Monday, April 24th, 2017

Food Notes for April 24, 2017

Vivo’s downtown location is holding a four-course wine dinner with Zenato Winery on May 8, 2017. Tickets are $140. Bloom is launching their new seasonal cookie flavours at a free kick-off party on May 11, 2017. COMAL Taco Therapy has just announced their next dinner, taking place on May 17, 2017. Tickets for the three-course […]

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

New in Norwood: Otto

Looking for some casual eats on Friday, Mack and I ended up at Otto, located in Norwood, a neighbourhood just north of Little Italy/McCauley. I had been once before with a friend in their first week of opening back in December, but had wanted to return again after they were more established.   Had the […]

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Food Notes for April 17, 2017

It’s the best time of year – playoff season! It’s even better this year with the Oilers to cheer for, but like many in Canada, I treat the Raptors as my adopted hometown team, too. Go Canada! On to this week’s food notes: Mount Royal’s annual Culinary Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017. […]

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Food by Foot: Edmonton’s Best Brunch with Epicurean Adventure Tours

When travelling, Mack and I try to join at least one walking tour – we’ve found it’s the most enjoyable way for us to explore and learn about new destinations. Of course, when food can be added into the mix, all the better. For that reason, it’s great to see that Edmonton is finally getting […]

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Food Notes for April 10, 2017

Let’s hope that today was the last snow of the season, as I am more than ready for spring! On to this week’s food notes: Celebrate Easter with the City Market on April 15, 2017 – the first 150 children (12 and under) will receive $5 in City Market bucks and a chocolate lollipop. The […]

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

A Modern Addition: Grandin Fish and Chips

It’s been a while since Mack and I have made the effort to visit a new restaurant in its first week of operations, but in early March, Grandin Fish and Chips fit the bill when we didn’t want to wander too far for some fried delights. Fish and chips-focused joints aren’t new to Edmonton: Joey’s, […]

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Food Notes for April 3, 2017

I had a great time in Montreal and Toronto, but was overwhelmed with a nasty flu when I returned to Edmonton. Though I feel like I’m still recovering, it’s time to get back into routine. On to this week’s food notes: Food4Good is screening That Sugar Film on April 7, 2017. Tickets are free and […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Food Notes for March 13, 2017

I’m heading to Montreal for a conference soon, so a heads up that there will be no Food Notes next week. I’m looking forward to some poutine and smoked meat sandwiches! On to this week’s food notes: A reminder that Seedy Sunday takes place on March 19, 2017, at the Central Lions Seniors Centre. Expect […]

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Downtown Dining Week 2017: Atlas Steak + Fish and Crash Lobby Bar

Running from March 10-19, 2017 this year, Downtown Dining Week remains the last event offering prix fixe (fixed price) menus in Edmonton. Given the number of restaurants that have opened Downtown over the last few months, it’s a great way to test them out with a lower overhead cost. I took advantage of the two […]

Friday, March 10th, 2017

5 Reasons to Visit Lake Louise

After a visit to Jasper early last year, Mack and I were reminded of how invigorating a trip to the mountains can be. It’s an amenity of living in Alberta that we don’t take advantage of often enough, so we vowed to return next year. In February, we planned a long weekend for a mini-break, […]