Food Notes for June 10, 2024
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by Sharon Yeo
2d ago
Openings Happy Beer Street distillery Shiddy’s has opened up an eatery called the Rumpus Room. They serve Flatboy Burgers (who relocated here from the Granite Curling Club). It is located at 9908 78 Avenue. Slap Shot is now open at 10184 104 Street (replacing Northern Chicken). Backstairs Burger is readying the launch of Backstairs Pizza at their Holland Plaza location (11998 109A Avenue). La Morenita is a new Mexican restaurant to open later in June in Alberta Avenue, located at 8501 118 Avenue. Local News Taproot wrote a follow-up to a story I wrote last year about Padmanadi and Seoul Fri ..read more
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Food Notes for June 3, 2024
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by Sharon Yeo
1w ago
Openings The Pampa space Downtown has been vacant for some years, so its nice to see some life back into it. Sang, is a new Korean restaurant from the owners of Dorinku/DOSC/Japonais, offering hanjeongsik for the first time in Edmonton, a “Korean-style full-course meal characterized by the colourful array of side dishes”. Aloha Poke and Grill opened its second location in Garneau on June 1. Find it at 8716 109 Street. Brew and Bloom will be opening their second location on the south side on June 7, at 1019 Parsons Road SW. Machi Machi is the latest Taiwanese bubble tea chain to open in Edmont ..read more
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Food Notes for May 27, 2024
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by Sharon Yeo
2w ago
Little Bon Bon set to sweeten Chinatown with deep family history The creators of Yelo’d are opening an ice cream parlour and café called Little Bon Bon in the historic Hull Block, at 9660 106 Avenue NW, in June. Co-owners Ailynn and Jason Wong hope Little Bon Bon will add to their family’s long history of Canadian hospitality, and bring positive energy to Chinatown. Jason Wong said the aim is also to become a destination. “We want people to say, ‘After the soccer game, or after dinner, let’s go for ice cream at Little Bon Bon,'” he said. Wong also said the opportunity to open a new Chinatown s ..read more
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Food Notes for May 20, 2024
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by Sharon Yeo
3w ago
Openings Scott Iserhoff and Svitlana Kravchuk’s new restaurant, Bernadette’s, is now open. Canadian franchise Stacked Pancake has its first Edmonton location in Mill Woods (in the former Pizza Hut). It is located at 6504 28 Avenue. US-based chain Firehouse Subs has opened in Edmonton at 16815 127 Street. Daniel Costa has announced the name of the first of his three concepts at Citizen on Jasper, called VA!, to serve focaccia panini, pizza al taglio, and salads. Thanks Su for the heads up that Labo Coffee will be moving into the space vacated by Sorellina Coffee in Old Strathcona at 10546 82 A ..read more
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Food Notes for May 13, 2024
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by Sharon Yeo
1M ago
Openings Taco Shop, a new venture from 1st RND’s Mo Blayways, is now open in West Edmonton Mall. We’ve loved Cupcake Mama since they opened up in the YMCA downtown before the pandemic. And though we will miss them in our neighbourhood, it’s great to see they’ve moved into their own separate brick and mortar space in Wolf Willow. Odd Burger, a vegan fast food chain, has opened a location in Edmonton at 336A Mayfield Common. Eleven Eleven Bar, located in the (much revamped) space formerly occupied by Rigoletto’s at 10305 100 Avenue, is opening soon. Upcoming Events Bartender James Grant, chef ..read more
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Food Notes for April 29, 2024
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by Sharon Yeo
1M ago
Openings Corpuz Bakeshop has opened up a brick and mortar storefront on Alberta Avenue, at 11812 86 Street. It has actually been their commissary kitchen for the last year. Corpuz will also continue with their Bountiful Market booth. Little Bear Gelato will be opening a summer location in Gameau in May, inside Eleanor and Laurent. At present, Little Bear is stocked all over the city, but fresh scoops are available at their booths at the Old Strathcona and Bountiful Farmers’ Markets. Also in Garneau, Aloha Poke and Grill has announced its second location to be located in that neighbourhood. U ..read more
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Food Notes for April 22, 2024
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by Sharon Yeo
1M ago
Bernadette’s Aims to Raise Profile of Indigenous Cuisine in Edmonton The owners of the forthcoming restaurant Bernadette’s say their previous success with Pei Pei Chei Ow has allowed them to pursue their larger goal of increasing Indigenous representation within Edmonton’s food scene — and to do it right in the core. “It is revolutionary to have an Indigenous restaurant in downtown Edmonton,” Svitlana Kravchuk said about Bernadette’s, to be located at 10114 104 Street NW. “It does a lot for representation and reclaiming space.” The restaurant, set to open in early May, will seat 23 inside, wit ..read more
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Food Notes for April 15, 2024
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by Sharon Yeo
2M ago
Openings Lobster Mobsters, a seafood purveyor, has opened their Edmonton location at 17011 100 Avenue. The business also has locations in Nisku and Brooks. Yemeni café Mokha Coffee House is now open in Griesbach at 5344 Admiral Girouard Street. Tupi Bowls opened their new location in Sherwood Park on the weekend, located at the Savona Centre, 200 Festival Lane. JMT Korean Cuisine closed their downtown location earlier this month, and are working on opening up their new, larger Whyte Avenue digs soon. Closures Apparently Restaurant Yarrow has abruptly closed, and will allegedly not honour or ..read more
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Food Notes for April 8, 2024
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by Sharon Yeo
2M ago
Openings Edmonton has its first location of BeaverTails, a chain serving up deep fried dough served with a variety of sweet or savoury toppings. Find BeaverTails at 10534 82 Avenue. Boba InfiniTEA is now open at 8115 Gateway Blvd, Unit 106, and offers “traditional Taiwanese bubble tea infused with Filipino and Japanese tastes”. The folks behind Mockups Mocktails and Token Bitters are teaming up to open Edmonton’s first fully zero-proof cocktail bar called Split. In addition to the bar, Split will also offer mocktail classes and curated retail offerings including mocktail kits. Jinya Ramen Bar ..read more
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Food Notes for April 1, 2024
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by Sharon Yeo
2M ago
Openings Dining Car Cafe, opened by the team behind Old Strathcona’s Waffle Bird, is now open in the ground floor of the CN Tower (10004 104 Avenue). Their menu includes coffee, sandwiches, soups, and baked goods. Also from the Waffle Bird team, they’ve announced that they are collaborating with Table Top Cafe to open Diced, the new board game eatery located in the former Northern Chicken spot on 124 Street: “Craft cocktails, local brews, banging food, and competitive cardboard are sure to make this snazzy new spot a date night staple!” Good Goods has opened downtown at 10250 106 Street. KB ..read more
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