Food Notes for July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day! Hope you were out enjoying the glorious weather today, and taking in all the myriad activities happening all across the city. On to this week’s food notes:

  • The Green & Gold Community Garden opened its market on June 29. Check their website for hours and a weekly produce update. Run by volunteers, all proceeds from the garden go to a non-profit organization in Rwanda that supports marginalized women.
  • Liane had more details to share about Tavern 1903, the new resto-bar from the folks behind Hardware Grill that is set to open in the Alberta Hotel in August.
  • Avenue Edmonton released their 5th edition of the 25 Best Things To Eat this week (unfortunately, it is not yet online – hopefully they will rectify the print and online connection soon). They are also hosting a party on July 4, 2013 to celebrate the issue. RSVP here.
  • Von’s will be unveiling their new menu, designed by Chef Shane Chartrand, on July 2, 2013.
  • Marlow Moo was disappointed with her recent experience at The Burg.
  • It was interesting to read about Stony Plain Road’s plans to become Edmonton’s “Market District”.
  • Phil offers a peek at three of the new Sunday farmers’ markets in Edmonton.
  • I noticed that Syphay is now in Chinatown (94 Street & Jasper Avenue)! I haven’t been down Calgary Trail in a while, so don’t know if their other location remains intact, or if they moved, since their website is not up-to-date.



  • Mack and I always try to make our way to The Works, which is never too crowded and is great to explore at your own pace. This year, I was delighted to find a shopping cart carousel, constructed from metal barricades and shopping carts. Even cooler, the ride was human-powered – I bet the volunteers ended up with a good workout at the end of their shift.

2 thoughts on “Food Notes for July 1, 2013

  1. The downtown Syphay at 94 and Jasper is a second location they just opened. Original is still going strong.

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