Dine and Write

I dine, I write. I relish the new, treasure the old, and anticipate new opportunities to write about Edmonton's food scene. I am a regular contributor to "Dish" in Vue Weekly. I also enthusiastically contribute to UrbanSpoon and Yelp. Erstwhile biologist and lean mean calzone machine.

Recent Blog Posts

The Velvet Revolution at Whimsical Cake Studio
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The Velvet Revolution at Whimsical Cake Studio
Second chances are important. Chefs change. Recipe change. Owners change. Good thing too; an unfortunate by-product of the food industry is that everyone - quite literally - wants a piece of the pie. Or wants to make the pie, no matter how good or bad it may be. Channels like the Food Network and...
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Suddenly Last Summer at Jimmy Poblano's Southwest Cantina
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Suddenly Last Summer at Jimmy Poblano's Southwest Cantina
Oh, how summer is racing by. Racing like the scads of white cloud that hurry across the sky as if chased by some invisible force. Racing away like the fleeting days of summer that, perhaps a month from now, will have given way to frost-tinged nights and orange leaves.But for now, the night is sof...
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Fly Me to Halo Bar & Bistro
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Fly Me to Halo Bar & Bistro
Airports are an endless source of entertainment. Indeed, the passing parade of harried humanity proffers many small truths about how one's fundamental human nature bubbles to the surface when pressed through a strainer of arrivals and departures. Good food, however, is generally absent, as airpor...
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A Fine Kettle of Fish at Maritime Concession
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A Fine Kettle of Fish at Maritime Concession
Good seafood requires no embellishment. Indeed, memories of Victoria's Red Fish Blue Fish run as clear as a tidal pool in full sunshine, resplendent with colourful fauna that dart in and out of the shadows faster than the thoughts that chase them. Queuing on a dock to purchase fish and chips from...
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I Love Lusitania - An evening at A Taverna
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I Love Lusitania - An evening at A Taverna
Nature abhors a vacuum.Indeed, good restaurant real estate is a limiting factor in most cities. When Cafe Amore - a treasured Italian eatery - vacated its Delton digs, another Italian cafe rushed in to fill the void. Alas, it was not to be. Several months thereafter, A Taverna assumed this cozy n...
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Meat for Dinner and dinner the next day and the day after
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Meat for Dinner and dinner the next day and the day after
By the third day, I was feeling like this cat below.Leopard (Panthera pardus) feeding off a cached kill (photo from Wikipedia)Indeed, multiple visits to the oversized take-out box in the refrigerator produced successive meals of meat that lasted for nearly a week after a visit to Old Strathcona's...
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The Farrow's Bounty
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The Farrow's Bounty
Farrow ("far-oh")1. noun   a litter of pigs2. verb (used with object)   (of swine) to bring forth young3. verb (used without object)   to produce a litter of pigs Origin: before 900; Midde English farwen, to give birth to a little of pigs, derivative of Old Engl...
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Small Bites - Delicious Pho and New Way Pizza
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Small Bites - Delicious Pho and New Way Pizza
Extraneous verbosity eschews exactitude and circumvents precision.No, really.Vividly descriptive recollections of dining experiences are grand, but summations served with an extra helping of brevity are rare. And so, tonight: Delicious Pho and New Way Pizza. Served short and sweet.Delicious Pho, ...
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Sabor Divino on my mind
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Sabor Divino on my mind
It is so easy and, admittedly, great fun to be swept up in the summer flurry of restaurant openings. So easy, in fact, that one tends to neglect time-tested stalwarts. Case in point: Lusito-Iberian powerhouse Sabor Divino. On this particular evening, Sabor's vintage warehouse digs are hopping. Fl...
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Ticket Give-Away for Host Edmonton...
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Ticket Give-Away for Host Edmonton...
Eat. Drink. Think.These three concepts will be shaken, stirred and perpetuated at Host Edmonton, an upcoming three day conference on...well, eating, drinking and thinking. I'm going and you should be too.Hence, I have tickets to give away. Just tweet me or email me to let me know which ones you'd...
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