It was great to finally have that vacation, however brief! We had a fun time in Toronto, in spite of their weather (a chilly 10 degrees most days). So though we’re back at work, the weather is much better at home! On to this week’s food notes:
- Revel in the sunshine on May 3, from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Fairmont Macdonald, where they’re hosting a barbecue in support of Habitat for Humanity. $5 will net you a hot dog and a drink!
- SPUD is hosting their third Pop-Up Market on May 7, 2016, from 10:30-1pm. They’ll be offering micro farm tours, samples, and the opportunity to meet some of their vendors.
- Northwest Fest, Edmonton’s non-fiction film, movie and art festival, has paired up with Relish Film Fest to screen two food-related movies, Bugs on the Menu on May 6 and Sugar Coated on May 9, 2016.
- The big news this week is certainly the announcement of Dovetail Deli’s closure. While Nevin and Kara’s food will live on in Drift Food Truck, it’s sad to see them go.
- Quickly, a bubble tea chain, is opening up their first Edmonton location at 5818 111 Street on May 7, 2016.
- Fat Franks has opened up a storefront in Capilano at 101, 5015 101 Avenue.
- It looks like Attila the Hungry is the next food truck to open up a brick and mortar space. They’ll be on 124 Street.
- Did you know Edmonton is home to a new perogy restaurant, called The People’s Perogy (13645 149 Street)? Ms. Hangry Foodie checked it out.
- Chartier, the French Canadian restaurant located in Beaumont, has been getting a lot of good press, this week from the Journal and Avenue Magazine.
- Vue Weekly visits Afra Afro-Can Grill on 118 Avenue, which serves up Senegambian cuisine.
- Ms. Hangry Foodie reviewed Plate International Buffet, billed as a Vegas-style buffet restaurant.
- Linda shared her experience at the charming Passion de France.
- The Journal spotlights Nipsis Cafe, located at the Maskwacis First Nation.
- India Fusion is a great Edmonton story, a downtown restaurant offering free food to anyone in need.
- Sonic 102.9 compiled a list of 11 things you must eat to be a TRUE Edmontonian. Take it or leave it.
- Culinaire launches as an Alberta-wide magazine with their issue this month, being released May 5, 2016. I will hope their Edmonton content is more than this post demonstrates, with just 1 of the 7 folks interviewed being from our city.
- Unless you were living under a rock this week, there was a ton of reaction in the province about the news that Earls decided to switch their source from Alberta beef to a Kansas ranch that offers Certified Humane beef.
- Have you heard? Chickpea water (also known as aquafaba) is being touted as the next “it” ingredient, with properties similar to egg whites, without the animal product.
- It’s been hard getting back into the groove of work, but things were tempered somewhat by a lunch date with Mack at Tau Bay!