Alberta restaurant donates $25K Caesar winnings to community

Sorso Lounge from Airdrie, Alta. was recently chosen from 255 Canadian restaurants to win the grand prize provided by Mott’s Clamato for their Caesar. Not content with merely winning, they felt they had to give something back. Managing Partner London Richard from Sorso Lounge, the grand prize winner of the Mott’s Clamato “Best Caesar in Town” […]

Alberta introduces stricter health measures & vaccine passport exemption program

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has introduced strict and sweeping new measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, including a form of vaccine passport. Apologizing and admitting fault for his government’s handling of the pandemic, Kenney announced a state of public health emergency on September 15. Alberta will now implement new health measures to expand capacity, increase […]

Alberta introduces “Made in Alberta, by Albertans” food labels

Alberta’s provincial government is introducing a “Made in Alberta” label to help grocery shoppers quickly identify food that has been produced within the province’s borders. The labels, which will read “Made in Alberta, by Albertans”, will be introduced by the government’s Agriculture and Forestry department. The key motivations are to help support local farmers and food […]

Voilà grocery pick-up service expands into Western Canada

Empire has expanded its Voilà grocery home shopping offering to Alberta. The launch of “Voilà by Safeway Curbside Pickup” sets the stage for its online grocery home delivery service ultimately coming to the province in 2023. In support of the expansion, a Customer Fulfilment Centre is being built in Rocky View County, just outside of Calgary. […]

Canadian breakfast spot Pür & Simple enters Alberta

Canadian breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant Pür & Simple is opening its first Alberta location at Kingsway Mall in Edmonton on Friday, April 2, 2021. The location is the Canadian eatery’s 20th storefront and will employ 25-30 Edmontonians. It will have seating arranged with physical distancing measures in place, including Plexiglas partitions to provide a […]

Alberta restaurants can reopen indoor dining starting Feb. 8

By Tom Nightingale Alberta restaurants will be able to offer dine-in service again starting Monday, Feb. 8 as part of the province’s plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions. From today, establishments can seat up to six people at each table as long as they are from the same household. People who live alone can go to […]

Alberta advocates want clarity on indoor dining

While the Alberta government is allowing certain businesses to reopen amid loosened restrictions this week, Alberta indoor dining at foodservice is not among them. The provincial government announced last week that, although there would be a slight easing of the current COVID-19 restrictions for outdoor gatherings and personal services beginning January 18, on-premise dining will […]