Food Notes for August 8, 2016

  • Every Thursday until the end of August, the Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park is screening vintage movies with the option of adding a picnic for dinner and a movie.
  • The next What the Truck?! takes place on August 20, 2016 from 4-8pm at the Edmonton Ballpark. Check out the vendor line-up.
  • NightJar is hosting a New Orleans-style pop-up called Tickets to Dixie on August 22, 2016. Tickets are $55 and include three courses.
  • F.A.R.R.M. Animal Rescue is hosting a vegan bake sale at Earth’s General Store on Whyte Avenue on August 27, 2016 from 10am-3pm.
  • It seems a little strange to me to learn about how to cook bison in a park that functions to preserve and nurture bison herds, but to each their own: Elk Island National Park is hosting a festival of all things bison on August 13, 2016, including cooking demonstrations.
  • The Edmonton and Area Land Trust’s annual Nature’s Nourishment fundraiser takes place on September 1, 2016. Tickets are $100 and include food and wine, and the opportunity to learn about conservation efforts.
  • Sustainable Food Edmonton’s second annual Harvest Reception is scheduled for October 15, 2016. Expect locally-sourced food amongst discussion about the future of Edmonton’s urban agriculture. Tickets are $35.
  • District is now serving up brunch on Saturdays from 9am-4pm.
  • Cathy checked out Chutney’s Indian Grill, a quick serve addition to southeast Edmonton at 4316 17 Street.
  • The Journal is the latest to review Daniel Costa’s Uccellino.
  • Vue Weekly has more information about Edmonton’s newest brewery, Bent Stick Brewery.
  • Phil started a new series on his blog called The Community Table Project. He’s soliciting signature recipes from home cooks. His first post features CBC’s Mark Connolly and his homemade pizza.
  • Welcome to Edmonton Food Tours, the new division of Alberta Food Tours, which will be offering culinary tours of our city. Edmonton tour leaders include Liane Faulder and Cindy Lazarenko. The first tour being offered focuses on 104 Street, and costs $115 per adult.
  • The University of Alberta is now home to a second volunteer-run community farm, called Prairie Urban Farm. The one acre mixed crop is located near South Campus, and their goals are “to demonstrate and provide skill-building opportunities in alternative, regenerative ways of growing food within the city and to grow food security: access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food.” They sell their veggies every Thursday from 5-7pm.
  • The first volunteer-run campus community farm on is the Green & Gold Community Garden. Mack and I haven’t been in several years, so took advantage of a free evening last week to hop on the LRT and walk over. It was bustling with activity (they sell their produce by donation on Tuesdays and Saturdays), and it was great to see all of the kids wandering the crops.

Green & Gold Community Garden

Green & Gold Community Garden

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