Summer weekends in Edmonton offer so many choices! We spent ours taking advantage of Open Farm Days. It was great to see some of the farms we shop at weekly first hand, and to be introduced to others – I hope to write about these visits soon! On to this week’s food notes:
- Save the date for the last What the Truck?! of the season on September 9, 2017 from 12-7pm on Capital Boulevard.
- Dogwood Cafe is hosting a fun international Taste of Alberta dinner outdoors at the Riverside Gold Course on August 26, 2017. On the menu: Mexican street corn, Brazilian grilled chicken hearts, Thai Larb lettuce wraps, and Salchincha kaftas. Tickets are $29, and include three food vouchers.
- Vignettes Does Dining is back for another year. Tickets for a pop-up at Tzin on September 2, 2017 are now on sale for $150 each.
- Die Pie had to postpone their grand opening date from August 18 to August 25, 2017.
- Mayday Dogs in the Mercer Warehouse is hoping to open the first week of September.
- Great to hear that Drift will be open during the winter at the Shamrock Curling Club.
- Sorry to hear that Cafe Linnea is reverting to a tip-based system as of August 22, 2017, as “the [no tipping]current model has proven to be untenable.”
- Ripe Tomato Pizza, a quick-serve Neopolitan pizza company based out of Calgary, is coming to Edmonton. Find them soon at Harvest Point, 5011 Ellerslie Road SW.
- Cindy is the first to review Chinese Crepe, located in the Mayfair Building at 10815 Jasper Avenue.
- Vue Weekly paid a visit to a newcomer to Edmonton’s pizza scene, Buono Pizzeria and Grill.
- Jonny checked out Banjara, a South Indian restaurant in Duggan.
- Chartier, one of the four local establishments on the shortlist of En Route’s Best New Restaurants, has shared their thoughts on the key ingredient to #yegfood’s success.
- Taste of Edmonton made it official last week by announcing their move to the Alberta Legislature grounds in 2018.
- Valerie’s latest “In the Kitchen” post features an apple beet soup, just in time for the beet harvest.
- I hadn’t heard of Habit before, a food tech startup that posits that everyone could benefit from a personalized nutritional blueprint.
- It was a bit of a coincidence that I ended up at King Noodle House for a second Sunday in a row, but it’s hard to pass up their bun bo Hue on a cool summer afternoon.
Bun Bo Hue at King Noodle House