Congrats to Karlynn who picked up the Best in Food Yeggie over the weekend, along with the rest of the winners (and nominees) at the first annual Yeggies, recognizing social media content creators. It was a great party – kudos to the organizers for a job well done! On to this week’s food notes:
- Should Canada tax unhealthy foods? That is the question that will be debated by a panel of experts on May 22, 2013 at the Westin, as a part of the Western Summit on Sustainable Health. Although the debate is open to the public, it is too bad tickets to the event are $55.
- Outdoor farmers’ markets are here! Salisbury (Thursdays) moved outdoors at the end of April, Highlands (Thursdays) opened its season on May 2, Callingwood (Sundays and Wednesdays) began on May 5, Beverly Towne (Tuesdays) starts May 7, the South West Edmonton Farmers’ Market starts next week on May 15, and my favourite City Market downtown (Saturdays) starts May 18.
- There are a ton of food events to check out in the next few months! If you love lobster, I’ve heard the annual Lobsterfest at the Shaw Conference Centre is an event not to miss. It takes place on May 26, 2013 this year, and tickets are $55. Take a peek at what’s in store on Twyla’s blog.
- Mosh Burger, the pop-up that celebrates medium rare burgers, is hosting a six course, Montreal-inspired meal on May 27, 2013 for $120, including wine pairings.
- Coffee more your thing? Chef Parker is hosting a food and coffee pairing event at Roast on May 30, 2013. Tickets are $60.
- RGE RD will be hosting several more farm dinners this summer: on July 7 @ Riverbend Gardens, and on July 14 @ Prairie Gardens. More details on the website.
- The next 10 Mile Meal is taking place on July 13, 2013, and will celebrate all things summer. Tickets are $80.
- Food trucks are back in the news! Liane had a great article about some of the new trucks on the street, including The Local Omnivore and the forthcoming Sailin’ On (the menu looks amazing!).
- Battista’s Calzones has a new website!
- The Shutter: Ousia on Whyte Avenue has closed.
- Has poutine jumped the shark? Jones Soda has released a poutine flavoured soda – unfortunately, it isn’t available in Alberta if you were hoping to try it.
- Spicy Garden (9700 105 Avenue) in Chinatown has been taken over by Urban Shabu – from peeking in the windows, it looks to be a modern interior for a Japanese staple.
- Patios are out in full force in Edmonton! Hurrah for summer!
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