- With May comes market season! One of my favourites, the 124 Grand Market, kicks off their season this Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 4-8pm.
- The next Italian Centre Chef Showcase Dinner will be prepared by Chef Shane Chartrand on May 16, 2018. Tickets are $80.
- Food4Good will be selling affordable produce on May 17 and June 5, 2018. Those dates will also feature composting demos and countertop gardening workshops, respectively.
- Parkallen is testing the brunch waters with a special event on May 27, 2018. Tickets are $23/person.
- ZooFest, a fundraiser organized by the Valley Zoo Development Society, is taking place on June 16, 2018, and features multiple food and drink samples. Tickets for adults are priced at $85.
- Food Bike Tours have released their schedule for the summer, and begin next month. They’ve also added Thursday evening dates in addition to their Saturday options. You can read about my experience here.
- It was great to learn about Old Beverly Cafe In & Out, a family-run business at 3908 118 Avenue. The decor is inspired by the mining history of the community.
- Did you know the Grindstone Theatre offers a fun and comforting food menu?
- Sharon is a fan of Golomein’s noodles.
- Twyla was disappointed in the poorly-executed food at Holy Roller.
- Vue Weekly was suitably impressed with the ramen at Noodle Bar by Nomiya.
- The Journal reviewed the vegan brunch at Padmanadi.
- Graham was left wanting more from the offerings at Koutouki.
- If you’re out seeking a patio to enjoy, Phil has some suggestions for you.
- The Globe covers the optimism Kevin Kossowan’s James Beard’s nomination has for other Canadians in the future.
- It looks like Bottega 104 is expanding to the south side, in Packrat Louie’s former spot on Whyte Avenue.
Packrat Louie no more
- Mack and I had a dinner date out at Baijiu last week that coincided with the introduction of their new menu! We really enjoyed the the banana leaf-wrapped sole. The flavours were bright and the fish was perfectly steamed. We’ll be back at some point to try out some of their other new dishes, too.
Banana leaf-wrapped sole at Baijiu
- It’s always nice to get out to Meat for their family-style platters, which we did to celebrate Thom’s birthday over the weekend. I’d forgotten just how good their mac and cheese is.
Our spread at Meat
- I picked up some take-out from the newly-opened Kanto over the weekend. The food was priced on the higher side, but of what I tried, their fried chicken Bao Bae ($15.50) was my favourite. The batter was crispy and well seasoned.
Bao Bae from Kanto