Food Notes for April 9, 2018

  • Sorrentino’s annual Garlic Fest runs April 9 – May 11, 2018.
  • The Stony Plain Road and Area Business Association is hosting a Taste of Stony Plain Road on May 4, 2018, with 12 businesses participating. Admission is $9, with food and beverage samples costing an additional $1-3 each.
  • Sweet Jesus, the Toronto-based soft serve ice cream company, is now open in Southgate Centre.
  • Little HK, the speakeasy with an entrance through Baijiu, is now open (though only on Fridays and Saturdays).
  • New bakery alert – Jun’s Bakery is now open at 1803 91 Street SW.
  • Baekjeong, a Korean BBQ house, has opened up at 2874 Calgary Trail (the same location as Dookbaeki).
  • Pom Grand, a Persian fast casual restaurant, has taken over the storefront at 10812 82 Avenue.
  • The food court at Edmonton City Centre has welcomed Konz, who serves up pizza in a cone.
  • Another restaurant has been confirmed for the former Sobeys space on Jasper Avenue and 104 Street – Japanese barbecue chain Gyu Kaku BBQ.
  • Splash Poke is opening up their third location this summer in West Edmonton Mall.
  • The big news this week was the City’s decision to award the concession contracts at their golf courses (including Victoria) to a multinational instead of renewing the contract with Dogwood Cafe. Liane wrote a great editorial summarizing why this was a poor decision.
  • After crowning a winner in their Burger Challenge last year, Avenue Edmonton has moved onto another popular category of pizzas.
  • Ms. Hangry Foodie checked out several establishments recently – the newly-opened Hanaichi on Whyte Avenue, gelateria La Carraria downtown, and Lebanese restaurant Sahara Palace in Castledowns.
  • The Journal reviewed Tokiwa Ramen.
  • Leduc sampled a variety of dishes at Hanjan.
  • Graham has nothing but positive things to say about Buco.
  • Phil is recommending the cookies from Ritchie bakery Food in the Nud.
  • Vue Weekly has the story behind how Quebec-based vegan chain Copper Branch ended up in Edmonton.
  • Vue also has a profile on Chef Scott Downey of The Butternut Tree.
  • Eat North has a round-up of  6 businesses that moved from market to brick and mortar.
  • The Downtown Edmonton Community League is finally accepting applications for the community garden located in Alex Decoteau Park – the deadline is April 27, 2018.
  • This is a neat idea – a mobile produce market on a bus.
  • I headed to Taipan Cafe for a quick meeting tonight about the return of Chinatown Walking Tours this summer. I’ll share more information about dates and times when the details are available!

Taipan Cafe

Shrimp wonton noodles in soup

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