Food Notes for August 13, 2018

My sister is getting married this weekend, so a heads up that there won’t be any Food Notes next week. I hope you’re making the most of these last few weeks of summer too! On to this week’s food notes:

  • The Fringe starts later this week – if you’re curious about the food available, consider subscribing to Taproot Edmonton’s Fringe roundup. I have it on good authority that edible fare will be mentioned!
  • Why Not’s Art & Brunch Club is back with a hip-hop edition on August 26, 2018.
  • The final Eats on 118 this year takes place on August 29, 2018, and will tour four female-led businesses in the neighbourhood. Tickets are $47. I attended the first event earlier this summer and had a great time.
  • Congratulations to Biera, Bundok, and Kanto who made the long list of En Route’s annual Best New Restaurants list.
  • The Sweet Pea Cafe and Playhouse is now open at 14238 85 Avenue.
  • Smokehouse BBQ has relocated to 15960 109 Avenue.
  • The Alder Room has closed its doors, but chef/owner Ben Staley is hopeful the restaurant will return in the future in a new location.
  • Transcend Coffee’s Garneau location has undergone a makeover.
  • Graham has nothing but praise for Wildfred’s.
  • Crystal checked out the happy hour specials at Silk Bar & Kitchen.
  • The Journal reviewed Sherwood Park’s La Patrona.
  • Vue Weekly paid a visit to Sweet Mango.
  • Sustainable Food Edmonton is organizing a community bike tour of four local gardens on August 25, 2018. The activity is free, but pre-registration is required.
  • A report for the Edmonton Regional Metropolitan Board indicates that the agriculture system in the area may be “reaching a tipping point”. The board will be voting on an agricultural vision this fall.
  • The perfect opportunity to finally try Cacao 70 came in the mail – a coupon offering a free chocolate-dipped cone! The sweltering conditions also made it a great day for ice cream.

Cacao 70

Dark chocolate dipped cone at Cacao 70

  • I love the brunch at Meat – my go-to beef brisket benny never disappoints.


Beef brisket benny

  • I had lunch at Wishbone for the first time today; their double beef burger is a beauty. The brioche bun and processed cheese made it stand out.


Double beef burger at Wishbone

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