Food Notes for July 2, 2018

  • Get ready for the second What the Truck?! of the year this Friday, July 6, 2018, from 5-10pm at the Valley Zoo (a first for the event!). Consult the menus to plan your attack.
  • Linda is hosting an Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton fundraiser and brunch on July 8, 2018 in Old Strathcona. Tickets are $40 and include brunch at Holy Roller.
  • The 4th annual Feast on the Field at Commonwealth Stadium, a fundraiser for Capital Care, will take place on August 22, 2018. Tickets are $195.
  • This year’s BaconFest is scheduled for September 2, 2018 at St. Basil’s Cultural Centre. Advance admission tickets are $15, with food tickets available at the event.
  • The Telus World of Science is hosting LUMEN, their annual fundraising event billed as “where science meets cocktails” on September 27, 2018. The evening will feature bar stations, cocktail science activities, hands-on demos, and hors d’oeuvres. Early bird tickets are $99.
  • It’s great to see another social enterprise (such as The Hallway Cafe) in the city – Boyle Street Eats is a food truck now in operation that hires from “within our community of people experiencing homelessness and/or poverty.” Staff are provided with training and experience on the truck.
  • Chef Shane Chartrand’s rebranded restaurant at the River Cree Casino named SC, is open for business.
  • Splash Poke’s third location in the city is now open at West Edmonton Mall.
  • Also at WEM, Bubba Gump Shrimp is now open.
  • Liane has more about what you can expect from Meuwly’s, opening up later this week on July 5, 2018.
  • Learn more about the couple behind Yelo’d, Edmonton’s newest ice cream shop, in this piece from Vue.
  • Avenue Edmonton’s July issue features 25 notable Edmontonians identifying their favourite dish to eat in the city.
  • Patio seekers can look forward to a few new or reclaimed patios at Cafe Linnea, Rebel Food and Drink, and Bodega 124 Street.
  • Ms. Hangry Foodie offers an early review of Wildfred’s.
  • Leduc is one of the first to review Fumaca Brazilian Steakhouse.
  • Graham praises the food but not the atmosphere of Silk Bar and Kitchen.
  • Andrea has eaten her way through the menu at Kanto.
  • Sharon tried out the “longest fries in North America” from local food truck Golden Bunch.
  • Edmonton AM has been running a series of segments called “Snackchecker”, rating different locally-sourced snacks. This week, they share the current ranking (held by Sugared and Spiced’s brownie), and try savoury bites from Honest Dumplings.
  • If you had a hankering for movie theatre popcorn at home, you’re now in luck – Cineplex has partnered with Uber Eats to deliver some of their concession snacks.
  • Seconds, Please! is a film from local filmmaker Shawn Tse about second generation immigrants connecting with their heritage through their traditional food.
  • Mack and I couldn’t resist a trip to Love Pizza this weekend for our annual poutizza indulgence. Hope everyone had a great Canada Day!

Love Pizza

Poutizza for two

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