Food Notes for October 10, 2016

While Mack and I did have a great time in the Okanagan, it was a bit of a shock to come back to sub-zero temperatures! Thankfully, we’ve had a few days to adjust to the weather before heading back to work. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with loved ones! On to this week’s food notes:

  • Celebrate World Food Day with a screening of Seed at the Edmonton Food Bank on October 16, 2016. A Q & A will follow, featuring two local farmers. The event is free, but donations for the food bank are encouraged.
  • The second annual YEG Coffee Week runs October 14-22, 2016. Learn home brewing tips, how to create latte art, and enjoy coffee-based cocktails, among other things.
  • Speaking of coffee, Earth’s General Store is hosting a home coffee roasting workshop on October 18, 2016.
  • If you plan on eating out on October 19, 2016, consider choosing RGE RD or The Common, the two Edmonton establishments participating in Restaurants for Change. Proceeds from their dinner service will be donated to Community Food Centres Canada.
  • Just in time for the holidays, Cavern’s next wine and cheese school runs November 6 and 20, 2016 at $75 per person.
  • Keep an eye out for Malt & Mortar, a forthcoming bar on Whyte located at 10416 82 Avenue.
  • Expect Doughnut Party, Moonshine Doughnut’s storefront location, to open in December at Holland Plaza (109 Avenue & 120 Street).
  • McLeod Tavern (the rebranded Hundred Bar & Kitchen at 10009 101A Avenue) is now open.
  • Thanks to Su for the tip that Meiningful Fusion Restaurant is also open, at 10338 81 Avenue.
  • North 53 is now offering Sunday brunch!
  • Twyla doesn’t hold back any punches on her review of Nuovo, the Italian restaurant located in the former Dovetail Deli space.
  • On the flip side, the Journal had a near perfect experience at Bar Clementine.
  • The Journal also reviewed the Jamaican cuisine served up by Island Grill on the city’s west end.
  • Andrea is the latest to check out Cafe Linnea.
  • Sharman shares 5 of her favourite Downtown lunch deals.
  • I missed linking to the Globe’s piece about Edmonton’s robust pizza scene.
  • Vue Weekly takes a tour of two places where you can satisfy your perogy craving.
  • Liane profiles Scarf, a website that connects home cooks with those who are looking for home cooked meals. She mentions that Alberta Health Services is looking into Scarf, as cooks wouldn’t qualify for the necessary permits if operating outside of a commercial kitchen.
  • Jason Foster wrote a thoughtful piece reflecting on his role in the Prairie beer scene – clarifying why he chooses to write profiles of brewers and shies away from negative reviews.
  • Phil’s most recent Community Table Project shares a recipe for sugar pumpkin pie.
  • Did you know there is an Edmonton honey co-op made up of small, local beekeepers, from which you can purchase honey produced from particular neighbourhoods?
  • Save the date: Eat Alberta will be returning with a full day of workshops next year on April 23, 2017.
  • The New York Times discovered that Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving, too! The article features regional recipes from each of the provinces and territories.
  • The last City Market of the season ended on a snowy note. I’m thankful for all of the vendors who toughed out the conditions! Next week, the City Market moves indoors to City Hall. To celebrate, they’ll be handing out $5 market bucks to the first 200 shoppers on October 15!

Snowy City Market

The City Market on Saturday

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