Food Notes for November 10, 2014

I’m already looking forward to the weekend, even though it’s only Monday – Mack and I are heading to Christmas in November! I’ll be representing Gastropost, so feel free to follow along on Twitter (#jasperCIN), and on this blog, where I’ll be posting recaps of the sessions I’ve attended. Friday can’t come soon enough! On to this week’s food notes:

  • A reminder about the first annual Relish Film Fest this week, running November 13-16, 2014. I’m looking forward to attending the opening reception on Thursday.
  • Mark your calendar – the next Prairie Noodle Shop pop-up is taking place on November 21. Andrea recaps the last event and provides a sneak peek of what’s to come.
  • After a successful first year, All is Bright on 124 is returning on November 22, 2014. Expect outdoor patios, food trucks and other activities to get you into the holiday season.
  • Join the Edmonton Social Planning Council on November 26, 2014 for a session about the “growth of farmers’ markets in Alberta and how regional clustering is shaping their development and success.”
  • Liane is hosting a Royal Afternoon Tea at Cally’s Tea on December 7, 2014. Tickets are $40, with $10 from each ticket going to a local charity.
  • I was sorry to hear that Creole Envie is up for sale. Chef Danielle Majeau will continue dinner service until the restaurant is sold.
  • Andrea checked out a revamped North 53, since original Chef Ben Staley has since moved on.
  • Vue Weekly reviewed Abyssinia, an Ethiopian restaurant in Little Italy – my office ordered a catered lunch from Abyssinia last week, and we were very impressed.
  • Mack posted about the three new underground coffee shops that opened up last month – exciting times for coffee lovers!
  • Speaking of coffee, the first YEG Coffee Week is set to take place in winter 2015 – to stay in the loop, sign up for this mailing list.
  • Interested in growing the local food scene? Eat Alberta is recruiting!
  • It will be interesting to see how the first soda tax (passed in Berkeley last week) will impact the city’s consumption of sweet drinks.
  • Mack and I were lucky enough to be invited to the opening of Volcano (4226 Gateway Blvd), a Japanese and Vietnamese restaurant from the folks behind Old Strathcona’s Maki Maki. They had a selection of sushi and Vietnamese favourites, served up buffet style for us to try. We’re looking forward to returning for some pho in the future – thanks again for the invitation!

Volcano Edmonton

Sushi at Volcano

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