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Who is Christine Sandford, and how do you say ‘Biera’?
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These are probably two of the most asked questions in Edmonton right now.  Read my CBC web article to find out about Ms. Sandford and what she’s cooking up at Biera (pronounced “BEER-uh”, by the way). The link to the on-air review with Mark Connolly can be found here. Feast …
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OFF THE GRID: Eat North Debuts the Inaugural Prairie Grid Dinner Series
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CALGARY, AB (Aug. 8, 2017) — This fall, Eat North will present its inaugural Prairie Grid Dinner Series — an innovative experience that will see a roster of acclaimed chefs take their talents to four cities across three provinces in a week to host five-course dinner events showcasing locally harv...
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Hanjan: Coffee, Karaoke and Korean Fried Chicken
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When you first step inside this Korean restaurant on 99 Street, you might be impressed with a space made warm with strings of patio lights, planks of rustic-chic wood on floors and walls, and inviting areas to sit—either under umbrella-ed patio tables, or in semi-private, cozy booths on the perim...
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Taste of Edmonton 2017: Top 3 Picks
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Anyone close to me around July has come to expect my mumblings and grumblings about having to do the legwork of finding good food at Taste of Edmonton—and by good food, I mean food that’s not high calorie or just plain yucky. Oh, I know people love this annual event, …
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El Mariachi: Conservative Mexican Fare
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If El Mariachi‘s food was as vibrant as the decor, I’d be singing a different tune.  I’d love to see this little restaurant let loose with the vibrant flavours of fresh market ingredients Mexico is known for using in their food.  Have a listen to my CBC restaurant review here, &...
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Prairie Noodle Shop: Good food is always about the people
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Prairie Noodle Shop got of to a surprisingly shaky start in December 2015. The owners, thick in the throes of the opening, lineups, over-run and shell-shocked staff, a spotlight shining on them from every food blogger and news outlet, threw the handbrake and threw it hard. After four successful p...
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Cocktails Made with Love in Edmonton
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A large love-in recently took place in Edmonton during the Made with Love cocktail competition held at North 53. Sure, the booze may have contributed to the hugging and high-fiving that increased through the course of the evening, but regardless, it was wonderful spectacle to witness. It’s no sec...
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Canada’s Best Restroom Contest: Edmonton Restaurant Makes Top 5
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I used to scoff at best restroom categories on lists until I traveled through countries where finding a bathroom with a toilet seat, or a lock on the door—or sometimes even a door—gave cause for celebration. A contortionist’s position of trying to hold the door shut with one foot while bala...
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Wishbone: Feels Like Home
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I was happy to hear that the people behind Three Boars were moving in to the space occupied for seven years by Carla Alexander’s MRKT at 10542 Jasper Avenue. It’s a beautiful space that needs to be respected by people who “get it” when it comes to food. Brayden Kozak …
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Canadian Cheese: Another Reason to Celebrate!
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Let’s hear it for Canadian cheese! With over 1,050 cheeses being produced in this country, we have something incredible to celebrate, and with a range of terroir as different its inhabitants, you know Canadian cheeses will be as diverse as the people who make them.  While you’re enjoying the acti...
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