Peters’ Drive-In Coming to Edmonton
There will be no need to head to Calgary for your burger and milkshake fix – the family favourite Peters’ Drive-In will be opening an Edmonton outpost between Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulevard at 51st Avenue some time later this year or early 2020. Peters’ Drive-In added a Red Deer location back in 2015.
- Keep an eye out on Iconoclast Coffee’s Twitter account – they’re set to soft open this week. Their new location is in the Oliver Exchange building at #103, 12021 102 Avenue.
- Cinnaholic is adding a second Edmonton location in Old Strathcona at 10345 Whyte Avenue. They plan to open February 22, 2019, and as they did with their downtown shop, will again be offering $1 cinnamon rolls from 10am-2pm that day.
- Whimsical Cupcakes has relocated from Garneau to Old Strathcona, doubling their store size at 8211 102 Street.
- A new fish and chips chain called C-Lovers Fish and Chips opened at 4121 139 Avenue in January.
- Some of you may know that Manor Cafe will be closing in April – but it seems not without a bang. They’re offering some great deals on their way out – $12 schnitzel on Tuesdays, $19 charcuterie for 2 on Wednesdays, $12 burgers on Thursdays, and their famous nasi goreng for $18 on Sundays.
- Nomiya is collaborating with Calgary restaurant Eats of Asia to present a 5-course dinner on February 26, 2019. Tickets are $80, and include a sake pairing.
- The annual potluck celebration of Chef Gail Hall’s life is taking place on March 13, 2019 (her birthday). The $20 collected per ticket goes towards the Chef Gail Fund.
- The Journal is the latest to positively review Partake.
- Twyla was hoping for more from the dishes she sampled at OEB.
- Jonny wasn’t impressed with the beers at Sea Change Brewing Company.
- Leduc paid a visit to Uccellino.
- Graham rants about the culture of ‘tip shaming’ at restaurants.
- ATB covered the story behind how Sumptuous Lollies ended up supplying treats for the gift bag at the Grammys this weekend.
- Liane wrote about Herbologie, a local spice company that is hoping to raise $5,000 through ATB BoostR. So far they’ve raised over $3,000.
- Chef Davina Moraiko from RGE RD was on Global to talk about her recent experience competing at the Canadian Culinary Championships.
- The UK-based outlet the Independent put together a great piece highlighting Edmonton’s rich food scene.
- The London Free Press also published a similar article about some of the best food experiences Edmonton has to offer.
- I missed linking to this Edmonton Made article about For the Love of Cheese, which makes vegan cheese and Natural Kitchen Delights, which produces vegan chocolate.
- Phil’s latest Fast Food webisode features Chef Sean O’Connor of the Red Ox Inn and (soon) Fox Burger.
- Sharman recapped the Swine and Dine that took place at Otto in January.
Urban Agriculture and Farming
- It’s difficult to think about summer during this cold spell, but Riverbend Gardens has started selling shares of their 2019 Community Supported Agriculture. They are offering a $20 bonus to those who purchase before February 12.
- The Heritage Chicken program at the University of Alberta is offering five varieties of heritage chickens starting in April.
What I Ate
- Mack and I had breakfast at Lockstock Coffee early in the week. We don’t go often, but when we do, I’m reminded of just how much I enjoy their breakfast sandwich.
Lockstock sandwich with egg, bacon, on a house-made English muffin
- We were also able to get away for a lunch date at Pho Tau Bay. Nothing calls for soup like a cold snap.
My usual at Tau Bay
- We took Emily to the Silver Skate Festival for the first time! Thanks to Bottom Line Productions, we were provided with some tickets to sample the fare offered at Spirits on Ice. Among the food we tried was the pork belly on rice from Formosa Bistro. Although Spirits on Ice ran just this past weekend, Silver Skate goes until February 18, 2019.
Pork belly on rice from Formosa Bistro