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Sharon Yeo

Reporter, Curator


Recent work by Sharon

Lindsay Porter wearing the Top Chef Canada chef's coat
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Lindsay Porter first to represent Edmonton on Top Chef Canada

Local chef Lindsay Porter will be Edmonton's first-ever representative on Top Chef Canada, which launches its 10th season on Food Network Canada on Sept. 26.

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Muffuletta sandwich on a plate, cut into a quarter, with a hot green pepper on the side
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Pal's to be next piece of Old Strathcona restaurant empire

Slated to open in August, Pal's Sandwich Bar is the latest restaurant from the team behind The Next Act, Meat, and Pip. The classic sandwich shop will be the group's fourth venture within a one-block radius.

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High chairs in front of a long bar with a row of taps behind the bar
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Leopard brings pizza and soft serve to Glenora

Leopard, a new restaurant in Glenora's West Block tower that aims to provide quality pizza and soft serve to the neighbourhood, is the result of conversations that began before the pandemic and a menu perfected during the lockdown.

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Sorellina owner Lynsey Hayes
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Sorellina Coffee to open brew bar in Old Strathcona

Coffee roaster Sorellina Coffee will be opening a café called Sorellina Brew Bar in late July. Italian for "little sister", Sorellina is an apt name given the company grew from owner Lynsey Hayes's start at her brother's business.

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Matt Phillips and Andrew Cowan behind the bar at their restaurant Northern Chicken
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Northern Chicken expands to 104 Street downtown

After two tough years of operation exacerbated by the pandemic, Northern Chicken announced in June that it would be opening up a second location in downtown Edmonton.

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Arturo Ramirez in the window of El Mero Mero's black taco bus
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El Mero Mero expands from food trucks to restaurant

Mexican food truck El Mero Mero is readying for its expansion to a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Opening on June 30 at 12223 156 St., the storefront is the culmination of two years of continuous growth for a business that opened near the beginning of the pandemic.

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Nicole Matos speaking in front of a white brick wall
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Oonnie aims to connect consumers with local producers

Oonnie, a website that aims to assist consumers who are looking for more convenient ways to shop locally, is set to officially launch on June 25, bringing to life the vision of a Métis entrepreneur who has spent the past 13 years in the commercial construction business.

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A portrait of Amsale and Paul Sumamo sitting at a table in their restaurant
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Langano Skies leaves a legacy of awareness about Ethiopian cuisine

Longtime Ethiopian restaurant Langano Skies will host its last meal on June 19. After more than 18 years in business, owners Paul and Amsale Sumamo have decided it's time to close this chapter in their lives.

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Three people chat in a yard of garden boxes full of green plants, near a shed with a sign that says "Urban Farm"
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Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow

After a year of significant expansion, the Edmonton Urban Farm continues to grow, as staff plan to add infrastructure, further diversify its community of farmers, and open its doors to the public on a regular basis.

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