Food Notes for July 23, 2018

  • The YEG Food Crawl in Chinatown is back, running August 2, 2018. The $40 ticket includes visits to four restaurants.
  • Just in time to get you geared up for the Heritage Festival, running August 4-6, 2018, check out the latest Seconds, Please! episode all about the festival.
  • Eat Alberta will be hosting a farm-to-table dinner in partnership with Redtail Farm on August 11, 2018. Contact them for more information.
  • Workshop Eatery is again hosting a Garden Party to benefit the Canadian Culinary Fund. Tickets for the August 16, 2018 event are $100, and include a 4-course meal and wine pairing.
  • There are lots of great activities to check out during Alberta Open Farms Days, running August 18-19, 2018. One to consider is Parkland County’s Local Farm Trail; in addition to self-guided tours they’ve also organized a guided bus excursion. Early bird tickets (purchased before July 27) are $35.
  • It looks like Buok Fresh Kitchen will be open next week, located at 10707 100 Avenue.
  • Rogue Wave Coffee is on the cusp of opening their new roasterie and tasting bar at 11322 119 Street. Check their website for updates!
  • As I posted over the weekend, DOSC (Drunken Ox Sober Cat) is now open in the historic Metals Building at 10190 104 Street. The soft opening menus are now online on their Facebook page.
  • Blowers & Grafton, offering “Halifax street food” is now open at 10550 82 Avenue. Vue discusses what you can expect.
  • A new brewery called Analog Brewing is now open in Edmonton.
  • If you’re at K-Days this week, make sure to check out the local vendors in “Eat at the Grand” in the Expo Centre, which features local shops like Meuwly’s, Why Not Cafe, and Sandwich and Sons, among others.
  • K-Days has also crowned their new midway food winners – this year, the Mexican Street Style Corn placed first.
  • Should we call it cheese plate-gate? Last week, Leduc of Let’s Eat YEG was subjected to some online backlash after he shared his opinion about a recent experience at The Common.
  • Arcadia has added meat items to its menu.
  • Vue Weekly has more details about the forthcoming gluten, soy, and dairy-free restaurant, The Cave.
  • Learn more about Boyle Street Eats, a social enterprise food truck.
  • Jonny shares his brief impression of Yelo’d.
  • Graham had a disappointing experience at Volcano.
  • Linda loves the pretzels at Zwick’s, and was invited to try the new happy hour specials at The Rec Room.
  • Also from Linda, she shared her experience at the spring edition of the Shaw Conference Centre’s “Dinner with Canada’s Top Chefs”.
  • Tim Horton’s will be serving up all-day breakfast across Canada starting this Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
  • I’d never heard of “ghost kitchens” before – kitchens that operate exclusively to serve delivery customers through online apps like Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes.
  • Veg in YEG has taken over the plot at St. John’s Institute in Garneau vacated by Reclaim Farm, and is growing produce that can be purchased at a pay-what-you-want rate. Check the website for farm table dates. Thanks to Su for the heads up!
  • Sustainable Food Edmonton has launched the Golden Wheelbarrow Awards to recognize businesses and individuals who employ sustainable practices. Deadline for nominations are July 31, 2018.
  • Best of luck to Winding Road Cheese as they compete again in the American Cheese Society this week.
  • Mack and I headed to the Taste of Edmonton last week, but only had the chance to sample a few dishes that day. Our favourite was the donair taco from O2’s – made fresh to order, good portion size, and tasty meat!

Taste of Edmonton

Mack with Emily and a donair taco!

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