Food Notes for September 24, 2018

  • VegFest, a celebration of all things vegetarian and vegan, is scheduled for September 30, 2018 at the Ritchie Community Hall. Admission is free.
  • In anticipation of Olde Towne Beverly’s first Dining Week, Wild Heart has organized a preview tour on October 3, 2018 to sample some of the dishes that will be offered. Tickets are $40.
  • Kanu has delayed their opening to September 25, 2018.
  • The Black Box Hospitality Group (the folks behind Elm Cafe, District, and Little Brick), have announced the details of their exciting new project in Highlands. They’re working towards three concepts in the ground floor of the Gibbard Block (the building that house La Boheme) – a burger bar, a deli, and a liquor store. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising $100,000 to cover financing costs. They were able to raise over $10,000 in their first day – it would be great to see them succeed!
  • Partake, the new wine bar from the folks behind Manor Cafe and Urban Diner, is now open at 12431 102 Avenue.
  • It’s great to see that the Green Onion Cake Man has opened a storefront at 118 Avenue and 91 Street!
  • Liane wrote a great piece on humble mom and pop shops serving meals in some of the city’s industrial areas.
  • DOSC received a positive review from the Journal.
  • Crystal found the brunch at Brazilian steakhouse newcomer Fumaca to be of good value.
  • Twyla was hoping the lunch and dinner menu at Wilfred’s would live up to their breakfasts.
  • Linda highlights a gem in the Alberta Avenue neighbourhood, Somali restaurant Mama Asha’s (if you go, make sure to try the coconut cake!).
  • Graham’s recent experience at Hardware Grill was less than perfect.
  • Congrats to Stump Kitchen, Chrissy Meets World, and Linda for being recognized by Vue Weekly’s Best of Edmonton in the food blog category!
  • The second annual Devour Canadian Rockies Food Film Festival will return to Jasper Park Lodge February 22-24, 2019. Sharman shares why she had such a great time at the inaugural event.
  • Farmers’ markets really are setting up shop in every corner of the city – the newest is the Airport Community Farmers’ Market, located at the Premium Outlets by EIA. They’re popping up on September 25 and October 2, 2018.
  • CBC rounded up some initiatives that are trying to tackle food insecurity in Edmonton, including Veg in YEG, a pay-what-you-can garden in Garneau, and Food4Good in Jasper Place.
  • Speaking of Food4Good, they will be hosting a bowling tournament in order to raise funds for the community food centre they have planned. Register your team of 4 for the event on October 21, 2018 at Plaza Bowl.
  • The cooler weather makes hot pot an ideal meal! It’s been some time since I’ve dined at 97 Hot Pot, so it was great to see that they’ve maintained the quality from previous visits. Lunch is priced at $14.95, which includes the soup base and six items. It was enough to feel full but not stuffed. I’ll definitely be back sooner than later!

97 Hot Pot

Lunch spread at 97 Hot Pot

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