Food Notes for September 28, 2015

As fall officially kicks in, I’m gearing up for vacation, and will be meeting Mack in London later this week. I’ll be taking a break from the blog while I’m away. But first, here are this week’s food notes:

  • A reminder about the forthcoming Dig In Festival October 1-3, 2015 in St. Albert. The Journal spoke with some of the culinary talent you will meet and learn from at the event.
  • Leanne Brown, author of Good and Cheap, is stopping in Edmonton to talk about her cookbook on October 2, 2015 at the University of Alberta. The event is free to attend, but you must RSVP.
  • Little Brick is hosting a Harvest Dinner on October 3, 2015 and the menu looks delicious. Tickets are $85.
  • The Marc is celebrating their fifth anniversary with a $50 champagne and frites special from October 1-10, 2015.
  • Mark your calendar: this year’s Bacon Day is taking place on November 7, 2015 at Chef Paul Shufelt’s new Workshop Eatery. TIckets are $83.
  • Christmas in November at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has released their 2015 packages. This year’s showcase feature Food Network Canada Chefs Roger Mooking and Massimo Capra. Mack and I really enjoyed our experience last year, so it’s worth looking into if you’re looking for a getaway close to home.
  • Edmonton’s newest café, The Woodrack Café (7603 109 Street), opened today. Can’t wait to check it out!
  • Amelia shared that the Allegro in Little Italy (10805 95 Street) is now open.
  • Edmonton’s first South St. Burger location is now open at Oxford Park (15134 127 Street).
  • Edmontonians said goodbye to Happy Garden over the weekend.
  • Andrea profiles Good Coffee, an Edmonton-based company striving for direct-trade and reinvesting 25% of profits back into the farming community.
  • There’s a new food-oriented pasta in town: Phil’s Off Menu Podcast debuted this week, featuring a conversation with Corso 32’s Ben Chalmers.
  • Speaking of podcasts, the latest episode of Dirt City Limits focuses on the current Edmonton Journal brunch series by Liane Faulder and Brent Wittmeier. Last week, they reviewed the Sugarbowl, Hathaway’s Diner, Hotel MacDonald and Under the High Wheel.
  • Mack sent me a link to a tongue-in-cheek post previewing the new cocktail bar in town.
  • I’ll be sad to miss the last few outdoor City Markets this season, but I’m looking forward to discovering the markets of London and Paris! The City Market runs two more weekends before moving into City Hall for the winter.

City Market

104 Street in all its autumnal glory

  • I had a blast exploring Nuit Blanche with Amanda on Saturday. It was great to see Downtown come alive in a different way. I hope the event returns next year!

Nuit Blanche

Wish Tree in Churchill Square

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