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Hidden Gems - The Lists - Friday, July 31, 2015

Edmonton AM crew picks

  1. Farrow Sandwich Shop - 8422 109th Street (Ethan Sawyer)

  2. Revolver record store in Bonnie Boon Shopping Centre (Ariel Fournier)

  3. Lans Asian Grill - 11826 - 103rd Street (Wallis Snowden)

  4. Abyssinia Ethiopian restaurant - 10810 95th Street (Kim Nakrieko)

  5. The Drake Hotel - 3945 118th Street (Ashley Geddes)


Architecture Gems - with Dan Rose

  1. Queen Elizabeth II Planetarium - Coronation Park

  2. Hotel Grand / Hagmann Block - 10765 98th Street

  3. Keillor Cabin - 12504 Fox Drive

  4. McCrays Garage - 102nd Avenue & 125th Street


Bands - with Craig Martell and Trevor Belsher

  1. Counterfeit Jeans

  2. Feverfew

  3. Post Script

  4. The Dabs


Hole-in-the-wall restaurants - Brittney Leblanc

  1. Tao Garden - 9642 107th Avenue

  2. Urban Shabu -  9700 105th Avenue

  3. Bulgogi House - 8813 92nd Street

  4. Shanghai 456 - 14456 118th Avenue

  5. Handy Bakery - 8660 118th Avenue

  6. Paradiso Tropical -  9136 118th Avenue


Hidden trails - Chris Tse

  1. Strathcona Science Park to Gold Bar Park (Haunted Forest Trail)

  2. Hawrelak Park to Quesnell Bridge

  3. Cooking Lake - Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area


Secret Swimming Hole - Paul Bunner

  • located between the Cloverdale footbridge and the Edmonton Queen Riverboat launch


Secret foods to forage - Elisabeth Beaubien

  1. Chokecherry

  2. Saskatoon berry

  3. Raspberry

  4. Creeping thistle - remove the leaves, make a soup

  5. Cattail - Use clean, unpolluted plant. Can consume bottom part of stalk


Secret Coffee Spots - Cindy Ngyuen at Let's Om Nom

Best Roasters

  1. Transcend

  2. Rogue Wave Roasters

  3. Ace Roasters

  4. Iconoclast


Best Cafe

  1. Barking Buffalo - 10842 124th Street

  2. Farrow - 8422 109th Street

  3. Lock Stock - 10534 Jasper Ave


Best Secret But Coming Soon Cafe Spots

  1. Bru Coffee and Beer - 119th Street & Jasper Avene

  2. Decappo (second location)

  3. Woodrack Cafe - 7603 109th Street


Best beer spots - Shane Groendahl

Hidden gems:

  1. Cha Island - 10332 81st Avenue

  2. Accent Lounge - 8223 104th Street

Well known beer spots:
  1. Craft Beer Market - 10013 101A Avenue

  2. Underground Tap & Grill - 10004 Jasper Avenue

  3. Beer Revolution -  11736 104thAvenue


Edmonton Tourism picks for experiences / events - Renee Williams with exploreedmonton.com

  1. Elk Island - easy camping

  2. Elk Island - July 31/August 1 - Blue Moon Canoe Tour

  3. Dark Matters - August 20 - Telus World of Science - adult event


Other noteworthy events / tourist spots:

  1. Heritage Days

  2. Prairie Gardens and Adventure Farm

  3. Jurassic Forest

  4. Fort Edmonton Park

  5. Lactuca - tour of Northlands urban farm location



Best kids spots - Jennifer Schaffer with City and Baby

  1. Alberta Railway Museum

  2. Real Family Cinema at the Garneau Theatre

  3. Giovanni Caboto Park


Best date spots - Blue Knox

  1. Nerd Nite Edmonton

  2. Space Cadet Adventure

  3. Manhunt Edmonton


Blogs and Podcasts - Karen Unland with http://seenandheardyeg.com

  1. Reading in Bed - Blog about books

  2. Lost YEG - Blog about Edmonton's history

  3. What It Is - Podcast about Edmonton's theatre and arts scene

  4.  http://jayrunham.com/ - 'Sexy Film News' feature about upcoming movies


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