Best Late Night

Avenue Best Restaurants 2018





February 28, 2018


photography by Curtis Comeau

Beets ‘agrodolce’ with ricotta crema, poppy seeds and fresh horseradish; house-made focaccia; soft scrambled eggs ‘cacio e pepe;’ culatello and moliterno cheese, truffle honey and black pepper; beef carpaccio; tonnato with fried capers, celery leaf and parsley


1st

Bar Bricco

When late-night meal options aren't limited to convenience stores and fast food, it’s a very good thing. The fact that you can pop into Bar Bricco for some of the best food in the city until 11 p.m. on a weeknight (midnight on Fridays and Saturdays) is wonderful, and its no-reservations policy means you always have a chance at snagging one of the 28 stools. Salumi and formaggi tasting plates, with perfectly crusty and soft homemade focaccia, are satisfying and great for sharing and, if you’re dreaming of that often-buzzed about egg yolk raviolo, you can get it here. Of course, if you’re looking for a nightcap, you have your pick of Italian wines, beer, grappa and cocktails. Intimate and dimly lit with the warm sounds of vinyl records and a buzzy energy, we can’t think of a better place to end the night. —Breanna Mroczek

 10347 Jasper Ave, 780-424-5588, barbricco.com


2nd

Hanjan

The vibe in Hanjan is unapologetically fun — patio lights are strung across the high ceilings, and the two-storey space is filled with accents including patio umbrellas and a street lamp. There’s a private karaoke room, soju pitcher cocktails and a great selection of Korean dishes. The full food menu goes until 3 a.m. on weekends and midnight on weeknights — you can share ddukbokki and soondae, or chow down on some Korean fried chicken with a perfectly balanced sweet and spicy sauce. —Adrianna MacPherson

3735 99 St., 587-454-3333, hanjan.ca

Food Bite: try Hanjan’s lattes — they have several unconventional  offerings including charcoal, algae and beet


3rd

Asian Express Hot Pot

If you want to keep the night going, hunching with friends over some bubbling broth is a good way to go. The hot pot experience is the ultimate in slow food; you choose from one of five broths, it goes on the burner in front of you, and you drop in meats and vegetables. You drop, wait for it to cook and eat. Recommended: Go with satay or the Tom Yum broths for the spice. —Steven Sandor

10412 63 Ave., 780-988-3318 or 10586 100 St., 780-421-8300, asianexpresshotpotedmonton.com


This article appears in the March 2018 issue of Avenue Edmonton. Subscribe here.

 

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