Food Notes for May 6, 2019

Culina Muttart to Close in July

Fans of Culina Muttart will want to head to the restaurant soon. Due to renovations at the Muttart Conservatory to commence this summer, Culina has announced that their last day of service will be July 1, 2019. The Muttart will be closed for 18 months of rehabilitation.

However, Culina will soon be opening up Culina To-Go in the trendy Oliver Exchange Building. In the May issue of Avenue Magazine, chef/owner Brad Lazarenko shared that this concept is inspired by take-out establishments like Pret a Manger, but will feature many local suppliers.


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Local News

Urban Agriculture and Farming

  • Congratulations to Winding Road Cheese, who will no longer be selling at farmers’ markets effective in mid-May because they will be shifting to support wholesale and retail business. Their product will be available in over 20 Sobeys and Safeways in Alberta.
  • You may soon see local shrimp on the menus of your favourite restaurants – a shrimp farm based in Calgary called Waterford Farms will be harvesting their first “crop” at the end of the month.
  • There is an opportunity to grow the food processing sector in Alberta – this article highlights the successes of the Little Potato Company and Sylvan Star Cheese.

What I Ate

  • Any day I can get to Pho Tau Bay is a good day.

Pho Tau Bay

My usual at Tau Bay

  • Linda introduced Mack, Emily, and I to Jack’s Drive-In in Spruce Grove. It’s a casual little diner with red vinyl booths that was right up our alley, and it’s been around for almost 60 years! The burgers were basic but tasty.

Jack's Drive-In

Our spread at Jack’s Drive-In

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