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SHANGHAI 456: A True Hidden Gem (YEG)

Shanghai 456 is the epitome of a “hidden gem” in Edmonton.   HIDDEN… It is located in the small cafeteria of the Edmonton Flying Club at Blatchford Airport… yes the one in city centre. The first time I went to Shanghai 456 was on a weekend. Driving down Airport Rd, the area was barren making […]

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WHAT THE TRUCK 2 – Where’s the food?

The second “What the Truck?!” event was held tonight at Abby Lane Park (Jasper & 102 St). Hosted by Mack and Sharon, two of Edmonton downtown’s biggest champions.  Following a trip to SF’s Off the Grid, Mack and Sharon brought What the Truck?! to life in Edmonton. What better way (than food trucks) to 1.) […]

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Sushi Explorations #1: FURUSATO

For background on my Sushi Exploration Tour & information on my rating system, please see this post. First stop on my Sushi Explorations – Furusato** on Whyte Ave. Furusato came recommended by several sources – friends, co-workers, Twitter community, and Chowhound. Meeting an out-of-town friend for dinner, Furusato was a great option with its central location […]

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Sushi Exploration (YEG): Rating System

When I moved from Vancouver to Calgary, my body almost went into shock from sushi withdrawal. After years of searching, I sucked up the extra costs and found 3 restaurants that would serve my sushi fix – Sushi Club (as per my post here), Misato, & Wa’s. I’ve now officially kicked off Sushi Explorations in Edmonton […]

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Food Trucking: A Labour of Lunch

I work in the South side. In the mornings it is a blessing – 11 minute commute, very little traffic even at 8:15am, no need to pay for or fight to find parking. But around 11:00am, when tweets start rolling in either from the abundance of downtown restaurants listing their lunch specials or from downtown workerbees tweeting the great lunches […]

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CORSO 32: A Night of Indulgence

On one of our very first dates, D took me to Red Star Pub for dinner. I was still living in Calgary and hadn’t heard of Red Star, so female readers can probably imagine my internal monologue, “He’s taking me to a pub for dinner?!” The menu showed promise of non-pub fare with dishes like Chicken & […]

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