Food Notes for October 7, 2013

I have a feeling October is going to zoom by, with my eye already towards Thanksgiving next week. It’s also a really light week on the food end of things – I’m sure things will pick up as we transition into (gasp!) the holiday season:

  • Mack and I spent part of our Sunday outside the Bissell Centre, taking part in a special What the Truck?! event that saw 900 meals served to underprivileged Edmontonians. Thanks to the trucks who took part, and to the Bissell Centre for being a wonderful partner.
  • Outdoor farmers’ markets are coming to an end! Get your fill this weekend, at the 124 Street Market’s Harvest Celebrations on Thursday or on 104 Street at the City Market on Saturday.
  • Great to hear that Café Bicyclette, the new restaurant at La Cite Francophone, is planning to have a winter patio!
  • Loved Kevin’s video of the Really Long Table Dinner that took place in Calgary last month.
  • Vital Signs, a report on Edmonton’s food security was released last week by the Edmonton Community Foundation, in partnership with the Edmonton Social Planning Council.
  • Ever wonder what makes a Dorito so irresistible?
  • The brisk, chilly weather last week was perfect for one thing: pho!

Pho Tau Bay

My usual from Pho Tau Bay

  • A friend and I got together for drinks and nibbles at Tzin. It’s been a while since I’ve been there, but I’ll always enjoy their braised pork belly dish. For the fall, topped with crunchy pickled cabbage, it’s a little taste of the season.


Braised bacon from Tzin

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