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Michael Kalmanovitch at the new store // Eden Munro

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 ...
Go ahead. Dig in.  //  Eden Munro

Fuelling your Fringe

If you’re the kind of Fringe-goer who will essentially spend the next 11 days living in one six-block radius of Old Strathcona, you’re gonna need to keep yourself fuelled up. Bringing you...
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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...
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The birds and the bees

As the urban agriculture movement picked up momentum in Edmonton—as, increasingly, people care more about knowing exactly where their food comes from, and even having a hand in its cultivation–itR...