Our fridge has up and died (it’s really done this time), which means that although we will be doing some unforeseen spending, also means we will be able to choose a fridge that we like! It’s funny how something so basic like a fridge not working can cause so much stress. Anyway, on to this week’s notes:
- Do you have pumpkin fever? Smoky Lake is having their annual Great White North Pumpkin Fair and Weigh-Off this weekend.
- Foodie McPoon reviewed Mini Mango this week, a new restaurant opened by the folks behind Sweet Mango.
- Chris wrote about a new cafe called Gracious Goods that opened in the space formerly occupied by Hulbert’s.
- The Journal and Twyla both reviewed The Treasury last week.
- Jean Poutine visited the Motoraunt one last time – the home of the (in)famous Monster Burger.
- Liane wrote about a great offer from The Blue Pear – to help celebrate their tenth anniversary, they are offering guests the chance to flip a coin to win their dinner.
- Mack sent this Winnipeg Food Policy document to me – a great primer on their local food issues, and related questions to ask their municipal election candidates.
- The doughnut burger is so yesterday: how about a Pop Tart burger?
- I’m still waiting for North American chefs to integrate more insects into their menus, as I do think it will be a trend in the coming years, but until then, read about the possibilities in this NYT article.
- Viet Huong will be relocating from their location on 107 Avenue to a storefront right in Chinatown that used to house Hoang Long (10715 – 98 Street).
Viet Huong coming soon
- Basil Leaf will have a neighbour soon – a restaurant called Emperor’s Palace.
- Twisted Yogurt Creations opened their second location last week in South Park (650, 3803 Calgary Trail, 780-440-4955). I’m still waiting for a branch more public transit accessible, but I love the self-serve concept. We stopped by and tried out their dreamsicle and purple cow flavours this time around.
Mack loading up
- My family is so lucky to have a Mum who is such a good cook. She demonstrated her skills at the Mid-Autumn Festival dinner last week – everything was as delicious as it looked. Thanks, Mum!
Time to feast!
8 thoughts on “Food Notes for September 27, 2010”
Do you think your Mum would invite me for dinner? That food looks scrumptious!
twisted yogurt looks SO GOOD! too bad its only in sherwood park.
haha apparently i can’t read… now i’m really excited and going to south park when i feel like some fro-yo!
Emperor’s Palace is rumored to have Dim Sum, particularly items that are not common in Edmonton.
Love the updates – wish I got to them in a timely fashion! Wish you had the plug in that was a SUBSCRIBE BY MAIL plugin for your posts so I could get your new posts in my mail box… I never get to my readers or feeds in a timely fashion. This is a very good idea – I have one and feedburner is another option (:) ) Also, I see renduring fat didn’t make your hit list. (double grin) Darn!
I am still working to figure out how to make the write up about Sunday short sweet and informative. I am tired of the mega posts I write (though they are very good keepsakes for me!)….
Debra – my Mum could definitely cook for a living :).
Leslie – it’s worth checking out! Nice alternative to ice cream, and I love the self-serve nature of it.
Eva – thanks for the information. I haven’t heard anything about it yet, so it’s good to know!
Valerie – Mack suggested an e-mail option a while back…I’ll have to ask him to help me install it. I do enjoy your mega posts (like your cheese tasting one), but I know how time consuming they must be. Looking forward to your post on the dairy trip!
We went to San Francisco last Christmas and at one mall there, they had this kind of self-serve yogurt. I have been craving them since. Thanks for letting us know that there’s one closer to home!
PS. The food your mum cooked looks so good!!!!