Top Tier Edmonton Steak with Flair

Edmonton has an abundance of steakhouses, so in order to make a statement you have to stand out. This mindset served as the inspiration for Pampa, a brazillian steakhouse that specializes in constant table service by a team of staff armed with meat skewers and big knives. The experience is engaging and entertaining as there…

Increasing Awareness and Taking Names

The restaurant scene in Edmonton, although just finding its face, is thriving under the excitement of the culinary community throughout the city. With any developing industry there is an increased amount of stress and long work hours and the restaurant industry is no exception. Mental illness regularly takes its toll on people in the service…

Community and Mexicali at El Cortez

Restaurant. Venue. Creative music video set. Alea and I visited El Cortez and were introduced to Chloe Gartner and General Manager Dustin Maschmeyer who were happy to talk with us about the space, the food, and the impact of El Cortez on Edmonton’s food, arts, and culture scene. When asked  to describe the space,  Dustin…

Prague and Desserts

This week, Thomas and I went to two different restaurants in downtown Edmonton: Bistro Praha and Duchess Bake Shop. ‘Praha’ is ‘Prague’ in Czech, making Bistro Praha a homey European style restaurant. Goulash, schnitzel, and escargot are just three of the menu items, all of them originating in Europe. Thomas ended up getting the Goulash, a…

Introductions Are In Order

Alea and I are third year Bachelor of Communication Studies students at Grant MacEwan University. Our goal with this blog is to explore and discuss the different restaurant options in Edmonton, focusing on the food itself, the people involved in the industry, and the challenges they face. With changing political and economic climates in Alberta…