At Saccomanno’s Pizza Pasta & Deli, which was named Avenue Edmonton Magazine's runner-up for Best Italian Restaurant, a team of pizza specialists creates the eatery’s signature crust and sauce from scratch, as well as crafting veal cannelloni, chicken parmesan, and diverse menu items. Guests can complement their meal with a frosty brew or fine wine, or end the experience by staring pensively into a cappuccino and trying to plot out the second act of a Godzilla reboot.
Determined to unearth the perfect recipe for pita bread, Sara Larsen made the arduous journey from Edmonton to her home village in Israel, where she spent days exploring the shops and sites of her childhood, tasting traditional cuisine and studying cooking methods. Sara returned to her bakery in Edmonton armed with two specialty electric pots, which she used to bake warm, fluffy pita breads, piece by piece. As the demand for Sara's authentic breads and dips grew, she moved out of her home kitchen and into her own shop, complete with a specialty pita oven and a 1,600-square-foot kitchen.
There, Sara bakes up the dozens of multigrain, whole-wheat, and fresh spinach pitas lauded by the Edmonton Journal. To craft her specialty dips, she peels garlic by hand, chops fresh dill, and grills eggplant on a smoky barbecue. Her corn and potato breads are completely free of gluten and foreboding fortune-cookie slips. She peddles her products throughout town, from specialty grocery stores to local farmers markets.
McGavin's Bread Basket bolsters shoppers’ home arsenals of breads and baked goods with an ever-changing selection of noshes from brands including Dempster’s, Little Debbie, and Dare Foods. The store’s shelves brim with discounted gluten-based delights stamped with swiftly approaching expiration dates alongside excess loaves baked by overly prolific bakers. Sandwich meats find support when enveloped within snowy slices of McGavin’s white bread ($10.49 for five loaves), and Dempster’s English muffins ($6.99 for three six-packs) add a British spirit to breakfast without inviting over Laurence Olivier’s ghost. Additionally, Dempster’s bagels ($8.99 for three six-packs) act as soft bases for sweet and savoury spreads. In the discount section, crust connoisseurs can assemble a team of 10 loaves for $12, mixing and matching yeast-laden goods based upon their size, grain count, and preference for being covered in smooth or chunky peanut butter.
From their centrally located St. Albert location, Glazing Pot Studio & Gifts' passionate staff ignites creative mindfires with their paint-your-own-pottery, fused glass, and clay creations. They lend their artistic expertise and design ideas to adults and children, who customize ceramic and glass masterpieces during open studio sessions, get-togethers, birthday parties, and educational workshops which include ladies nights, preschool painters, and glass fusion.
The staff at CTR Refrigeration and Food Store Equipment Ltd. supplies the equipment, ingredients, and recipes that hunters and home cooks need to make their own sausage. Depending on the desired sausage flavour, CTR's helpful staff can recommend preblended mixes, raw spices, or cures from the company's signature line of High Caliber Products. Additionally, CTR supplies the requisite kitchen equipment from across the world, including everything from grinders to kitchen knives to sausage stuffers, which can make adorable sausage teddy bears if used properly.
To help customers hone their link-making skills, the shop offers hands-on sausage-making classes taught by a local master chef and butcher, who elucidates Old-World techniques for creating smoked and fresh sausages. The meat expert also doles out tips on selecting the best cuts of meat and combining the right ingredients.
P.M. Restaurant touts itself as the place to be for neighbourly conversation and familiar pub grub made with high-quality ingredients. The casual eatery's menu includes staples such as nachos, chicken fingers, and generous portions of pulled pork layered atop specialty burgers and fresh pizzas. Domestic and imported beers put frothy finishes on meals, as do bites of sumptuous desserts such as coffee-chocolate-chunk cheesecake.
Chiropractic Matters combats the effects of injuries caused by varied strains on the human spinal column. After filling out a health history, patients meet and speak with Dr. Jacki White for the first portion of their one-hour initial consultation, the orthopedic exam. Using a combination of traditional chiropractic methods, soft-tissue therapy, and alternative practices, Dr. White tailors the following 20- to 30-minute treatment to the patient's needs and childhood career aspirations. Tense trapezius muscles and insubordinate spines are manipulated into submission with a diverse slew of techniques that may include spinal decompression therapy, acupuncture, or low-pressure myofascial release therapy, potentially easing ailments such as sciatica, stress-related injury, and caber-toss shoulder.