Food Notes for May 13, 2013

I hope you’re ready for the Ginger Beef Throwdown on Friday! Join us at the Royal Alberta Museum on May 17, 2013 from 5-8pm as four of Edmonton’s food trucks vie for ginger beef supremacy! Check out the menus here. On to this week’s food notes:

  • Tickets for the first Red Shoe Crawl of the year are now on sale! Taking place on June 9, 2013, the event will showcase some of Old Strathcona’s best restaurants and businesses. Tickets are $40, with proceeds supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Northern Alberta. We had a blast at the 124 Street crawl last October.
  • The Edmonton Community Foundation’s upcoming Annual General Meeting on June 13, 2013 will feature Jeremy Isles, Chief Executive of the Federation of City Farms & Community Gardens, UK.
  • Beer Revolution (11736 104 Avenue) opened today.
  • Look for Belgravia Hub (7609 115 Street) to open this week!
  • La Poutine’s truck is now on the streets! Looking forward to our first mobile poutine.
  • It also looks like Sailin’ On, Edmonton’s first vegan truck, will be on the streets on May 14, 2013!
  • Marlow Moo wrote about a pop-up over the weekend with forthcoming food truck Switch.
  • The rise of Italian in Edmonton continues with the opening of Enzo’s on 76.
  • Liv also wrote about Amato Gelato in Lewis Estates, the first of a Vancouver-based gelato chain to open up in the city.
  • The Makk was positively reviewed in the Journal last week.
  • Vue’s annual Golden Fork Awards were announced last week! I found it interesting how many of the winners were concentrated in the Old Strathcona area – will we soon see a shift to more Downtown and Oliver-area restaurants?
  • The same issue featured a Vue writer taking on the burger challenge at Soda Jerks – could you finish three monster burgers in thirty minutes?
  • Valerie is looking to hone in on our “Canadian voice”, and is inviting writers to help her identify uniquely Canadian experiences and foods. Find out more about The Canadian Food Experience Project here.
  • A call for Edmonton Food Council members is now open. Interested parties have until May 20, 2013 to submit applications.
  • It looks like Remedy is expanding again, this time into the space vacated by Booster Juice in the Palomar Building on 82 Avenue and 104 Street.

Remedy Cafe

Remedy – coming soon!

  • The Burg announced their presence in a big way on the 4th Street Promenade – probably hoping to capitalize on all of the foot traffic the street garners when the outdoor City Market begins on May 18.

The Burg

The Burg

  • Kabsa is now open at 10332 82 Avenue – anyone know if it is the same folks behind the space that was taken over by Corso 32 downtown?



  • We stumbled upon a new bubble tea shop just off the main Whyte drag, called Teapsy Café (9959 82 Aveue). They offer the variety of cold drinks found at similar shops, but enhance their menu with Peking dogs (think a Chinese-style Japadog). The peach slush we tried was very refreshing.

Teapsy Cafe

Teapsy Cafe

  • After a meeting with the folks at The Next Act on Thursday, we stayed on for dinner. It was a good call – the omnivore grilled cheese hit the spot!

The Next Act

Omnivore grilled cheese

  • We were happy to join other “Drift-ers” at Red Star today for a group viewing of their Eat St. episode! It was great, and showcased their food well.


Of course, Kara and Nevin made sure the audience was well fed!

4 thoughts on “Food Notes for May 13, 2013

  1. Ooooo…please let that be the same ‘Kabsa’ as was previously downtown. I loved that place!

  2. I certainly hope that you will join The Canadian Food Experience Project, Sharon. Once a month to hone your writing and think about one personal Canadian food experience… the only way that this project will have any impact globally is if many of us unite together in this project. And, your cultural perspective is a very important one. My fingers are crossed.

  3. Those mini Drift sandwiches were so good! I’ve had the pork belly a hundred times, but somehow they tasted even better that night.

    Sharon, I’d love to see you tackle that burger challenge. lol.

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