Food Notes for August 20, 2012

  • 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.

Moose Factory

Surf and turf

Moose Factory

Steak pappardelle

3 thoughts on “Food Notes for August 20, 2012

  1. We had the same very bad experience at the Moose Factory last year, and the same surprise at how busy it was (and continues to be).

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