Food Notes for July 2, 2012

  • The Green and Gold Community Garden opens for the season on July 3, 2012. Hours are 7-8:30pm on Tuesdays and 11am-1pm on Saturdays.
  • I love the idea of a “pork crawl” – the Passion for Pork folks have organized their first ever Swine and Dine dinner taking place on July 3, 2012 that will introduce eaters to three different interpretations of pork.
  • On the heels of Latitude 53’s summer patio parties, the Art Gallery of Alberta has started their own series of al fresco parties – Tuesdays on the Terrace begins on July 3, and runs through to the end of August. From 4-8pm, a complimentary art-inspired cocktail from Zinc will be included with the price of admission.
  • Blue Plate Diner is hosting another Farm to Fork dinner on July 8, 2012.
  • Jerry Aulenbach, Edmonton’s bacon man about town, is hosting his annual #yeghelp function on July 11, 2012 at Lux. Expect a great meal finished off by a sunset ride on the High Level Bridge streetcar.
  • Mark your calendars – Live Local’s Fork Fest runs July 15-19 and 22-26, 2012.
  • Did you know there is a Co-op wine store in Edmonton?
  • Two food truck reads: one an overview of the current scene in Vue, and a guide in the July issue of Avenue Edmonton.
  • Loved the reasoning in this Serious Eats write-up in favour of street eats.
  • Mack and I took in an Eskimos game on Saturday with his Dad. It was such a beautiful evening for a football game, and all the better that the Esks won!

Edmonton Eskimos


  • To celebrate Canada Day, Mack and I trekked down to Mill Woods on the bus for their fireworks show. It’s been a few years since I’ve been down there, and I have missed it – I think it’s a bit more laid-back and community-oriented than the fireworks show downtown. Hope you had a good one too!

Canada Day in Millwoods

Mack was impressed by the crowds and music

Canada Day in Millwoods


2 thoughts on “Food Notes for July 2, 2012

  1. Two notes: 

    1) Unless I overlooked it, there is the announcement from Tutti Frutti to open new locations. Sorry, no downtown location!

    2) I will have to disagree a bit about the food truck article, specifically because its setting is New York City. To put it mildly, NYC and Edmonton are two completely different beasts. If Edmonton had the same level of activity and population concentration, then probably. But, even if we were to limit it to Downtown Edmonton + Whyte Ave, it still won’t be applicable as there is no enough critical mass. The fact the vendors were sold out early in the What the Truck?! events is an indicator: they had to calculate the risk of getting too much food which might end up being unsold. In contrast, in NYC, the level of popularity of some vendors (such as Halal Guys) is so high, the risk is minimal.

    (Side note: Halal Guys is not even technically a *truck*; however, their operation is large enough with enough manpower and I will assume easy access to their commisary to keep it running and/or slow down if necessary).

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