Food Notes for August 29, 2016

Mack and I had a great time in Rocky Mountain House over the weekend, trying our best to make the most of this dwindling summer. Enjoy the rest of August while you can! On to this week’s food notes:

  • I love this idea of a pop-up fruit and vegetable stand, selling rescued produce. Check it out on August 30, 2016 at 153 Street and 102 Avenue.
  • The next Prairie on a Plate dinner takes place at Red Ox Inn on August 31, 2016. The 4-course meal costs $60.
  • Meals on Wheels is hosting their inaugural Beers & Bands on September 15, 2016 at Yellowhead Brewery. Tickets are $40.
  • Say farewell to summer with Comal Mexican Table Dinners on September 24 and 25, 2016. Tickets for the 3-course menu are $55.
  • Wine seems to make learning all the merrier: the Valley Zoo’s series of Wine and Wildlife continues on October 14, 2016. The topic: “awesome invertebrates”. Tickets are $50.
  • You can now buy tickets for LitFest, which includes a feature on the Edmonton food scene on October 22, 2016: “For Love or Money: 10 years of food writing in YEG”. Tickets are $25, and includes wine and nibbles.
  • There’s a new smokehouse in town: Karlen Smokehouse is located at 14618 118 Avenue.
  • L’Azia is rebranding as RIZ Asian Kitchen – they’re hosting a grand opening on September 6, 2016.
  • Twyla raved about Cafe Linnea on CBC Radio and her blog.
  • Uccellino has another convert in Jonny.
  • The Journal reviewed Saffron Indian Cuisine in the south.
  • Athena shares her recent pop-up dinner experience at Get Cooking.
  • Vue Weekly profiles Edmonton Food Bike Tour and their desire to combine culinary exploration with physical activity.
  • Learn more about the new Joey’s Bell Tower location, and see some of the dishes you can expect.
  • Phil’s latest Community Table Project features a generational chocolate angel cake.
  • We walked over to Chinatown for dinner last week, and ended up at Lee House. We always order the jap chae, and it didn’t disappoint.

Lee House

Jap chae from Lee House

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