Between the Fringe, a farm tour and Blink, this weekend just flew by! Hoping to catch up a bit on things this week, including an announcement about the last What the Truck?! of the year. On to this week’s food notes:
- The U of A Campus Community Garden is celebrating a great year by hosting a harvest dinner on August 29, 2012. Everyone is welcome.
- Taste Alberta has planned a harvest lunch and dinner to take place on September 12, 2012 in the Journal’s atrium. Tickets are available here.
- Sounds like Normand’s Bistro in the Citadel will be opening tomorrow, August 28, 2012.
- Filistix officially announced their third campus location – starting September 4, 2012, you can find them at the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy. Congrats!
- Ric’s Grill downtown (10190 104 Street) is undergoing renovations, and is set to reopen on September 6, 2012 as the 104 Street Grill. In preparation for their grand opening, those who join their mailing list will be sent a $30 gift card.
- I missed linking to this last week: Liane reported that two new restaurants will be opening up on 124 Street in late September – The Makk in the space formerly occupied by D’Lish, and Pure Kitchen, in what used to house Bueno Gelato.
- There’s a new truck in town: welcome, Bully Food Truck!
- The Journal reviewed NaanOlicious last week.
- The “big” news this week was that former Bachelorette couple Ashley Hebert and JP Rosenbaum were in Edmonton on the weekend, taking in the Fringe among other sites. The debate of whether or not we should be investing in celebrities with the hopes of attracting media exposure is an interesting one, but I have to say I’m disappointed that Travel Alberta chose Joey’s of all places for their dinner destination. Especially when the same organization is apparently also trying to highlight Edmonton’s burgeoning local food scene.
- Karlynn recapped the Harvest Days event in Bon Accord that took place a few weeks ago. Looked like a great time!
- While at the Old Strathcona Save-On this weekend between Fringe shows, Mack and I noticed this “eat local” shelf located by the check outs. It was neat to see Alberta products being highlighted this way, though we also hoped that they were located with like products on the regular shelves as well.
Enjoy your week!