January 26, 2012

Eating Out: Dishcrawl Edmonton, Old Strathcona

If you haven't heard of Dishcrawl yet, I'm certain you will soon enough. If you were lucky enough to be on twitter or know someone who tweets, then might have got the information in time and bought a ticket before DishcrawlYEG sold out.

Much like a pubcrawl, dishcrawl is a guided tour of 4 restaurants with a group of other foodies. Two days prior to the event, ticket-holders were told where to meet and then from there, the eating began, from one restaurant to the next. This particular dishcrawl was based in Old Strathcona.

The Sabzy, Edmonton
We started at the The Sabzy, a family-operated resto, with all sorts of Persian eats. Quinoa tabbouleh salad, saffron rice with barberries, pita with hummus, skewered chicken.

The King and I, Edmonton
We were then led to the infamous The King and I. (I was given 2 varieties of skewered meat as I could not have any shellfish). Panudulus chicken in a banana leaf, poppy shrimp and spring rolls.

Meze by Koutouki, Edmonton
Third stop was the newly opened Meze by Koutouki. Greek salad, saganaki cheese, pita & hummus to start.

Meze by Koutouki, Edmonton
And in true hospitable Greek style, one must EAT so we were given even more food! Keftedes, dolmades, spanakopita and sweet end with bougatsa.

Accent European Lounge, Edmonton
At this point, we all rolled our full bellies back down whyte avenue to Accent Restarant and Lounge. Topped off the taste of caprese salad, Innis and Gunn beer-soaked baked oyster and chocolate avalanche cake.

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I got to go to restaurants I have not been to before, met a bunch of new people and had a lot of fun! Until next time!

Read about the experience also at: The Edmonton Journal


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