Food Notes for March 26, 2012

  • Another pop-up dinner for Edmonton: Chef Blair Lebsack has organized a Rge Rd pop-up at Chai Pani to take place on March 31, 2012.
  • I can’t wait to check out the Roots on Whyte complex (102 Street & Whyte Avenue) that opened last week, which features Jennifer Ogle’s new restaurant, Under the High Wheel, and Blush Lane, an organic grocer.
  • From Mack: Underground Tap and Grill is under construction in the basement space beneath The Treasury. Let’s hope the 72 on-tap beers will be a better draw than the ill-fated Parkallen that occupied the level prior.
  • We’re sorry to have missed Karlynn’s Culinary Cook-off, but were happy to get a glimpse of the mac and cheese samples on Valerie’s blog. We’ll definitely have to partake next year!
  • Maki had a great photo spread of the latest Chef in Residence lunch at NAIT. It looks like Chef Massimo Capra and the culinary students cooked up quite a feast!
  • Courtenay covered her experience of New Level Pizza, an underground supper club. Love that Chad’s advice was that she “wasn’t allowed to think about blogging while [she] was eating.”
  • I missed including these posts last week, but they were important: Carmen and Phil spent an evening cooking for a good cause. They got together with some friends to feed families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, a residence for children and their families while they are seeking medical treatment.
  • Kevin posted a second video in his series focusing on backyard chickens.
  • Interesting piece about pop-ups, which has some truth in Edmonton as well: some restaurants are using it as a starting tool before reaching the brick and mortar stage.
  • Mack and I had a lunch meeting at Three Bananas on Saturday. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been there for lunch, but we weren’t too impressed with the service. Our food took quite some time, and for $10.95, I expected a better sandwich – the chicken was dry, and the bread a little too crusty to enjoy.

Three Bananas

Tuscan chicken sandwich

  • Mack and I volunteered for part of the day at the City Market on Saturday to help spread the word about Eat Alberta. We’re three weeks away, with less than two dozen tickets left. We hope you’ll consider joining us on April 14 at NAIT!

Eat Alberta

Counting down to Eat Alberta!

4 thoughts on “Food Notes for March 26, 2012

  1. Sharon – you’re going to luv the new Roots on Whyte building! Blush Lane is huge and has some really great (and hard to find) products (also a tad cheaper than another certain organic store close by….). Haven’t eaten at Under the High Wheel yet but been in and smells/looks fab! Can’t wait to try it either!

  2. Hi Sharon – thanks for the shout-out. Having spent the evening cooking at the “Home for Dinner” program at Ronald Mcdonald House, definitely see the value and positive impact that sharing a meal has on families going through a tough time. Appreciate you helping us generate awareness for this program.

    I’m also ecstatic for Blush Lane – went to their Calgary location regularly when I lived there. Love supporting the family that owns it (the children of Ron and Sheila from Sunworks Farm) and excited it’s come to Edmonton.

  3. Can’t wait to check out Roots on Whyte this weekend! I’m sure they’ll be quite busy on Saturdays, with the foot traffic spillover from the OSFM.

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