Food Notes for June 4, 2018

  • Markets continue to spring up around the city, including the Berlin Square Public Market on Sundays from 11am-3pm at the German Canadian Cultural Club and the 97th Street Public Market on Sundays from 11am-3pm at 9615 153 Avenue.
  • Looking for Father’s Day plans? Parkallen Restaurant is hosting another pizza buffet on June 17, 2018. Tickets for adults are $20, and children aged 4-10 are $10.
  • Advanced tickets for a Taste of Edmonton are now available until July 17.
  • The Mayfair just keeps on adding food purveyors – next up is Curry Vibes.
  • DECL shared a rumour that a location of Cora’s is slated for the Days Inn on 106 Street.
  • It’s great to see when market vendors make the leap to brick and mortar locations – this is the case for Milk and Cookies Bakeshop, which just opened at 5532 Calgary Trail.
  • Another new bakery alert: Jovic Bakery is now open at 870 Webber Greens Drive.
  • I’ve never been to the East Coast, so I didn’t know they served donairs differently – King of Donair is the first Edmonton location of a franchise from the East that boasts an “authentic” donair.
  • Silk Bar & Kitchen is now open at 10344 105 Street.
  • Drift is now serving at the concession in ReMax Field!
  • Love Waffle YEG is now open on weekends at the South Common location of Chatime (1915 98 Street), serving up Taiwanese and Hong Kong-style egg waffles.
  • Alley Kat is now serving up pints in their newly-licensed lounge at the brewery.
  • Gig City has a run down of the menu at the recently renovated River City Revival House (formerly Brixx).
  • Vue has a feature on the food truck, KaBao.
  • Villa Bistro was reviewed in the Journal last week.
  • Jonny has a pair of reviews up for La Carraia and Cinnaholic.
  • Crystal had a mixed experience at Cafe Linnea.
  • Graham finds comfort in the “Old World” charm at Manor Cafe.
  • Avenue Magazine has a round up of the best doughnuts in the city.
  • Liane has the details about the new and different tours available through Edmonton Food Tours this summer.
  • Sharman has 30 reasons why you should consider attending the 30th anniversary of Christmas in November later this year.
  • Cultivate McCauley is offering free tours of area gardens every second Tuesday of the month from June to September: “At each stop, a gardener will present an overview of their space, insights into their gardening philosophies, and offer practical techniques, tips, and tricks that you can use in your garden spaces.”
  • It’s disappointing the barriers involved in the vacant lot gardening pilot has prevented more uptake.
  • The Government of Alberta passed Bill 7, which will regulate the organic products grown and sold in the province.
  • Mack and I finally went to try Cinnaholic (10075 109 Street) today. Cinnzeo has always been my guilty pleasure, so I was curious to see how this vegan version would stand up. We went with a plain frosted bun and a coffee frosted bun, so they weren’t as sweet as the deluxe versions, but I just couldn’t see how it is worth $5.50. We also had intentions of eating it later, but staff had no suggestions on how one might heat up the bun at home – we probably would have been better off picking up a day-old, unfrosted bun for $1. Time will tell if they’ll garner the repeat business they’ll need to stay open.


Buns from Cinnaholic

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