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Graham Hicks is a freelance Edmonton Sun journalist, an entrepreneur, family man and commentator. His journalism career with the Edmonton Sun, from 1981 to 2010, was spent thinking, talking and dreaming about the city in which he has lived and worked for 34 years, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Hicks' Weekly Dish: The retreat from fine dining By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, December 31, 2019
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The foie gras triangles from Brasserie Bardot, a second restaurant by Violino. By GRAHAM HICKS It’s a head-scratcher. The best of restaurateurs are crying the blues — fewer customers spending less, higher taxes, higher wages. But as they cry, they open more restaurants! Dozens of secondary loc...
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Hicks on Biz: Is it possible? A real economic recovery for Alberta? By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, December 27, 2019
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The Trans Mountain Expansion Project pipe is on the ground near Highway 60 and 628, and will be in the ground before Christmas as an event was held to mark the start of right-of-way pipeline construction just west of Edmonton Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Ed Kaiser / Postmedia The great oil crash of ...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Tastes of Edmonton 2019 By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, December 26, 2019
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Braven's prime rib will make meat-lovers think they have died and gone to heaven. Photos by GRAHAM HICKS/EDMONTON SUN The best of meals, you remember for a long, long time. The very thought arouses the memory’s tastebuds, accompanied by a sweet sigh of taste recollections. The longer the memor...
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HICKS ON BIZ: The University of Alberta’s next big thing By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, December 20, 2019
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University of Alberta experimental oncologist Dr. John Lewis may revolutionize the targeted delivery of medicines /therapies to the human body at a nano-level. GRAHAM HICKS/EDMONTON SUNEdmonton By GRAHAM HICKS This is a dumb analogy, but it’s as good a way as any to envision might be the bigge...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Dorinku Osaka — Casual, stylish & delicious By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, December 17, 2019
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Dorinku Osaka's pork katsu, from the restaurant's noon menu, is presented with a variety of smaller dishes. Photos by GRAHAM HICKS / EDMONTON SUN Dorinku Osaka 10328 Jasper Avenue 780-761-9990 Osaka.dorinku.ca No listed delivery or reservation service Hours:  11 a.m. to late, six days a week, ...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Dorinku Osaka — Casual, stylish & delicious By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, December 17, 2019
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Dorinku Osaka's pork katsu, from the restaurant's noon menu, is presented with a variety of smaller dishes. Photos by GRAHAM HICKS / EDMONTON SUN Dorinku Osaka 10328 Jasper Avenue 780-761-9990 Osaka.dorinku.ca No listed delivery or reservation service Hours:  11 a.m. to late, six days a week, ...
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Hicks on Biz: The spirit of giving By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, December 13, 2019
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About 40 volunteers packed 1,300 hampers, on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, for the Christmas Bureau in the gym of St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School for delivery to families in need.Shaughn Butts / Postmedia By GRAHAM HICKS Ever since Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol was published in Great B...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Braven lives up to expectations By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, December 10, 2019
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Braven's prime rib will make meat-lovers think they have died and gone to heaven. Photos by GRAHAM HICKS/EDMONTON SUN Braven JW Marriott Hotel, Edmonton ICE District 10344-102 St. 780-784-8580 bravenrestaurant.com Reservations: opentable.ca No listed delivery Hours:  Mon. to Fri. 11:30 a.m. to...
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Hicks on Biz: We live in disturbing times By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, December 6, 2019
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The Edmonton skyline is visible through the falling snow as a lone pedestrian walks through McKinnon Ravine Park, in Edmonton Friday Nov. 29, 2019.David Bloom / Postmedia By GRAHAM HICKS We live in disturbing times. Deep sociological rifts and fractures head out every which way in our city – d...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Brasserie Bardot - casual continental dining at its best By GRAHAM HICKS, first published EDMONTON SUN, December 3, 2019
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The Brasserie Bardot calls this combination of poutine with fondue cheeses a "fontine." PHOTOS BY GRAHAM HICKS / EDMONTON SUN Brasserie Bardot 10109-125 St. 780-757-8702 Reservations: brasseriebardot.com Hours:  11 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Dinner for two, excluding beverages, tip a...
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