- SPUD Edmonton is hosting their third Meet Your Farmers event on March 12, from 10:30am-1pm. Learn more about SPUD with tours, samples, and a pop-up market.
- The Wild Heart Brunch Collective is back for its second event this Saturday, March 12 at The Mercury Room from 11am-3pm. The $15 ticket buys you brunch, one drink item, entertainment, and access to market vendors.
- The French Quarter Grand Market kicked off its spring season last weekend. Join them every Sunday from 11am-3pm at La Cite Francophone (8627 Marie-Anne Gaboury Street).
- The Buddha Boys are popping-up at Prairie Noodle House on March 27, 2016, serving up their version of ramen and dessert. Tickets are $33.
- Workshop Eatery has partnered with Taste Alberta for a series of dinners celebrating our local bounty. The first takes place April 5, 2016. Tickets for the four-course meal are $75.
- On April 15, 2016, the Edmonton Valley Zoo is hosting an event focused on sourcing sustainable seafood locally. Tickets are $50 and include wine and appetizers.
- Chartier, the much talked about French Canadian restaurant in Beaumont, has announced a soft opening date of March 29, 2016.
- A new pastry shop called Chocorrant will open a few blocks down from Duchess in the spring at 10330 124 Street.
- Liane has expansion news from the folks behind Sabor Divino, Bodega and Urbano Pizza: they’re not only opening a larger version of Urbano on 124 Street, but will also be opening up a version of Bodega in Highlands at 6509 112 Avenue.
- It’ll be interesting to see how Edmonton’s new Shopping Under the Stars Night Market will fare – no doubt they’re thinking big, hoping for 500+ vendors. The market will run May 20 – September 5, 2016.
- The Tomato released their forth annual Top 100 Best Things to Eat or Drink in Edmonton. Did your favourites make the list?
- It seems the time of year for lists, as Graham Hicks also offered up his own, all about the best fast-food burger in Edmonton.
- There are already two reviews of Coco Fresh Tea & Juice which opened just last week at 10147 109 Street. It claims to be the world’s largest bubble tea chain.
- Cindy shares her love of Noodle Feast with some pictures you should avoid if you’re hungry!
- Avenue Magazine checked out Seoul Fried Chicken, and found out that the secret is to get there early.
- Andrea is the latest to write about her introduction to Nando’s.
- Jonny visited Kerala, a South Indian restaurant located across from Southgate Centre.
- Frosty Fox Ice Cream is the latest food enterprise to start a crowd-funding campaign, with the hopes of purchasing an ice cream bike or truck.
- I missed linking to Liane’s excellent series which began last week, called Nosh North. She spotlights interesting, lesser-known food establishments on Edmonton’s North End. Learn more about Marina’s Cuisine and Tamiri Bites.
- Those familiar with 12 Acres will know the restaurant had partnered with a local farm to source their ingredients as close to home as possible. Unfortunately, it seems like the farm and restaurant have parted ways.
- Hens live to see another day: City Council approved the continuation of the backyard chickens pilot.
- Pulses made the cover story of Vue Weekly – but will they gain more traction in meat-forward Alberta?
- I’m sure some said it couldn’t be done: the March issue of Bon Appetit was shot entirely with iPhones.
- I love Vital Greens cream as much as the next person, but this sign made me laugh: are there folks out there with a cream hoarding problem?
Vital Greens at Blush Lane
- One of the best things about Tao Garden are their customizable, made-to-order soups, but for whatever reason, I always stick to what I know and love. Is that so bad?
My go-to satay broth, tofu puffs, beef balls and wontons at Tao Garden
- After work on Saturday, I grabbed a bite to eat at Pho Hoan Pasteur. I rarely say no to pho, but that day, it felt much too warm for soup.
Chicken and spring roll vermicelli bowl at Pho Hoan Pasteur