Beverly Dining Week Returns for a Second Year
Running from October 17-25, 2019, the event highlights restaurants in the northeast Edmonton neighbourhood located on 118 Avenue between 30th and 50th streets. This year, Beverly Dining Week will feature 10 restaurants (up from 8 in 2018), including some area stalwarts like Uncle Ed’s Restaurant and Swiss2Go, and relative newcomers such as Chicken For You and Mumbai Dakar Restaurant.
Menus have yet to be released, but check the BIA website for updates.
- Brasserie Bardot opened in late September in the former Manor Cafe space (10109 125 Street). It’s described as a “chef driven cocktail brasserie paired with a traditional Parisian cafe”, and is operated by the family behind Violino Ristorante and the Mayfield Inn.
- Congratulations to Meat Street Pies on the opening of their brick and mortar storefront, located at 800 Broadmoor Boulevard in Sherwood Park.
- I missed the opening of Paramo Cafe last year, a Venezuelan-based coffee chain. It is located at 9940 137 Avenue, #110.
- Paws the Cat Cafe is closing on October 27, 2019.
- Twyla raved about the food and hospitality at Turquaz Alaturka.
- Sharon had a mixed dim sum experience at Chef Tony’s.
- The Journal wrote a positive review about Blue Plate Diner’s new location.
- Hosting Thanksgiving dinner but don’t want to cook? The Edmonton Expo Centre and Hotel Macdonald offer feasts to-go, for a fee.
- The Journal has a few more details about Alchemy, the new bar in the JW Marriott. In addition to cocktails, they offer a “vegetable forward” food menu.
- Staff at NAIT’s Centre for Culinary Innovation and Chef Levi Biddlecombe are developing plant-based options that are actually good for you.
- Rogers Place unveiled their new food menu for the season, which includes a Beyond Meat burger and a pierogi quesadilla.
Urban Agriculture and Farming
- The Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market opens in their new indoor home on October 12-13, 2019 at 10305 97 Street.
- Getting a cookbook published can be an expensive endeavour, found the NYT.
What I Ate
- It was a soup kind of week for me, partly because I was hoping to ward off the colds going around my office. First stop: T and D Noodle House for their Bun Bo Hue. As always, great service, and their kitchen is really efficient.
Bun Bo Hue from T and D Noodle House
- Next up was the prairie pork shio from Prairie Noodle Shop. I particularly enjoyed the smoked pulled pork.
Prairie pork shio from Prairie Noodle Shop
- While the mac and cheeza remains my ultimate favourite, the Lovesgiving feature at Love Pizza is also a great deviation from more traditional toppings. Here, the mashed potato spread, pulled turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce offer a different version of turkey dinner – it’s available for the month of October.
Emily says “Happy Thanksgiving!” at Love Pizza