Food Notes for June 10, 2019

New Ice Cream Parlour Adds to Ritchie’s Cachet

Ritchie, already home to award-winning restaurant Biera, popular butcher Acme Meat Market, and branches of local favourites Transcend and Farrow, gains another food destination this week.

Kind Ice Cream, a new small batch ice cream shop, is poised to open on June 12, 2019 across the street from Ritchie Market at 9551 76 Avenue. They’re just off the heels of a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised more than $20,000. They’ll be serving up both dairy and vegan scoops and ice cream sandwiches from recipes crafted by Chef Chael MacDonald (he has worked or consulted at District, Little Brick, and Wilfred’s).


  • The Art of Cake has opened a second location in Oliver fittingly called The Baker’s Son, run by Jeremy Hess, the son of Gloria Bednarz and Guenter Hess. It is located in the Allin Clinic at 10155 120 Street.
  • Watch for DangerKat Waffles, coming soon with sweet and savoury waffle wraps in Old Strathcona, at 8115 101 Street.
  • New coffee roaster alert: ADD Coffee is now open at 12003 145 Street.
  • Sian City BBQ Bar opened earlier this year and is located at 5728 104 Street.

Upcoming Events

  • Just a Little Night Market is coming up again June 21 and 22, 2019, with a marketplace, live music, and food and wine.
  • Just in time to commemorate one year after his death, the next Book Club at Audrey’s will focus on Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential. It will take place on June 24, 2019.
  • The Common will be hosting another Prairie on the Plate on June 25, 2019. Tickets for the 5-course meal are $40.
  • The next Fruit & Veggie Sale run by Food4Good is scheduled for June 25, 2019.


Local News

  • The Journal had a great piece about Filistix’s new digs downtown.
  • Certain restaurants have chosen to control their own deliveries (moving away from companies like Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats), so it seems natural that the next frontier are pre-order apps: Remedy will be launching their own skip the line app soon.
  • Edmonton Food Tours is back for another season of tours Downtown and in Old Strathcona.
  • Sustainable Food Edmonton’s second annual Golden Wheelbarrow Awards are now accepting nominations. The awards celebrate businesses that are environmentally-friendly, including favourite “locavore” restaurants.
  • Sharman recapped the recent Swine & Dine at RGE RD.
  • Dream Donair & Pizza on Argyll Road and 99 Street joins a short list of restaurants in Edmonton, including Indian Fusion, that offers a free meal to those who cannot afford it.
  • The newest episode of Seconds, Please! features Siu To, known to be the person who introduced green onion cakes to the masses in Edmonton.
  • This dining guide on an upcoming conference is such a great resource for eating out in Edmonton, I had to share it!
  • Jason Foster (aka the blogger behind On Beer) is back after a hiatus.
  • Congratulations to authors Karen Anderson and Matilde Sanchez-Turri, whose book Food Artisans of Alberta was shortlisted for the 2019 Taste Canada Awards.

Beyond Edmonton 

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