Food Notes for July 30, 2012

Is anyone else equally disappointed in The Newsroom so far? I had such high hopes for Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO drama, but several episodes in (I’m at 1.4 so far), his two female leads are still maddening. It’s actually made me re-watch some of The West Wing just so I can be reminded of how good Sorkin can be. Here’s hoping it gets better! On to this week’s food notes:

Wong Jung Gak

Forthcoming Wong Jung Gak

  • I didn’t know Noodle Maker (9653 102 Avenue) shut down until Mack and I passed by it this weekend. It will be replaced by a Filipino eatery.

Panciteria de Manila

Panciteria De Manila

  • The best thing about not having my lunch last week was an excuse to indulge in Mama Pizza/Pho Huong’s green onion cakes. Yum.

Mama Pizza/Pho Huong

Green onion cakes

  • Mack and I helped organize most of the food vendors at this weekend’s Interstellar Rodeo, and it sounds like they were very well received. But that was nothing compared with the rave reviews the festival received as a whole! Congrats to Shauna and the rest of the organizers for a job well done!

Interstellar Rodeo

Pork belly sandwich from Drift

Interstellar Rodeo

Whitehorse performs on Sunday at Interstellar Rodeo

10 thoughts on “Food Notes for July 30, 2012

  1. And I am pumped as Cheesepalooza starts this week! We met on Sunday and had a blast making the Mother Culture. We are very excited about this year long project!

  2. We loved interstellar rodeo and our veggie burgers from The Act.  It was a great change of pace from the craziness and crowds of the folkfest.  

  3. Sad about Noodlemaker, learnt about its demise recently on Urbanspoon. On the other hand, I am excited to try Filipino food in DT (never had it outside Heritage festival).

  4. Great to hear you enjoyed the festival! We only ended up making it to the tail end, but it seemed like most were having a great time.

  5. There are a number of Fillipino eateries on the south side you might want to try too. Or Fat Jaaks in Central McDougall (though to be honest I’ve only tried their buffet).

  6. Awesome updates! can’t wait for Eat Street to be filmed here. We are becoming popular on the Food Network, aren’t we? I’ll have to post about my YGEH experience.

  7. Dajana – You’re welcome! I have to say I loved what the Basil Leaf proprietors did with the interior. Modern, but understated. Hope Wong Jung Gak keeps some of it!

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