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Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Edmonton is a silent but fantastic festival city. I did a quick search and there are roughly 40 festival events in the city. The Edmonton Folk Music Festival is an annual four-day outdoor music event held the second weekend of August and is a surreal event that everyone should go to every year. Last year I brought the low light monster out and took a few snaps with it. The views of Edmonton are magnificent from the top of the hill in Gallagher Park. If you have never been to it, maybe these pictures will entice you. Enjoy. Check out http://www.edmontonfolkfest.org/ for more details.  

Easter Brunch at The Enjoy Center

It’s not often that we get to hang out with Carlos, Christina, and their three adorable kids. We made plans to go to the Enjoy Center in St. Albert for brunch. The Enjoy Center is a beautiful green house slash organics super market and it happens to also have a really nice bistro as well. If you wander around you will also find a spa, a deli, a flower shop, a bakery, and a specialty wine store as well. Glasshouse Bistro The brunch was very good and the service was amazing. My eggs benedict had some really tasty tomatoes confit in them. I’ve never even heard of those before. The place did get a tiny bit warm near the end of the meal but this is normal considering we were in a giant greenhouse. I would definitely recommend the Glasshouse Bistro to anyone looking for a bright place to eat where there are a lot of families and children around. It’s a nice change over the dark dingy places around town with hung over students …

Taste Of Ukraine

Jenny and I have been eyeing this place in St.Albert for a while now. Taste of Ukraine is right on the trail near the big castle (Mission Fun and Games Board Game store). The decor on the inside was very cool and every wall was beautifully decorated. There was even traditional Ukrainian garb hanging above us. It’s a very nice place. Dinner: We had Borsch for the first time and it was delicious. I’m really surprised I hadn’t had borsch before considering my favourite vegetable is the beet.  The mini deep fried perogies, regular cheese perogies, baked sauerkraut and cabbage rolls were delicious. The Pork skewers were super garlicky and amazing but the real winner of the meal was the Chicken Kyiv. I crave this all the time. I’m not a fan of chicken breast (Jenny actually ordered this and I stole it) but this was one very tasty, very moist piece of chicken. I’m pretty sure butter explodes out of it when you cut into it. It’s amazing. Go get it now.