Food Notes for June 12, 2017

We had a great time in Seattle – it is a city with many facets, great food, and lots to do! As always, there’s much to catch up on (though I likely missed some things), so on to this week’s food notes:

  • Knifewear is hosting a customer appreciation party on June 14, 2017, with free beer and hot dogs – just RSVP!
  • The annual Mercer Super Summer Party takes place on June 17, 2017. Festivities kick off at 11am.
  • Prairie Pigeon is popping up at Hive Fit Co (10343 Jasper Avenue) on June 18, 2017 from 9am-12pm.
  • Congratulations to The Next Act who is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year! They’re hosting a customer appreciation party on July 2, 2017, with a throw-back menu (with 1992 pricing) and an anniversary collaboration brew with Alley Kat.
  • RGE Rd released their farm dinner schedule for this summer – act fast if you’re hoping for tickets!
  • Ever wanted to learn how to make your own gin? You can do so under the instruction of Hansen Distillery on July 13, 2017. Tickets are priced at $150.
  • On September 11, 2017, the Shaw Conference Centre is hosting a 5-course meal led by Executive Chef Serge Belair. Tickets are $100, and proceeds will go to the High School Culinary Challenge.
  • Block 1912 is opening up a sister cafe north of the river – look for Monument later this summer on Jasper Ave and 108 Street.
  • Wishbone officially opened on May 31, 2017! Find them at 10542 Jasper Avenue.
  • Nudoru has debuted a new menu, featuring different ramen and burger selections.
  • Both Twyla and the Journal reviewed Vaticano Cucina, the newest Italian restaurant on the south side.
  • Cathy returns to her blog to share her enthusiasm about Crum Coffee Bar, located at 4640 Calgary Trail South.
  • Linda is the latest to review Ono Poke Co.
  • Cindy reviews Splash Poke.
  • Crystal enjoyed her meal at Nuovo Bistro.
  • Graham recaps his recent dining experiences at Alder Room and Little Village.
  • The Cone may still be around in Edmonton, but it won’t be on 99 Street because it’s been sold.
  • Confetti Sweets is closing their Terwillegar location at the end of June, but may be opening a branch in Windermere.
  • Small gelato company Da Vinci can produce up to three-quarters of a tonne of gelato each day.
  • An interesting app called Waitless is coming to Edmonton – it’s designed to help consumers order additional items, or pay their bill without the need of a server. We’ll see how many restaurants sign up.
  • I’m late to the party, but if you’re out and about looking for a patio, the Patio Buzz app can help with that.
  • Great to see lots of Edmonton and area representation on Western Living’s tenth annual Foodies of the Year shortlist: Kevin Cam (North 53/Baijiu), Darren and Sylvia Cheverie (Chartier), Matthew Garrett and Simon Underwood (Moonshine Donuts/Doughnut Party), Kelsey Johnson (Cafe Linnea), Jake Lee (Seoul Fried Chicken).
  • Consider supporting the Youth Restorative Action Project’s CIY: Cook It Yourself program, which teaches youth basic cooking skills.
  • Avoiding gluten for those without celiac disease may put people at risk for other diseases, a message shared at the national conference for the Canadian Celiac Association, held in Edmonton on the weekend.
  • Recent survey results released by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry indicates that Albertans increased their spending on local food by 25% from 2012 to 2016.
  • Just before we left on vacation, I met up with my parents for dinner at Golden Bird. It’s been some time since I’ve been there, but besides featuring a generous sprinkling of cilantro, the pho just wasn’t up to par for me. The meatballs were unfortunately on the sinewy side.

Golden Bird

Pho from Golden Bird

  • Back in town, I returned to Chinatown, but this time to satisfy my craving for King Noodle House’s bun bo Hue.

King Noodle House

Bun bo Hue from King Noodle House

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