Food Notes for August 6, 2018

  • Get Cooking’s final Burger Club on August 8, 2018 is a Prairie on the Plate feature, with four Alberta raised proteins on the menu.
  • Alberta Local Food Week could be a good excuse as any for a road trip to check out what we can grow in the province – check out the list of events running August 12-19, 2018, including Open Farm Days, August 18-19.
  • Speaking of Open Farm Days, Northlands has consistently offered the best, most value-driven farm tours, particularly attractive for those who can’t, or would prefer not to, drive to area farms – the cost is just $5 or $10 per person. Check out the line-up of tours this year, and read about the tour I attended last year.
  • Kingsway Mall is hosting their first ever Food Truck Fare on August 17 and 18, 2018, in the parking lot by Homesense and Starbucks.
  • The last What the Truck?! of the season will take place on August 26, 2018 at RE/MAX Field (formerly known as Edmonton Ballpark), with 15 trucks to whet your appetite.
  • Great to hear that Filistix will not only continue to have a kiosk at the University of Alberta campus (in the Students’ Union Building), but they will also be opening a location Downtown at 10621 100 Avenue later this year.
  • Look for a Downtown branch of Amore Pasta to open in the Oxford Tower (100 Street & 102A Avenue) this fall.
  • Buok Fresh Korean Kitchen is now open at 10707 100 Avenue.
  • The first (but likely not last) of the “ghost kitchens” we’ll see in Edmonton – La Mision (from the folks behind Tres Carnales and Rostizado), are offering their burritos exclusively through Foodora.
  • The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s “hot dog cart” is the nicest such cart I’ve ever seen – hopefully it’ll be out more before summer’s end.
  • Vue Weekly casts a spotlight on the recently opened DOSC (Drunken Ox, Sober Cat).
  • Learn more about Camola, the bug-based vendor found at numerous local farmers’ markets.
  • Twyla is the latest to review Blowers & Grafton, and their menu of “Halifax street food”.
  • Graham was impressed by the “timeless, yet contemporized” menu at Halley’s Club, the 20s-inspired restaurant/dance hall at West Edmonton Mall.
  • Avenue recommends the brunch at Greenland Garden Centre in Sherwood Park, and highlights St. Albert’s Riverband Bistro.
  • Congratulations to Rogue Wave Coffee who hope to be opening up their cafe and roasterie this week at 11322 119 Street (check their social media for confirmation). We stopped by on Sunday, and though they weren’t officially open, we were welcomed into the space anyway. Check them out!

Rogue Wave Coffee

Rogue Wave Coffee

  • Liberia, Venezuela, and Eritrea, were recognized for their food at this year’s Heritage Festival. While I didn’t try anything from the first two countries, I can vouch for the stewed meat and lentils (served with injera) from Eritrea.

Heritage Festival

Stewed meat and lentils from Eritrea

  • While running errands last week on the south side, Mack and I stopped at Artistic Bake Shop for the first time. The soft pretzels have to be one of the most underrated deals in Edmonton – just $1.50 and delicious!

Artistic Bake Shop

Pretzel from Artistic Bake Shop

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