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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...
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Who’s craving Mexican?

Edmonton’s best-kept Mexican-food secret is a secret no more. There was a time when the Three Amigos was a hidden gem, a word-of-mouth kind of place tucked in a strip mall south of the Whitemud...
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Shiraz Restaurant: A Persian gem

Regular readers (both of you) might remember how, in my year-end column, I egregiously misspoke in pronouncing Whyte Avenue Persian food outlet Sabzy closed for business—when in fact it just relocate...
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A fish out of water

One of the great things about walking around downtown Vancouver is that, if you suddenly have a hankering for sushi and/or its ancillaries, there’s always another little hole-in-the-wall Japane...
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Italian done right

Pity the humble, dependable, unostentatious restaurant. While it’s easy to crank out a few hundred words on a great, terrible or merely weird dining experience, the task of describing an eatery...