I feel like I’m finally catching up on things, which feels even harder to do because Edmonton’s food scene didn’t take a holiday this year! If anything, our city’s gift from local food entrepreneurs was the breadth of new restaurants to try in 2014. What resolutions?
- Deep Freeze is this weekend! Looking forward to checking out the festivities, but only after filling up on an Elm Café brunch, January 11-12, from 10am-2pm at 9132 118 Avenue.
- If you missed Elm Café’s last feature dinner, they will be cooking up a Burns Supper on January 25, 2014 at the Queen Alexandra Community Hall. Four courses for $40.
- The Tomato is offering a peek into their test kitchen – join Mary Bailey and Chef Brad Smoliak as they offer their tips and tricks through a cooking workshop. 10 spots only.
- Speaking of The Tomato, they are once again soliciting suggestions for their 2014 Tomato Top 100 – the deadline is January 25, 2014. I can imagine it will be hard to top last year’s list without too much repetition.
- Remedy Café is expanding again! They will join Credo Coffee’s second location on 124 Street.
- A sushi wave has broken in Edmonton – Liv reviews new Japanese restaurant Kamiyo (10846 82 Avenue) on Whyte.
- Kenko Japanese Cuisine (9543 42 Avenue) is another newcomer on the south side – both Andrea and Linda checked it out.
- More details have surfaced about the new Tres Carnales project to open in the Mercer Warehouse this summer.
- Liv sums up her review of 2013 and her predictions for 2014.
- Vue Weekly looks back on the Edmonton dining scene in 2013.
- Where Magazine crowned its best new restaurant of 2013: RGE RD!
- To echo Mack, one National Geographic writer’s favourite market that he happened to visit in a calendar year somehow mutated into the accolade of “world’s best farmers’ market”.
- Chopped Canada started last week. Are you watching? Apparently a lot of people are – it smashed Food Network premiere records.
- Eater National has a round-up of what’s hot and not in the US – it’s a great herald of what we can expect to trickle down to us in a few years.
- A well-known New York critic unmasked himself last week – you can read why here.
- Your lesson for the day: the history of the chocolate chip cookie.
- The Greenhouse finally opened their downtown location (10119 101 Street).