Restaurant Review

Salz Pop-Up Dinner Event

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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.


Chutney’s Indian Grill

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.


Take 5

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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.


Bon Ton Bakery

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Anytime someone mentions Bon Ton Bakery, I am instantly filled with delicious childhood memories of cookies, croissants and cakes laced with the aroma of fresh baked goods. And yes, I mean childhood memories, because Bon Ton has been around much longer than I have been alive. After over 60 years in the game, what does it take for a bakery to standout in a city full of Duchesses and other sweet savants? Well… lots of things.