Wat’s up! Friendship bonds through food at Abyssinia

Wat’s up! Friendship bonds through food at Abyssinia

From the outside, Abyssinia looks like a charming family home. Of course, it is a family restaurant. Owners Zafu Gessessew and Wond Assefa came…

FESTIVAL GUY: Heritage Days expensive, fattening

FESTIVAL GUY: Heritage Days expensive, fattening

Is Canada becoming a…

426-5050, whatever happened to the Lydo?

426-5050, whatever happened to the Lydo?

Four-two-six, five-oh, five-oh, if…

FOOD: The fatti is fine at Castle Bake
FOOD: Mamenche’s the real deal for Central American cuisine

FOOD: Mamenche’s the real deal for Central American cuisine

The first time I had a pupusa, it was in the very rooms now occupied by Mamenche’s Restaurant (10824 97 Street, 780.497.0037), a relative newcomer among Edmonton’s Central American food emporia. Back then, its 97 Street premises were the original…

FOOD: Shawarma is superb at Dahlia’s Mediterranean Bistro

Seems like just yesterday that Montreal expat Fadi Smaidi, scion of a Lebanese food dynasty in Canada’s coolest city, opened Dahlia’s Mediterranean Bistro (10235 124 St.), named for his young daughter on Edmonton’s yet-to-be coolest street, 124th. The reasons for…

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