Remember when you were a kid and the best birthday parties you were invited to involved pizza and pop? Those were my favorite kind of parties and this past week my Gastropost Edmonton friend Brittney invited me and a bunch of pizza loving bloggers out to Urbano Pizza Co. for a pizza and pop party!
Urbano Pizza Co. is the newest restaurant from the owners of Sabor Restaurant and Bodega Tapas and Wine Bar and it’s a place where you can either build your own pizza or try one of their signature pies. The pizzas are cooked super quickly (90-120 seconds) and you could theoretically be in and out with your pizza in 5 minutes! The pizzas are cooked in these very cute and colourful personal ovens – I do believe I even heard that one of them only does gluten-free pizzas, so that’s really great for people with gluten allergies!
Super cute pizza ovens
This past Mother’s Day, I had the opportunity to attend the SWICH Food Truck pop-up lunch. I had originally RSVP’d for 2 with the plans of taking Argenplath Mama, but she decided instead of hanging out with me or Bel, she would just go out with Argenplath Papa. So I went with Andrea (who has already blogged her thoughts) and enjoyed a very delicious lunch!
SWICH is an artisanal sandwich truck that will be making all everything in their sandwiches from scratch! I love the fact that they are taking this route of doing everything themselves and I think it really says a lot about their philosophy towards food. No word on exactly when SWICH is going to be rolling out, but they do anticipate being out late May and have hinted at being parked in the North and South sides of the city. So without further adieu, let’s get this pop-up started.
It’s a long weekend and I’m loving it especially since it’s the first long weekend in a long time where I didn’t have to be working on school things and I can literally do whatever I want (no repercussions!). So what I did was spend an epic Saturday afternoon eating and drinking to my heart’s content.
I kicked things off with lunch at King Noodle House in Chinatown with Andrea and Teresa. We’ve been trying to make plans to check out King Noodle House forever and finally the stars aligned and we made it in for pho. A great bonus was that Linda (@lindork) was also there and I was finally able to meet her in real life (after lots of exchanged tweets)!
King Noodle House!
Let’s start this post off with a disclaimer: I got a message from the owners of BurgerWorks asking me to mention their new promotion on the WWAP blog and I felt that it is not my style to just talk about the promo, so I decided to pop in for lunch and combine a review with more details about the promotion. I did not get paid ( in cash or food) for this review/promotion mention and all opinions in this post are my own. (EDIT: Sadly BurgerWorks is now closed)
Now that we’ve taken care of the disclaimer, let’s talk about the food. BurgerWorks is a (now) locally owned restaurant out in Sherwood Park. It used to be known as Fulton Market Burgers so some of you might remember it as such. BurgerWorks’ slogan is “Gourmet Your Way” so you have a lot of opportunities to create your own signature burger.
BurgerWorks – “Gourmet Your Way”
My long weekend eating adventures continued on Monday where I met both C. and JJ. for dim sum at Beijing Beijing. Ever since developing a shrimp allergy a few years ago (devastating times) I’ve slowly started to avoid going out for dim sum as there are a lot of shrimp dishes pushed around on those carts. Luckily after scaring everyone with the “if I eat it, I might die” line, all my friends have been really good about accommodating me and the allergy – it really just means more shrimp for them.
Mmm... dim sum