It sure was a beautiful weekend to commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial – hope you made the most of the gorgeous weather, too! On to this week’s food notes:
- The third annual Feast on the Field (a fundraiser for Capital Care) at Commonwealth Stadium will be held on August 23, 2017. Tickets are $195.
- Liane has more details about forthcoming Old Strathona restaurant Holy Roller – they’ll be offering Detroit and New Haven-style pizza, as well as a chocolate program.
- Blind Enthusiasm will be opening any day now in July, but until then, learn more about what you can expect from the brewery and brew pub.
- Montreal Hot Dogs downtown has announced an opening date of August 7, 2017. Consider picking up a Groupon if you’re thinking of trying it.
- Bottega 104, the Crudo family’s second 104 Street venture, finally opened on the weekend.
- New cafes are sprouting up everywhere in Edmonton – one of the latest is Hanjan, which celebrates Korean cafe culture. It is located at 3735 99 Street.
- Ace Coffee Roasters also has brand new digs in Old Strathcona at 10055 80 Avenue. Leigh has some photos of the space.
- Diane is on top of the new Korean fried chicken joints in Edmonton, posting about a new chain that has just landed in Edmonton – Pelicana, located at 106, 2920 Calgary Trail.
- Nonna’s Bistro at 10061 Jasper Avenue just had their grand opening a few weeks ago.
- Wishbone received a pair of positive reviews this week, from CBC and the Journal.
- I hadn’t heard of a “Boodle Feast” before, but thanks to Linda, I learned that it is a hands-on dinner you can have at Mama Nita’s Binalot Filipino Cuisine.
- Cindy has the low-down on which of ‘Ono Poke’s bowls are her favourite.
- Jonny noticed a second Gong Cha location now open Edmonton just off Whyte Avenue at 10342 81 Avenue.
- Liv enjoyed the flavours and experience at Baijiu.
- Graham reviews Woodwork for the first time in three years, after Chef Lindsay Porter took over the kithen.
- Avenue Edmonton just released their list of 25 Favourite Eats of 2017, as shared by 25 different Edmontonians. Also from Avenue, they’ll be opening the voting on their first ever Avenue Burger Challenge on July 4, 2017 – take a look at the list of the competitors in the first round.
- I’m glad to hear that Smokehouse BBQ was able to recover their stolen food truck.
- Phil shares photos from a farm dinner hosted by Chartier that took place a few weeks back.
- Don’t want to wait for your food order? Some restaurants (including Remedy and Zenari’s) have joined ClickDishes, which allows you to order and pay in advance so pick-up is more seamless.
- I just noticed that Robyn (who relocated to Ottawa from Edmonton last year), has started up a series of Food Notes for her new adopted city. Check it out if you’re looking to stay on top of Ottawa’s food scene!
- Thanks to Montreal Hot Dogs, Mack and I won tickets to the Edmonton Prospects game on Friday. It was a closer game than it needed to be, but thankfully the Prospects came out on top! We were able to try a few things from the new Remax Field food provider, Prairie Catering, including their deep fried perogies (not as crispy as I would have liked, but still pretty satisfying). I couldn’t find their menu online, so here are their grandstand and lounge menus in case they’re helpful.
Deep fried perogies at Remax Field
- What better way to celebrate Canada Day than with a limited edition poutizza from Love Pizza? We’re still holding out hope that they’ll bring back the mac and cheeza, too.
Poutizza from Love Pizza