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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Tidbits: Notes from Edmonton's Epicurean Scene

In the months since I started this blog, I've developed the desire to showcase what's good in Edmonton. As I've had more spare time to experience events and venues, I have found that I now truly appreciate what the city has to offer. Obviously for me, a part of that is dining options around town. So here is hopefully the first of many entries about culinary developments in the City of Champions:
  • TZiN (10115-104 Street) is finally open! I have been waiting with bated breath for the former Whole in the Wall space to come alive since November last year, as the opening kept being delayed. While I've never been to Bin 941/Bin 942 in Vancouver, I would expect this hip tapas bar to at least strive towards their flair and flavor.
  • I'm sure Mack would look forward to dining at a restaurant called Skinny Legs and Cowgirls (9008 Jasper Avenue). I stumbled upon a review of this 3-month old bistro in See Magazine a few weeks ago, but wasn't too interested until I read in City Palate that the place only has five tables. Hmm.
  • Also from City Palate - who wouldn't want to eat at a nearly-vegetarian restaurant named Bacon (6509-112 Avenue)?! Opening later this month.
  • I had no idea until I read in today's Edmonton Journal that the same proprietor runs both the Manor Cafe and Urban Diner. I wonder how many other unknown connections exist between local eateries?
  • Passed by the Lucky Saloon and Eatery (9855-76 Avenue) the other day. And just like the picture I saw in Vue Weekly, it does resemble a house. It's apparently worth checking out if you're a vegetarian.
  • Can't remember from where the information came, but Calgary staple Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery is launching its first Edmonton location on campus (8623-112 Street) in mid-April. Someone said to go for the scones.

Happy eating!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Mack D. Male said...

What a great name!

Haven't you heard - we're the Festival City now! And with no Ryan Smyth, we're less and less the city of champions...

March 9, 2007 at 5:07 PM  
Blogger Gravitas said...

Agreed.

March 9, 2007 at 11:17 PM  

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