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Shout Outs and Events for April!

Congratulations to family-owned food business, Great West Italian Importers, on their 60th anniversary on April 1st! Founded by Alberto and Christina Iamartino in 1958, we know the two divisions as The Italian Store (the retail end), and Scarpone’s Quality Italian...

What’s new in April?

What’s new? Inglewood’s 500 Cucina has a new name– Scarpetta (when you wipe your bread around your plate to mop up the last drops of that delicious sauce– that’s scarpetta!). Chef/owner Rocco Bartolotti has embarked on a refresh after 5½ years, installing roof...

Taco Treatment: Tips From Alberta’s Taco Masters

For Mexican chef Israel Alvarez, the tacos he encountered in Edmonton when he moved here over 10 years ago bore no resemblance to the quintessential and iconic street food he grew up eating on the streets of Mexico City. Those hard fried shells filled with ground meat...

Rumming Away for Spring Break!

Well... maybe not everyone gets to take a little spring break, but if you do manage to take some time off or escape to a warmer climate for a getaway, there is a good chance rum is (or should be) on the agenda. Whether a mojito, a daiquiri, or a piña colada appears...

Easter Brunches You Should Go To

April 1st is Easter Sunday. Have you made reservations yet? Finding a table on one of the busiest brunch days of the year can be a tough task. Here’s a few brunch options for Easter weekend you might want to check out and reserve before it's too late! Azuridge For...

Salutes & Shout Outs… March 2018

With a focus on carefully chosen wine, Japanese whiskey, and eclectic gins, Blink owner and wine aficionado, Leslie Echino, has realised a long-time dream opening Bar Annabelle. It’s a stylish (but Echino insists, not trendy) 20-seat space, with oak panelling and...

Recipes

Cócteles mexicanos

Easter has come and gone, and we’re at least two weeks into Spring, so it’s time to get fresh and fruity with tequila cocktails. Many will be familiar with Margaritas and vodka-based Moscow Mules, but we asked two Alberta mixologists to add a creative twist and let us...

Cocktails Français

In Canada we tend to celebrate the end of a busy day with happy hour, a chance to unwind with friends before going home or out to dinner. But in Europe, dinner is generally later and people linger over aperitifs (from the Latin aperire, meaning ‘to open’) before their...

Bridgette Bar’s Chickpea Panisse

After our recent YYC Taste + Tour, some of the lucky participants were able to relax and enjoy an excellent wine pairing dinner at Bridgette Bar. The main course was one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes of lamb with chickpea panisse. These chickpea fritters...

Chef Alvarez’s Salsa Verde

To help make your taco Tuesday experience worthy of a weekend, Chef Alvarez has provided an incredibly easy salsa recipe that adds a punch of flavour to any taco. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:417]

Cilantro’s Lemon Conchigliette

Calgary’s Cilantro is 30 years old this year, and has a fresh new look to celebrate. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard people wish they had the recipe for Lemon Conchigliette after devouring a bowl of it. Many thanks to Chef Lancelot Monteiro for sharing it with...

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