Monday, January 21st, 2013 at 11:53 pm
Food Notes for January 21, 2013
- Jennifer attended the media preview for Sage’s January 24, 2013 Mushroom Festival – she sums it up perfectly: “Five courses in honour of a food that peaks in darkness and chill of winter.” What more can one ask for?
- Liv enjoyed the Italian fare at Massimo’s – I’ll have to stop by myself after picking up groceries next door one day!
- Vue Weekly favourably reviewed The Makk on 124.
- Is the new Delux in Magrath too small for its own good? (I had no idea it took over a former Wok Box storefront.)
- Andrea visited the Underground Tap and Grill recently, and found its pub fare worth returning for.
- Marlow Moo had a disappointing experience at the rebranded Cafe Select.
- Karlynn shows us how fun it is to cook with a professional chef – in this case, with ZINC’s Chef David Omar.
- Did you read Liane’s piece on skinny chefs? No, it’s not an oxymoron – chefs can lead both active and indulgent lives!
- Have you ever played phone stacking? I haven’t, but it doesn’t seem like a bad idea to put aside our technological devices for the span of a meal (not sure I will ever get Mack on board with the game, however…).
- Vue reports on Edmonton’s (okay, technically, St. Albert’s) newest brewery, Hog’s Head. Interesting to note, they will be packaging their beer in cans as opposed to bottles.
- Calgary’s CHARCUT is continuing their popular series of pop-up restaurant events on January 26, 2013, with Charpopluck. Wish I could be there!
- Everyone’s been buzzing about Coca Cola’s new ad that sees the soda behemoth take some responsibility for the obesity epidemic in America – at least in the first half of the commercial.
- Mack and I were lucky enough to be invited by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation to attend An Evening with Oprah, which took place tonight at Rexall Place. Though I did not watch her talk show religiously, I felt her presence in our house as my Mum was a fan. I wasn’t sure what to expect at the event, but Oprah delivered an inspiring talk laced with stories from her childhood and career. I particularly appreciated her thread on “surrendering” – sometimes we just have learn to be at peace with the situations we encounter. Mack wrote a much lengthier post on the night here.