A Taverna – A Portuguese Treat in Edmonton

When we walked in to A Taverna, a group of men clustered around the bar were watching a World Cup soccer game on TV. In between great gulps of beer, the men would yell and cheer, or, depending on what was happening, complain. It was loud, it was exuberant, and …

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Taste of Edmonton: Picks and Pans

Taste of Edmonton: Picks and pans – from (The online version can be found here. But, if you want to stay and visit, go ahead and read my article below. ) By Twyla Campbell, CBC News Posted: Jul 21, 2014 4:57 PM MT Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014 5:37 PM …


Million Thai – Restaurant Review

I have a soft spot for ethnic restaurants, especially when the owners are people who have come to Canada to make a better …


Bodega – The Little Gem of the Boardwalk

A couple of decades ago (or more), there was a divine restaurant in downtown Edmonton called La Bodega. That was in the …


Meet Me at Meat – Restaurant Review

The Next Act branched out right next door, opening a Texas-style barbecue restaurant simply called Meat — the concept being,  “Brisket, bourbon and beer – keeping it …

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Top Grocery Brands Comparison: Disturbing Truth About How Big Companies Exploit Your Shopping Habits

Guest Post By Alex Hillsberg Standing in the supermarket’s food section aisle you’re confronted with hundreds of different products compounded by the …


Bistrou 2100: A Post Mortem

Like other satellite communities around Edmonton, Sherwood Park is overloaded with fast food chains and quasi-Chinese buffet joints. Finding quality food is always a …

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Pok Pok at Home – Ike’s Wings

Everything about Thai food appeals to me: the layered flavours, the colours, the textures, the fresh ingredients. Same goes for Vietnamese; I’ve …


Bar Bricco – Meat. Cheese. Wine. Yes, please.

Think small. That could be the saving mantra for many restaurateurs thinking of owning their own restaurants. Don’t think big, think small: …

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Restaurant Review of North 53 – Oh, Canada!

Last fall as I sipped my way through various south Okanagan wineries, I gleaned some valuable information. Apparently, only days before, a group …