients (and of course, subsequently pulling them all together) for Julia Child’s boeuf bourguignon. I’d like to attempt it someday…
- In recent weeks, Mack and I hit up two of our favourite restaurants in Edmonton. Before the final City Centre Market day, we just had to have brunch at Blue Plate Diner.
It was full when we sat down, but cleared out by the time we were done
Mack in weekend-mode
Mack’s Pancake Breakfast
My Big Breakfast
- A quick meal at Route 99 prior to a show in the nearby theatre district has become standard for us. Or, we just need an excuse to indulge in poutine. Yum.
Pepperoni & Mushroom Pizza (as always, so generous with cheese)
Fish & Chips
Enjoy the return of fall!