// Eden Munro

Café Del Sol

If online reviews are anything to go by, the quality of the dining experience at Café Del Sol might be one of the most polarizing issues of our time. People—the ones who post comments online, anyway—...
// Eden Munro

A seamless experience

Tucked away in an improbably serene little nook of Oliver Square’s oceanic parking lot, Cibo Bistro cuts a prominent profile in the local resto-sphere. Perennially namechecked among the best re...
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A mysterious legend

Perhaps you’ve heard the legend of Shanghai 456, purveyor of authentic Chinese eats that for years did business in the City Centre Airport. It was vigorously endorsed to me on more than one occ...
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Gravitating toward the gastropub

I don’t know who was responsible, but everything conspired to make sure my first impression was positive. After days of muggy heat and the contemporaneous rise of Edmonton’s mosquito and ...
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Departing from the expected

Anyone here remember India Village? Like its generic name, the plucky Indian eatery that shared a strip mall with Sherbrooke Liquor was not entirely distinctive in the genre, putting up affordable da...
// Meaghan Baxter

Abolishing mediocre sushi

Most sushi places in Edmonton are subject to contending twin forces which, while ensuring a cosmic equilibrium that keeps the universe from tearing itself asunder, makes it tough for true stand-outs ...
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Edmonton’s own Serbian food experience

The sheer diversity of our food scene has doubtless turned many restaurant explorers into curious carnivores, seeking to experience the meaty highlights of as many culinary traditions as possible. Ou...
// Meaghan Baxter

No frills here

The familiar white takeout cartons in which at least some components of your meal from Lan’s Asian Grill will be presented are emblazoned with the words “I’M NOT SHARING!” Whi...
// // Meaghan Baxter

Vietnamese double bill

Try as I might, there’s virtually no way to keep up with the ebb and flow of Vietnamese noodle houses around here. I assumed this happened everywhere, purveyors of phở and bun fetching up in no...
// Meaghan Baxter

A bit of nostalgia

Full disclosure: I was once an employee of Cafe Mosaics, back in its early days as incipient vegetarian mecca. The restaurant was in the process of being made over from ersatz Euro-bistro to inventiv...