I hope everyone had a great weekend, making the most of summer! I’m sad to have missed the Dragon Boat Festival (again), but in a season where there are multiple things going on every weekend, a choice must be made! On to this week’s food notes:
- Who doesn’t love a free barbecue? The Edmonton Economic Development Corporation is hosting an “I [heart] yegdt” lunch on Churchill Square from 11:30am-1pm on August 24, 2011.
- In support of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Lux is hosting the second annual Bacon Day on September 3, 2011. The $65 ticket price includes a bacon infused Bloody Caesar and a family style 3 course meal inspired by bacon.
- Help Birds & the Bees Organic Winery (formerly EnSante) celebrate their new identity by visiting their farm on September 4, 2011! Tickets include a tour, tasting and pie!
- Valerie checked out this year’s Tomato Fare – and found that there was something missing.
- Foodie Suz wrote about her incredible experience at the Okanagan Feast of Fields. I wish I was there!
- The ‘big’ incident that swept through Eater last week involved a diner at a Houston bar tweeting that her bartender was a “twerp”, then promptly getting a call from the bar’s owner that she was no longer welcome at the establishment. Read all about it here.
- Tutti Frutti, a self-serve frozen yogurt shop, finally opened at 10420 82 Avenue this weekend. We checked it out between Fringe shows on Saturday. At 49 cents an ounce, it is on par with Twisted Yogurt, the other self-serve fro-yo establishment in town. On that particular day, they had 11 yogurt flavours to choose from, and a variety of toppings. We love the self-serve aspect, and really, it’s about time for something like this to finally open up on a pedestrian-friendly street. Of course, it’d be better if it were a local chain, but if there are two cupcake shops on the Avenue, perhaps there could be rival frozen yogurt shops as well?
Can you guess which one is mine and which one is Mack’s?
- Not food-related, but Mack and I had a great time at the Taylor Swift concert on Thursday (alongside families and too many screaming tweens to count). Though her show featured pyrotechnics, aerialists and lots and lots of confetti, I actually preferred the quieter moments of the concert – just her and a guitar, strumming away at the base of an illuminated tree. You can check out Mack’s pictures (and videos) here.