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Hicks' Weekly Dish: Sorrentino's Mushroom Harvest Festival better than ever BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2015

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2015 11:07 AM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 08, 2015 11:19 AM MDT A fun desert at Sorrentino's Mushroom Harvest Festival. Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks' Weekly Dish:In Search of great delis Hicks' Weekly Dish: Azucar Picante for the best Latin food in Edmonton Hicks' Weekly Dish: Gini's offers fine dining experience Sorrentino’s Mushroom Harvest Festival At all Sorrentino’s locations in September: Downtown, 10162-100 St. South, 4208 Calgary Trail West, 6867-170 St. Little Italy, 10844-95 St. St. Albert, 595 St. Albert Road and Bistecca Italian Steak House, 2345-111 St. Food: 4.5 of 5 Suns Dinner for two excluding drinks and tip: Basic, $70, loaded, $120 Twenty-one years, for an annual food festival, is a long run. Think of a favourite restaurant where you took your new-born for a family ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks on Biz: Where's the economic conservatism, Alberta and beyond? BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2015

FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2015 11:32 AM MDT | UPDATED: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 04, 2015 12:25 PM MDT A coffee shop displays signs for Visa, MasterCard and Discover. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files) Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Alberta Minister of Finance says deficit to hit $5.9 billion, or more, in first quarter fiscal update Gunter: Alberta NDP needs to rein in spending Gunter: There's no one home under Alberta's Dome Alberta could be facing largest deficit in three decades Wildrose leader Brian Jean says Notley NDP could be decimated in next election if they “govern to the left” I think I am economically crazy. All my adult life, I have abhorred borrowing. My wife and I paid off the house mortgage as quickly as possible. We buy used cars, paying cash. Our kids, with our help, graduated from post-secondary schools debt-free. T ... Read the rest of entry »

icks' Weekly Dish: Azucar Picante for the best Latin food in Edmonton BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2015

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2015 10:35 AM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 01, 2015 10:46 AM MDT The Lomo Saltado or “Jumping Steak.” Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks' Weekly Dish:In Search of great delis Hicks' Weekly Dish: 12 Acres offers farm to fork freshness Hicks' Weekly Dish: Gini's offers fine dining experience Hicks' Weekly Dish: Sorrentino's Mushroom Harvest Festival better than ever Azucar Picante 13062 50 St. 780-479-7400 www.azucar-picante.ca Tues-Thurs: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Sat: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Sun: 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Closed Mondays Food: 4 of 5 Suns Ambience: 3 of 5 Suns Service: 3.5 of 5 Suns Dinner for two excluding drinks and tip: Basic, $30; loaded, $60 It’s a tad bizarre. Not a tad: Very bizarre! The best Latin food in Edmonton, the best Peruvian food to be had in all A ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks' Weekly Dish: Gini's offers fine dining experience BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015 09:51 AM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2015 09:59 AM MDT A Gini’s special of the day: Kangaroo tenderloin medallions. Photo by Graham Hicks Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks' Weekly Dish:In Search of great delis Hicks' Weekly Dish: 12 Acres offers farm to fork freshness Hicks' Weekly Dish: Relish Gourmet Burgers top-notch Hicks on Biz: Don’t re-invent the wheel Hicks' Weekly Dish: Azucar Picante for the best Latin food in Edmonton Hicks' Weekly Dish: Sorrentino's Mushroom Harvest Festival better than ever Gini’s Restaurant — Exquisite French Fine Dining 10706 142 Street 780-451-1169 www.gini'srestaurant.ca Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (10 p.m. Fridays) Sat. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Closed Sundays Food: 4 of 5 Suns Ambience: 4 of 5 Suns Service: 4 of ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks on Biz: You can’t blame Edmonton City Council for everything BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015

FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015 12:01 PM MDT | UPDATED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015 03:15 PM MDT Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson takes part in an Executive Committee Meeting at City Hall, in Edmonton Alta. on Tuesday Aug. 18, 2015. David Bloom/Edmonton Sun Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks on Biz: The smart-diaper the Canadian seniors’ health sector ignored Hicks on Biz: CEOs simply paid too much Hicks on Biz: Alberta recession will strike early 2016 Hicks on Biz: Don’t re-invent the wheel Links Follow us on Twitter! Like us on Facebook! It's not to be brought up lightly - city hall can't be blamed for everything - but Edmonton City Council must be questioning the competence of its city manager and his top transportation department management.   One delay might be annoying but tolerable. Two delays, even more annoyi ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks' Weekly Dish:In Search of great delis BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015 09:32 AM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2015 09:44 AM MDT The Italian Bakery made-to-order deli sandwich. Photo by Graham Hicks Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks' Weekly Dish: Sumo Sumo makes excellent sushi Hicks' Weekly Dish: RGE RD, Not your mama's liver! Hicks' weekly dish: Subpar sushi Hicks' Weekly Dish: Sweet, but too sweet! Hicks' weekly dish: Restaurant crawl Hicks' Weekly Dish: Oliveto Trattoria has figured it out Hicks' Weekly Dish: Azucar Picante for the best Latin food in Edmonton Hicks' Weekly Dish: Sorrentino's Mushroom Harvest Festival better than ever Hicks' Weekly Dish: Gini's offers fine dining experience What is … a delicatessen? A deli or delicatessen used to be a food shop with long glass display cases full of slabs of cold cuts or cured meats and whee ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks' Weekly Dish: 12 Acres offers farm to fork freshness BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 12:54 PM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015 01:05 PM MDT 12 Acres’ beef/tomato tartare with Saskatoon jelly and wedge potatoes. Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks' Weekly Dish: Azucar Picante for the best Latin food in Edmonton Edmonton restaurant makes list of best in Canada, voting opens online Hicks' Weekly Dish: Gini's offers fine dining experience 12 Acres Restaurant 8 Mission Avenue, St. Alberta 780-569-1779 12acres.ca No reservations other than large parties Tues.-Wed., 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Closed Mondays Food: 4 of 5 Suns Ambience: 4 of 5 Suns Service: 4 of 5 Suns Dinner for two excluding drinks and tip: Basic, $50; loaded, $75 Graham Hicks 780 707 6379 graham.hicks@hicksbiz.com www.hicksbiz.com @hicksonsix Holy baked po ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks' Weekly Dish: Relish Gourmet Burgers top-notch BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2015

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2015 10:30 AM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2015 10:41 AM MDT The Pinchos (tapas-like) seafood board featured in the August-long SABOR Restaurant Seafood Festival. Photo by Graham Hicks Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks Weekly Dish: Taste of Edmonton simply 'awful' Hicks' Weekly Dish: Urbano Pizza offers high quality, healthy fare Hicks' Weekly Dish: Sahara Bar & Grill Lebanese-Mediterranean food superb Hicks' Weekly Dish: NongBu Korean Eatery still needs work Hicks' Weekly Dish: Gini's offers fine dining experience It’s the very good gourmet burgers, the friendly but contemporary décor, the beer taps all featuring Alley Kat and Wild Rose brewery beers, but, most of all, it’s the people. The franchise owners of the new Relish Gourmet Burgers, John and Julie Wallace, are good people ... Read the rest of entry »

Hicks' Weekly Dish: Sahara Bar & Grill Lebanese-Mediterranean food superb BY GRAHAM HICKS, EDMONTON SUN FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

FIRST POSTED: TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015 09:46 AM MDT | UPDATED: TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015 09:58 AM MDT Sahara starters: clockwise from upper left, hummus, kibbeh nayeh, baba ghaouji and fatoush with string cheese. Photo by Graham Hicks Article Change text size for the story Print this story Report an error Related Stories Hicks' Weekly Dish: Relish Gourmet Burgers top-notch Sahara Mediterranean and Canadian Cuisine #110, 10807 Castledowns Road| 780-371-1113 saharaedmonton.com 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week Food: 4.5 of 5 Suns Ambience: 3.5 of 5 Suns Service: 3 of 5 Suns Dinner for two excluding drinks and tip: Basic, $40; loaded, $70 Graham Hicks 780 707 6379 graham.hicks@hicksbiz.com www.hicksbiz.com @hicksonsix The dispersion of ethnic communities in this League of Nations we know as Edmonton has always been intriguing. Why didn’t the Filipinos congregate in one neighbourhood? They’re dispersed ... Read the rest of entry »

Get Cooking's Edmonton Food Fight V: The Taste Edition - an evening of culinary competitiveness

Get Cooking Presents Edmonton Food Fight 5: The Taste Edition It was fun, loud and hard on the feet. “Food Fight” was conceived by three foodies – chef Eric Hanson, just back from a long leisurely jaunt around southeast Asia, Get Cooking cooking school owner/hospitality activist Kathryn Joel, and, showing a human side, Greenpeace anti-oilsands spokesperson Mike Hudema. They are fans of the “gritty reality” TV cooking shows like Knife Fight or Cutthroat Kitchen. As they talked, they figured Edmontonians would pay to enjoy a good, intense, well-produced show-biz cooking competition featuring local chefs with strong personalities.  By the third Food Fight, the production was gaining credibility. Food Fight IV took place at the wildly successful Porkapalooza BBQ festival, attended by over 40,000 people at the east-end Borden Park. Food Fight V happened last Sunday, July 19, staged in the Sip ‘N’ Savour tent at Taste of Edmonton in Churchill Square. All the co ... Read the rest of entry »