edmonton restaurants

Review: SFC Seoul Fried Chicken

Linda Hoang - March 24, 2017
SFC Seoul Fried Chicken Edmonton Old Strathcona

Okay, I’m toooootally late to the party but this month I finally tried SFC Seoul Fried Chicken!  Seoul Fried Chicken is located at 7904 104 Street (Calgary Trail), just off Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona. It’s this tiny little spot, with limited seating, at the corner of a strip mall, that serves up the best Korean Fried Chicken in the city.  I went with my friend …

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Review: Takami Sushi Edmonton

Linda Hoang - March 12, 2017
Takami Sushi Edmonton Japanese

Edmontonians love their Japanese food. So much so that I’ve lost count of just how many Japanese restaurants there are in our city (hint: it’s a lot). We’ve got a lot of options to satisfy our Japanese cravings and adding to that list of options is the new Takami Sushi in Allendale, at 10430 61 Avenue (just off Calgary Trail).  Takami Sushi is located in a …

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Review: Pho Boy Vietnamese Kitchen (Whyte Avenue)

Linda Hoang - February 14, 2017
Pho Boy Vietnamese Kitchen Edmonton 7

I’m addicted to pho. Because my parents have owned a Vietnamese pho restaurant since I was a kid, I grew up eating it multiple times a week. Of course, there’s always going to be that “my mom makes it best” bias, but in my case – 9/10, my mom at King Noodle House Pho Hoang does make it best. I usually can’t go a week without …

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Review: Daravara (124 Street)

Linda Hoang - December 13, 2016
Daravara 124 Street Brunch Edmonton

I love that despite how many restaurants I’ve come to try in Edmonton, there’s simply always more to try. Sometimes I’m ashamed that it’s taken me so long to try places that have become well-established and well-loved.  That was the case when I finally visited Daravara on 124 Street a few weekends ago!  Daravara is a pretty trendy, industrial-looking gastropub – spacious, a bit stark, with lots of black, red and wood. Over the last …

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Review: Me 2 Japanese Sizzling Restaurant

Linda Hoang - December 10, 2016
Me 2 Japanese Sizzling Restaurant Edmonton

So often, posts I see on social media end up influencing where I eat in Edmonton. That’s what led Mike and I to Me 2 Japanese Sizzling Restaurant (9314 34 Avenue) last week. I had been seeing photos and video on Instagram showing these sizzling dishes of rice and meat that looked so delicious (and fun – what with the sizzle and all!) that when we were planning a dinner …

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Review + Giveaway: The Rec Room (Edmonton)

Linda Hoang - December 6, 2016
The Rec Room Edmonton Cineplex South Common

When I was younger, I used to spend a lot of time in the mall arcades with my brothers. I have really fond memories of playing different games and watching my brothers play theirs. We would spend hours at the arcade.  Those kinds of arcades and entertainment centres have become harder to come by over the years, which is why I was pretty excited for The Rec Room to …

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Review: Halo Bar & Bistro at the Renaissance Hotel (Edmonton International Airport)

Linda Hoang - November 28, 2016
Halo Bar Bistro Renaissance Hotel Edmonton International Airport

Last week, I was invited to try Halo Bar & Bistro Restaurant and tour the Renaissance Hotel at the Edmonton International Airport, with some of my closest friends Andrea (Little Miss Andrea) and Chris (Eating is the Hard Part) and our partners.  The experience was put together by FlyEIA as a way to highlight some of the airport’s many dining and shopping opportunities. Most people who visit the airport (myself included) …

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Cook Book Giveaway: Edmonton Cooks – Signature Dishes from the City’s Best Chefs

Linda Hoang - September 25, 2016

I have a friend who loves trying to recreate dishes she’s had at Edmonton restaurants. I’m always impressed because she tries to replicate these dishes with no recipes to reference – and her success rate is pretty high! I don’t cook at home a lot, though I always want to do more home cooking (and you can usually find what I have tried doing over on my …

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Preview/Giveaway: Food Tickets to Lexus South Pointe Fall Food Festival (2016)

Linda Hoang - September 14, 2016

I think most would agree that the best events are ones with great food. If you make that food local, have proceeds go to charity, and host the party in a cool venue then you’ve really got yourself a great event! That’s what we can expect on Sept. 22 at Lexus South Pointe‘s Fall Food Festival! The event features food from a bunch of great local chefs and supports a …

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Review: Dorinku Tokyo Street Food

Linda Hoang - August 18, 2016
Dorinku Tokyo Street Food Edmonton Old Strathcona

Japanese food is truly one of my favourites. That’s why I was super excited to visit Edmonton’s newest Japanese izakaya – Dorinku – which opened on Whyte Avenue at the corner of 102 Street in July. An izakaya is like a casual Japanese gastropub that typically focuses on drinks and small plates (Fun fact: ‘dorinku’ means drink in Japanese!) In Japan, izakayas are often popular after-work spots. They …

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