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CBC Year End Best Restaurant Picks Released
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Every year I am part of a panel of 3 (restaurant reviewer Twyla Campbell and CBC TV host Adrienne Pan are the others) who share our picks for best Edmonton restaurants of the year, and recently our 2017 picks were released. So how good a year was it for Edmonton restaurants? Well, new spots where...
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Edmonton Has A New Pizza Champ, And It’s a Cafe
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has had really good pan style pizzas for ages, with it’s thick bready dough loaded with toppings. In the last bunch of years we’ve seen some really good spots focusing on other styles too, such as the neapolitan offerings at Rosso and Famoso, and other thin crust options like Cafe Lev...
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Ultimate Holiday Side Dish: Savoury Sausage Stuffing
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In the Wilson household, holidays always consisted of roasted turkey, stuffing, veggies, potatoes 2 ways (roasted and mashed, because we are carb people), and gravy, which are all pretty standard holiday fare, but the star of our show was always my mom’s sausage stuffing. We all know that T...
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Pizza Review – Town Square Brewing
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Beer and pizza are soul mates, so it totally makes sense that this new microbrewery in Ellerslie would choose to make pizza the focus of their menu. With that in mind, we, of course, ordered a pint to go with our pizza. I was a little disappointed in the pint of blonde ale as I […]
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A Guide to Edmonton’s Quick-Serve Pizzas
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There’s been plenty of action on the Edmonton pizza scene since my Pizza Odyssey a couple years ago, so it’s time to check out some of the new additions vying to be crowned Edmonton’s best pizza. I thought a great place to start is with an overview of Edmonton’s new quick-...
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Talking Edmonton’s Best Soups on CBC Edmonton AM
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On the heels of my recent blog post on spots to get the best Edmonton soups, I sat down with host Mark Connolly on CBC Edmonton AM to discuss a few of the locations, wax poetic about some of the great families at these spots, and tasted a big bowl of delicious potato beef soup […]
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Edmonton’s Best Spots for Homemade Soup
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Soup weather is upon us, and it’s one of the few reasons I actually look forward to the cooler weather. Few things are as satisfying as a delicious hot soup for lunch on a cold and blustery day, but finding a really great bowl isn’t always easy to do without a hot tip from a […]
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English Food Takes Centre Stage at London Local
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For talented Edmonton chef Lindsay Porter, opening her own restaurant has always been the dream, and that dream is coming true on October 20th, 2017 with the opening of London Local. London Local- 2307 Ellwood Dr. SW Here’s a little Q&A with chef Porter about what we can expect to see a...
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Edmonton’s Best Kept Foodie Secrets
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Hardcore foodies always seem to know little secrets about the food scene in any given city that the general public hasn’t picked up on yet, so I thought I’d share half a dozen of my favourite things about the Edmonton and area scene that you may not have heard of.   You Can Get T...
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Taste Testing Cinnamon Buns on CBC Edmonton AM
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Finding Edmonton’s tastiest cinnamon buns is a tough task, but when important work like this comes up you have to answer the call. Edmonton AM’s Adrienne Pan, filling in for regular host Mark Connolly, arranged a list of 5 cinnamon buns based on feedback from listeners, and Adrienne, ...
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