07/27/11 10:53 PM
Am I the only one who is really amazed by the number of new places to eat that have popped up in Edmonton over the past year (or, at least I only learned about them since 2010)? And it’s not just the sheer volume, but the quality, as well. A few examples: Eva Sweet Waffles (truck), VSandwiches (Rice Howard Way & Whyte Ave), Delux Burger Bar WEM, Tres Carnales, Duchess Bake Shop (ok, closer to 2 years), Filistix, drift, Battista’s Calzone Company, and who have I missed?
Anyway, about today’s lunch. I’ve been waiting for this strange new food truck thing to open up since I heard about it a few weeks ago while at Battista’s. In a way, being able to say I ate at drift on opening day is kind of like @mastermaq’s Twitter claim-to-fame, being one of the first 1000 users to sign up. Is it silly that I am proud to have ben one of the first? Who cares? I think it’s awesome.
Enough about how awesome I am. On to the food. I struggle with menus, which is why I prefer to eat off-menu. I seriously do get overwhelmed sometimes, especially when a truck offers more items than 3 items. You know how it is, huge lineups, hungry bellies, the high pressure of the sale… These guys offer what, in my opinion, is WAY too many items! I have no idea how they pull it off. And I’m not talking about things like hamburger, cheeseburger, double cheeseburger, mushroom burger. No, no, no. They have things you would struggle to find at a classy restaurant.
Read this sandwich menu: jerk chicken, leek sausage (I have no idea what this consists of, but I’m very curious), roast beef, pork belly, chorizo, duck confit (thanks to @MandiRondeau for a taste of hers, it was awesome), back bacon (can you guess which one I got?), falafel, soppressata (I love tapenade, gotta try this one, too). And did you notice that their menus are on reused (I hate when people say recycled when it’s only reused) old postcards from 40-50 years ago? Here’s the front: and they are all different. Cool.
I actually think that it might be easier (and kind of more exciting) if they only offered 3 options each day (Battista’s only has 4 menu items, period). It would streamline their process, be easier for people like me to decide, and add to the excitement of the experience (as with Chef Cowan‘s #yegalleyburger, which is always changing). There would probably be less food waste, too.
Thank you Nevin & Kara! I’ll be back (bacon)! Follow them at @driftfoodtruck.
12/23/16 12:31 PM
To the owners and operator’s of Crash Hotel, I would like to say thank you for taking one of the sketchiest places in the city that I would never recommend to anyone I loved and executing your vision to make it a real destination venue that patrons can now be excited
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09/12/16 12:28 AM
At the 5th annual Edmonton Rock Skip competition, we had 16 competitors and plenty of onlookers. After 6 intense rounds, Ian Buckley was crowned victor with an incredible 37 skips! He was followed closely by Aidan who threw 36 skips twice! See below for the full score sheet.