- A Bao Bun pop-up dinner will be taking place at Dovetail on September 27, from 4-8pm.
- Sustainable Food Edmonton is hosting an inaugural fundraising dinner on October 3, 2015 at the Arts Barns. Tickets are $52.35, with proceeds supporting their programs including Little Green Thumbs and Community Gardens.
- It looks like a Mediterranean restaurant has moved into the former Creole Envie space called Olio D’oliva (6509 112 Avenue).
- Cindy visits BRU Coffee and Beer House in Oliver, which just celebrated their grand opening over the weekend.
- Twyla was not impressed by Refinery Grill (10406 Mayfield Road), and wonders if that area of the city is the Bermuda Triangle of bad #yegfood.
- Cheryl highly recommends Buco, the pizza-focused restaurant opened by the Sorrentino’s Group in St. Albert. She claims it is better than Famoso, and on par with Rosso.
- Andrea is the latest to review Sambol Sri Lankan Kitchen.
- Chris recapped the latest Swine and Dine event, a delectable brunch at Packrat Louie.
- Speaking of brunch, Linda’s latest “Edmonton A to Z Restaurant Series” features Café Bicyclette.
- The Journal also kicked off a brunch series, with initial reviews of the Highlevel Diner, Culina Muttart and Canteen. This has nothing to do with the food, but will we ever reach a point where we won’t assume that the default mode of transportation is a vehicle?
- Lillian shared her experience of the FEASTival of Fine Chefs dinner last week at the Shaw Conference Centre.
- Congratulations to Giselle Courteau and her team behind the Duchess Cookbook for their Taste Canada win of best English single subject cookbook!
- I was really sorry to hear that Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton had their shed broken into last week, and parts for their apple crusher stolen.
- It looks like a My Fries might be coming downtown to Rice Howard Way.
- The new Hoang Long Fresh Market is now open at First & Jasper (10065 Jasper Avenue). Lincoln has a closer look at the self-serve set-up inside.
Hoang Long Fresh Market
- Signage for the forthcoming Joey’s in the Bell Tower downtown is now up.
- I love the redesign of the Bles Wold yogurt. It’s something Mack and I buy religiously, so the logo doesn’t really matter to us, but the more modern look might catch the eye of consumers unfamiliar with their product!
Bles Wold yogurt
- I had linked to a new restaurant in San Francisco last week that is almost fully-automated. I didn’t know we had a similar system at some McDonald’s locations in Edmonton. At a Sherwood Park branch, we punched in our order and paid using a touch screen and only interacted with someone to be handed our order. Is this the future?
McDonald’s automated system
- We had our last What the Truck?! team meeting of the season at Cibo Bistro (which has a great nook for groups of up to 8). I had been wanting to return to Cibo for some time. The service was great, and for the most part, I enjoyed the food. The veal agnolotti with summer truffle was well-cooked, but I would have appreciated a touch more sauce.
- Before Pecha Kucha last week, Annie and I met up for dinner at L’Azia. I was curious about their new menu, which, as promised, featured some Asian/fusion fare. I was happy with the misoyaki butterfish ($27), served atop wild rice. Service could have been better, but it seemed they were unusually busy that night.
Misoyaki butterfish at L’Azia
- Mack and I managed to satisfy our Bun Bo Hue craving before King Noodle House closed for holidays (and re-opens on September 30, 2015).
Bun Bo Hue from King Noodle House
- Yes, it’s fall – a time for squash of all kinds!
Squash from Riverbend Gardens at the City Market