Mack finally relented to decking the halls this weekend, so it finally feels like Christmas at our house. Hard to believe Christmas is less than a month away! On to this week’s food notes:
- 104 Street’s annual Customer Appreciation Day is taking place on December 1, 2016, with most businesses participating with deals or in-store treats.
- Canova (rebranded from DeFazio Gourmet), is celebrating its fourth anniversary from December 1-4, 2016, with 15% off their panettone, biscotti and pastries. Do yourself a favour and pick up some vanilla cornettis!
- I’m all for pop-up markets – Prairie Pigeon’s éclairs will be available at a pop-up market in Abbey Glen Park (Jasper Avenue & 102 Street) on December 3, from 11am-3pm.
- I remember when Downtown couldn’t seem to sustain one bubble tea cafe, and this year, we have 3 within a 5-block radius: Gong Cha’s location in the Ultima Tower (10236 103 Street) is now open.
- Grain of Rice, a new Asian restaurant located at 1312 Webber Greens Drive, just opened up on the weekend.
- Some locations just seem to be a revolving door of businesses, and it’s hard to say what will make it stick: Alibi Pub has opened up shop at 17328 Stony Plain Road.
- Northern Chicken garnered two reviews on both ends of the spectrum from Cindy and Jonny.
- Linda tried the food at Alberta’s first Popeye’s.
- CTV joined in on the fried chicken fray with a quick sampling of Northern Chicken, Popeye’s, and Seoul Fried Chicken.
- Jonny checked out Calle Mexico’s expanded storefront location.
- Vue Weekly reviewed Latino’s Restaurant, recently installed in McCauley at 10708 98 Street.
- Chris and Linda shared their experience at Halo Bar and Bistro, located at the Renaissance Hotel at the Edmonton International Airport.
- Twyla has compiled a list of 5 restaurants you should try right now.
- Chef Lindsay Porter will be moving to Woodwork in early December.
- This year’s recipients of Edmonton’s Best Bar None awards were recognized last week. Congrats to the winners and the newly-accredited bars!
- Food for thought: until Iconoclast’s series on packaging in the coffee business, I never really considered the type of material that goes into packaging good quality coffee beans.
- Mack and I shop at the Italian Centre on a weekly basis, so it’s great to hear they’ve partnered with grocery delivery company SPUD so their products can reach even more people.
- Great to hear about Calgary-based Uncommon Cider, “Alberta’s first quality driven, small batch urban cidery”.
- I can never have enough soup, so while in the area on Sunday, we stopped by Ninja Club to warm up.
Tonkotsu ramen at Ninja Club
2 thoughts on “Food Notes for November 28, 2016”
Just a heads up that it appears that the Ninja Club link has been hacked to link to a rather explicit site.
Thanks for the heads up – it appears the link is fixed now.