Food Notes for July 29, 2013

Where has the summer gone?! We’re already into August this week, and the hours of daylight seem to be slipping away ever so slowly. To help you make the most of what’s left of the season, I’m almost ready to share more about some of the exciting projects I’m involved in (besides What the Truck?!). Stay tuned! On to this week’s food notes:

  • A reminder that Fork Fest finishes up this week on August 1, 2013. Check out the menus here.
  • Dishcrawl announced a new event series last week, called Neighbourfood, an “an afternoon celebration of food, family, and the community we live in.” The August 25, 2013 inaugural Neighbourfood centres on 124 Street, and part of the proceeds will support the Youth Empowerment and Support Services. A $15 advanced ticket will give you the opportunity to take in a food or drink at one of the eight participating locations, while you can purchase additional tickets for $5. It sounds a bit like the Red Shoe Crawl to me, but with less detail about exactly how much goes to the charity in question.
  • The next Writer’s Corner focuses on food writing! Join Mary Bailey, Jennifer Cockrall-King and Tina Faiz at Stanley Milner Library on August 25, 2013 at 1:30pm.
  • I walked past a new food trailer, the Blue Giraffe Creamery, the other day, but didn’t have a chance to stop. Thanks to Marlow Moo’s post, I now know what I missed – liquid nitrogen ice cream!
  • Also new to the food truck scene, Liv reviewed the Black Bull Grill.
  • Phil and Robyn went on a tasting tour of Central Alberta – what’s better than dining in a caboose?
  • Valerie shared her gorgeous photos of what looked to be another amazing RGE RD 135 dinner at Nature’s Green Acres.
  • Vue Weekly profiled Lactuca, the extremely local greens you’ve seen at the 124 Grand Market and on menus around town.
  • Congratulations to the members of the new Edmonton Food Council! They begin meeting this fall.
  • Did you know Yellowhead Brewery serves lunch? I had heard something to that effect, but could never find anything on their website. Though that is still true, I can now confirm that the Brewery serves up a “wurst lunch” from 11am-2pm, Monday to Friday in the Tasting Room. I was invited to a drop in tasting on Friday, and sampled the lamb wurst and fabulous housemade soft pretzels myself. Check out the menu here.

Yellowhead Brewery

Wurst lunch tasting

  • It’s been a chilly summer, made apparent to me last week on the Cask & Barrel patio. As soon as the sun disappeared, we were all shivering in our summer wear! Hence the order of fall-appropriate comfort food.

Cask & Barrel

The Heritage meatloaf

  • A group of us celebrated May’s bachelorette party at her favourite restaurant, Café Amore. I hadn’t been to the new location yet, but I’m happy to say the food is just as good!

Cafe Amore

Truffle chicken pasta



3 thoughts on “Food Notes for July 29, 2013

  1. OMG, I’m really craving meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and gravy right now. Thanks a lot Sharon. lol.

    Robyn and I are also big fans of having Cafe Amore in the ‘hood. It’s one of our last minute standbys.

  2. There are worst things to crave, Phil :).
    I was glad to see the big portions and friendly service weren’t sacrificed in the move. I’m sure we will run into you and Robyn there at some point!

  3. Hopefully you’ll be able to catch The Blue Giraffe Creamery sometime soon! They’re still working on a schedule and putting up a website.

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