Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Food Notes for June 11, 2013

Sorry for the belated food notes – I returned from Toronto late last night, and didn’t get a chance to post. I’m getting back into the swing of things though, including last-minute preparations for our first What the Truck?! this Friday – check out the menu here. Hope to see you there! On to this week’s food notes:

  • The Art Gallery of Alberta started their Late Night Wednesday series on May 29, 2013. Admission includes a signature cocktail to be enjoyed on the terrace, and evening exhibition tours.
  • A night market is launching in Edmonton in a few weeks, called Just a Little Somethin’. Their grand opening will take place on June 22, 2013, and it will run every Saturday from 7-11pm in a parking lot located at 10171 106th Street until September.
  • Sad news: Bee Bell Bakery will close its Old Strathcona retail location on June 15. I feel like a grew up on their banana cream pies – I hope someone decides to buy the bakery.
  • Both Andrea and Linda reviewed Urban Shabu, the new hot pot restaurant in Chinatown. I did not know it was related to Urban China!
  • Based on the Journal’s review, Café Amore has remained true to its roots in spite of its move to a larger location.
  • It’s great to see gastropub chefs (Mike Scorgie of Woodwork and Jesse Morrison-Gauthier of The Common) competing amongst more traditional fine dining chefs in this year’s Gold Medal Plates.
  • Gail Hall’s second farm tour in August heads to Central Alberta, and includes stops at Rock Ridge Dairies and Gull Valley Greenhouses.
  • Annie sent me a story about the rise of pop-up patios in Calgary.
  • Connecticut has made strides to label GMO food sold in the state, but will it ever come into affect?
  • While in Toronto, we stumbled upon some interesting chip flavours at a Loblaws store.

PC Chips

Would you like a drink with those chips?

  • At The Drake General Store off King West, we found a cool rendering of brunch hot spots nearby. Neat way to capture restaurant recommendations!

Brunch Map

Brunch map