Kibitzing over knishes and blintzes at the Rooster Cafe & Kitchen

Matzo ball soup, blintzes, bagels (really good bagels) and lox…these items have been a long time coming in Edmonton. Thankfully Charlie Rothman realized that, too. He’s opened Rooster Kitchen on Whyte Ave and while the menu isn’t 100% Jewish foods, a good portion of it is, and, good news: Rothman sent me a message recently saying we can expect a full-on Jewish menu in the very near future. Hallelujah, and pass the brisket.

Listen to my CBC review of Rooster Kitchen here, or ready my web article here.

Have a look at the goods:

Matzo ball soup
Rooster Benny: 2 poached eggs, house cured lemon coriander
gravlax, house baked bagel, breakfast potatoes,
dill pesto hollandaise
The Gail Hall Sandwich: kippered salmon, tomato, bacon, onion on challah.
Smoked whitefish with Gryfe bagel.
Honey cake

Rooster Kitchen is located at 10732 82 Avenue, Edmonton.


Author: Twyla Campbell

World-wide wanderer, CBC Edmonton AM Restaurant Reviewer, Member of Edmonton’s Slow Food convivium, oenophile, epicurean explorer and a freelance writer whose works have appeared in several magazines and newspapers including More, Above & Beyond, Avenue (Edmonton), Up Here, Northern Flyer, Opulence, City Palate, the Edible Prairie Journal, The Edmonton Journal, Slow Food Canada, Lifestyle Alberta, and on Slow Food Edmonton’s website. Grant MacEwan University (Professional Writing Program) Bachelor of Applied Communications Degree (in progress). I’m a Tweeter @wanderwoman10