Food Notes for August 8, 2022



  • Canteen announced that they will be closing on September 18, 2022. Owners Frank and Andrea Olson announced however that they will be opening their “last and final restaurant” in Crestwood in early 2023.
  • Old Strathcona restaurant Nudoru Ramen announced that they will be closing on August 21, 2022 after six years in business. Their sister restaurant Menjiro Ramen will continue to operate.

Upcoming Events

  • It’s the tenth anniversary of Open Farm Days, running August 13-14, 2022. It’s a great opportunity to check out a local farm and meet the folks behind the food!
  • 10 Edmonton-area restaurants are participating in the Alberta On The Plate’s Dine Around Festival, which runs August 12-21, 2022. Each restaurant will offer fixed-priced menus highlighting local producers, growers, distillers, and brewers.
  • Sustainable Food Edmonton is hosting a Community Garden Bike Tour in Millwoods on August 20, 2022. Tickets are $10 plus feees.
  • The second Dinner Club at Awn Kitchen will take place on August 27, 2022. Tickets for the 5-course meal are $75 and will highlight late summer produce.
  • Chefs Cyrilles Koppert and Addie Raghavan are teaming up for a night of “Indian-influenced French food” on August 28 and 29, 2022. Tickets are $20 and include a sip and a snack.
  • Save the date for the return of Pizza Pigout on October 7, 2022, a fundraiser for KidSport. Tickets are $125 per vehicle.

Local News

What I Ate

  • Mack and I had a lovely morning at Da Capo and Black Pearl’s pop-up Buongiorno at Vignettes last week. The breakfast pinsa was delicious – a light and airy crust topped with pesto, caramelized onions, scrambled eggs, Montreal smoked meat, and cheese. The pop-up is open Monday to Friday 9am-3pm until August 26, 2022 (menu here), but it was encouraging to hear the pinsas will be available at Bar Oro when it opens later this year.
  • Buongiorno

Breakfast pinsa and coffee from Buongiorno

  • Sabor’s popular Fish ‘n’ Chips Fridays has returned on Fridays from 11am-2pm in August. Benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Santa’s Anonymous, $15 will get you two pieces of fish, fries, and a drink. I headed over early last Friday to beat the line up and did not regret it!
  • Sabor

Fish ‘n’ chips from Sabor

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