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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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The Humans: Nothing new here - Citadel Theatre review by GRAHAM HICKS, HicksBiz.com
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The Humans Citadel Theatre, Shoctor Stage Edmonton, Alberta, Canada January 6 to 27, 2018 Theatre review by GRAHAM HICKS,  hicksbiz.com What is all the fuss about?   Why is a yet another cliche-filled play about yet another dysfunctional American family considered to have been 2016's hottest ...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Rebel Food & Drink a great neighbourhood fit BY GRAHAM HICKS, first published Edmonton Sun, January 2, 2018
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REBEL FOOD & DRINK 9112 142 STREET 780-752-7325 CENTURYHOSPITALITY.COM/REBEL Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dinner for two, excluding tip and beverages: basic, $30; loaded, $60 Food:  3.5 of 5 Suns Ambience: 4 of 5 Suns Service: 3.5 of 5 Suns Rebel Food & Drin...
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Hicks on Biz: Expecting a decent 2018 by GRAHAM HICKS, first published Edmonton Sun, Dec. 30, 2017
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You have to be careful, sticking your head out of the foxhole to gaze out on 2018. The odds on said head being blown off are fairly alarming. Nobody ever gets this prediction game right. But, fingers crossed, luck being with us, global events giving us tailwinds, 2018 should be a reasonably dec...
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Hicks Weekly Dish: Looking back at Edmonton cuisine in 2017 BY GRAHAM HICKS, first published Edmonton Sun, December 27, 2017
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Oh the food memories of 2017 … The sweet plantain fries plus spicy shrimp/melted cheese arepas at Rolando Sandrea’s Avila Arepa Urban Venezuelan Kitchen … The lamb shoulder stew on noodles at the Bedouin Experience … Any of the ramen soups at Tokiwa … LOFT Thai Eatery’s Thai-Italian fusion confi...
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Hicks on Biz: No coal in Edmonton's stockings this year BY GRAHAM HICKS, first published Edmonton Sun, December 21, 2017
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Santa, you have already given Edmonton the best gift we could have asked for. In 2017, Metro Edmonton somehow avoided slipping into recession. Business-wise, things weren’t great, but they weren’t bad … and way better than 2016 which was an annus horribilis year. The oil patch has learned to l...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Edmonton's food future all about the chefs BY GRAHAM HICKS, first published Edmonton Sun, December 19, 2017
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Matilda, the kudos coming Edmonton’s way for its restaurant renaissance are for real. The facts speak for themselves: City restaurants earned three of Canada’s Top 10 new restaurants in enRoute Magazine, five of Open Table’s 100 Best Canadian Restaurants for 2017, five of Canada’s 100 best resta...
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: LOFT Thai Eatery elevates its food BY GRAHAM HICKS originally published Edmonton Sun: December 12, 2017
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LOFT Thai Eatery 5324 75 St. 780-466-5638 Loftthaieatery.com Mon. to Fri. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sunday Dinner for two, excluding tip and beverages: basic, $30; loaded, $50 Food:  4.5 of 5 Suns Ambience: 2.5 of 5 Suns Service: 4 of 5 Suns The food is beautiful....
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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Edmonton's food future all about the chefs: By GRAHAM HICKS, first published Edmonton Sun December 19, 2017
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Matilda, the kudos coming Edmonton’s way for its restaurant renaissance are for real. The facts speak for themselves: City restaurants earned three of Canada’s Top 10 new restaurants in enRoute Magazine, five of Open Table’s 100 Best Canadian Restaurants for 2017, five of Canada’s 100 best resta...
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Subtle changes in the 18th edition of the Citadel Theatre's A Christmas Carol: Review by GRAHAM HICKS
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Subtle changes in the 18th edition of the Citadel Theatre's A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol At the Maclab Stage, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Dec. 1 to 23, 2017 Review by GRAHAM HICKS,  Hicksbiz.com The changes are subtle, but they are there. For the first time since A Christm...
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Subtle changes in the 18th edition of the Citadel Theatre's A Christmas Carol: Review by GRAHAM HICKS
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Subtle changes in the 18th edition of the Citadel Theatre's A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol At the Maclab Stage, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Dec. 1 to 23, 2017 Review by GRAHAM HICKS,  Hicksbiz.com The changes are subtle, but they are there. For the first time since A Christm...
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