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.
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.
Olive Me recruits olives from Spain and Egypt to join the local company's ranks and stuffs them with nuts, cheeses, and herbs. The almond-stuffed Californian surprises palates with a parade of lemon, basil, and garlic flavours, and the Little Italy variety exchanges the olive's natural solid-gold pits for feta cheese and red peppers (All stuffed olives are $8/8 oz. and $16/16 oz.). The Gooch explores the olive's sweet side, inviting figs, cashews, and cranberries into its inner sanctum. Signature tapenade ($8) adds a tasty twist to grilled vegetables or pasta dishes with a blend of olives, Italian sun-dried tomatoes, and a smidge of fresh garlic. Olive Me's staff eschews preservatives and packages olives with a bare minimum of oil and salt, making for a snack as wholesome as a pony ride through Neverland's farm district.
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.
A bakery outlet for Canada Bread Company Limited, McGavin's offers rows of loaves at wholesale prices. Fill bare cupboards or secret floorboard compartments with discount bread facing a dwindling shelf life, surplus bread from overzealous production lines, and fresh bread from local bakeries. McGavin's white or 100 per cent whole-wheat loaves (five loaves for $10.49) prove eminently slatherable. Other yeasty feasts include Dempster's Bagel six packs (three packs for $8.99), english muffin six packs (three packages for $6.99), and tortillas (three packages for $8.25). The popular discount special section, meanwhile, invites gluten gourmands to mix and match an ever-changing cast of short-dated dough bookends: every product, regardless of size, grain, or resemblance to Winston Churchill costs $1.39, and shoppers can mix and match an assortment of ten loaves for $12. Discount selections change daily and vary by location.
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.