Dish – January/February 2014

OlivTastingSmooth move

The newest thing in olive oil is infused oils and we found some delicious ones at the new Oliv Tasting Room in Crestwood Shopping Centre, open Monday-Saturday, 10am – 7 pm and Sunday, noon – 5pm. Handy that, pick up lunch at Care it Deli, the wine at Crestwood Wines, oils and balsamic vinegars at Oliv and everything you need to set a beautiful table at Bella Casa. OLiV, 9656 – 142 Street, 780-756-1600,

WOODWRK-129Fire + Meat = Delish

A few quick visits to Woodwork in the McLeod building has us loving any cocktail made by barman Brendan Brewster (we’re still trying to get up the nerve to ask if that is his real name or his cocktail name), the charcuterie, and anything coming off the substantial custom wood-fired grill. It may be the only one like it in northern Alberta. The new Charbar in Calgary has one as well. Woodwork, 10132-100 Street, 780-757-4100,

GlassMonkey1Hungry monkeys

Check out the Glass Monkey, which opened just before Christmas in the Jack’s Grill space. Solid kitchen crew; the Blue Pear’s Darcy Radies, Bryan Meitzner (pictured, Red Ox, The Marc), Chris MacLean (The Marc), with Ed Donszelmann (Culina) managing and Janine van Essen in administration. Expect a seasonal mix and match menu; we loved the tuna, the charred Caesar and the bratwurst with mash. “It’s how people want to eat now, “ says owner Rob Filipchuk. The Glass Monkey, 5842-111 Street, 780-760-2228

TomatoGuyFixed2Enter the Tomato Top 100

January 25 is the deadline for the 2014 Tomato Top 100. What’s the best thing you ate or drank in Edmonton? Tell us about your favourite; we’ll add it to our list of the 100 best things to eat in Edmonton and enter your name to win fabulous prizes from local businesses. The best thing you ate or drank could be: a restaurant dish, a farmers’ market specialty, a product from your favourite local farmer, a snack food, a condiment, or a cool cocktail from in and around the Capital region. There are several ways to enter: Enter on Facebook, like us for an extra entry! Tweet @tomatofooddrink and use the hashtag #Tomatotop100. Email us at We’ll even take a letter in the post. The 100 best things to eat and drink will be featured in the March April issue of The Tomato. Enter to win by January 25.

Heart Casserole_LifestyleFollow your heart

It’s easy to feel the love with a new piece of Le Creuset especially in candy apple red or sweet heart pink. You will love it for more than its looks. The heart-shaped casserole is dishwasher safe, efficient enameled cast iron with heavy-duty tight-fitting lid (the knob is ovenproof to 450ºF). Find at the Pantree, and other fine cookware shops.