Formosa – The Beautiful Island

Formosa – The Beautiful Island

“Formosa” is the former name for the country of Taiwan.  It means “beautiful island”. The owners of the Bistro are lovely people that make the space warm and inviting.  They are often there to answer your questions and make sure you are cared for. Best Asian Food in Canada Doing my research before I wrote …

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Golomein – From the Streets of Brunei

Golomein – From the Streets of Brunei

Ever since I was introduced to Golomein at Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market, I have been hooked.  When you get a craving for BBQ Pork Golomein, nothing else will do. What is Golomein? “In a traditional broth based noodle, the flavour is contained in the broth itself. With Golomein, the dry mix or “Golo” noodles are …

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Downtown Dining Week Runs March 8 to 17

Downtown Dining Week Runs March 8 to 17

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Edmonton foodies. Downtown Edmonton’s culinary scene will once again be in the spotlight for the 15th annual Downtown Dining Week, March 8 – March 17, 2019.   Presented by the Downtown Business Association, Downtown Dining Week gives local foodies an opportunity to enjoy special prix fixe …

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Amore Pasta – New Downtown Location NOW OPEN!

Amore Pasta – New Downtown Location NOW OPEN!

From the makers of Cafe Amore Bistro and the Black Pearl Seafood comes the new and improved downtown location of Amore Pasta. Family recipes passed down from Italy will tantalize your tastebuds on this budget-friendly, build-your-own menu.  Yes, there is an Amore Pasta on the south side, but that location is just pasta and pales …

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Rendezvous Pub

Rendezvous Pub

As I reflect back on some of my favourite moments in 2018, a large quantity of them came from Rendezvous. As well as being a food judge, I am also a huge metalhead. Rendezvous is like a second home to me.  Calvin, Dez and the rest of the staff have always been welcoming and it …

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Otto Food and Drink

Otto Food and Drink

Anyone that knows me, knows I am not a fan of what Christmas has become…  To me it is not about all of the commercialism and who buys what for whom.  It should be about celebrating with family and friends, spending time with loved ones and enjoying wonderful food and drink together. Otto was started …

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Vienna Bakery

Vienna Bakery

I am about to share with you one of my “hidden gems” right here in Edmonton.  My favourite European buttercream in the city; Vienna Bakery. This is a family owned operation that has been in Edmonton in one form or another since 1959. Oma and Opa ran the business from 1987 until they retired in …

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