Despite the brief periods of rain, we had a gorgeous weekend overall! I hope you took advantage of it in much the same way that I did – in the company of family and friends! On to this week’s food notes:
- The newest Italian Centre in the west end at 170 Street and 90 Avenue opened its doors today, June 24, 2013.
- Smashburger will be opening its first Edmonton-area location on July 3, 2013 in Sherwood Park at #530, 5000 Emerald Drive.
- The Journal is organizing a Taste Alberta farm tour on July 21, 2013. Stops include Brown Eggs and Lamb and Rock Ridge Dairy.
- Cindy reviewed The Burg, the newest eatery on the 104 Street. Let’s hope it lasts longer than its predecessor.
- Speaking of burgers, Liv posted about the burgers from one of the newest food trucks, The Patty Wagon.
- Enzo’s on 76th received a favourable review from the Journal last week.
- The Taste of Edmonton unveiled their plans for this summer’s festival on Tuesday. You can look forward to nine new restaurants, the return of food trucks, and bite-size portions. More interesting, however, is the festival’s new direction: deliberate highlighting of chefs, local products and food preparation workshops. Get a taste of the event at their new website.
- It’s hard to believe some are already looking ahead to the holidays, but Christmas in November is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and launched their ticket sales last week. The line-up looks incredible, and though I’m sure the price of entry is worth the dollar amount, cost is a serious barrier to participation.
- Andrea recapped this year’s Indulgence event.
- Valerie rounded up some incredible posts as a part of her Canadian Food Experience Project. So much passion from across the country!
- Signs are up in the window of the tavern in the Alberta Hotel.
“From the great folks at Hardware Grill”
- Marlow Moo tipped me off that there is a new Hoang Long branch set to open downtown on 109 Street, south of Jasper Avenue.
- Mack and I finally made it back to Izakaya Tomo on Sunday for dinner. We ended up ordering nearly everything we tried the first time around, except for the chicken karaage (fried chicken). It was crispy and seasoned perfectly – a must-try if you haven’t been to the restaurant yet.