Toast Culture – CBC Review

Toast Culture – CBC Review

My first review at CBC radio after taking a three-month break is for Toast, a restaurant that opened this spring in the Oliver neighbourhood. To be absolutely honest, I guffawed when I saw the sign go up in the old Bru Coffee space. Hadn’t the fancy toast phase...
Turquaz Alaturka – CBC Review

Turquaz Alaturka – CBC Review

I’m not sure what I love more about Edmonton’s Turkish community: the people or the food. What I do know is that it’s a country I definitely want to explore. I miss Anatolia, the west end Turkish food market with the little restaurant inside. They...
Two Sergeants – CBC Review

Two Sergeants – CBC Review

The first time I walked into this cavernous brewpub, I wasn’t quite sure what to make of the decor. I’ve never been a fan of the primary colour scheme. It works for playgrounds and children’s hospitals, but seldom for event spaces where adults...
Chef Hung – CBC Review

Chef Hung – CBC Review

Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle in Edmonton marks the 11th Chef Hung restaurant to open in the partnership between Hung Ching-Lung and the B.C.-based Fairchild Group. Ching-Lung is a three-time winner of the Taipei International Beef Noodle Festival Competition...
Artisti Pizza – CBC Review

Artisti Pizza – CBC Review

A couple of Italian guys, each with their own dream to open a pizza shop once they got to Canada, have done just that. Artisti Pizza opened a few months back, in the Holland Plaza. The space is huge, the pies are tasty and the drinks are cheap. For all the details,...
Jang – CBC Review

Jang – CBC Review

Despite three unsatisfactory experiences (save for a couple of dishes being “okay”), I feel Jang has the potential to be so much better. The chef loves being creative, and that’s good, but just like bigger is not always better, more...