It’s finally time for vacation! Mack and I will be heading to the Okanagan later this week, hoping to put some of Jennifer’s recommendations to good use. A heads up that there won’t be a Food Notes post next week. On to this week’s food notes:
- Alberta Beer Week is on now, and runs until October 1, 2016. They have tastings and dinners coming up later this week.
- A reminder that tickets for the horticultural Dig-In Festival are now available, running in St. Albert from October 12-15, 2016.
- The next Chinatown Food Crawl is taking place on October 20, with tickets going on sale on October 3. Tickets are sure to go like hotcakes!
- Tickets for the November 4-5, 2016 Rocky Mountain Food & Wine Festival are on sale.
- Italian restaurant Nuovo Bistro has opened in the space formerly occupied by Dovetail Deli (10721 124 Street).
- Iconoclast Coffee has opened up a small second location in the Le Marchand Mansion (11523 100 Avenue).
- Twyla really enjoyed the cocktails and the food at Bar Clementine.
- Jonny was impressed by Dorinku.
- The Journal offered up a glowing review of Bodega’s second location in Highlands.
- Vue Weekly didn’t have a positive experience at One Pot Simmer.
- Liane had a great time on one of the Eats on 118 food tours – hopefully the Alberta Avenue BRZ brings the tours back again in the future!
- Lillian put together a recap of what she tried at the Feastival of Fine Chefs.
- Linda tried out some of the recipes in Edmonton Cooks, and is giving away a copy of the book to one lucky reader! On a related note, Liv from the Globe & Mail also covered the release of the cookbook.
- Thanks to everyone who voted for this blog in Vue Weekly’s 2016 Best of Edmonton, and congrats to Stump Kitchen, allwaysangela and Baconhound!
- Coincidentally, Phil’s latest Community Table Project features Stump Kitchen’s vegan hashbrowns.
- Best of luck to Karlynn, who will be representing #yegfood with her cookbook on QVC on September 28!
- Kevin Kossowan will be hosting a pop-up shop at Kent of Inglewood in October, with goods inspired by his From the Wild series of videos.
- I guess there really is a market for everything – Loblaws City Market sells flavoured water.
Would you pay for flavoured water?
- The City Market only has two more outdoor markets to go! Make sure to take it in before the leaves are all gone.
- Edmonton is getting a second location of South St. Burger in the Brewery District.
South St. Burger
- My sister Felicia and I stopped by Noodle Bar by Nomiya in Oliver Square (11238 104 Avenue) for their soft launch on Saturday. We enjoyed the miso and spicy garlic miso ramen that we tried, but the standout was the sticky chicken, made of lightly fried dark meat coated with a subtly sweet sauce and crushed peanuts. It’s great to finally have a ramen bar within walking distance of home – the location opens to the public on September 27.
Miso ramen from Noodle Bar by Nomiya
- After dinner, we stopped by Petit Nuit (a smaller version of the art festival Nuit Blanche), where we each picked up a whimsical lantern from the Northern Lights Mini Mart, an installation by Rhonda Trevor and Weppler Mahovsky. I couldn’t resist the KD!
With our lanterns at Petit Nuit
- It was a beautiful day on Sunday for the last What the Truck?! of the season. I enjoyed La Mar’s fish tacos among the fall leaves.
Fish tacos from La Mar