Food Notes for September 7, 2015

Hope you’re gearing up for our final What the Truck?! event of the season! Join us at Churchill Square on September 11, 2015, from 4-8pm and try to eat your way through 35 trucks. On to this week’s food notes:

  • I’m looking forward to attending the Red Shoe Crawl on 124 Street on September 13, 2015 from 1-5pm. Tickets are $45 for adults and $20 for children, with all proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House. Some of the participating vendors include new restaurant reLISH Gourmet Burgers, the always decadent Duchess Bake Shop and the family favourite Carol’s Quality Sweets.
  • Sorrentino’s has kicked off their 21st annual Mushroom Festival, which runs for the month of September. Linda and Cindy share some of the dishes you can expect.
  • Island Café & Bistro opened back in July at 9923 170 Street and serves Malaysian cuisine.
  • The Local Omnivore is the latest food truck business to move into a brick and mortar storefront, with their new sandwich shop expected to open in November at 10933 120 Street.
  • Liane shares that popular west end establishment Bon Ton Bakery has added a new coffee bar to their existing space.
  • Crystal reviewed the often overlooked Café Caribe, located next to Tres Carnales on Rice Howard Way.
  • Graham highly recommends the Peruvian food at Azucar Picante.
  • L’Azia has revamped their menu again just in time for fall, and both Linda and Crystal have already had the chance to try it.
  • Eat Your City visited the revamped Gama Café in Old Strathcona for a taste of Taiwanese desserts and drinks.
  • The Local Good recaps the third SalvagED event at the end of August that repurposed food that would have otherwise been discarded. It was hosted by the Alder Society at Earth’s General Store.
  • Phil offers a list of is five favourite food trucks in Edmonton.
  • Liane tries out the NoWait app at Rostizado, which allows customers to place themselves on an electronic wait list from home.
  • I missed linking to this last week – I’m glad to see that Burrow in the Central LRT station is back to its regular operating hours after sorting out security issues with the City.
  • International chain Oil & Vinegar will be opening up an Edmonton location in Commerce Place some time this month.

Oil & Vinegar

Oil & Vinegar

  • I had lunch at Rostizado for the first time, and learned that they had a daily weekday lunch feature. Even still, I couldn’t pass up a rosti pollo sandwich. Delectable.


Rotisserie chicken sandwich at Rostizado

  • Mack and I met up with Dave and Jenn and headed to St. Andrew’s Ukrainian Orthodox Parish (9831 75 Street) for its monthly pyrohy supper. $13 for a plate of a dozen homemade perogies, sausage, salad and dessert. They have two other upcoming dates: October 2 and November 6, from 5-7:30pm.

Pyrohy plate at St. Andrew’s

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