Food Notes for June 24, 2019

Edmonton’s First Multi-Day Indoor Market is Now Open

It was opening weekend for Bountiful Farmers’ Market, Edmonton’s first multi-day indoor market. With more than 100 vendors, an entertainment stage, and food hall, they attracted upwards of 15,000 people per day from Friday to Sunday.

Bountiful Market

Many of their vendors can be found at other markets across the city, but they do have some more unique vendors, such as Meuwly’s and Ace Coffee Roasters.

Bountiful Market

On a related note, Taproot also published their story on the new business of markets in Edmonton, which discusses the shift to multi-day markets and how that may affect some vendors.

Openings

  • You can now find Farrow on the north side of the river: their third location is now open at 10240 124 Street.
  • Dangerkat Waffles is now open in Old Strathcona, accessible through the alley behind the Cat Cafe (10111 82 Avenue).
  • Bleu Flames, a locally-owned fondue restaurant opened in May in Sherwood Park (870, 3880 Sherwood Drive).
  • Another microbrewery to add to the list: The Growlery Beer Co. is now open at 40 Airport Road.

Upcoming Events

  • We already spend a lot of time at Alex Decoteau Park, but the Downtown Business Association is giving me one more: they have organized a great event series called Beats & Eats, happening over three Wednesday evenings from June 26-July 10, 2019. Attendees are invited to pre-order a boxed dinner from a nearby restaurant, then pick it up on the event day for a picnic in the park. The first restaurant up is Wishbone.
  • Kitchen by Brad is hosting another perogy pop-up lunch on June 28, 2019. Advance tickets are required at $18 per person.
  • The documentary The Biggest Little Farm, about a small sustainable farm outside of Los Angeles, will be screening at Metro Cinema from July 5-10, 2019.

Reviews

Local News

What I Ate

  • I had to be strategic with my Dine the Ave choice last week, and chose Donair Express at 8523 118 Avenue. I had no idea it had been open for more than 30 years, and that they make their own donair meat to boot. While it may not be the best donair I’ve encountered in Edmonton, it’s a solid option for a quick lunch with one of the most friendly owners I’ve encountered on Alberta Avenue.

Donair Express

$10 Dine the Ave special from Donair Express

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