- Mark your calendars: Original Fare’s Fork Fest starts next week, January 16-20 and January 23-27, 2011.
- The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is holding a fundraiser on January 28, 2011, called the Flavours of BC’s Naramata Bench Wine Tasting & Auction.
- How about a different kind of dinner theatre? See Kenneth Brown’s epic trilogy Spiral Dive, preceded by dinner from La Bistro Persaud. On until January 23.
- Liane reported that Pharos has now reopened, below the Haven Social Club.
- City and Dale wrote a little preview of Somerville Wine & Cheese.
- Chris followed up on Marianne’s review of Corso 32 with one of his own.
- Mack and I sadly missed the pig-tastic potluck that Valerie hosted this weekend – it looked fun!
- Speaking of Valerie, she has added more Taste Tripping cooking classes to the calendar.
- Mack sent me a link to an Alberta Venture article about the difficulties faced by microbreweries in Alberta.
- Also from Mack – he is always complaining about certain nuances of restaurant websites – the use of flash, no accessible menu, etc. Turns out, this Tumblr site read his mind.
- Need to catch up on what you missed on Top Chef: All Stars? Maki will be posting recaps of the show every Tuesday.
- Cathy posted an amusing flowchart to help consumers determine whether or not a food item at the grocery store is, well, actually food.
- This is an interesting piece from Gourmet Live – frozen yogurt may not be as healthy as consumers think.
- Starbucks is changing their logo: gone are the words “Starbucks Coffee” from the outer edge of the circle – it seems the company wants the image of the mermaid to be as iconic as the Nike Swoosh or Apple’s logo.
- I walked by Sequel Café last week (formerly Essence Tea Bar), and took a picture of their day’s menu.
The Sequel Cafe
- It was particularly steamy in Pho Tau Bay on Friday afternoon, when Ellen and I caught up over bowls of noodles. She said we would end up smelling like pho upon our return to the office. She was right.
- Mack and I took in the lovely lights at the Legislature a few times over the holidays – nothing says Christmas in Edmonton like waltzing through the tree-lined paths with a loved one.
Mack’s prettiest shot