Food Notes for February 2, 2015

  • Avenue Edmonton is throwing a party to help launch their food issue on March 2, 2015 – tickets to the event, hosted at NAIT, are $25.
  • It’s great to see that Chef Gail Hall is this month’s Delux celebrity chef – check out her ‘Full Spectrum’ vegetarian burger, with $1 from each sale going towards the Autism Society of Edmonton Area.
  • Andrea writes about Chinatown’s Tao Garden, which allows diners to create their own noodle adventures.
  • Phil’s third Pizza Odyssey is up, with a throwdown between thin-crust pies from Beer Revolution and Leva.
  • Twyla tweeted that Tienda Latina (9844 63 Avenue) has now doubled in size.
  • Restaurant closure news: Creole Envie has shut its doors.
  • Karylnn’s first post in her food blogger myth busting series addresses why many bloggers write differently than food critics.
  • Western Living shared the finalists for their 2015 Foodies of the Year. Great to see a number of Edmontonians on the shortlist.
  • The Globe asks: if everyone wants to be a celebrity chef, who will work in restaurants?
  • There might still be snow on the ground, but spring it on its way – Riverbend Gardens launched their 2015 Community Supported Agriculture today!
  • Mack was pretty gleeful when he shared research findings that a glass of red wine is equivalent to an hour at the gym.
  • Did you know Ikea will soon be offering vegan meatballs?
  • While there may be some benefits from cold-pressed juices, this Jimmy Kimmel skit is pretty funny, where solutions of candy and water are passed off as organic concoctions. At the very least, it’s another example of the power of suggestion.
  • I made a last-minute decision to join Mack at the Edmonton Rush game on Friday. Although the day-of tickets were a little pricier, even for a higher section, they turned out to be well worth the cost – within minutes of sitting down, we were selected for their “move of the game” down to seats behind the players’ benches. Even better, the Rush won, handily defeating the New England Black Wolves 18-9, with one player scoring a “sock trick” (6 goals in a game – you learn something new every day). Looking forward to my next game!

Edmonton Rush

Salute from centre field

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