Food Notes for March 13, 2017

I’m heading to Montreal for a conference soon, so a heads up that there will be no Food Notes next week. I’m looking forward to some poutine and smoked meat sandwiches! On to this week’s food notes:

  • A reminder that Seedy Sunday takes place on March 19, 2017, at the Central Lions Seniors Centre. Expect demonstrations, presentations, and garden-related exhibitors.
  • It’s time for another Honest Dumplings pop-up at Prairie Noodle Shop on March 21, 2017! Tickets are $15.
  • The free Second Season Street Party will take over Rice Howard Way on April 1, 2017 with extended patios, wagon rides, and activities for the kids.
  • The next Green Drinks is themed around the topic of farm to fork – tickets are now available to the April 2, 2017 event.
  • Edmonton Economic Development is organizing a Culinary Lab series, where chefs will experiment with food and flavours as they create custom menus for each event. The first takes place at Rostizado on April 9, 2017. Tickets are $100.
  • St. Albert’s Dig In horticultural festival has expanded to include a spring session running April 29-30, 2017. Many of the workshops are free to attend!
  • Acme Meats will be opening up in their new home (alongside a brew pub and a new Transcend Coffee location) the week of March 21, 2017 at 9570 76 Avenue.
  • Liane applauds the creativity inherent in Nineteen’s new brunch menu – it sounds delicious!
  • Linda is the latest to review Takami Sushi.
  • Andrea offers her opinion on Grandin Fish & Chips.
  • Crystal offers some honest feedback about her experience at Doughnut Party.
  • Also from Crystal, she gave south Edmonton’s Wing Chix a try.
  • The Journal paid a visit to local institution Coliseum Steaks & Pizza. The review was a reminder of how vehicular transportation is always considered the “norm”, so it’s up to us to include active forms of transportation in the #yegfood conversation.
  • Vue Weekly reminds us that Savoy is still offering solid South Indian eats.
  • Jonny checked out local favourite Elm Cafe.
  • Speaking of Elm Cafe, Alan Suddaby (Executive Chef of Elm Cafe Catering) offers the Ten Sandwich Commandments.
  • Meal prep business Simply Supper is hoping to raise $25,000 through Alberta Boostr to open a second location in north Edmonton.
  • It’s always interesting to see an outside perspective of Edmonton – in this case, here’s the take on our city from two UK-based travel bloggers.
  • Valerie (aka A Canadian Foodie) is looking for people to cook with!
  • Speaking of Valerie, one of her recipes is in the new cookbook Feast, by Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller, which recently launched at a local bookstore. Learn more about the cross-Canada trip that inspired the collection.
  • Summer seems so far away, but it’s closer than you think – daydream away with tickets to the next RGE RD supper at Nature’s Green Acres on August 19, 2017. Tickets are already half sold.
  • Thanks to the Downtown Business Association and to the Art Gallery of Alberta for hosting the kick-off to Downtown Dining Week on Thursday! I’ve already visited two of the thirty-three participating restaurants this weekend. The event runs until March 19, 2017.

Downtown Dining Week

Delicious bite of steak from Atlas Steak + Fish

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