Monday, February 12th, 2018

Food Notes for February 12, 2018

I’m slowly finding my new rhythm at home with Emily – it’s definitely an ever-changing adventure! On to this week’s food notes: The next Swine & Dine dinner is taking place on March 15, 2018 at the Royal Glenora Club. Tickets to the 4-course meal are $75. Buco’s new Windermere location at 12249 Windermere Way […]

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Food Notes for February 5, 2018

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind for Mack and I this last week, as we welcomed our first child, daughter Emily Fengcai Male, into the world on January 26, 2018! As expected, it’s been a bit of an adjustment, but we love being parents! I’ll do my best to keep up with Food Notes […]

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Have Fun with Your Food: Rebel Food and Drink

Every neighbourhood should have a go-to spot, a place for residents to gather. Piccolino was this focal point for many in Parkview and adjacent Crestwood, but when it was announced it would be replaced by a new Century Hospitality property, I’m sure some were wondering whether it could still be that place. Rebel Food and […]

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Food Notes for January 22, 2018

Chinatown Dining Week is in full swing, on until January 28, 2018. 5 restaurants are offering 2-course, $15 dinner specials this week – check out the menus. Love Pizza is celebrating their second birthday downtown on January 28, 2018 with a buy one-get one special that day! Even better, $1 from each pizza will be […]

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Polarizing Experiences: Vintage Fork at the Rutherford House

Back in 2013, the Arbour Restaurant in the Rutherford House shut down due to staffing and financial issues. It was a loss to the local food scene to be sure – their afternoon tea (and legendary raspberry butter) was a favourite of many, but it was also unfortunate for the provincial historic site and the […]

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Northlands Food Lab: Lemon Cheese

Northlands’ Food Lab workshops at FarmFair International (an agricultural showcase which runs every November) are one of the best hands-on cooking class deals in Edmonton. They’re free with the price of FarmFair admission, which is just $5! I only signed up for one this year, but one could easily sign up for multiple workshops to […]

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Food Notes for January 15, 2018

A reminder that Chinatown Dining Week kicks off January 20 and runs until January 28, 2018. 5 restaurants are offering 2-course menus for just $15. Prairie Noodle Shop is hosting a Taste Alberta dinner on January 21, 2018 featuring local ingredients. Tickets are $70 plus tax. The first Dining with Friends event of the year, […]

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Introducing Chinatown Dining Week: January 20-28, 2018

Back in the summer, I was a part of a group of volunteers who piloted a series of free walking tours in Edmonton’s Chinatown. The tours covered the history of why the city has two Chinatowns, and included visits inside cultural institutions and retail businesses. At the Harbin Gate We didn’t expect the overwhelming response […]

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Food Notes for January 8, 2018

I can’t believe it’s already a week into the New Year! I was able to have a nice (albeit short) break over the holidays – I hope you were able to have the same rejuvenating time away! Lots to catch up on though: The Italian Centre is hosting a dinner showcasing XIX Nineteen’s Chef Andrew […]

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Exploring Our Backyard: 29th Annual Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-Off and Fair

Back in October (apologies for the tardiness of this post!), Mack and I checked off another item off of our local bucket list – to take in the Great White North Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fair in Smoky Lake, Alberta. The 29th iteration took place the first weekend in October, meaning the event will celebrate its […]