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Food Notes for July 6, 2020
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Food Notes for July 6, 2020
Social Media Boosts One Local Restaurant Japanese restaurant Yoshii Express (located at 10443 82 Avenue) opened in Old Strathcona in May 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With no online presence, owner Alan Demachi had been struggling. In June, of Linda Hoang’s Instagram followers messaged her ab...
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Food Notes for June 29, 2020
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Summer Food Festivals Make the News It may not feel like summer in Edmonton this year without outdoor food festivals, but the Edmonton Heritage Festival has announced a component that may help with that feeling of withdrawal. The multicultural performances will take place online, while up to 60 m...
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Food Notes for June 22, 2020
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Food Notes for June 22, 2020
Five Edmonton Restaurants Close Due to COVID-19 Cases Just over one month after Edmonton hospitality businesses were permitted to re-open for dine-in services, five local restaurants have voluntarily chosen to close due to positive COVID-19 cases of staff or customers. Earls (Tin Palace location)...
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Food Notes for June 15, 2020
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Food Notes for June 15, 2020
Sun Columnist Graham Hicks Departs Publication Last week, two local food writers re-surfaced previously published reviews written by Graham Hicks in the Edmonton Sun. Carmen Cheng excerpted 2015 reviews of Korean restaurant NongBu, where Hicks questioned whether the restaurant is “too ethnic”, an...
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Twilight Picnic Experience at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden
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Twilight Picnic Experience at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden
It is shaping up to be the summer of the staycation, with non-essential inter-provincial travel still up in the air, and international travel ill-advised. As a result, attractions close to home are getting a long second look from locals seeking an escape from the city or something to help break u...
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Food Notes for June 8, 2020
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Food Notes for June 8, 2020
Supporting Black-Owned Food Businesses In an effort to support the current Black Lives Matters protests, several local food bloggers have used their platforms to showcase local Black-owned food businesses. Some of the lists have referenced information gathered from Afro Biz and Black Owned YEG. F...
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Food Notes for June 1, 2020
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Food Notes for June 1, 2020
Oliver Neighbourhood Food Exchange Box First in Edmonton Edmonton has its first food exchange box, located in the Oliver area. Quinn Wade spearheaded the idea, inspired by the Little Free Library movement, which promotes book sharing. The box functions on the generosity of strangers – people cont...
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Food Notes for May 25, 2020
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Food Notes for May 25, 2020
Filistix the First to Undergo “Permanent Pivot” There have been many stories about how local restaurants have adapted to the COVID reality out of necessity, offering take-out and delivery, meal kits, and opening up their pantries. And though some food businesses have decided to re-open their dini...
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Food Notes for May 18, 2020
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Food Notes for May 18, 2020
Hospitality Businesses Welcome Dine-In Customers The Government of Alberta lifted restrictions for restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars on May 14, 2020 to resume dine-in services. While capacity of these businesses was limited to 50% (among other guidelines), many restaurants in the Edmonton area c...
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Food Notes for May 11, 2020
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Food Notes for May 11, 2020
Some Restaurants Gearing Up to Re-open The Government of Alberta’s relaunch strategy is set to shift to stage one on May 14, 2020, which will allow some businesses, including restaurants, cafes, pubs, and bars, to resume dine-in services. Guidance on risk mitigation was released today. The docume...
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