I’m counting down the days! Mack and I are heading to New York on the weekend for a long-awaited vacation. Although there’s quite a bit standing between me and that flight (namely, work and last-minute Christmas errands), I’m starting to get excited. I won’t be blogging while I’m away, but I’ll be back towards Christmas. On to this week’s food notes:
- Christmas Reflections, an annual event at Fort Edmonton Park celebrating Christmas through the ages, is on December 6-23, 2013. Now that the mercury has risen a little, it should be more bearable to take in the outdoor streets.
- Looking for something other than turkey for Christmas? How about afternoon tea and a tour of an Edmonton landmark? The Hotel MacDonald is offering their Nutcracker Tea and Tour from November 30-December 29, 2013.
- On December 19, 2013, the businesses on 104 Street will be hosting customer appreciation events, ranging from discounts to samples.
- RGE RD may be known for the summer farm-to-table dinners, but on January 19, 2014, they will host their first winter feast out on Nature’s Green Acres.
- Mark your calendar – the second Hawkers Market is taking place on February 22, 2014, and tickets are already available.
- Woodwork, the restaurant from the folks behind Nomad and the Volstead Act, is now open! Check out the menu here.
- A tale of two reviews: Twyla and Andrea give you their takes on Century Hospitality’s newest restaurant, Parlour.
- The Journal reviewed Fired Up BBQ last week (this has to be the year of the smokehouse in Edmonton).
- Liane shared that Kathryn Joel of Get Cooking will be opening up a standalone cooking studio in the new year.
- There’s been some discussion about what dish should represent Edmonton. Is it green onion cakes?
- Looks like Irie Foods is no more, and has been replaced by Kaengthai Bistro (10152 82 Avenue).
- Season’s eatings: this time, it was for my work team’s Christmas lunch, at Viphalay.