Food Notes for January 14, 2013

While I appreciate the warmer weather (it makes going out for winter walks much less of a chore), it’d be better if things stayed below freezing. It’s going to be hard to keep my pants clean with cars entering the splash zone…Onto this week’s food notes:

  • In conjunction with International Week, the University of Alberta Office of Sustainability is hosting Raj Patel, who will be speaking on food cultures for sustainability on January 30, 2013. Admission is free.
  • Fork Fest, which runs from January 20-24 and 27-31, 2013, has started to post their menus. Prix fixe menus are not consistently priced, which makes it a bit more difficult to browse, but given the range of casual to more upscale eateries participating, perhaps it suits individual establishments better.
  • A new wine bar opened up in the Illuminada 2 last Thursday, called Jono’s Bar (11931 Jasper Avenue).
  • Vue Weekly has a great profile on Canteen, brought to you by Frank and Andrea Olson of the Red Ox Inn. I love that their menu is built around sharing!
  • Vue Weekly reviewed Panciteria de Manila (9653 102 Ave). Sounds like a great, inexpensive option downtown!
  • Marianne wrote about her recent visits to Canteen, Sloppy Hogs Roed Hus and The Underground Tap and Grill.
  • Cindy reviewed the recently opened north side location of Pho Hoan Pasteur.
  • The craft beer market is heating up in Edmonton, with Calgary’s Craft Beer Market set to invade our city in the spring.
  • I was remiss in not linking to Valerie’s thorough post on 2013 trends, which covers the continued rise in local food and urban agriculture, food education, food writing and social networking. A must read!
  • #yegfood was the #3 hashtag employed by local users in 2012!
  • At Deep Freeze this weekend, Mack and I opted to try empanadas from Paraiso Tropical (9136 118 Ave), a Latin food market. We were able to get 4 empanadas for just $10, and they were the perfect snack enjoyed by a warm fire. The red corn empanada was particularly good.

Deep Freeze 2013

Empanadas Paraiso Tropical

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