Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market Opens Year-Round Location
The Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market opened their new year-round location on October 26, 2019 in the GWG Building located at 10305 97 Street.
This date came about after numerous delays and confusion. In March, it was first reported that the market would not return to 104 Street in the summer, and instead, would transition from their previous winter home in City Hall directly to their new digs in the Quarters. Then, after operating outdoors for a few weeks in May and June adjacent to the GWG Building, the market returned to 104 Street for the remainder of the summer season. Permitting issues delayed their move indoors in October, despite the market’s announcement of a grand opening party.
Although the Downtown Farmers’ Market has plans to become a multi-day market (to operate on Saturdays and Sundays), for the time being, they will only be open on Saturdays until further notice.
- El Beso, the new tequila, mezcal and taco bar was offering a sneak peek this past weekend, and are now into their soft opening. It is located at 10432 Jasper Avenue.
- Popowich Meat Company is now open at 6853 170 Street.
- Detroit-style pizza is now available in Edmonton at Big Bite Pizza & Donair (16620 71 Street).
- Gangnam Street Food is preparing to open their third location at Londonderry Mall on November 4, 2019.
- A new breakfast and lunch placed called Rosewood Foods is coming soon to Rice Howard Way, at #101, 10150 – 100 Street.
- Two Sergeants Brewery announced they are permanently closing due to zoning issues.
- The next discount Fruit & Veggie Sale run by Food4Good is scheduled for October 29, 2019.
- Seconds, Please, a web series documenting stories and traditional recipes from immigrant families is launching their newest Diwali-centred episode with a free event on November 6, 2019 featuring food, and a Bhangra dance workshop.
- The next Swine & Dine event will be hosted by Drift at their winter home (the Shamrock Curling Club) on November 14, 2019. Tickets for the multi-course meal are $45.
- As the NAIT Culinary Team continues its preparation for the Culinary Olympics, they are hosting a lunch on November 16, 2019 that will serve as one of their practice sessions. Tickets are $21 plus fees.
- The final Winery Spotlight dinner at the Edmonton Expo Centre takes place on November 28, 2019. Tickets are $125 each.
- Lydia had a positive experience at Japanese restaurant Kobachi in Sherwood Park.
- Stephanie had a complimentary staycation at the JW Marriott that include sampling the fare at their bars and restaurants Alchemy, Kindred, and Braven.
- Graham offers an ode to Chef Shane Chartrand in celebration of his new cookbook.
- There is a new web series launched about a month ago called Edmonton Uncovered, which profiles different businesses in Edmonton. Their first few episodes profile Otto, Cafe Linnea, and Battista’s Calzones.
- Passports and Pigtails shared her experience attending the Strathcona Brunch and Bakeries tour operated by Alberta Food Tours.
- Hole’s Greenhouses announced their sale, effective January 1, 2020.
- Alberta was shut out of En Route’s 2019 Best New Restaurants list.
What I Ate
- I attended Lit Fest’s sold out Food Matters event over the weekend at The Common. It was a great afternoon featuring an (all female!) panel of writers – Ann Hui, Lenore Newman, Twyla Campbell, and Giselle Courteau. Giselle even brought some macarons from Duchess to share!
Macaron treats at Food Matters
- Mack, Emily, and I are in Calgary for a few days as I’m attending a work conference. It’s been an excuse to get some take out, and we ended up going back to Pow Pizza for their Detroit-style pizza.
Italian street meat from Pow Pizza