7 Tasty Reasons to Weekend in Saskatoon

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Ask most Edmontonians about a great weekend getaway, and you’ll invariably get the same 3 answers from everyone – Calgary, Jasper, and Banff. While those spots are legitimately fantastic in my books too, what about our oft-forgotten neighbour to the East, Saskatoon? Surely this city of over a quarter million people just an easy 5-hour […]

Off Menu Podcast Ep. 13 – Pass the Walrus Masala

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Pass the Walrus Masala   It’s always exciting when you get to try something new, but imagine a dinner party where every single dish contains something you’d never even imagined eating. That’s Northern Food Night in a nutshell. In this episode, I talk with Steven Cooper, who along with his wife Twyla Campbell created what […]

Off Menu Ep. 11- Top Chef Canada Winner Dale MacKay

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In this episode, celebrated Canadian chef Dale MacKay gives us some insight into the differences between working for Gordon Ramsay and Daniel Boulud, we talk about learning from “failures”, and he talks about being an unapologetic villain. If you enjoy the episode, don’t forget to subscribe in the iTunes store and leave a rating or […]

15 Questions with Vikram Vij

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Vikram Vij is one of Canada’s best known chefs, and also one of the country’s most engaging personalities. The celebrated restauranteur, and his wife Meeru, own multiple restaurants including his flagship, Vij’s, which consistently cracks lists of Canada’s top restaurants, in addition to Rangoli, My Shanti, and even a food truck, Vij’s Railway Express. The […]

Edmonton Brunch Odyssey #4 – Meat vs Next Act Pub

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Meat and The Next Act may have the same owners, but the menus don’t necessarily convey that relationship. The brunch offerings are distinctly different from each other, and equally interesting. The Old Strathcona area fared pretty well in my searches for Edmonton’s best fried chicken and pizza, and the nearby Ampersand 27 got the area […]

Edmonton Brunch Odyssey #3 – Ampersand 27 vs Wildflower Grill

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Two restaurants attached to hotels. One in Old Strathcona, and the other Downtown. The chef at one used to be the chef at the other. Plenty of good reasons to put Ampersand 27 and Wildflower Grill together in the Brunch Odyssey, so that’s what I did. Ampersand 27 – 10612 Whyte avenue Fancy plating and […]