Though it feels like we just finished celebrating the Christmas season, I’m ready for another festive occasion – Chinese New Year! Happy New Year to those who also recognize the holiday! Onto this week’s food notes:
- It’s the last week for Fork Fest, running until January 30, 2014.
- Why shouldn’t a farmers’ market celebrate a grand opening January? Join the Sherwood Park Farmers’ Market at their new location (401 Festival Lane) on January 29, 2014.
- The Alberta Canola Producers Commission is hosting a fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation, taking place on February 3, 2014. Six female chefs have created the six-course meal. Tickets are $75.
- The Okanagan Food and Wine Writers’ Workshop opened up their registration this week. The event runs May 9-11, 2014.
- Marianne files the first report on North 53, the restaurant everyone has been talking about.
- Some restaurant closure news: Moriarty’s is shutting its doors on January 31, 2014.
- Woodwork was positively reviewed in the Journal last week.
- Check out Phil’s latest post on his quest for the best burger in Edmonton – this time, he focuses on diner burgers at Hathaway’s Diner and Jack’s Burger Shack.
- Phil has started a new series on his blog – “5 Questions With…”. The first iteration asks chefs about their burger-related preferences.
- Rge Rd held their first ever winter farm dinner two weeks ago, an amazing feat of planning and execution in Alberta!
- I hope Anthony Bourdain’s idea of an authentic NYC food market (patterned after the great food “courts” in Asia) comes to fruition – it sounds amazing.
- Annie sent me this link featuring punny food-related valentines (my favourite: #27, of course).
- Speaking of pho, it looks like Delicious Pho (10418 124 Street), which took over from The Makk, is now open.
- I met up with Brittney and Linda for brunch at Urban Diner on the weekend. The poffertjes, as usual, were a tasty way to start, but I was a bit disappointed with the quiche, expecting a tart crust instead of puff pastry.
- The City Market kicked off Lunar New Year celebrations early, with 5 Elements busking, to the delight of shoppers.
5 Elements @ the City Market