Ten Edmonton restaurants you should try this summer:
10080 178 Street and 10355 78 Avenue
Sidle up to the buffet of raw meats, tofu and veggies and load of a bowl as high as you can (under two pounds). For a set price of $6.99, you can walk away with a meal, cooked on a traditional Mongolian grill, right before your eyes.
9210 34 Avenue
Head down to the south side Wednesday nights for unbeatable $0.10 wings. The wings at Brooklyn’s are massive, in comparison to other wing-night joints, and are baked in a firey clay oven.
Every Monday and Tuesday, this authentic Italian eatery offers up any one of two dozen pasta dishes for $7.99. Soup and salad or cheesecake are included for an additional $2.99.
Most of the Szechuan dishes at this Old Stratchona staple restaurant are under $10 each. The original location was stumbling distance from Whyte Avenue, and though the new spot is a little further south, it’s still open until 4 a.m. on weekends.
Dadeo Diner & Bar
10548a Whyte Avenue
MEAL: Po’Boy sandwiches, $11 daily, $8 on Tuesday.
This adult-only restaurant offers up the city’s best in Cajun. This hip diner is also known for what it serves before meals — biscuits with an addicting green jalapeno jelly.
Authentic Julio’s Barrio Mexican Restaurant
10450, 82 Ave.
Meal: Fiesta Sampler, $20 to $35
This is the perfect way for you and your amigos to sample this restaurant’s antojitos. This Mexican-food hot spot in the city’s hippest neighbourhood also offers up some good bevies with some good treats.
Haweli Fine East Indian Cusine
10220, 103 St.
Meal: Tandoori Chicken, $17
This restaurant offers up some of the city’s best Indian Food and they also do take out. Their Tandoori Chicken offers up pieces of marinated chicken that has been marinated in yogurt, ginger and Indian herbs.
10501, 82 Ave.
Meal: Primavera Linguini, $10.99
Close to the city’s downtown and the University of Alberta, this Italian café is a lunchtime hotpot. Everything on the meal is made from scratch and all of its dishes are made fresh to order.
7410 Borden Park Road
Watch the races, and have a good, cheap meal. All three restaurants in the building offer daily food specials at a fraction of regular prices. The Slot Grill features $2.99 lunch on Mondays, and a $1 breakfast sandwich on Tuesdays. Colours fine dining restaurant offers a $9 prime rib special on Saturday nights.
Route 99 Diner
8820 - 99 Street
Meal: Two eggs and bacon breakfast, $6.49
No better all-day breakfast spot in town, Route 99 is a 50s-style diner complete with old vinyl on the walls and some sort of airplane wing on the ceiling. Patrons can also enjoy the usual burgers, milkshakes and other diner fare one expects, at reasonable prices.