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?


  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!


  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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