Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Food Notes for September 17, 2013

I felt a bit overdue for a break after this whirlwind summer, so we took advantage of a weekend wedding in Calgary and stayed on an additional night. As a result, a delayed set of food notes:

  • Join us for our biggest What the Truck?! ever, with 16 trucks in Churchill Square on September 20, from 4-8pm. Check out the menus here.
  • Elm Café and the Oliver Community League are teaming up again for a delightful outdoor brunch on a tree-lined street on September 21, 2013 from 11am-1pm.
  • Dishcrawl’s newest event series, Battledish, takes place on October 5, 2013 from 2-6pm. Six local chefs will be competing for your vote. It’s neat to see that Edmonton is the only Canadian city that is a part of this event!
  • The deadline to pick up early bird tickets to the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is September 20, 2013. The event is taking place on October 25-26, 2013 at the Shaw Conference Centre.
  • Did you know there’s a new juicery in town? Glow Juicery in Sherwood Park promises drinks that are “designed as a convenient way to nourish your body, increase your energy and add a little more ‘glow’ to your day!”
  • Andrea checks out Tavern 1903’s tempting mozzarella bar.
  • RGE RD gets a rave review from Vue Weekly.
  • It looks like we will be getting Meat for Dinner in Old Strathcona after all! Congrats to the team for this progress – looking forward to the restaurant!
  • Val’s fourth round-up of the Canadian Food Experience Project features the participants’ most cherished Canadian recipes.
  • In Calgary this past weekend, we made sure to hit up some old favourites, along with some new restaurants. It was a scorcher, so we couldn’t think of a better way to cool off than with some Village Ice Cream.

Village Ice Cream

We all scream for ice cream!

  • We did make it out to the last Find It Night Market on Friday evening in Inglewood. It was a pretty eclectic range of vendors, from familiar local businesses like Rosso and Spice Market to more random sellers of Persian rugs. They also had an interesting “trunk sale” component, where vendors were literally selling out of the back of their vehicles. One of these vendors was Bruce’s Beez, who has seven urban hives in Calgary. We picked up some of his raw honey and lip balm for the road!

Inglewood Night Market

Inglewood Night Market

Bruce's Beez

Bruce’s Beez

  • Our original intent was for brunch at Blue Star Diner on Sunday, but already late into the afternoon, we decided we couldn’t stomach the proposed 1.5 hour wait, and headed next door to DeVille Café. We both ordered the stuffed ham and cheese French toast, but were disappointed to find that it was more sandwich than stuffed, and more panini-pressed than French toast.

Deville Cafe

Braised ham and double-smoked cheese stuffed French toast

  • Work was calling, otherwise, it would have been glorious to have stayed for the Long Table Dinner outdoors on Stephen Avenue. We did check out the set-up before leaving for Edmonton, though – too cool.

Long Table Dinner

Long table on Stephen Avenue

  • Of course, the reason behind our trip was to help Dickson and Tammy celebrate their marriage. It was Mack’s turn to be a part of the wedding party this time, as he was one of the groomsmen. The ceremony was beautiful, and there was no doubt how happy the newlyweds were. Congrats to the both of you!

Dickson and Tammy Get Married!

With the happy couple

  • A Canadian Foodie

    Well – two down, and one to go!
    XO
    Valerie