Back in July I was invited by the new Edmonton Dishcrawl ambassador, Gemma Huber (@DishcrawlYEG), to come check out the dishcrawl that was happening in the Southgate area. A dishcrawl is an organized food crawl (as opposed to a pub crawl) of 4 restaurants in one night – restaurants are normally kept a secret until the evening of the event, with the exception of stop 1, which is revealed to crawlers 48 hours prior to the event.
Despite being a lifelong south-sider, I have to admit, I rarely eat in my own neighbourhood, partly because I feel it has way too many chain restaurants and I prefer to eat local. Gemma arranged for us to hit up four local businesses and it definitely served as a reminder that there are several hidden gems in the south side area, so maybe it’s time I start thinking of dining in my own neck of the woods.
This week is a very food heavy week with both Taste of Edmonton and Capital Ex running. I have plans to go to both and will be hitting Taste of Edmonton a few times over the weekend, so hopefully I will be able to get a combined review post up for y’all soon. Before we move on to all the street eats, let’s talk about the Dishcrawl I participated in on Tuesday (I’m going to apologize now for some of the poor photo quality – sorry!).
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Dishcrawl, it is like a pub crawl where you meet up in one location and hit up 4 restaurants in an area to sample a variety of dishes. This was my first dishcrawl but JP has gone before and Teresa actually organizes the Edmonton area events so I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting myself into. JP came along with me but it turns out I knew a bunch of people attending as well so we had a dining group of 6 “troublemakers”. I had a great time eating and talking with everyone but what can I say – I like trouble.