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Rostizado Lunch Menu Changes with the Times
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You either adapt, or you die. It’s that simple. Rostizado occupies a prime piece of real estate in downtown Edmonton anchoring the north end of 104 street kitty corner to the new arena. This is Edmonton’s hot new Ice District; the place where all the action is happening…but, wit...
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Food, Fundraising, and Friends: a Feast at Workshop Eatery
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The secret to successful fundraising is to put good food in the bellies of the attendees—a ‘feed-them-and-they-will-give’ approach, you could say. Paul Shufelt and his crew at Workshop did exactly that at their Garden Party on August 16th, raising $4530  for the High School Culinary C...
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Rebel Food & Drink
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Last winter, Century Hospitality Group took over the old Piccolino’s bistro last year, gave it a complete (and necessary) makeover from top to bottom and opened as Rebel Food & Drink. In December, I joined a group of fellow food bloggers and writers for Rebel’s media night. At tha...
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Prairie Grid 2018 – Homage to the Talent and Bounty of Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba
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If you missed getting in on Prairie Grid last year, jump on the tickets now because we’re taking this extraordinary dinner show on the road, again! That’s right, Eat North has officially launched the Prairie Grid Dinner Series: From Dawn to Dusk, a multi-city culinary event highlighti...
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A Picture Perfect Long Table Dinner with Brad Smoliak
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Anyone with a remote interest in food should keep an eye on Brad Smoliak’s long table dinners—well, not just keep an eye on them…actually get out and attend one. Brad and his crew have been doing these dinners for a few years but it was only last month that I attended …
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Sabor Seafood Festival August 7-31, 2018
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The Sabor crew is at it again. Every August Chris and Chef Lino devote the whole month to the enjoyment of seafood. This year sees the 5th Annual Sabor Seafood Festival that runs August 7-31 with an Oceanwise-approved menu inspired by their world travels. Last week, they kicked off the …
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Celebrate Food Day Canada August 4, 2018
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August 4th is Food Day Canada—a day to recognize and celebrate the rich culinary bounty this country affords us. Considering we all eat, and considering we live in one of the most geographically and culturally diverse countries in the world, it’s surprising that we don’t celebrate Foo...
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KB and Company Makes Me Crave Vegan Food
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After two months of eating deep-fried food (or so it seemed), I finally caught a break—and, boy did I need it. It had gotten to the point where just looking at someone’s lawn had me salivating. I needed something green, something raw, something fresh…I was done with brown food. Kb ...
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Barney’s Pub in Leduc
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Two things happen when I see a restaurant menu loaded with words like free range and farm to table and grass-fed.  I get excited, and I get worried. More than one restaurant has used these words to simply tug at our heart-strings to get us through their door. We all …
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Edgar Gutierrez Goes Back to His Roots at Kanto
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When people cook the foods they grew up eating, they have a look of contentment and happiness on their face. Cooking this food is easy for them. It is done by rote and muscle memory. When I stopped in at Kanto, that’s exactly how Edgar Gutierrez (head chef at Rostizado …
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