Food Notes for August 5, 2019

New Culinary Festival Celebrates Local Food and Drink

Alberta on the Plate is a new culinary festival that is running from August 9-18, 2019. Bringing together chefs and producers from across the province, the festival features special events and fixed price menus highlighting locally grown products at participating restaurants. In Edmonton, 10 restaurants have signed on, including London Local, Lux Steakhouse, The Marc, Three Boars, and Prairie Noodle Shop.

3-course menu prices range from $19, $29, and $39, while a few restaurants are also offering multi-course kids menus.


  • Yoshi Sushi opened earlier this summer at 10009 107 Street in the former Wildflower Grill storefront. It appears to be the second location of the restaurant, joining a more longstanding branch in Sherwood Park.
  • Soleilki Japanese Fusion is now open in Old Strathcona, located at 10828 82 Avenue (the former Seorak Teppan Bar).
  • Another Korean restaurant will be opening this month in K-Mall called Country Coco, to serve Korean-style chicken and tapas. It is located at 9261 34 Avenue.

Upcoming Events

  • Wishbone is hosting a fabulous women-led evening of dinner and drinks called Cook Like a Girl on Augusg 18, 2019. They’ve assembled 24 of Edmonton’s female chefs and bartenders for a WIN House fundraiser. Tickets are $200.


Local News

  • Congratulations to the Liberian pavilion at Edmonton Heritage Days for coming in first in the food category for a second year in a row! Scandinavia, Pakistan, and Russia came in second, third, and fourth.
  • Graham’s column this week is a list of where to eat in Edmonton.

What I Ate

  • What a beautiful weekend for Heritage Days! We ate our way through the festival over the weekend, including this fabulous plate from the Ethiopian pavilion.

Heritage Days

Combination plate from the Ethiopian pavilion

  • Mack has been craving Lee House for some time now, so we headed into Chinatown for our fix. I am partial to their their jap chae.


Jap chae from Lee House

  • It took us long enough, but Mack, Emily, and I made it to Say Uncle. Their patio is a great addition to 104 Street, and I enjoyed the burger, a classic with American cheese, pickles, iceberg lettuce, and thousand island dressing.


Burgers and poutine from Say Uncle

  • We also finally stopped in at Kind Ice Cream for a treat (and thankfully, were met with a very short line!). I had my heart set on sampling their (sadly sold out) salted caramel, but made do with their seasonal “camping” flavour (think s’mores). I enjoyed the chocolate, but didn’t enjoy the texture of the disintegrated graham cracker. We’ll be back to try a few other flavours!


“Camping” ice cream from Kind

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