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!