Dishcrawling on the South Side

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.

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