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Favorite early weekday, sit-down, full service breakfast spot?

The Brasserie on W53 just off Lexington. I like their combo of Egg Benedict, lox on bagel, pancakes and a fresh fruit cup.

Jul 17, 2013
odee in Manhattan

Best Pho in Edmonton?

Tau Bay hands down. Too bad they are closed until July 8th!

May 13, 2013
odee in Prairie Provinces

Foodie on first venture to Canada; going to Calgary

River cafe on Prince's Island.

Dec 28, 2012
odee in Prairie Provinces

what missing YVR 25 years later

Haven't been to YVR haunts since the 80's until a couple of weeks ago. Liked Gurkha Himalayan, Pho Central on Davie, Pho Tan on Main and Saveon meats for burgers. Although in different location the Elbow room was ok same Patrick.

But I truly missed the Green Door in the alley at Pender and was totally choked about the empty ONLY SEAFOOD on Hastings really miss the Manhattan clam chowder., halibut cheeks and chips, fried salmon trout, cracked crab ... Is there any similar to the 80's Only Seafood in Vancouver?

Dec 09, 2012
odee in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Good Pho in Vancouver? Does it exsist?

Being a YEG Tau Bay fan it is hard to find comparable in YEG. . For some reason well cooked at Tau Bay means rare and regular is usually well cooked. Tau Bay seems to do more with the raw sliced onions and cilantro than the YVR pho I tried last week at Pho Central & Pho Goodness on Davie and Pho Tan on Main. I liked all three for rare beef. The basil was fresh, limes and bean sprouts and peppers were green rather than the red Tau Bay. Tau Bay is really only Pho and they probably make the stock from scratch. If the chili oil is the game changer for you maybe Pho Tan on Main. Good luck.

Nov 24, 2012
odee in B.C. (inc. Vancouver)

Edmonton-Best Schnitzel?

And I had the schnitzel at the reincarnated Bistro was very good. I have a tried a number of schnitzels recommended here since my original query. Thanks all . I might add that Continental Treat on Whyte Avenue has a very good schnitzel.

Feb 17, 2011
odee in Prairie Provinces

Best wines around town? Favorite Canadian wines?

Costco, Opimian and the occasional Superstore bargain are my choices. Costco sometimes carries the CDN wines Occulus and Osoyoos Larose. I usually avoid CDN wines but was pleasantly surprised by the BC wine Stag's Hollow Heritage Block 1 (Cabernet - Merlot) blend. Maybe Highlander or Willow Park for this one.

Feb 13, 2011
odee in Prairie Provinces

Edmonton: What to Order at Langano Skies and Sofra

At Sofra - the freshly made pita appetizer with three dips and for main entrees of rack of lamb or adana kebap are my favorites. Efes Pilsner beer.

Jan 15, 2011
odee in Prairie Provinces

Saveur top 100 - Caputo 00 flour

Thanks-all. I was able to purchase Caputo 00 flour at the Italian Centre. .

Dec 30, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

Saveur top 100 - Caputo 00 flour

Was looking at the new Saveur Top 100 and it mentioned a Neopolitian pizza recipe that had 00 flour. Is this 00 flour available in Edmonton?

Saveur Number 1 was Kielbasa - I'll take the Mundare!

Dec 28, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

Edmonton - German Food Shopping

Try K&K foodliner on Whyte Avenue (82) and around 100st.

Sep 04, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

Planning my first trip to SFO in August 2010.

Pretty decent taco truck near Best Buy on Harrison and 12th not far from the Costco. For a seafood lunch - Tadich Grill or Sam's Grill. Tadich has pretty good CIOPPINO but I like the one I had at Fog City Diner better. For North Beach Italian Food - L'Osteria Forno has pretty good pizza. Chinatown - the salt and pepper chicken wings at Capital restaurant on Clay Street are superb. Out the door in the Ferry Terminal is great for a quick snack.. But the kicker would be great schnitzel in a beer hall- like atmosphere at Suppenkuche in Hayes.

Tadich Grill
240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Fog City Diner
1300 Battery Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

525 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Aug 10, 2010
odee in San Francisco Bay Area

Where to find 'Sour Salt'?

Last time I bought sour salt was at the Mundare Sausage House in Edmonton.

Aug 02, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

Middle Eastern Desserts in Manhattan?

Güllüoğlu on 2nd avenue - the sour cherry baklava is supreme followed by the cream baklava. Went to Güllüoğlu in Karakoy in Istanbul in 2001 brought some to Athens with rave reviews.

Jul 10, 2010
odee in Manhattan

Zatarains Crab Boil

Maybe try Billingsgate or Sunterra market on the southside.

Jun 28, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

Wine at Binny's: what do you like at $10-15

Last Sunday I went to the location of Binny's on Grand. Some deals - some of the 2005 Bordeaux was well priced , others less so but the Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown at $50 is a great deal . Many of the Californians - Burgess, Cakebread, Steltzner, Stags Leap Winery and Wine Cellars were cheaper than in California. I found the Dominick (Safeway) and Jewel prices downtown considerably higher.

May 21, 2010
odee in Chicago Area

wines for an 'Unheardof' tasting

I had a Californian Albarino at Frontera Grill in Chicago a couple of days ago - I quite enjoyed it with the fresh Fanny Bay oysters.

May 21, 2010
odee in Wine

El Salvadoran Restaurant in Edmonton?

El Rancho on 118 ave would make her feel at home.

May 21, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

Edmonton – quick after work food to go

Your vector still suggests from Ragazzi (Pizza Boys) a PIZZA MARGHERITA maybe Wendy's Gourmet Perogies 4532 99 St Nw, EDMONTON, AB
Phone: (780) 432-3893 [ map ] (near 99 ST NW & 45 AVE NW) .
Italian Centre on the south side?5028 104A Street 780.989.4869
Good Luck!

Mar 19, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

'Canadian Food' Experience in Calgary/Edmonton/Banff?

Edmonton comments:
Blue Plate Diner for a pemmican burger.
Normands for other game.
Buffalo Valley meats for musk oxen, caribou, bison, elk - u cook
Costco - Manitoba walleye - u cook
Superstore - wild rice - u cook
Smoked Sockeye salmon

Blue Plate Diner
10145 - 104 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z9, CA

Mar 17, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

Sofra Edmonton - alcohol?

Rack of lamb was pretty good when available. Adana kepab top notch as well. The appetizer of fresh pita bread with various dips (red pepper, humous, garlic yogurt) is a real treat. Ambiance is totally Pamuk ... Prairie metropolis meets Turkish confusion

Feb 10, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

Sofra Edmonton - alcohol?

They have a pretty good assortment of imported and domestic beer and wine. Last time I was there they had EFES pilsner from Turkey.

Feb 05, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

Chicken Ceasar Salad - Edmonton

Sort of partial toward Blue Plate Diner's chicken caesar salad. Don't know if they do take-out though.

Jan 21, 2010
odee in Prairie Provinces

A sourdough starter to share?...

Maybe phone the gift shop at Winchester house in San Jose. I was able to get Mister Baker's sourdough starter there which I found better than Goldrush.

Jan 15, 2010
odee in San Francisco Bay Area

turducken in Calgary or Edmonton

Had a turducken from Valbella meats in Canmore at Thanksgiving. Maybe Valbella can ship it to Sunterra in Edmonton.

Dec 13, 2009
odee in Prairie Provinces

Edmonton-Best Schnitzel?

Thanks all for your suggestions. Bauernschmaus it is!

Dec 07, 2009
odee in Prairie Provinces

Edmonton-Best Schnitzel?

Saddened by the loss of restaurants such as Gasthaus, Gasthaus Zur Muhle and Bistro Praha, looking for great schnitzel in Edmonton preferably wiener schnitzel. Suggestions appreciated.

Dec 06, 2009
odee in Prairie Provinces

two favorites to try

Just got back from San Francisco must say that two restaurants stood out. Suppenkache for schnitnzel and Capital for salt and pepper chicken wings and salt and pepper crab.. .

Aug 07, 2009
odee in San Francisco Bay Area

Turkish Coffee in Edmonton

I would try Istanbul Food Market 137 ave . Sometimes Cappadocia Exports carries the coffee.

Jun 29, 2009
odee in Prairie Provinces

anniversary wine to lay down

Aside from picking up the occasional 2005 Bordeaux bargains at the Sherwood Park Costco liquor store, Superstore discontinuations, and Opimian wine selections - maybe try on-line (wines for CA etc.) and they will deliver to your folks place or go to the Costco in Palm Desert. In the Palm Springs/Cathedral City area --Ralph's (special section) seems to have a pretty good wine selection, Bristol Farms and possibly Costplus World Market would be my picks. Hope that helps.

Nov 16, 2008
odee in Wine