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rafer madness May 10, 2007 03:17 PM

is there a nice funky little place for lunch on jasper ave open on saturday's for lunch? im staying at the marriott, looking for a quick bite with friends when i get there. so far, japanese village, suede, & gabbana look all to be not open for lunch that day

thanks

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    Bob Mac RE: rafer madness May 11, 2007 06:27 AM

    rafer madness:

    Unfortunately "funky" and Jasper Ave Saturday afternoons do not equate.

    I am a little surprised that Gabbana is not open for lunch but it is a spot that I have been intending to try but never have for years....too busy "getting the heck out of Dodge" en route to the 'burbs I guess.

    The Blue Plate Diner on 104 Street might fit the bill. About a block or two north from Jasper.

    I am not sure if the Saturday Market is now going on or not. Just down the road is the tiny but definitely funky TZIN Wine and Tapas Bar, Host Kelsey Danyluk is a hoot and there food and wine good. www.tzin.ca 780-428-8946

    You are further along toward the west end...I am trying to picture the Mariott, I think it formerly was called the Radisson...those are two options that I would recommend over Earl's and Joey's.

    At about 117 Street and Jasper is a new pizza spot called Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria. It is not funky. Clean lines, order at the counter, pick up when ready. Pretty good thin crust pizza. Better eaten there than transported back to the hotel. It opened Tuesday night and I dropped in Wednesday and last night when heading back home.

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      EdiblePrairieJennifer RE: Bob Mac May 13, 2007 01:44 PM

      Rafer and Bob,

      I'll throw my 2 cents in here, though I realize that the timeframe has elapsed! Wild Tangerine Mobile Cuisine (www.wildtangerine.ca), main floor, manulife place would definitely fit the funky category. I'm currently addicted to the shrimp spring rolls. And Soul Soup, www.soulsoup.ca, just on Rice Howard Way (ie. just off of Jasper Avene) would also be a funky lunch place (if it's open on Saturdays). EPJenn

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        Bob Mac RE: EdiblePrairieJennifer May 13, 2007 02:44 PM

        Thanks Jenn

        I may have to go give Wilson's take-out spot another go and try those shrimp spring rolls. I did try other things upon their opening and it was a tad "hit and miss".

        Mind you I was "addicted" to their 104th Avenue location's shrimp popsicles [especially the wasabi sauce] and the marinated octopus salad so the take-out shop had high standards to meet.

        I do not expect that Carla has her soulsoup shop open on Saturdays. With the labour situation being what it is, I think she is stretched to the limit dealing with the Monday to Friday lunch crowd.

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          anonymoose RE: Bob Mac May 14, 2007 09:42 AM

          The Wild Tangerine in Manulife is still hit and miss, but I love their bison meatballs. The fries aren't bad either, if you like star anise.

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