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Not much to crow over at Revel
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After a very impressive 2017 culinary scene, 2018 is turning into a bit of a drag. Maybe Biera ruined us. Maybe Ryan Hotchkiss and his precise execution of flavourful and seemingly simple presentations (at Bündok) gave us something we didn’t deserve. Maybe, like the final episode of Dallas,...
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Be Someone’s Reason
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I woke up this  morning thinking how lucky I am. That’s not a bad way to start the day. 10 hours ago I was dancing up a storm and twerking (or trying to) with gay men at a house party. My hips are sore – a testament to how lousy …
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Dishing up the Dirt on Dirtbag Café
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The Dirtbag Café has been up and running for about 18 months, but I only found it a few weeks ago while riding on the bike path behind MacEwan University. Through a bank of windows, I spied Edison bulbs and people with laptops and coffee cups sitting at a long …
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Simp’s Serious Caesar Mix for a Truly Canadian Caesar
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th is National Caesar Day, and I will most certainly drink to that. It seems only right that a day be set aside for this ubiquitous Canadian cocktail. There’s even ‘internet evidence’ (take that for what it is) that in 2009, Parliament officially declared the Caesar our national...
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Motherhood: Someday You’ll Understand
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My social media feed and inbox is besieged with businesses promoting their Mother’s Day specials. Flowers, brunch, gifts…all sorts of ways to say “Thanks, Mom!” I’ve been told that I look like my mother. I’ll take it. My sisters do, too, as does my daughter. About 10 years ago, I …
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Holy Roller: Nice Legs, Shame About the Face
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Yes, that’s a 1979 song by The Monks, and, exactly how I feel about Holy Roller. I’ve eaten there three times, and not once did I pat my belly and say, “Hot damn, that was good.” Every single time I left, I left shaking my head. So, I give up, …
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Kibitzing over knishes and blintzes at the Rooster Cafe & Kitchen
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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, ...
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YEG Burger: “Edmonton’s Best Burger Joint”. Really?
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All you have to do to make people believe you’re the best is to just say it out loud. But, you know that guy who is always bragging how awesome he is or how non-braggadocious he is? Sometimes things are not as they appear… or sound, or…taste. Also, if you’re …
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Virtual Vino – “Delicious Wines at Incredible Prices”
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Virtual wine reality is now available by the six pack and can be delivered to 19 locations across Alberta, including 18 Sobeys and Safeway Liquor stores in Edmonton, Calgary, Leduc, Sherwood Park, Red Deer, Chestermere and Airdrie, and at Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits & Beer in Calgary. Not ba...
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The Moth Café – Restaurant Review
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I’ve officially crossed over to the “vegetarian-food-is-good” side of eating. I haven’t given up on meat, but my consumption of it has definitely decreased in the past 18 months. With more chefs focusing on vegetable-forward menus, it’s pretty easy these days to find...
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