- Fancy an American-style burger? Then check out the Mosh Burger pop-up on August 21, 2012 at Red Star Pub. Yes, you can have pink in your burger!
- There’s lots to do this weekend! The East Meets West Festival takes place on August 25-26, 2012 in McCauley (they really do have to get their act together with a more informative website, though).
- The Greater Edmonton Alliance is offering bus tours to visit some of the farmland in Edmotnon’s north east on August 26, 2012. Tickets are just $10 each. You can read more about the tours at Mack’s blog.
- If that’s not enough, check out Liane’s list of “top 10 summer food experiences”.
- Liane also pointed to some of the new vendors at this year’s Fringe, if you’re wondering what to eat down at the grounds.
- The City of Calgary is currently evaluating their food truck pilot program. Share your thoughts by completing their survey (on a related note – it’s great how they’ve linked to all 33 trucks right on the City page).
- Mack sent me this link to a story in the Atlantic about why Restaurant Week won’t die, “despite the haters”.
- There were a lot of retrospectives about Julia Child this week, who would have turned 100 on Wednesday. Here’s one from Jacques Pepin.
- Jeff’s leaving for Vancouver this weekend to study, so my family got together for a meal to wish him luck. Felicia picked The Moose Factory because she had a gift card. Good thing too, because the meal would not have been worth full price. Mack’s $34 surf and turf was poorly executed all around (the steak was rare, and not the medium he had requested, while the lobster was dry and chewy). My $22 steak pappardelle was supposed to feature filet mignon, which it probably did, but it was so overcooked it could have been a much lesser cut. Given the price of the entrees and the poor quality of the food, it’s really a head scratcher as to how the restaurant was as busy as it was on a Monday night.
Surf and turf