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If there’s one thing Edmontonians love during the summer, it’s a great patio or a delicious cool treat. Check out these local places and enjoy the warm weather. Continue reading Indulge in the best of summer’s pleasures Beat the heat with local patios and cool treats
Alberta Avenue Community League (AACL) has dedicated the past six years to beautifying its multi-use outdoor space in an effort to join nature and community. Set behind the league building, this little hideaway is home to a thriving community garden and year-round events.
One of those events is the Rubber Boots and Bow Tie Garden Party on June 24. It’s an opportunity to enjoy an adult night out in the peaceful space, and if you wish, to contribute to the ongoing beautification through garden installations and a collaborative project. Continue reading Beautifying a community one garden at a time Celebrate with Rubber Boots and Bow Tie Garden Party
Last year’s Eats on 118 food tour, which encouraged people to try 118 Avenue area restaurants, was such a success that three tours are being held this year. April’s tour is already past, but two tours are scheduled for June 28 and August 30.
“What got it started was a workshop called Leading the Way,” said Joachim Holtz, executive director of Alberta Avenue Business Association (AABA). “We thought, ‘what can we do to help the hospitality businesses?’ Restaurants feel recessions a lot on their bottom lines.” Continue reading Two more tours scheduled for Eats on 118 June tour will feature different restaurants on the Ave
Next month, the building that housed Natalia’s Hair Salon will re-open as Jasmine Belle Cafe, a French-Vietnamese eatery and coffee shop.
Located on the northwest corner of 87 Street and Alberta Avenue, across from Handy Bakery, the cafe will serve breakfast and lunch with fare from both cultures, said owner and operator Joanna Nguyen-Savoie.
Continue reading French-Vietnamese eatery to open on the Ave Jasmine Belle Cafe to offer bubble tea and more
Would you like to sip wine, eat cheese, and have a chef on hand to teach you some finer aspects of chocolate cuisine? The Carrot has the answer.
On Feb. 11 during the Carrot by Moonlight event, organizers will transform the cafe into a little French bistro.
“We’ll be pairing wine and beer with different cheeses, as well as enjoying charcuterie platters,” said Karen McGale, arts administrator with Arts on the Ave. “We’ll learn how to create a chocolate ganache …and then we’ll create delectable chocolate tuxedo strawberries.”
Continue reading Enjoy a special evening on the Ave Carrot by Moonlight offers wine, chocolate, and cheese
Fresh from opening, Zar Zor Restaurant, located on 121 Avenue and 90 Street, offers flavours drawing from long-ago Mesopotamia.
Mesopotamia is the ancient name for the land that once encapsulated large chunks of modern-day Iraq, Syria, and Turkey as well as slices of Iran and Kuwait. Mesopotamia made up a significant portion of the “cradle of civilization,” known for its rich soils that fed the first cities of early civilization.
Continue reading Mesopotamian cuisine available off the Ave Zar Zor Restaurant offers an authentic palate of flavours
Ed Donszelmann is thrilled with how well opening Otto has come together. Despite delays with permits, all licensing was in place by Dec. 12, and the doors to this family-friendly community café in Norwood are now open.
Continue reading Comfort food and camaraderie in Norwood Owner hopes Otto becomes a community meeting place
This holiday season, enjoy festive events close to home. Throughout December, these events give you an opportunity to connect with friends, family, and neighbours. Need ideas for gifts? Jonesing to sing Christmas carols? Want to create precious holiday memories? Start here for some ideas.
Continue reading Celebrate the holiday season locally Six community events to get you in the holiday spirit
After Edmonton Food Bank’s shocking realization that some clients didn’t know how to use the staple ingredients in their food hampers, the organization teamed up with Shaw TV Edmonton.
The result was Cook it Simple, a show hosted by chef Stanley Townsend, who was chair of NAIT’s culinary arts program for 25 years. The show’s purpose is to inspire Edmontonians to cook delicious and healthy food on a limited budget.
Continue reading Cooking healthy meals on a limited budget Rising food costs have exposed a need for education
Buying a bird
Buy a utility-grade turkey (slightly damaged during processing) as they’re usually cheaper. Estimate one pound raw turkey per person.
Continue reading Turkey tips from Chef Stanley Townsend ‘Tis the season to cook a turkey