Food Notes for September 10, 2018

It certainly feels like fall outside! And while it is my favourite season, it did seem to come much too soon. On to this week’s food notes:

  • The ninth annual Bacon Day Collaboration, hosted at Workshop Eatery, takes place September 15, 2018. 100% of the ticket sales will be donated to Youth Empowerment and Social Services. Tickets are $95, and include bacon-inspired food, two drinks, and a vote in their “tag team steel caged dessert battle royale”.
  • The next affordable Fruit & Veggie sale hosted by Food 4 Good will be taking place on September 25, 2018.
  • The Harvest Room at the Hotel Macdonald will be hosting a special Honey Harvest Dinner on September 27, 2018, featuring honey collected from their own hives. Tickets start at $55.
  • Save the date for Olde Towne Beverly’s first ever Dining Week, planned for October 5-13, 2018. Seven area restaurants are participating.
  • The Gold Medal Plates has been rebranded to Canada’s Great Kitchen Party. They will stop in Edmonton on October 17, 2018 at the Shaw Conference Centre. Tickets are $350, and as in the past, go towards supporting Canada’s elite amateur athletes.
  • This year’s LitFest Food Matters will be hosted by Liane Faulder and feature the authors behind Food Artisans of Alberta and Women Who Dig. The event will take place October 20, 2018. Tickets are $45, and include food and wine samples.
  • Partake, the new wine bar from the folks behind Manor Bistro, is set to open soon at 12431 102 Avenue (formerly La Favourite).
  • Al Centro, a Roman-style pizzeria yet to open at 99 Street & Jasper Avenue, is hosting a Da Capo pop-up in the meantime.
  • Whistler-based Green Moustache is the latest plant-based restaurant to land in Edmonton. They are now open at 11416 Jasper Avenue.
  • There’s a new coffee roaster in town called The Grizzlar Coffee and Records (10557 109 Street).
  • Louisiana Purchase has opened a second location on the north side, at 13503 St. Albert Trail.
  • Rostizado has introduced a new lunch menu to entice diners, which now includes a Latin-style hamburger.
  • Sorrentino’s annual Mushroom Harvest runs the month of September, with mushroom features on the menu at all locations. Graham has a preview of dishes to expect.
  • Bloom hopes their storefront bakery will be open by mid-October.
  • Tech Life shares the story behind Destination Doughnuts, and what sets their treats apart.
  • Crystal checked out Blowers & Grafton.
  • The Journal reviewed London Local.
  • Linda has become a regular at 124 Street’s Nuovo Bistro.
  • Lillian wanted to highlight a neighbourhood gem in Crestwood’s Cafe Blackbird.
  • Sharman recapped the recent Taste Alberta Prairie on the Plate dinner at Hotel Macdonald.
  • Down south, the Calgary Farmers’ Market announced a second 50,000 square feet location to open in the northwest community of Greenwich in 2020.
  • Mack and I took advantage of what seemed like the last patio-appropriate day this weekend and dined at Viphalay. I do enjoy their pad Thai!


Pad Thai from Viphalay

  • There’s something about mobile coffee carts that I love, and you won’t come across one cuter than How U Bean. We paid a visit to them this afternoon, while they were parked near the Alberta Legislature. They use beans from local company Roasti, and I appreciated that they offer decaf London fogs. Check them out while the weather is still somewhat cooperative!

How U Bean

How U Bean

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