Food Notes for June 13, 2011

  • One of the best things about announcing What the Truck?! is being contacted by other local food trucks that we didn’t even know existed! Molly’s Eats can be found at the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market (and the St. Albert Market this week), and offers a little taste of the world, with empanadas, green onion cakes, and four varieties of soft tacos: bulgolgi beef with red cabbage slaw, seasoned chicken with chimichurri, sweet and sour chicken with fried rice, and pulled pork with escabeche. Nomad Kitchen, run by two NAIT grads, will be serving up BBQ, with menu items like root beer and venison sausage, smoked pulled pork, and smoked tofu. Drift Food Truck is another, which will be up and running in about a month.
  • It was great to read this article about how eating at a food truck in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a political act (thanks, Isabelle for the link!).
  • And via Eat Street, a fun piece on rejected food truck names: Veal on Wheels anyone?
  • The St. Albert Farmers’ Market starts this Saturday, June 18, 2011.
  • EDIT: the Canadian Culinary Federation is hosting their 5th annual Lobsterfest this Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Shaw Conference Centre. Expect lobster with all the fixings, East Coast mood music, a funny money casino and prizes, all for $50.
  • Move over, Twisted Yogurt! Another self-serve frozen yogurt chain is moving into town, Menchie’s.
  • V Sandwiches will be opening up a second location on Whyte!
  • Liane posted about a second location of Chianti’s at 13712 40th Street.
  • Sure, you may have been to a wine dinner, but have you been to a coffee dinner? Transcend is working with Corso 32 to pair foods with coffee! The dinner has been delayed due to visa difficulties, but not to despair – they’re working on it!
  • Is there an “Eataly effect”? Some Little Italy merchants seem to think so.
  • I joined Annie for an indulgent evening out at the Sutton Place Hotel for their Chocoholic Buffet. Unlike last time, we were nearly the first to touch the spread, which was a nice treat. The crepes were enjoyable, but the simple chocolate-dipped strawberries turned out to be my favourite. Service though, was again unfortunately low-key.

Sutton Place Hotel

Chocoholic spread

  • Mack and I had a meeting at Caffe Sorrentino for lunch today, chosen mostly for its location. The cheese tortellini looked appetizing, but ended up being overcooked, with the sauce being overly sweet. Although it was served up really fast, it reminded me of the Italian food served up in shopping centres. Mack’s sandwich was a little better, thankfully, but was a bit pricey ($8.25).

Cafe Sorrentino

Cheese tortellini (not sure why they gave out disposable cups for dining in, too)

Cafe Sorrentino

Panini

  • Mack and I had my parents and Felicia over for dinner on Sunday to celebrate my Dad’s birthday. He had requested salmon, so we picked up a nice spring salmon filet from Ocean Odyssey, accompanied by roasted Gull Valley Greenhouse tomatoes, and a MoNa mushroom and Sundog Organics pea tendrils salad.

Salmon

Happy birthday, Dad!

4 thoughts on “Food Notes for June 13, 2011

  1. I was going to get some bbq last Friday at Bubba’s trailer on the south side at the SE corner of 86th street and Davies rd but he was closed with a sign on his trailer that said he has had to move because the lot he was on has been sold. I think he is on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/BubbaKingofBBQ but there doesn’t seem to be any news yet about where he will relocate to. I’m happy that V Sandwiches will be opening on Whyte and hope they maintain the quality of their downtown location. Keep up the great blog.

  2. Chris – their trailer? Is it different from the location that closed last year?

    Valerie – it’s always nice to be able to host family dinners at our place :).

    Jim – my parents told us the same thing! Hopefully Bubba’s comes downtown one of these days, even just temporarily! Would love to try it some time. Thanks again for reading!

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