As Justin Lussier traveled through Naples in 2005, he decided to stop for the city's famous pizza at a small street-side eatery bearing the sign Pizzeria Sorbillo. He loved his traditional thin-crust pie so much that he rushed to a pay phone and called his friends Christian Bullock and Jason Allard to tell them that he wanted to make that same pizza. When Justin returned to Canada, the trio travelled to confer with the culinary experts at Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) in order to uncover what truly makes a pizza Neapolitan. Two years later, the friends set out to open Famoso.
Famoso's chefs all follow strict guidelines set by the AVPN—they only use OO Caputo flour imported from Naples, and they hand mill tomatoes imported from the foot of Mount Vesuvius, where each crop is grown in soil enriched by volcanic ash and sung to daily by volcanologists. Chefs top the crust with local fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil leaves, and pecorino romano cheese. They then spread dough into wafer-thin disks, which they blast-fire at 900 degrees for 90 seconds inside imported Italian bell-shaped ovens. Pizzas are also topped with ingredients such as soppressata, oven-roasted Italian sausage, kalamata olives, and truffle oil.
Famoso Baristas can pair many of these pies, some of which are reinvented twice each year, with a mix of local and international wines—including vintages from Italy and Canada—and hand-crafted gelato. At each restaurant, they ferry dishes and drinks through rustic and inviting interiors, each of which reflects the unique style of its neighbourhood, though all are united by accents of exposed brick and wood, wine-bottle art, and sculptural pizza-box displays.
The founders of Servings understand the stress of whipping up a healthy meal for the whole family—because they experience it themselves. Employees at the family-owned business lift the burden of dinnertime from parents' shoulders, so they don't have to resort to fast food or sending someone out to hunt and gather. Their quality ingredients, such as Alberta beef, often hail from local sources and make up fresh, flavourful meals that rotate according to a monthly menu. They focus on compiling nutritious components, including ingredients low in fat and sodium, as well as lean cuts of meat and vegetarian options.
Customers collect their feasts in one of three ways. They can book a session and pop in to the store to create their own freezer-ready meals 6 or 12 at a time, which serve either 2–3 or 4–6 people. Staffers tackle all of the shopping and prep ahead of time, only leaving assembly and artistic flourishes up to visitors. An alternative to assembly is ordering ahead and allowing employees to craft meals for a designated pickup time. Thirdly, diners can survey a Grab 'N Go fridge of to-go meals and snatch their favourite.
The plane's metal door slides open to the sound of pounding wind. A skydiving instructor and his student step to the edge. At the signal, they plunge into nothingness, more than 12,500 feet above mountains and rolling country landscape. For one exhilarating minute, the earth approaches at 200 kilometres per hour. Then, the instructor pulls the cord and the two begin floating together toward the ground, enjoying a fantastic view that satellites often take for granted.
It's all part of a day's work for the instructors at Edmonton Skydive. Building on a 25-year legacy, they prep students for first-jump courses or help them through the eight levels of Accelerated Free Fall programs, which cover a blend of CSPA requirements, technical basics, and hand signals for making small talk with eagles. They and their students then gather up the proper TSO-approved gear, board a DHC-6 Super Twin Otter, and hit the skies for hands-on solo training.
Run by designer Jenna Herbut and her brother Chandler, also a designer, the fairs showcase the work of more than 250 Canadian artisans and designers at events Merge magazine has described as "the craft sale for the next generation." The laid-back emporium?that has received tons of positive press?thrums with the energy of desingers such as Sugar + Candy, Faye Tality Couture, and Prickly Potter Ceramics as they enthusiastically promote their wares. Music serenades ears wandering between booths, and homemade creations from vendors such as My Chocolate Tree sate hunger with snacks that are as sweet and savoury as a love poem written in worcestershire sauce.
As an extension of her mission to improve designers' livelihoods, Jenna channels her background in marketing into a parallel venture Make It! University, which helps artisans hone their business models.
Full Service Year Built 2005 Year Remodeled 2005 Additional Property Description Enjoy a relaxing stay at the BEST WESTERN Westlock hotel, whether you are here on business or just to get away. We offer a varied selection of rooms including Loft Suites and Whirlpool Suites. We are conveniently located just before the corner of Highway 18 and Highway 44. Each room at our hotel offers a complimentary full hot American breakfast, complimentary wireless Internet, a microwave and a fridge. Once you have settled in your room, join us in the lounge for a game of pool and even watch the game on TV or join us in our on site restaurant to enjoy a sumptuous dinner before heading to your room for a good nights rest. We offer a meeting space for up to 15 people, as well as a business center for your printing needs. Faxing and photocopying are available for you at our Front Desk. We also offer banquet space, for those special occasions, for up to 75 people with a catering menu at your request.
Ramada Inn Suites Stony Plain is located in Stony Plain.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, and you can also request cribs/infant beds.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Ramada Inn Suites Stony Plain.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.