There is something magical about getting up on a Saturday morning and going to the farmers market. Let me explain- Edmontonians endure rough winters, so there’s nothing like a table covered with sun-ripened tomatoes to buoy our spirits until the next frost.
There are very few things that this blogger loves as much as brunch. Carrie Bradshaw pretty much said it best in Sex and the City: “you can sleep until noon, still get eggs anywhere in the city, and alcohol is often included with the meal.” So, you can imagine my delight when I found out that Bodega Highlands by Sabor, which is a convenient 10 minute walk from our house, now serves brunch.
If you thought pop-up restaurants were just another food trend, you might need to reconsider. The pop-up dining trend is alive and well. In a world over-saturated with food trends and trendy foods, pop-ups are unique dining experiences that give diners a chance to try something new and to find those one-of-a-kind culinary adventures. They’re also a great way for chefs to showcase their talents, create buzz and can often provide a launching pad for new restaurants. So beings the story of Salz, a sausage and beer hall set to open in Edmonton in the late fall.
I love Indian food. I’m not just saying that because my boyfriend is Hindu. With its use of cayenne, coriander, garam masala, and other pungent ingredients, the resulting taste combinations in Indian food are unlike anything found elsewhere in the world. And while it is admired for its curries, mouth-burning spices and complex flavour pairings there is a misconception that Indian food is formulaic and can be clumped in nine dishes found in a buffet line.
In 2017 Press’d won the Golden Fork Awards for Best Sandwiches, Best Wrap and Best Catering. And this wasn’t the first year they made the charts. With a focus on fresh ingredients and a dynamic menu with unique selections, it is easy to see why.
On a recent rainy Sunday afternoon, my boyfriend and I needed an afternoon pick-me-up, so decided to try Take 5 – a classic, old school coffee and donut shop. Remember those? (Tim Horton’s does not count). I vaguely do and honestly thought they only existed in small towns and on Gasoline Alley, don’t tell me you don’t get excited every time you see the Donut Mill when you pass through Red Deer. Luckily I was wrong, they do exist, and they are just as wonderful as I remembered them to be.