Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Food Notes for April 22, 2019

Local Chefs Vie for “Fire Masters” Title A new show on Food Network Canada called Fire Masters will features some local talent in upcoming episodes. From the Food Network website description: “In each episode, three chefs push their grilling talents to the limit as they do battle in fiery culinary challenges, cooking up creative, mouthwatering, […]

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Food Notes for April 15, 2019

Edmonton Jollibee Location Under Construction Back in January 2018, rumours about an Edmonton location of the popular Filipino international fast food chain Jollibee were confirmed, but with no set opening date. While that date hasn’t yet been announced, the location is now under construction at 3803 Calgary Trail. South Park will very soon become a […]

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Food Notes for April 8, 2019

The Wired Cup Announces Closure It’s the neighbourhood gems that are the hardest to lose, and The Wired Cup fits that description. Dave and Ann Jackson, owners of the Strathearn mainstay, shared on Facebook last week that they will be closing their doors effective June 1, 2019. The post reads, “This decision hasn’t been made […]

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Food Notes for April 1, 2019

Made by Marcus to Open in Edmonton First OEB brought its brunch stylings to Edmonton, and now Calgary-based ice cream purveyor Made by Marcus is heading north. Made by Marcus branched out into a brick and mortar shop on 17th Avenue in 2016. They followed that success with a second location last year. Their product […]

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Food Notes for March 25, 2019

Loblaws CityMarket to Open Downtown The plans for Ice District have included a grocery store for some time, but the details were elusive until today. Loblaws announced that they will be opening an “urban concept” CityMarket in fall 2020, to be located at 103 Avenue and 103 Street. The 22,000 square foot facility will feature […]

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Food Notes for March 18, 2019

City Market Relocating to the Quarters On Tuesday last week, Taproot Edmonton broke the story that the City Market will not be returning to 104 Street this summer. Instead, they’ll be relocating to the former Great Western Garment building on 97 Street, with plans to operate a year-round indoor market on Saturdays and Sundays. In […]

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Food Notes for March 11, 2019

My partner Mack’s startup Taproot Edmonton is doing local beat reporting in a variety of subjects, including technology, health innovation, music, and media. Subscribers can get these topical roundups delivered straight to their inbox, and starting this month, my Food Notes will appear as a food roundup! Taproot will be compensating me for this, but […]

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Food Notes for March 4, 2019

Honouring Edmonton’s Best in Food March is the season of food lists in Edmonton, with both the food issue of Avenue Edmonton and The Tomato’s Top 100 Best Things to Eat or Drink dropping on the same day. Avenue’s “Best Overall” category saw Biera take the top spot, followed by RGE RD, Cibo Bistro, Bundok, […]

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Food Notes for February 25, 2019

Downtown Dining Week Returns Downtown Dining Week, which celebrates the range of cuisine available in Edmonton’s core, is back for its 16th incarnation for 10 days from March 8-17, 2019. This year, they have nearly 50 participating restaurants, all offering fixed-priced multi-course deals: 2-course lunch or brunch for $18, or 3-course dinners for $30 or […]

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Food Notes for February 18, 2019

“Restaurant Realities” Campaign Backlash Last Tuesday, Restaurants Canada, led by Board Chair Patrick Saurette (from The Marc), held a media conference to launch their Restaurant Realities campaign. Speakers shared statistics about the loss of hospitality jobs, increase in operational costs, and decline in foodservice sales in Alberta, attributing these to some of the policy changes […]