This guest post was written by Mack, an Edmonton-based geek who fancies himself a part-time foodie. You can find him online at his blog, and on Twitter.
Sharon is in Toronto with her Mum this week, so I’m on food note duty! Here are this week’s food notes:
- Tickets for Indulgence go on sale May 1!
- Do you like beer? Pork? How about beer and pork together?! Slow Food Edmonton and Yellowhead Brewery are hosting Berkshire & Beer on May 26. Tickets are $60 for the nose-to-tail event!
- Bistro Saisons, located in the old 4th and Vine spot in Oliver Square, was reviewed positively in the Journal. Scott & Sandra Ards are the duo behind the new venture – I love that they met “on the kitchen line at the Shaw Conference Centre nine years ago”.
- Keep your eyes open for Localize stickers in a grocery store near you. Hopefully they last longer than the Eat Local First signage!
- The Next Act are looking to open a BBQ restaurant next door called Meat for Dinner, but they’ve run into issues with the zoning bylaws. Support them and let’s see this happen!
- Andrea reviewed Pure Kitchen, The Makk’s new sister restaurant located just down 124 Street. That Cheddar Apple Smoked Turkey sandwich looks good. She also reviewed Menchie’s, a new frozen yogurt shop located near Remedy on 109 Street.
- Tomorrow is TEDxEdmonton’s Salon Series event focused on Food for Thought. Green Drinks celebrates Local Food on Wednesday at The Common. Lots of opportunities to connect and talk food!
- Have you eaten at a food truck this season? There’s a number of them on the streets already!
- Marlow Moo reviewed Sloppy Hoggs Roed Hus and really liked it. I did too!
- Credo, Transcend, Elm, and Leva all made this list of the 25 best coffee shops in Canada.
- La Cité Francophone is looking for a restaurateur to take over the dining room in the heart of the French Quarter. Here’s the RFP in English and French.
- The Callingwood Farmers Market reopens this Sunday at 10am!
- Liane posted some details today on Sip and Savour, a new feature coming to Taste of Edmonton this summer. I think it’s great that the festival is working to transform itself, but we’ll have to wait and see just how different Sip and Savour is (Paul Lucas, the new head of Taste of Edmonton, was the one who initiated Sip! at Capital EX).
- Sounds like SWICH is hosting a lunchtime Mother’s Day pop up on May 12. You need to DM them on Twitter to RSVP!
- Sharon was home for lunch last week (a rare occasion) so she made sure to take advantage of the opportunity to try The Cavern‘s grilled cheese sandwiches ($8.75). Each gooey and delicious sandwich was accompanied by some pickled vegetables and some chips.
Tempting pastries at The Cavern!
- I know how much Sharon loves pho, so I had to take a photo of this V Sandwiches sign the other day – pho is now available!
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