Food Notes for October 17, 2016

Oh, Jays. Is Cleveland just that good, or have the bats gone ice cold? Let’s hope they have enough in them to put up a fight tomorrow. On to this week’s food notes:

  • For those looking for a fun take on a tea party, look no further than Cally’s, who will be hosting a monthly themed party until May.
  • In commemoration and celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, the Canadian Hungarian Society of Edmonton and the Wirth Institute at the University of Alberta are hosting a Hungarian Wine and Food Festival October 27 & 28, 2016 at the Chateau Lacombe. The event runs 4-10pm both nights, and tickets are $25 at the door. The evening will include Hungarian wine and cuisine samples.
  • Nineteen will be hosting Nineteen’s November Festival of Food, a fundraising event on November 14, 2016 in support of the High School Culinary Challenge. Tickets for the 4-course dinner are $100.
  • I’m sorry to have missed the first of Rostizado’s burrito pop-ups (under the name La Mision) on Sunday, but I would have had to get there fast – they sold out in just over an hour! I look forward to future pop-ups (or something more permanent).
  • Confetti Sweets is hoping to open a location in Edmonton’s west end before Christmas, and are hoping to crowdfund $20,000 through Alberta Boostr by November 22, 2016.
  • Congratulations to Jacek Chocolate Couture, who will be opening a third location in Canmore this November.
  • Watch for Miga, a new Korean restaurant to open soon on the south side (11, 9261 34 Avenue).
  • Vancouver-based Vera’s Burger Shack is coming to Ice District, inside the Grand Villa Casino.
  • Are you excited about the forthcoming Popeye’s location in Edmonton? It’s set to open in November at 3773 17 Street in Tamarack.
  • Quick-serve chain Blaze Pizza is opening a second location in the Brewery District.
  • Cindy provides you with an idea of what to expect on Rostizado’s new menu, with a tentative start date of October 24.
  • Graham had a great experience at Bar Clementine, and expects even greater things from Chef Roger Letourneau.
  • Chartier gets a rave review from Jonny.
  • Have you heard of a bakery called Canova (formerly DeFazio Gourmet)? Diane provides a run down of all of their pastry selection, including the incredible vanilla cornetti.
  • Everyone seems to love lists, so here are two from Narcity: 46 bucket lists restaurants every true Edmontonian needs to try and 14 Edmonton coffee shops you should go to at least once in your life.
  • Mel had contributed a review of Edmonton Cooks to Culinaire Magazine, but found that it had been severely edited down. She shared some of her constructive feedback about the book.
  • The latest entry in the Community Table Project features a recipe for marinated grilled chicken.
  • I’d be remiss if I didn’t link to Chef Paul Shufelt’s column in the Edmonton Sun last week, which called out food bloggers to put their money where their mouth is. There have been a number of responses, from food writers and chefs alike. Food for thought, from Chris and Chef Cory Rakowski.
  • Did you catch Attila the Hungry’s Chef Levi Biddlecombe competing on Chopped Canada
  • You might remember a locally-made product called quick-cook barley that was sold under the name Progressive Foods – well, they’ve rebranded, and it’s a great look! Snappy Grains has a bright and bold new identity, which I saw on the shelves at the Italian Centre on the weekend.


Snappy Grains

  • With the grey weekend we had, Mack and I thought we should brighten things up with some punchy bun bo Hue from King Noodle House.


Bun bo Hue

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