Food Notes for February 1, 2016

  • The YEG Food Crawl is hosting a second crawl in Little Italy on February 18, 2016. Tickets are $40 a person and will be released on February 4, 2016. They sold out in less than a day last time, so be ready if you’re interested in attending!
  • MacEwan is hosting a panel on local and sustainable food on February 9, 2016, featuring food writers and an industry professional.
  • Little Brick Home School is back in time for Valentine’s Day. Learn to make homemade pasta and taste some champagne with your sweetheart on February 11, 2016. Tickets are $100 each.
  • Avenue Edmonton will be celebrating Edmonton’s best restaurants at the launch of their March issue. The event will be held on February 29, 2016 at The Oasis Centre. Tickets are $40 each.
  • Love Pizza (10196 109 Street) officially opened its doors on January 29, 2016. It’s already receiving positive reviews, most notably from Cindy. If you’re planning a visit, you might want to join their loyalty program to get $5 off your first pie.
  • St. Sophia Parish will be hosting a perogy supper on March 12, 2016 from 4:30-7pm at Archbishop Jordan Catholic High School (4001 Emerald Drive). $15 for adults, and $5 for kids aged 6-12.
  • Cindy shares her recent lunch experience at Edmonton’s newest Japanese restaurant Washoku Bistro (10702 124 Street).
  • Jonny is the first to file a review on The Almanac, a new gastropub on Whyte Avenue.
  • Phil is beginning a new Odyssey this year – a quest to find Edmonton’s best brunch. He starts off with meals at Hart’s Table and Workshop Eatery.
  • On the topic of brunch, Cindy checks out Cured’s foray into the brunch scene.
  • Cindy also recaps the Anju pop-up at North 53 that took place over the weekend.
  • The Journal is the latest to check out Prairie Noodle Shop.
  • Jonny puts RGE RD back on the radar with a rave review on their food and service.
  • It’s a direction most writers aren’t taking, but Liv will be moving back to print media by contributing to the Globe & Mail, and ceasing her regular blog updates. She published a piece in the Globe last week about the transition from food trucks to brick and mortar shops for some Alberta vendors.
  • The Tea Girl has started a crowdfunding campaign to support its expansion into the neighbouring space. They’re hoping to raise $10,000 which will go towards the renovation costs.
  • CBC provides a peek into Reclaim Urban Farm’s indoor vertical garden located in the warehouses of Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery Edmonton.
  • Edmontonian Rebecca Schellenberg is undertaking a project called Suppers with Strangers, her quest to eat 15 meals with 15 strangers in February and document it all.
  • Is it worth it to order a custom burger at McDonalds? Liane dives into the subject on behalf of CBC.
  • Applications for the 2016 Canadian Food Championships are now open. The categories include: bacon, burger, dessert, sandwich, seafood and a new category, steak. Winners of the CFC get to represent Canada at the World Food Championships in the US.
  • We’ll see how long it takes for the elimination of tipping to trickle to Edmonton, but it’s interesting to see that a public poll in the US shows that a majority of Americans are for tipping.
  • I’ve been under the weather lately, so I haven’t had the energy to leave the house, much less venture onto roads less travelled, food wise. And though it may not have been the wisest choice for a recovery meal, we indulged in some Chinese takeout over the weekend. Although Garden Bakery was efficient, the food wasn’t as good as I remembered.

Garden Bakery

Our Garden Bakery go-to dishes – fried rice, beef chow fun and chow mein

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