Food Notes for April 6, 2015

Back at it after a long weekend – though I can’t complain – we were able to host my family for dinner, finally write our wedding thank yous, and still had time to lay low and relax. Hope you had a good one, too! On to this week’s food notes:

  • It looks like Parkallen’s new restaurant in the west end is almost ready to open!
  • Andrea and Cindy recapped the second underground dinner hosted by The Salt Room, located upstairs at Mother’s Market.
  • Andrea also wrote about The Dog, the restaurant that replaced Absolutely Edibles.
  • The Journal didn’t take long to review The Burger’s Priest.
  • Chef Andrew Cowan has moved on from Century Hospitality to helm Packrat Louie.
  • The Journal wrote a story about the couple hoping to kickstart Chartier, their Beaumont restaurant dream, with crowdfunding.
  • The Edmonton Opera is hoping to increase the buzz about their new show, Lucia di Lammermoor, through some opera-inspired cocktails at &27, BLVD and Mercer Tavern.
  • Sobeys Newcastle pulled a fast one with some of its neighbours as a way of introducing the community to some of their ready-made items. Watch the aftermath of its “pop-up restaurant” here.
  • There’s an anti-Yelp documentary coming out in the fall; Grub Street interviewed the director on how this film came to be.
  • Mack and I started off the weekend with a stop at one of our old favourites: Route 99.

Route 99

Pepperoni and mushroom pizza

  • We also did some home cooking with some Icelandic halibut from Ocean Odyssey, served over a bevy of vegetables from S4 Greenhouses and Doef’s.

Halibut with Gazpacho Salsa

Seared halibut with gazpacho salsa and tomato vinaigrette

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