Food

Recent stories about food


Amy Quon wearing a Chicken for Lunch t-shirt at The Lingnan
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Amy Quon closing Chicken For Lunch after 32 years

Edmonton culinary institution Chicken for Lunch is closing after 32 years of business. The kiosk, located in the food court in Rice Howard Place (formerly Scotia Place), is known for its long line-ups and Amy Quon, its gregarious proprietor. Its last day of business will be Feb. 29.

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A wrinkled and torn paper McDonald's bag discarded in the street
city council business

Survey says Edmonton split on single-use bylaw

A survey completed by nearly 8,000 residents shows that nearly half of respondents support Edmonton's single-use item reduction bylaw and the other half don't.

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A photo collage of six pictures: A person stands at a podium in front of signs that read "abacusbio"; a person stands at a podium before a screen that reads "Strong Cities Network"; a person stands in front of a wall adorned with plants and a sign that reads "EPIC"; two people stand at a transit station that is decorated with yellow balloons; two people stand in front of a sign that reads "Dragons' Den CBC GEM"; a building with a sign that reads "Mercer".
city council business

Year in review: Acrimony, agribusiness, adaptation

In 2023, Taproot reported on several stories that continued to evolve after we published them. Here are some updates.

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A photo collage of six pictures, in order: A person stands in a blue T-shirt that reads "Deeleeo"; two people stand looking at the camera with their hands in their pockets; an Edmonton Police Service cruiser parked on a downtown street; a crowd listens to a speaker at an event at the Advanced Technology Centre; a person rides a bike past a building with a sign that says "CO*LAB"; two people stand beneath a sign that reads "Vietnamese submarine".
city council food

Year in review: Police, proteins, packages

In 2023, Taproot reported on several stories that continued to evolve after we published them. Here are some updates.

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A man stands in a program room, pointing both his fingers to his left.
cree edmonton public library

Cree language classes go beyond words

On a recent evening, Les Skinner stood before students in the program room at the Highlands branch of the Edmonton Public Library. He put his hands over the left side of his chest, using Cree sign language to signal the nêhiyawêwin word for grandma.

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A group of seven women and non-binary people, plus a baby, pose inside a brewery.
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Bent Stick helps matriarchy rise

Bent Stick Brewing has gathered women and non-binary industry mates together to brew a new ale that celebrates gender diversity outside the confines of International Women's Day in March.

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A vibrant restaurant interior shows a large amount of Christmas decorations, tables, chairs, a bar, and a sign reading "Dolly's."
business food

Dolly's and Wilfred's try pop-ups for holiday boost

The holiday season is critical for restaurant revenue because the industry slows to a crawl in January. Two Edmonton restaurants are trying to make the most of these crucial weeks with different approaches to the now storied holiday pop-up.

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Two men stand in downtown Edmonton with their arms around each other.
business food

Can vertical farms solve vacancy and vibrancy challenges downtown?

Converting empty downtown office spaces into places to live has been a hot topic in recent months, but TrustBIX dreams of filling Edmonton's former cubicle farms with fruits and veggies.

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People wait to board a sleigh pulled by two horses, with seasonal lights in the background
events food

Weekend agenda: Dec. 8-10, 2023

This weekend offers a beloved holiday light display, a Kenyan celebration of independence, an afternoon of seasonal music, an evening of groovy Blues, and the chance to watch the seasoned pros catch big air.

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