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Edmonton RROTM - December discussion

cleopatra999 Nov 26, 2009 09:23 AM

I figure lets start the talk a little earlier this month.

We have January all ready set as L2 Grill, but the consensus is not to go here in December due to Christmas at the Mall....scarey!

So the discussion can start again for December. The preference is for New, but that is not always going to be possible.

I would like to say, lets not go ethnic this time as we have had 2 ethnic restaurants in a row

I would like to suggest the Red Star Pub. Someone mentioned that the chef there is doing some really interesting things. Also the location is central, and casual, with people being very busy during this season, popping in for a quick bite or beer & appie is possible.

Any other thoughts??

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    Bob Mac Nov 26, 2009 09:55 AM

    Red Star sounds good to me.

    I met one of the owners [at least an owner then] some time ago at one of the Millcreek Culina dinners and he was helping out Carla at Soul Soup when they first opened.

    Red Star is close enough for me to walk down for lunch as I doubt we'll come back in the evening.

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      Dan G Nov 26, 2009 09:57 AM

      sounds good to me too...quiok lrt from work. I'm just hoping I can find time.

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        cleopatra999 Nov 26, 2009 10:21 AM

        I will keep this 'stuck' until Dec. 1st and it looks as thought this is a good thought so far, 3 votes for is a good showing! :) just in case anyone else has a thought

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          Silverwing Nov 27, 2009 07:01 AM

          Just FYI, I don't think Red Star is open for lunch. I live and work downtown, and after seeing news on Red Star, I have intentionally walked past at lunch several times - it's always dark. Did a bit of a search online and it appears that it's only open in the evenings. Not necessarily an issue, just posting the info.

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            anonymoose Nov 27, 2009 08:45 AM

            I thought they were closed for lunch too, cause I never see them open when I walk past during the day. I would be interested in going for an early dinner though!

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              Bob Mac Nov 27, 2009 06:20 PM


              I erroneously presumed that the Red Star was open for lunch.

              After I posted above, I had lunch at Soul Soup and Carla told me that they are open at 5:00 or so.

              Sorry for the miscommunication. I doubt that we'll be going during the December holiday season as I usually get "the heck out of Dodge" and do not come back downtown after work.

              1. re: Bob Mac
                cleopatra999 Nov 30, 2009 02:12 PM

                do we have any other thoughts then?

                1. re: cleopatra999
                  Saz Dec 1, 2009 04:46 AM

                  Red Star works for me as I wouldn't go until the evening in any case.

                  1. re: Saz
                    cleopatra999 Dec 1, 2009 09:22 AM

                    I think we will stick with this!!

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