Food Notes for October 9, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you had a restful weekend full of food, friends, and family. On to this week’s food notes:

  • MacEwan is hosting a free lecture titled, “First-Gen Farmers: The Faces of Canada’s Agri-Revolution” on October 10, 2017.
  • The Hotel Macdonald, in partnership with Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm, will be offering a 5-course farm-to-table dinner on October 13, 2017. Tickets are $100.
  • The next installment of Taste Alberta’s Prairie on a Plate is taking place at Canteen on October 25, 2017. Tickets are $55 for the 4-course meal.
  • Revel Bistro & Bar is now open in the former Alberta Hotel Bar + Kitchen space (9802 Jasper Avenue).
  • Foodora and DoorDash join several other food delivery services now available in Edmonton.
  • The city’s first Sugarfina, which wills itself as a “luxury candy boutique” is open at Southgate Centre.
  • XO Bistro is offering a pho challenge – earn yourself a free bowl and a spot on their wall of fame by finishing 4 pounds of ingredients and 2.5L of soup in 45 minutes (otherwise, it is $60).
  • If you’re looking for a brunch alternative, Fort Edmonton Park’s Johnson’s Cafe (located inside Hotel Selkirk) continues to serve Sunday brunch until the end of the year.
  • Jonny was disappointed with his experience at Die Pie.
  • The Journal is the latest to review Loft Thai Eatery.
  • Ben Freeland is one of the first to review new-ish Vietnamese restaurant PhoEver.
  • Crystal found the service lacking at The Stone & Wheel Pizza.
  • Also from Crystal – she visited Chartier during one of their weekly Tuesday burger nights.
  • Jonny checked out The Art of Cake for the first time.
  • Graham lists Edmonton restaurants that have been open for 30+ years, with his opinion on which are still at the top of their game.
  • Great feature on Sugared & Spiced in the Journal over the weekend.
  • Sharman enjoyed one of the last 104 Street Feast Tours run by Edmonton Food Tours before the end of the outdoor market season.
  • Only bars that sell Molson products can openly associate with the Oilers, including mentioning the screening of Oilers games.
  • We bid adieu to the 2017 outdoor City Market season on Saturday, but not before having a taste of Bench Creek Brewing – it’s so great to have sanctioned sampling stations as a part of our farmers’ markets now.

City Market

Mack enjoying the Naked Woodman Pale Ale

  • A forgotten lunch last week wasn’t so bad when it meant I had an excuse to indulge in a New York Mama from Battista’s Calzones.

Battista's Calzones

New York Mama from Battista’s Calzones

  • We’re trying to soak up as much of those glorious fall rays as possible before they’re gone – this meant a picnic in the park over the weekend with a spread from Little Village.

Little Village

Our take out from Little Village

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