I think Mack and I may have been punished for having such a great time in Jasper over the weekend – we arrived home on Sunday night to find that our fridge had stopped working. Thankfully, it can be repaired, so we’ll be back on track soon to our post-Christmas in November diet. More to come on #JasperCIN in the next few days. On to this week’s food notes:
- Mark your calendars – the annual 4th Street Promenade Customer Appreciation Day is taking place on December 18, 2014. Check out the great deals to be had!
- The Chinatown location of Lee House (10708 97 Street) is now open!
- Both Andrea and Cindy posted about the revamped North 53.
- Andrea also checked out the lunch menu at Ampersand 27.
- The Journal reviewed hipster hangouts Farrow and District.
- Based on Twyla’s review of the stellar campus eats available at MacEwan University, maybe good food should also be a criteria for prospective students to consider.
- It looks like Liv (of Dine and Write) has a new blog, The Good, the Bad and the Hungry.
- Blog your way to the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop in Kelowna next September by sharing your food, drink and culinary travel stories! The contest closes January 31, 2015.
- Congratulations to Karlynn, who announced her forthcoming cookbook to be published by Appetite by Random House in 2016.
- Have a hankering for chocolate? Cindy is giving away an Jacek Chocolate Couture advent calendar!
- Due to demand, Earth’s General Store downtown will begin stocking local, organic meat. Look for it starting November 19, 2014.
- What an awesome idea: a “Sexy Men of YEG Food” calendar, as a fundraiser for the Edmonton Food Bank. Can’t wait to see the finished product! Some pictures have already been shared, including Owen Petersen of Prairie Mill and Nevin Fenske of Drift Food Truck.
- Just Eat acquired Edmonton-based Delivery Town, making Just Eat the largest online food ordering platform in Western Canada.
- I love the idea of a fresh, delicious and convenient salad, but would a cheaper alternative to more conventional fast food even make a dent in the obesity trend?
- The Badass Jacks on 109 Street has finally succumbed, with It Dog looking to replace it.
- The Alberta Farmers’ Market Association just launched their 20th anniversary cookbook, From the Farm, which features recipes from chefs around the province. You can pick up a copy at Audrey’s, Dauphine and Knifewear.
Mack checks out a copy of From the Farm at the Relish Film Festival
- Before hitting up the opening reception of the Relish Film Festival last week, we made sure to visit the Garneau Theatre’s neighbour, La Poutine, first.
Dinner of champions