I had a great time in Montreal and Toronto, but was overwhelmed with a nasty flu when I returned to Edmonton. Though I feel like I’m still recovering, it’s time to get back into routine. On to this week’s food notes:
- Food4Good is screening That Sugar Film on April 7, 2017. Tickets are free and a panel discussion will follow the movie.
- Prairie Pigeon’s next pop-up is scheduled for April 8, 2017 at Evoolution Downtown.
- The next Swine and Dine will take place on April 10, 2017 at Chartier.
- Tickets for this year’s April 22, 2017 Resilience Festival are now on sale. Workshops include an introduction to beekeeping, cheesemaking, and (cheekily), praise the lard!
- Tickets for this year’s Eat Alberta are still available. The event takes place at NAIT on April 23, 2017.
- Eats on 118 is back with tours this spring – their first is on April 26, 2017. Tickets are $42 and include visits to three restaurants.
- It’s all about the pizza lately – Ripe Tomato is the latest chain to invade Edmonton.
- Congratulations to Mayday Dogs on their brick and mortar announcement! You will be able to find them in the former Transcend Coffee space in the Mercer Warehouse. If you can’t wait, their B-52 pizza is available at Love Pizza until April 9, 2017.
- The Art of Cake is now open in the Brewery District at 11807C 105 Avenue.
- Cindy alludes to a second KB & Company location – more taco salad for everyone!
- Lillian is among the first to share her visit to Acme Meat Market’s new home inside Richie Market.
- Cafe Linnea is now open for dinner – check their website for the menu and expanded hours.
- 104 Street continues to welcome new restaurants – here’s a sneak peek into Bottega.
- Jonny is the first to review St. Albert’s Ong Hanoi Style Fried Chicken.
- Andrea sampled a variety of fare from Little Village’s storefront location.
- Twyla offered a mixed review of Grandin Fish and Chips, while Cindy was more positive.
- Also from Twyla, she enjoyed her experience at Bundok.
- Graham wasn’t completely impressed by Baijiu.
- Vue Weekly gave two thumbs up to Tapavino and new Vietnamese restaurant Thiên An in Capilano.
- Clementine snags the latest Globe & Mail review.
- Cindy recapped her latest experience of Comal Taco Therapy.
- With an increase in new bake shops over the past six months, bakery lovers can rejoice, including those who enjoy the “humble” donut, or are seeking out hidden gems.
- Speaking of bakeries, Treats Baked by Stephanie is the latest to seek out crowdfunding.
- I was sorry to hear about the closure of Riz (the final incarnation of L’Azia). Back in high school, L’Azia was one of the first Downtown restaurants that I frequented.
- It was great to hear that Edmonton Food Tours is expanding their offerings to include new Old Strathcona and Downtown tours starting in May! My friend Su recommends signing up for their newsletter for early access and potential deals.
- This is an oldie but a goodie – YEG People’s recommendations for 15 meals under $15.
- Follow along on Valerie’s latest food adventures – she’s cooking with passionate people who are willing to share their secrets!
- I’m excited to see Top Chef Canada back on the air, especially with an All Star cast! New episodes started airing on April 2, but it’s still early enough to hedge your bets.
- The Callingwood Farmers’ Market is launching new hours this spring – Sundays will remain 10am-3pm, but Wednesdays will run from 12-5pm. The season launches on May 7, 2017.
- There are so many reasons to mourn Lucky Peach – pick up the final issue when you can.
- Wandering on foot in Old Strathcona over the weekend, we spotted Snowy Dessert, a Korean cafe, next to Dorinku.
- Mack and I finally made it to La Boule over the weekend. It’s a lovely little spot for something sweet, though the croissants we tried were some of the best in the city.
Pretty pastries at La Boule
2 thoughts on “Food Notes for April 3, 2017”
I’m rooting for Connie re TOP CHEF! YOU? She is one fierce woman who is really making an ALBERTA mark on our Canadian Culinary map! Loved it last night, and the world is so much smaller (and I am so much older) as when I watch I can say – I have met him, her, him, her, know her, know him, been there, eaten that…. etc. Love that part of the show this time round!
I’m happy Top Chef has returned, too! It helps expand our culinary borders within the country, and celebrates some of our wonderful Canadian talent. I agree though – it would be great to see one of the Alberta contestants take home the big prize!