Category Archives: Food & Drink

Sample contemporary and traditional flavours Babylon Restaurant shares Middle Eastern and Iraqi fare

Babylon Restaurant is new to 118 Avenue since the end of December. Located inside the Coliseum Inn, the restaurant delivers authentic Middle Eastern and Iraqi cuisine.

The restaurant blends contemporary and traditional flavours of the Middle East and offers a comprehensive menu selection. On the weekends, a buffet is available with different food each week for $25 per adult and $10 for kids. Continue reading Sample contemporary and traditional flavours Babylon Restaurant shares Middle Eastern and Iraqi fare

Roma Bistro serves up tasty Colombian food Local restaurant offers food and plenty of entertainment

True confession: it has been several years since my wife and I were last at Roma Bistro and it was because of dance lessons, not the food.

We had a few tortillas as appetizers, but did not explore their diverse and intriguing menu. In the meantime, friends kept encouraging us, “You have to go there. The sopa de mariscos is to die for.” Continue reading Roma Bistro serves up tasty Colombian food Local restaurant offers food and plenty of entertainment

The Aviary is officially open for business Venue’s opening is music to the owners’ ears

On Jan. 10, Philip and Mark Muz, owners of The Aviary, passed their liquor license inspection, the last hurdle the brothers needed to clear before officially opening.

“As soon as the AGLC inspector left, we locked the doors and screamed and hugged,” said Mark. Continue reading The Aviary is officially open for business Venue’s opening is music to the owners’ ears

Collective kitchens make food affordable Community members socialize and prepare food together

Our community loves to cook together.

The newly renovated kitchen at Alberta Avenue Community Centre is already host to the  Mennonite Centre’s Global Cooking program on Tuesdays, where new immigrants cook dishes from different cultures together, then sit down, socialize, and share a meal. Others in the neighbourhood are also taking advantage of the new kitchen. Continue reading Collective kitchens make food affordable Community members socialize and prepare food together

Explore different options when buying meat NAIT Retail Meat Store sells products during semesters

You don’t necessarily need to buy meat from a grocery store or directly from a farm. The Professional Meat Cutting and Merchandising program at NAIT also sells meat from September to December and from January to April.

Rob Povey, program chair and instructor, would like customers to “come and see us every week and buy fresh meat.” Continue reading Explore different options when buying meat NAIT Retail Meat Store sells products during semesters

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin Use the seeds or puree for all kinds of recipes

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It’s autumn, the season for Halloween, and by extension carving jack ‘o lanterns and sipping pumpkin spice lattes. But pumpkins are more than a mere decoration or seasonal latte; they are chock full of nutrients like potassium and vitamin C and make a great addition to many meals. Continue reading ‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin Use the seeds or puree for all kinds of recipes

Budapest Delicatessen now has new owners Store offers Hungarian food and friendly service

The first thing you notice about the Budapest Delicatessen is the mouth-watering smell of smoked meats wafting down 111 Avenue. The next thing is the bright and welcoming interior, where shoppers can meet new owners Silvia Taborosi and her parents, Maria and Imre. Continue reading Budapest Delicatessen now has new owners Store offers Hungarian food and friendly service

Bringing a passion of food into the community Tropicana Grocery Store imports food from East Africa

The owner of a local grocery store is seeking to share food from Africa with the community.

“Most African communities have been missing the taste of the food they grew up eating,” said Charles Kyabaggu, owner of Tropicana Grocery Store. “I love food. I love eating,” Kyabaggu said, gesturing at the wide variety of foods on the shelves. “I want to serve the community—each and every house. Food is a necessity for every home.” Continue reading Bringing a passion of food into the community Tropicana Grocery Store imports food from East Africa