- Century Hospitality is opening a new property called Birdog in the space that formerly housed Bottega 104 (10181 104 Street).
- Sauce Modern Caribbean Cuisine opened over the weekend, located at 13655 St. Albert Trail.
- Dorinku Osaka has a new pop-up ramen shop called Tenjin Ramen, that opened over the weekend.
- The Mash has opened their third location in the Edmonton area, this time in Old Strathcona (joining restaurants in Windermere and St.Albert). Find them at 10402 82 Avenue.
- After 4.5 years in operation, Yelo’d shared that they are closing on December 23, 2022. In their announcement, they do hint at “amazing things” planned for 2023.
- High Dough is closing their Garneau location (in order to concentrate their pizza operations at the Strathcona location). But they promise new life for the former Three Boars space.
- I love local collaborations! This one sees Jacek partner with Kind Ice Cream to recreate three of their most popular ice cream flavours into chocolate bars. The bars are sold exclusively at Kind.
- Another great collaboration is between Remedy and Alley Kat, to produce a Chai Latte Porter.
- The Silver Skate Festival has brought back their Celebrate Edmonton Bags, surprise bags filled with goods sourced from local companies. I’ve purchased them in the past and have found them to be a delight.
- After only a 7 week trial, the Edmonton Downtown Farmers’ Market has decided to call it quits on opening on Fridays: “At this time we would like to focus on our current customer base who is telling us their preferred market days are on the weekend.”
- Edify suggests places to watch the World Cup.
- Also from Edify, they checked out brunches at Tiramisu Bistro and Versailles Cafe.
- The University of Alberta held a forum to ponder what we might be eating in 50 years.
Urban Agriculture and Farming
- Those looking for locally-grown lettuce can consider Vertical Roots Canada, who farm their greens in south Edmonton using aquaponics. Their product is available at the Bountiful Farmers’ Market.
What I Ate
- There’s nothing like a morning pick-me-up from Rosewood Foods. Their breakfast sandwiches and potatoes are just so good.
Chicken sausage sandwich from Rosewood Foods