The Tomato

August 17 2016

sugarbowl cask night

alleykatlogoExperience an Alley Kat Cask Night at the Sugarbowl 6pm, Thursday, August 18 featuring the Full Nelson Moon. The folks at Alley Kat say we can expect a Sauvignon Blanc-like white wine fruitiness (gooseberry, tropical notes and grapefruit) in the flavours due to the addition of Nelson Sauvin hops to the pale ale. That’s Nelson, New Zealand, not Nelson, BC. Get there early as these nights fill up pronto. The Sugarbowl, 10922 88 Avenue, 780- 433-8369,

On August 25, Alley Kat taps a cask of Chick-a-Cherry Scona (Kölsch with hand-picked Evan’s cherries) at The Common, 
9910 109 Street, 780-452-7333,

The vibe, BBQ edition

Downtown Edmonton’s fave after work art lounge is on the third floor terrace of the AGA, Friday, August 19, from 5pm – 9pm. Enjoy live music from singer/songwriters Lindsey Walker and Jordan Norman, tasty barbecue and cocktails and make some art. Tickets: $20 non-members; $15 members; $10 for ultra-members in advance or at the door There is a cash food and beverage bar by Zinc and gallery admission is included in the ticket price.


wine of the week

Alange Tempranillo (DO Ribera del Guadiana, Spain) $18

In mid-summer a wine lover’s thoughts turn to red. Here’s a good one at a great price. Not only does the Alange Tempranillo have a distinctive look, lighter-bodied Tempranillos such as Alange are wonderful wines to enjoy in the cooler temperatures of late summer. Have with grilled meats and vegetables, caponata. The red fruit flavours (plum and strawberry) pleasing silky texture, and the medium body, tannins and acidity make it your go-to vino tinto until we’re ready for the richer, heavier wines of autumn. Made by the Alvear family at their Palacio Quemado vineyard in Extremadura, close to Portugal.

oktoberfest tickets on sale now!

Edmonton Oktoberfest features local craft and authentic Bavarian brews, delicious beer-friendly food, festive Oktoberfest music from the German Knights Band, dancers and games, September 30 and October 1 at the Northlands Expo Centre. Use this promo code by Friday, August 19 for 25 per cent off and be entered to win a white water rafting trip from Alpine Rafting.


who makes the best chili in the land?

Mark the date: Cheer on your favourite team of first responders and raise money for the Kid’s with Cancer Society at the Pan Tree’s Chili Cook Off, September 17. This is the 4th annual event where teams from the Sherwood Park Fire Department and the RCMP battle it out for chile supremacy. Buy advance tickets here: The Pan Tree (220 Lakeland Drive, Sherwood Park, 780-464-4631,


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