Food Notes for April 8, 2019

The Wired Cup Announces Closure

It’s the neighbourhood gems that are the hardest to lose, and The Wired Cup fits that description. Dave and Ann Jackson, owners of the Strathearn mainstay, shared on Facebook last week that they will be closing their doors effective June 1, 2019.

The post reads, “This decision hasn’t been made lightly and there have been many factors (yes, the LRT construction is one of them), but what it comes down to is we’re not getting younger and we’ve still got things we’d like to do with our lives.”

The owners were interviewed in early February when TransEd’s proposal to close a stretch of 95 Avenue came up. At the time, Dave Jackson was quoted as preferring the annoyances of piecemeal closures compared to a total closure.


  • Toast Culture seems to be Edmonton’s first establishment built around “fancy toast”, a trend seen in other cities. Expected to open in late spring, it’s taking over the space formerly occupied by Bru at 11965 Jasper Avenue.


  • The Downtown location of Montreal Hot Dogs at 10503 104 Avenue has closed.

Upcoming Events

  • Cafe Linnea is hosting a Cabane A Sucre (Sugar Shack) on April 13, 2019. Tickets are $48 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.
  • Indulgence returns on June 10, 2019. Tickets go on sale May 1.
  • Early bird tickets for the annual Feast on the Field on August 14, 2019 are now available. Tickets are priced at $175.


Local News

What I Ate

  • One of the benefits of returning to work is being surrounded by some great food options, such as Battista’s Calzones.

Battista's Calzones

The New York Mama from Battista’s Calzones

  • Now that we’ve limited our dining out experiences, I find more and more that I’m just drawn to familiar restaurants (either that, or this is a sign of age, haha). Over the weekend, Mack and I returned to Tau Bay with Emily to satisfy our pho craving.

Pho Tau Bay

My usual at Tau Bay

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