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Food Notes for January 29, 2024
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Openings Edmonton’s newest Korean restaurant, chain Makchang Dodook had their soft opening on January 26. Find them at 1007 Parsons Road SW. Anejo Restaurant, a chain with locations in Toronto, Calgary, and Banff, has opened in Edmonton at 11954 104 Avenue. The Lobster Mobsters, a seafood busines...
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Food Notes for January 22, 2024
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Openings New bakery and cafe Scratch Baking is now open at 44 Capital Boulevard downtown. Closures Pei Pei Chei Ow announced that they are closing in two weeks. A small glimmer of hope – in the same post, they do tease “a new chapter”. Upcoming Events Chinatown Dining Week is on until January 28 ...
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Food Notes for January 15, 2024
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Openings Hanjan has opened its third location in Old Strathcona, next to Teapsy Lab at 10536 82 Avenue. Korean restaurant chain Makchang Dodook will be opening at 1007 Parsons Road SW. Closures After 7 years, the Northern Chicken location on 124 Street has closed. Their location on 104 Street Dow...
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Food Notes for January 8, 2024
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Chinatown Dining Week Returns with Record 24 Restaurants Chinatown continues to grapple with negative perceptions of safety and security, and businesses are struggling. Chinatown Dining Week is back again to serve as a reminder to discover or revisit some of our city’s culinary gems. The event ru...
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Food Notes for December 18, 2023
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Openings Pizza Garage has opened its second location downtown at Central LRT station, 10020 Jasper Avenue. Sherwood Park has a new Korean restaurant called Zigle Korean Bulgogi Restaurant at #900, 800 Broadmoor Blvd. Central City Market, offering pizza, pita pies, gelato, and more, is now open at...
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Food Notes for December 11, 2023
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Openings Congratulations to Caffe Sole on opening their second location at Edmonton City Centre Mall. Delavoye Chocolate Maker has opened 10639 124 Street, Unit 105.They offer “single-origin, flavoured and dark milk chocolate bars to house-baked confections and chocolate-inspired drinks unique to...
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Food Notes for December 4, 2023
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Openings 124 Street is getting an influx of new independent coffee shops – while Transcend’s permanent location is under construction, they will be serving out of a temporary pop-up at 10639 124 Street. Coffee Bureau is also joining in the fray, opening up a location in the Mercury Block at 102 A...
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Food Notes for November 20, 2023
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Openings Jacek’s second shop in the Edmonton area is now open in Crestwood at 9674 142 Street (Jacek closed its long-standing store on 104 Street back in 2020). Stephanie posted about a new US donut chain called Duck Donuts that has expanded to Edmonton. It is the second branch in Canada and is l...
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Food Notes for November 13, 2023
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Openings Gratitude Coffee is a new café that opened last week in Sherwood Park at #132, 2833 Broadmoor Blvd. Il Poom is the newest Korean restaurant to open on the southside earlier this month, at 3338 Parsons Road. It looks like the southside is getting a Turquaz Kebab House Express, at Ellersli...
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Food Notes for November 6, 2023
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Openings The Colombian’s fourth location opened on November 4 in Mill Creek, at 8905 99 Street. A new wine bar called Coterie has joined the mix in Old Strathcona, located next to Boxer at 10330 80 Avenue. The Journal profiled proprietors Trystan Fung and Ainsley Lamash. The Table in Onoway, Albe...
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Food Notes for October 30, 2023
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Influencers can boost restaurant traffic, but only to a point To open a second location of Baekjeong in Edmonton, James Kook’s go-to marketing move was to invite five influencers to help spread the word. But he doesn’t know if it worked. “Since opening, it’s been pretty bu...
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Saskatooning: Where to Eat, Shop & Explore in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Located just a quick five-hour drive or one-ish hour flight from Edmonton, Saskatoon is a beautiful little city full of ridiculously good restaurants, public art, river valley walking trails, cool neighbourhoods, shops and many more attractions that make it well worth a visit. Use my guide to exp...
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Food Notes for October 23, 2023
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Openings CBD CBN, which stands for Catering By Day, Catering By Night, is opening a private dining experience to “demonstrate how the…cannabis plant flavour profiles can be paired with traditional ingredients”. In addition to their location at 101, 10130 105 Street (formerly Kitchen by Brad), the...
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Food Notes for October 16, 2023
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Openings Alternate Route Coffee has launched a coffee bar in Leduc County’s Business Entrepreneur Centre, open every Thursday and Friday alongside Chartier’s Mother Bakery. It is located at 606 18 Avenue, Nisku. Fuzion Donuts is building out their second location, to be found at 12866 97 Street. ...
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Food Notes for October 9, 2023
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Openings Hirondelle Bakery returns to a storefront location after a hiatus. On October 15 and 29 will be their soft opening at 16753 84 Street. Stephanie shared that a new ramen restaurant called Shiawase Ramen has opened in Cameron Heights at 623 Cameron Heights Drive NW. Caribbean Latino Finger...
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