Food Notes for September 28, 2020

This week’s installment was written by Mack. “This is an inning of good relief pitching from a fresh arm,” to quote one of Sharon’s favorite shows. She’ll be back next week!

Beverly’s Take 5 doughnut shop is up for sale

Take 5, a popular doughnut shop located in the Beverly neighbourhood, has been listed for sale for $248,000. The listing says the original owner of 41 years is retiring and that “training would be provided to new buyers to learn the business.”

The tweet first shared by Kris Andreychuk has received dozens of replies from Edmontonians concerned about any changes new owners might make.

In an interview with Global News, Heather Tomsan with the University of Alberta School of Retailing encouraged the new owners to “do your research and do your homework so you know what was a win and a hit and what was a miss.”



  • Prairie Noodle Shop will close on Oct. 24. “It’s been amazing five year run and we want to end on as positive a note as we can!” the restaurant tweeted.
  • Artisti Pizzeria has closed with its previous location at 11998 109A Avenue now listed as for lease.
  • Hoang Long’s Fresh Market location at 10057 Jasper Avenue has closed.



What I Ate (written by Sharon)

  • Earlier in the week, I met up with Linda for an outdoor lunch at my go-to neighbourhood spot, Rosewood Foods. It was time to change it up and have their Rosewood Bar Burger on this visit!

Rosewood Foods

  • We finally ordered the make-at-home ramen kits from Tokiwa Ramen – it’s great that this option still exists, even though they’re re-opened to dine-in service for folks like us who aren’t yet comfortable with indoor dining. While it was a bit on the tedious side to put together (requiring 3 different pots), it did taste like restaurant quality.

Tokiwa Ramen

  • We threw a surprise wedding shower for my sister and her fiancee over the weekend in advance of their big day. There are lots of great individually-packaged snacks available from local vendors to help promote social distancing during gatherings. In this case, we ordered the mini bowls from Splash Poke.

Splash Poke

  • A friend also brought along these adorable Caramunchies favours, customized with their names on the label. They were a hit!


  • To celebrate our sixth wedding anniversary, Mack and I hit up brunch in the park with Drift and Laker Coffee (a brand new mobile coffee trailer!). The pork sammie and tater tots really hit the spot. Drift is on their last week of service – so catch them before they retire for the winter!


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