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Food Notes for August 2, 2021
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Food Notes for August 2, 2021
Heritage Festival Returns After being forced to cancel the event in 2020, the Edmonton Heritage Festival returned to Hawrelak Park over the weekend. Introducing timed ticket attendance was one way organizers responded to the pandemic, in addition to eliminating food tickets in favour of direct co...
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Recap: MilkCrate’s Feast in the Field
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Recap: MilkCrate’s Feast in the Field
The last food event I attended was in mid-March 2020. COVID-19 seemed ominous, but we knew so little about it at the time. Over the last 16 months, food events have been postponed, outright cancelled, shifted outdoors, or scaled down to accommodate members of a single household only. Since then, ...
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Food Notes for July 26, 2021
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Food Notes for July 26, 2021
Intent Coffee Closes Permanently Back in September, Intent Coffee opened their cafe in Southgate Centre with such promise. Run by Mavi Tolentino and Reika Herradura, both identifying as queer first-generation Philipinx, Intent Coffee had a grand vision: “By hiring, investing, and empowering margi...
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Food Notes for July 18, 2021
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Food Notes for July 18, 2021
Geoscapes Returns to Elevate More Local Chefs Geoscapes, the brainchild of co-founders Kris Harvey and Trevor Lipton, is returning for a second series of special events. Featuring guest chefs who prepare multi-course menus served up in transparent dining domes, the event runs from July 15-August ...
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Food Notes for July 12, 2021
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Food Notes for July 12, 2021
Taste of Edmonton Returns to Churchill Square After being forced to cancel the festival in 2020, Taste of Edmonton has not only returned to the summer event calendar, but also to its long-term home at Churchill Square. This year’s iteration runs July 22-August 1, 2021. In 2018 and 2019, Taste of ...
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Food Notes for July 5, 2021
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Food Notes for July 5, 2021
Black Box Hospitality Embraces Pandemic-Induced Changes It’s been over ten years since Nate Box opened the modest but mighty Elm Cafe in Oliver, and it’s safe to say that in that decade, he’s seen it all. Now at the helm of Black Box Hospitality Group, made up of four businesses including restaur...
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Food Notes for June 28, 2021
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Food Notes for June 28, 2021
Some Food-based Businesses Will Continue to Require Masking After July 1 With the Province’s Stage 3 set to launch on Canada Day, Edmonton City Council voted to deactivate the mask bylaw to align with that date. As a result, face coverings will no longer be required indoors (there are some except...
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Food Notes for June 21, 2021
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Restaurants and Events Prepare for Stage 3 Premier Jason Kenney announced that Alberta would be moving forward with Stage 3 of its Open for Summer Plan on July 1, 2021. Stage 3 will see all restrictions lifted, including the general indoor provincial mask mandate. Edmonton City Council will be vo...
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Food Notes for June 14, 2021
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Riverfront Patio Now Licensed River Valley Adventure Co. has been operating for nearly a decade in Louise McKinney Park, offering Segway tours and equipment rentals year-round. This year, they worked towards acquiring a license for their patio, and can now offer Edmontonians another place to enjo...
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Food Notes for June 7, 2021
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Food Notes for June 7, 2021
Stump Kitchen’s Alexis Hillyard featured by Google This week, local YouTube star Alexis Hillyard was featured in a YouTube video: “Alexis, an LGBTQ+ and disabled chef, uses YouTube and Google Meet to help pursue her passion for vegan cooking. At the same time, she creates a safe space to celebrat...
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