- Baekjeong Korean BBQ House will be opening a second location in Mayfield Common. It’s bucking a trend of nearly all recent openings of additional locations ending up in Windermere.
- The Hotel Macdonald will be hosting a Coronation Breakfast Celebration on May 6 at 4am, for those wanting to indulge during a live viewing. At $49 per person, the menu is a reasonable value considering the quality and service of the Fairmont.
- The Edmonton premiere of Omar Mouallem’s feature-length movie, the Lebanese Burger Mafia, will take place at NorthwestFest on May 14. General admission is $14.
- Congratulations to Great North Cookie Company for winning the Culinary Arts Cookoff, which took place over the weekend. The cookoff is a fundraiser for Highlands School.
- Global interviewed Edmonton’s newest brewery, Polyrhythm Brewing.
- Phil’s latest Best Dishes casts a spotlight on The Everyday Food Company in Sherwood Park.
- Milk and Cookies Bakeshop, since closing its storefront in March, posted an update that some products will be available through Uproot Food Collective, in addition to offering monthly treat box deliveries.
- I just learned that Not Your Baba’s, Fuge Sausage, and Drift Food Truck have teamed up to offer Local Eats Fundraising, which is a great way to keep those food-related fundraising dollars local.
- Birddog is among Downtown restaurants that are hoping for a long playoff run.
- Speaking of the Oilers, Annie Rue Ice Cream has made a Play La Bamba Baby flavour of ice cream (available in pints), with $2 from each pint sold going to the Ben Stelter Fund.
- Edify has some details about Epic’s (formerly JustCook Kitchens) Whyte Avenue location.
- Food Bike Tour has released their schedule for the summer, which launches in late May. Most of their bike tours start at $139, and include bites at three stops.
- Staff at the Terrace Plaza location of Starbucks in Edmonton have voted to join the United Steelworkers union.
What I Ate
- After an errand on the south side, Mack and I picked up some tacos for the first time from Taco Delhi. I loved their idea of fusion tacos, and found the naan to be particularly great, remaining pliable and chewy even after the travel home. I’d be open to trying other dishes there after this initial experience.
Butter chicken naan taco from Taco Delhi
- A friend brought over take-out banh xeo from Co Chin Saigon last week, a dish I’ve been meaning to try for ages. It did not disappoint, crispy and savoury, with a generous amount of pork and shrimp filling. I can’t wait to have it again!
Banh xeo from Co Chin Saigon
- We took advantage of a sunny weekend to walk over to Little Brick for lunch (we’ve found that the multi-use pathway from the funicular makes it a much easier walk into Riverdale from Downtown). Their expansive, all-season patio is great, and I enjoyed the hot turkey sandwich for the most part (I could have done with a little less cranberry sauce).
Hot turkey sandwich from Little Brick
A day is always made better with bubble tea! It’s great to have Dagu so close when the craving hits.
Milk tea from Dagu