Come hungry // Meaghan Baxter

Sushi sampling

This is only speculation, but I can’t help but wonder if Watari—the relatively new all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurant located in the space formerly inhabited by pan-Asian eatery Matahari—got i...
Sharing is caring //  Meaghan Baxter

A lesson in sharing

According to Abyssinia’s website, people who eat from the same mesob—the traditional communal dining receptacle of Ethiopian cuisine—will never betray each other. So the question is: are you pr...
// Meaghan Baxter

Standout soup

Cố Đô Huế is one member of Edmonton’s seemingly bottomless supply of Vietnamese eateries, doing business out of an inconspicuous spot in one of our similarly bottomless supply of strip malls. I...
// 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 ...