Monday, February 10th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Food Notes for February 10, 2014

Do you have Olympic fever? I do! The time zone difference makes it challenging to witness the wins in real time, but it’s still great to relive the moments later on. Go Canada Go! On to this week’s food notes:

  • Still looking for Valentine’s weekend plans? Sailin’ On is hosting a pop-up brunch on February 16, 2014 at the Mercury Room (10575 114 Street).
  • Knifewear is celebrating their grand reopening in Edmonton with beer, hot dogs and a knife sale on February 18, 2014 from 6-10pm. Check out the shop at 10816 82 Avenue.
  • The next Dining with Friends event highlights Szechuan food on February 20, 2014. Limited tickets remaining!
  • ZINC is bringing back art-themed dishes with their Art Gallery of Alberta Supper Club. The first meal pairs Italian cuisine with their current exhibition and a guest speaker on February 23, 2014. Tickets are $150.
  • Maki and Marianne are co-organizing an Edmonton Food & Beverage Blogger Meet-Up, to take place at The Common on March 4, 2014. It’s been a while since the last one I co-organized back in 2010; it’ll be good to catch-up with faces old and new!
  • Mark your calendars: the next Green Drinks: Your Local Food Tools is taking place on March 5, 2014. It’s a great place to meet other people interested in local food.
  • Shovel & Fork is putting together a fundraiser for Slow Food which will see Drift serve up a set menu to pair with Alley Kat beers. Hijacked – a Slow Takeover takes place on March 8, 2014, and tickets are $30.
  • The big news this week was Elm Café’s expansion into downtown, with the opening of District Coffee Co. at #101, 10011 109 Street. They will focus on great coffee (being the first in Edmonton to offer Calgary’s Phil & Sebastian, yay!) and fresh baked goods. Expect District to open on March 3, 2014.
  • The Journal positively reviewed Chic-hog-o’s last week.
  • Who says vending machines have to serve junk food? Chicago is the home to salad-dispensing vending machines!
  • Mack and I took a brisk walk over to the Boyle Street Plaza on Saturday to take in the On the Spot Pop-Up Sale. It was a great use of the building’s gym space, and with the large bank of windows, didn’t feel at all like we were buckled down in the middle of winter. It was also great to see Molly’s Eats out in the off season!

On the Spot Pop Up

On the Spot Pop-Up

On the Spot Pop Up

Susan and Teresa of Molly’s Eats

  • I warmed up today with some good food and great conversation at Tres Carnales. It’s been too long without fish tacos!

Tres Carnales

Our spread at Tres Carnales

  • Jim Sproull

    I’m not sure if this has been noted yet but it has been sad to see that Billingsgate Fish Market on the south side seems to have closed as of last month

  • Marianne Stover

    Thanks for the shout out, Sharon! I meant to email you to see if you would mind including the blogger meet-up :-) And, of course, thanks for organizing/co-organizing the previous get togethers!!! Hope you can make it out on the 4th!

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  • Becky Hardie

    I’m pretty sure Rge Rd serves Phil & Sebastian coffee…but I’m very excited about Elm’s expansion. Will it be in the bottom of the new(ish) apartment block where Sorrentino’s is?

  • http://www.onlyhereforthefood.ca/ Sharon

    I meant to link to this tweet, but didn’t get the chance until you reminded me: https://twitter.com/BillingsgateMKT/status/428223466819432448

    Looks like they are focusing on their Calgary operations.

  • http://www.onlyhereforthefood.ca/ Sharon

    I have to say I didn’t notice if it was Phil & Sebastian’s that we drank at Rge Rd – I will have to ask next time!

    District will be located next to the existing Allegro restaurant in the Peace Hills Trust tower – so not residential.