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Filistix to Open Downtown Location and Signs New Lease at U of A
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After recieving notification recently from Aramark that their lease at the U of A would not be renewed, it seems the uproar from devoted fans of the Filipino eatery has not fallen on deaf ears. Filistix will indeed still need to vacate their space in C.A.B. (last day will be Aug. 10), but have no...
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Salt and Time- Meuwly’s Locally Made Charcuterie Market Set to Open
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There’s something magical about the transformation that takes place when a simple cut of meat morphs into a complex and flavourful piece of charcuterie with little more than the addition of salt, time, and a few flavourings. Thankfully the meat wizards at Meuwly’s have mastered the cr...
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Getting Reaquainted with Banff, and a Night at Cochon 555
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Disclosure: I was hosted as a guest of Banff/ Lake Louise Tourism and the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. No monetary compensation was provided, but hotel and meals were provided. The tendency, I think, is to lump quaint mountain towns all into the same category, as if they’re pretty much all...
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A Selection of Edmonton’s Finest Patios
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Wondering where some of Edmonton’s finest patios are for sipping a cold beverage in the summer? Recently I was a guest on CBC’s Edmonton AM discussing that very topic. I chatted with host Mark Connolly about a few of my favourites, but of course in a mere 6 minutes we can’t cove...
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One of the Best Cookies in Edmonton is Vegan and Gluten Free
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I have nothing against vegan or gluten-free foods, but in general, vegan or gluten-free versions of baking leave me unimpressed with both the flavour and texture. I don’t seek these items out, because lets face it, why would I seek out a more expensive and less delicious version of anything...
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At the Market- Local Hot Sauces Bring the Heat
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When a city’s restaurant scene really starts to take-off, like clearly Edmonton’s has, it often begats a rise in quality of locally made food products produced by small scale vendors at city farmers markets. I’ve recently discovered a perfect example of this; beautiful locally m...
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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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