Food Notes for August 27, 2018

There’s definitely a fall chill in the air this week – I’m glad we were able to make the most of what was left of summer in the mountains last weekend for my sister’s wedding! Back with a catch-up edition of Food Notes:

  • Northern Bites has organized an event on September 4, 2018 that combines a visit to an apple orchard and a pie making lesson. Tickets are $20.
  • Eat North’s second annual Prairie Grid Dinner Series will take place in Edmonton on September 29, 2018. Tickets for the 5-course dinner start at $140.
  • Just a Little Night Market returns for a Dash of Oktoberfest October 5 and 6, 2018 at the Aviation Hangar. Expect a beer garden, food, and other vendors.
  • Market stalwart Bloom Cookie Co. has announced that they’re opening a storefront on 124 Street and 103 Avenue. Sign up for their newsletter for updates.
  • Japanese restaurant Iruka Grill & Bar is new to Old Strathcona, located at 10354 82 Avenue.
  • I just noticed the Koutouki Restaurant on the south side, at #540, 3803 Calgary Trail.
  • The Downtown Business Association released the winners of their Downtown patio contest – the Hotel Macdonald was named the best overall patio.
  • Keep abreast of the contenders in Snack Checker, Edmonton AM’s quest to find the city’s ultimate snack.
  • The Journal reviewed the brunch at Cacao 70.
  • Crystal shared reviews of DOSC and Station on Jasper.
  • Sharon was disappointed with her meal at Bottega 104’s Whyte Avenue location.
  • Graham paid visits to Vintage Fork and Cafe Linnea.
  • Vue Weekly raves about Wishbone.
  • I’ve never had an apple fritter from Hazeldean Bakery but Lillian has convinced me that I need to try one.
  • Sharon was among a group invited to attend a tour of the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market.
  • CBC had a story about the rise of millennials purchasing local food.
  • MacEwan University is offering an urban beekeeping immersive experience on September 5, 2018. The session includes the opportunity to not only learn about beekeeping, but also to extract honey from a hive yourself! Tickets are $50.
  • Free tours of the Northlands Urban Farm continue into September – dates include September 9 and 23, 2018.
  • Voting for Sustainable Food Edmonton’s first annual Golden Wheelbarrow Awards is now live. Help select the recipients of awards including “favourite ‘locavore’ restaurant”.
  • One shot from Felicia and Jeff’s wedding – the menu, created by Chef Nicole Gomes, was as beautiful as the tablescape. I may or may not have eaten half a dozen lemon arancini on my own.



  • I enjoyed the final What the Truck?! of the season on Sunday, at the family-friendly Edmonton Ballpark venue. Among the dishes I had that day were the sopes from Calle Mexico.

What the Truck?!

Sopes from Calle Mexico

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