Food Notes for March 15, 2010

March is just flying by, probably due to a combination of the fabulous weather and too many meetings. On to this week’s food notes:

  • Feel free to join in on the conversation between a few local food bloggers and Chef David Adjey on Tuesday – via Twitter, of course! See the teaser for the “Date with David”, March 16, from 6-7pm, here.
  • Mark your calendars (and get on the phone!): the next Farmers’ Market Dinner at Madison’s Grill is set for April 23. Mack and I attended a dinner back in January, and were absolutely blown away – you won’t be disappointed!
  • A reminder about Seedy Sunday, taking place at the Alberta Avenue Community Hall (9210 118 Avenue) on March 21, from 11am-4pm. It’s an opportunity to learn more about gardening (and to buy seeds for the upcoming season as well!).
  • To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, deVine’s will be hosting a “Green Tasting”, featuring all organic wines.
  • Save the date: the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues is planning for a city-wide festival on September 18.
  • Original Fare launched their second Dine Local to Win contest recently – to enter, simply visit 10 member restaurants, have the entry form stamped, and you will have a chance to win a $250 gift card.
  • Kelly wrote about the new Indian bistro set to open in the house formerly occupied by vegan cafe Way of Life/Mode de Vie (10203 – 116 St). Maybe this restaurant will host regular hours.
  • Liane posted about the closure of longtime restaurant Mirabelle last week.
  • Marianne over at Loosen Your Belt posted a very early review of Kabuki Sushi and Grill (8724 109 Street).
  • I’ve been wondering about the “coming soon” signs in the window of the new vodka bar/lounge on Jasper Avenue and 100 Street, so it was nice to read about what was happening with The Treasury.
  • An update about T2, Transcend’s forthcoming cafe in Garneau.
  • I have to say I don’t frequent butcher shops very often, but with posts like Twyla’s about a new butcher called Real Deal Meats in southwest Edmonton, I know it’s only a matter of time before they become a regular stop.
  • How about the ew factor: a New York chef made cheese out of his wife’s breast milk (really).
  • A second Starbucks will be gracing West Edmonton Mall, in the space formerly occupied by Timothy’s, overlooking the Ice Palace.

Coming Soon…

  • Flyers littering the ground around my work neighbourhood alerted me to the fact that Samurai Bistro (10003 107 Avenue, around the corner from Basil Leaf), is now open. I didn’t have a chance to peek my head in, but I am impressed that this little corner of Chinatown is cleaning up!

Samurai Bistro

10 thoughts on “Food Notes for March 15, 2010

  1. Hi there Sharon – the link for Eat My Words on the right sidebar goes to a “Page cannot be found” filler. Did they relocate?

    ~M~

  2. It seems the Journal must have re-organized. Cheeky monkeys. Oh well – I’m sure Sharon will fix it up for the rest, I’ll add the new one to my blog reader!

    ~M~

  3. Hi all,
    I’m not sure why Sharon’s link to Eat My Words is borked, but the ones from Monica and Eva should both work.
    Thanks Sharon for another great update.
    – Kerry

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