It’s the best time of year – playoff season! It’s even better this year with the Oilers to cheer for, but like many in Canada, I treat the Raptors as my adopted hometown team, too. Go Canada! On to this week’s food notes:
- Mount Royal’s annual Culinary Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017. Tastes are just $2! All donations raised go towards the school’s core programming.
- It’s your last chance to snag tickets to Eat Alberta, happening at NAIT on April 23, 2017!
- I love the idea of Bubbles and Bricks, a YEG Date Night event at The Common, which combines a fun evening of Lego building with Prosecco. The next one takes place on April 24, 2017, and costs $90 per couple.
- Mark your calendar: the first What the Truck?! event of the season will take place on May 14, 2017 from 12-7pm at Northlands.
- The next Wild Heart Brunch Club is serving up a Mother’s Day High Tea on May 13, 2017. Tickets are $30.
- ZooFest, a fundraiser for the Valley Zoo and Zebra Child Protection Society, takes place on June 17, 2017. Expect wine and food samples and lots of opportunities to interact with animals! Tickets are $75 for adults and $50 for children.
- Roots for Trees is looking for volunteers to help with their fourth annual planting to expand the River Valley’s food forest – join them on August 26, 2017.
- Sorrentino’s is hosting their 26th annual Garlic Festival in the month of April. Graham has a preview of what to expect.
- Twyla reviews 104 Street’s Bundok.
- Linda is the latest to visit Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips.
- Crystal recaps the first Culinary Lab that took place at Rostizado in early April.
- New brewery Polar Park has made their first beer available in the spirit of the playoff run, on draught and growler fills.
- Vue Weekly spotlights how the Alberta Farmers’ Market Association supports local businesses.
- This New York Times article mentions a couple of local gems – the High Level Diner and Tony’s Pizza Palace.
- Eater celebrates the art of Lucky Peach and its legacy.
- Iron Chef (yes, you heard that right), is back on TV – Grub Street recaps the premiere.
- My office is relocating north next week, so I’m bidding adieu to walking distance Pho Tau Bay lunches. One last bowl before the move!
I’m going to miss my usual
- I only seem to end up at 1st RND during the Raptors’ playoff runs, but after their atrocious game one play, I really could only find solace in this burger.
Beef dip burger and tater tots
- The skies finally cleared on Sunday, just in time for a walk down to Riverdale. While we’ve been to Little Brick before, this was our first time for brunch. The dishes were as satisfying as the cozy rooms.
Viegas, with scrambled eggs, crispy corn tortilla, vegetables, cheese and hot sauce
Breakfast sandwich, with smoked ham, fried egg, tomato and aioli