//Charlie Biddiscombe

All is fair in love and restaurant reviews

Flag down the server or post a nasty review online? Yelp, Urbanspoon, Open Table, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter: a large section of social media is devoted to restaurant criticism; if you have a bad meal...
// 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...
// Sarah Priestley

Operation fruit rescue

Edmonton’s got a hell of a lot of fruit. And every year, a huge proportion of it rots on the ground. Planted as lawn ornaments instead of food sources, apple trees and dozens of other fruit-bea...
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An oasis in a desert of food

Downtown Edmonton just became a food desert, save for a brand-new oasis. When Michael Kalmanovitch learned of Sobeys’ departure from their former keystone location on 104 Street downtown—just d...
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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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Fair-trade wine

You can find it on coffee, chocolate, bananas and sports balls—and it’s on wine labels too, though you’ve probably never seen it. Fair Trade certification has been in place in a number of...
// Paul Blinov

Settlers of Whyte Ave

To the less-discerning passer-by, the name and logo of The Hexagon Café could simply be a crisply designed logo, one that manages to pop out along the walls-to-wall stores of Whyte Ave. But astute bo...
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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 ...