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 […]

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Food Notes for February 11, 2019

Peters’ Drive-In Coming to Edmonton There will be no need to head to Calgary for your burger and milkshake fix – the family favourite Peters’ Drive-In will be opening an Edmonton outpost between Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulevard at 51st Avenue some time later this year or early 2020. Peters’ Drive-In added a Red Deer […]

Monday, February 4th, 2019

Food Notes for February 4, 2019

Campus Food Delivery Now Available As a testament to the age we live in now – food delivery is now available at MacEwan University and the University of Alberta. StudentsEat, a company founded by MacEwan students, offers delivery to people on campus from partner restaurants on-site and from those within a one kilometer radius. They […]

Monday, January 28th, 2019

Food Notes for January 28, 2019

Two Food Halls Opening Soon in Edmonton Beljan Development, the company behind the Crawford Block (home of Holy Roller, El Cortez, and Have Mercy), and Oliver Exchange (soon to house Brio Bakery, Culina Grab and Go, and Iconoclast Coffee), is working on bringing the trendy food hall concept to Edmonton. They’re planning to include food […]

Monday, January 21st, 2019

Food Notes for January 21, 2019

The Plight of Kitchen Labour Chef Paul Shufelt of Workshop Eatery used his latest column in the Edmonton Sun last week to discuss the challenges faced by cooks trying to make a respectable wage: “Our system is broken, those that tell you otherwise are lying. Sadly though, until we all agree to change the way […]

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Food Notes for January 14, 2019

Edmonton’s First Multi-Day Indoor Farmers’ Market The discussion about the need for a year-round multi-day farmers’ market in our city has been going on for years. Calgary has several such markets (we’ll leave their tendency to be a one-stop produce shop aside for the time being), but neither the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market or the […]

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Food Notes for January 7, 2019

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays – I know we did. Christmas does seem more magical with a little one around! I am playing a bit of catch up with these notes, however, as I’ve missed a couple of weeks. Regular readers will also notice a slightly new format. I might still […]