Category Archives: Food & Drink

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

Beautifying a community one garden at a time Celebrate with Rubber Boots and Bow Tie Garden Party

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

Two more tours scheduled for Eats on 118 June tour will feature different restaurants on the Ave

 

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

French-Vietnamese eatery to open on the Ave Jasmine Belle Cafe to offer bubble tea and more

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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.

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