5 Things We’re Excited to Eat and Drink This August

This month, try pop-up falafel, pistachio cake, bulgogi bao and other tasty delights.

The pistachio destination cake from Yann Haute Patisserie. Photograph courtesy of Yann Haute Patisserie.


Falafel from Garbanzo’s


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This new plant-based pop-up can be found at Shelter, High Line Brewing and other trendy spots to have a drink. Its falafel wrap is packed with freshness, thanks to a combination of pickled onion, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs, falafels, tahini and confit garlic spread. Look for it at Shelter on August 7, 8, 14 and 15 from 11.am. to 3 p.m., and give Garbanzo’s a follow if you want news about its “Plant + Grape” dinners, where food is paired with wine from Mnml.wine.



Brisket Biscuit from Mixtape


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There’s a new hotspot at Eighty-Eight Brewing from the team behind Donna Mac. Mixtape is a sandwich concept with gourmet bread, meats and veg, and our pick for a first visit is the brisket biscuit. Tender beef, secret sauce and sauerkraut make an excellent combination on a cheddar biscuit. On Sundays, Mixtape serves Montreal-style bagels for brunch.

1070, 2600 Portland St. S.E. (inside Eighty-Eight Brewing), mixtapeyyc.ca


Bulgogi Bao from The King Eddy Rooftop Menu


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This historic venue just reopened its renovated patio with a new menu. Try the Korean-inspired bulgogi bao with an ice-cold cocktail. Plan your visit around a live show or visit to the adjoining Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC). Admission to NMC is free through 2021 thanks to a sponsorship from ATB.

438 9 Ave. S.E., 403-829-6016, kingeddy.ca


Cider Slush from Uncommon Cider


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Head to the Barley Belt for a refreshing slush-and-cider combo from Uncommon Cider. Part of the cidery’s “Uncommon Ideas Series,” the drink is a mix of Space Juice gose cider and slush. The non-alcoholic option is a lemon-lavender “floatie” slush.

3921 Manchester Rd. S.E., uncommoncider.com


Destination Pistachio Cake from Yann Haute Patisserie

These gorgeous cakes from master baker Yann Haute taste as good as they look. Enjoy the combination of house-made pistachio paste, pistachio and almond cake, pistachio praline, yuzu marmalade and pistachio ganache in individual or six-person sizes.

329 23 Ave. S.W., 403-244-8091, yannboutique.com

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