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…