Food Notes for September 17, 2018

  • The McCauley Fall Fiesta will be taking place on September 22, 2018 in Giovanni Caboto Park, with a fall harvest market and a grape stomping competition, among other highlights.
  • The Moonlight Carnival, organized by the Chinatown Business Improvement Area returns on September 22, 2018. Activities include a mooncake making workshop.
  • NAIT is hosting the Indigenous Culinary Experience with Chef Shane Chartrand on September 29, 2018. Tickets for the five-course menu are $84 plus fees.
  • The first Edmonton Opera brunch of the season takes place at the Royal Glenora Club on September 30, 2018 with the cast of La Traviata. Tickets are $85 for adults.
  • Salz will play host to Oktoberfest Swine & Dine on October 2, 2018. Tickets for the three-course meal are $40.
  • The Rocky Mountain Wine and Food festival returns to the Shaw Conference Centre October 19-20, 2018.
  • Also from NAIT, Ernest’s is serving High Tea on October 27, 2018. Tickets are $43 plus fees.
  • Calgary-based Mountain Rhino Donuts, which serves gluten-free and vegan donuts, will pop-up again at Ben’s Meat and Deli on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
  • Kanu, the plant-based restaurant poised to make a splash, opens on September 24, 2018.
  • Speaking of plant-based, NAIT recently opened an all vegan eatery on campus called Square Root.
  • Vivo will be opening a location in Sherwood Park at #340, 550 Baseline Road.
  • It seems to be a bit of a trend that food truck operators are connecting with local concession stands for the winter months. Great to see that Preserve Food Truck is the latest to do so, moving into the Jasper Place Curling Club.
  • Chain Pretzelmaker is the latest pretzel brand to launch in Edmonton, with a joint Mrs. Fields Bakehouse kiosk at West Edmonton Mall.
  • Chutney’s, an Edmonton-based quick-serve Indian food restaurant is opening a location in Vancouver.
  • Did you know the story behind Bubble Cream? It was started by a current University of Alberta engineering student and two recent graduates.
  • Toronto-based Gryfe’s Bagels, served at the Rooster Cafe, are now also available at Cookie Love.
  • Graham praises DOSC’s “craft steakhouse” menu.
  • Crystal wrote a pair of reviews of Awake Coffee House and St. Albert’s Riverbank Bistro.
  • Vue Weekly posted a glowing review of Uccellino.
  • Twyla took a culinary tour through Mill Woods, with stops at Irie Foods, Yummy Chicken, and Prime Time Donair.
  • Explore Edmonton lists their picks for the best independent family-friendly eateries in the city.
  • Three Edmonton-area bakers will be featured on the second season of the Great Canadian Baking Show.
  • Your support of local farms can continue into the winter, as the Old Strathcona and City Market continue indoors, but Riverbend Gardens offers an alternative with their winter community supported agriculture shares.
  • Kudos to the hearty volunteers with the Downtown Edmonton Community League that braved the conditions for Corn Fest on Saturday. The weather definitely made the hot corn all that more satisfying.

Corn Fest 2018

Enjoying corn at Alex Decoteau Park

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