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Sky High Winemaker’s Dinner with Harry McWatters
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A mountain, a legend, and a legendary dinner.
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The Feather
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A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to Janet Shannon’s house to meet with some of her friends and to sign some Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup books. Janet is one of the Kitchen Table Girls—the group of women I write about in the Gail Hall book.   …
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Formosa Bistro – best Edmonton food find of the year
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Everything good that I hope to have in a dining experience, I found here: a pleasant room (basic but pretty); easy to get to and plenty of parking; helpful, lovely staff; good value, and of course, great food. Every time I left, I was already thinking about what I’d have …
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An Chay – Vegetarian Vietnamese? Yes please!
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An Chay  opened in the old Pitaghetti place on Jasper at 112 Street and it has taken me almost a year to stop in and taste their food. That was a mistake. Pitaghetti didn’t last long, but the tile work they left behind will last a lifetime. (Unfortunately.) I don’t blame …
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Why You Should Go to Cibo in Edmonton
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Ever wonder about the lifespan of restaurants? I dug around the ol’ world wide web to find some interesting stats: one being that most restaurants close during their first year of operation. Further, 70% of those that make it past the first year close their doors in the next three to …
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DOSC – It’s All About Transparency
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DOSC is a new restaurant on 104 Street. My friend Phil says the names sounds like a German heavy metal, punk rock band. If you say “DOSC” with the Teutonic force like the guy in the “how German sounds” video,  you have to admit, Phil’s got a point. The word, DOSC, &#...
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Prairie Grid Pop-Up Dinner Series 2018 – 6 chefs, 4 cities, 3 provinces
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In case you missed it (and I don’t know how that’s possible, because I didn’t stop talking about it for almost 10 days), Eat North’s Prairie Grid pop-up dinner series took place September 27-October 4, 2018. The inaugural series happened last year and it was so well-receiv...
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Tang Bistro – Restaurant Review
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I knew I was in for a unique experience when I saw the use of pita bread and lamb in the dishes on the menu at Tang Bistro. These are not the usual ingredients you expect to see used in Chinese cookery. Thankfully the servers were ready and keen to …
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Wine, food and fresh air: Cypress Hills, Alberta
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Cypress Hills Provincial Park takes up residence on both sides of the Saskatchewan and Alberta border in the deepest southern region of each province. The unincorporated community of Elkwater is the focal point on the Alberta side and consists of cabins, a visitor centre, the Camp Cookhouse (rest...
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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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