25 Favourite Things to Eat

Local Celebrities Make Their Picks for Essential Edmonton Eats




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Photography by Curtis Comeau and Curtis Trent

Maybe you were feeling adventurous and decided to try raw fish for the first time. Maybe the way the salad was plated blew you away when it arrived at the table. Maybe you’ve been ordering that same burger at the same place for so many years that the wait staff know exactly how you like it — extra cheese, ketchup on the side, no onions. Or maybe that plate of pasta reminded you so much of how Nonna used to make it that it almost brought you to tears.

There are many factors that contribute to a discerning diner’s favourite dish. And, often, they're not always limited to the actual food on the plate. While food provides us the nutrients we need to survive, the experience of eating can be so much more than vitamins and minerals. Food is about stories — where we ate, with whom we were eating, what happened while we were eating.

It’s those stories that we tried to capture in our second annual 25 Favourite Things to Eat. We asked prominent Edmontonians not only to tell us which local restaurant dishes are their favourites, but why.

As you’ll see, the stories behind some of these dishes can be just as powerful and splendid as the flavours they contain. It’s a feast not just for the stomach, but for the heart too.

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