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Edmonton RROTM - June discussion

anonymoose May 26, 2010 09:41 AM

1. Vita Bella
2. Jack's Grill
3. Habesha
4. Furasato
5. Irie
6. Zinc

It's time to pick a new place. Anyone have any additional suggestions?
And don't forget to post your opinion about Guru, the May RROTM!

Jack's Grill
5842 111 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 3G1, CA

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    foodiesnorth Jun 1, 2010 12:39 PM

    Thanks for doing this...Jack's it is

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    1. re: foodiesnorth
      anonymoose Jun 2, 2010 11:44 AM

      My pleasure. I pimped it on my blog too. Hopefully we get more people joining in!

      1. re: anonymoose
        cleopatra999 Jun 8, 2010 11:55 AM

        couple new places for next time:
        The Melting Pot (I know it is a chain, but a lot of people are talking about it)
        Tao Signature (don't know anything about this place)

        1. re: cleopatra999
          anonymoose Jun 9, 2010 09:38 AM

          Noted, thanks!

          1. re: cleopatra999
            Bob Mac Jun 9, 2010 10:50 AM


            I have some surprisingly ...at least for me... good reviews of the Melting Pot ...who said fondues were "history"?

            Is Tao Signature what used to be Pepper n' Chili or something to that effect in the west end? I saw quite a large sign advertising its opening which was near the west end shopping centre housing Safeway, Original Joes, etc. but have heard nothing else about it.

            Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar
            3690 Westwinds Dr NE, Calgary, AB T3J 5H3, CA

            1. re: Bob Mac
              cleopatra999 Jun 9, 2010 12:08 PM

              Hmmmm....lets see where was I? driving down Mayfield Road heading to Stoney Plain westbound. it was on the right hand side, not on the same side as Mayfield common, have no idea where I was.

              My friend is taking me out to the Melting Pot for a going away dinner at the end of the month. Neither of our husbands like fondue, so it is a good choice.

              This will probably be my last dinner out before leaving Edmonton, besides the usual pizza and other fast food during packing! I will report back!

      2. anonymoose Jun 1, 2010 10:22 AM

        Ok I stuck all the names in Random.org and the results were:

        1. Jack's Grill
        2. Zinc
        3. Furasato
        4. Vita Bella
        5. Irie
        6. Habesha

        Please post your results in the review thread!

        Jack's Grill
        5842 111 Street, Edmonton, AB T6H 3G1, CA

        1. felix the hound May 30, 2010 10:26 AM

          Anonymoose, thanks for taking this on, would you mind posting the rules/instructions regarding the RROTM discussion for those of us who have not participated so far. Thanks

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          1. re: felix the hound
            anonymoose Jun 1, 2010 10:21 AM

            I probably should start posting this in each month's discussion post!

            Edmonton Restaurant Review of the Month (RROTM) is an event where chowhounds nominate local restaurants to be chosen (similar to a book club). The moderator of RROTM will use a randomizer to choose the restaurant for the upcoming month. Chowhounds try to eat there at least once during that month, and post their opinion in a RROTM specific thread. There are two monthly threads for RROTM - the discussion thread to choose the restaurant and the thread for the reviews.

          2. KayceeK May 27, 2010 07:11 PM

            Of those, I'd be most interested in hearing reviews of zinc (and am likely to be trying it out myself anyway). I think it's been open for long enough to have kinks worked out?

            Another suggestion might be The Bothy. :) Any place that has like 80 types of scotch is worth trying!

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            1. re: KayceeK
              Dan G May 28, 2010 07:16 AM

              Wasn't the Bothy done in the fall? maybe not, but there were a lot of reviews anyway. Was there a couple weeks ago and loved the steak and ale pie.

              Zinc...risky doing it as rrotm, sending people to a place that is very expensive and pretty bad!

              1. re: Dan G
                anonymoose Jun 1, 2010 10:12 AM

                Bothy was done in Feb already.
                I'm going to leave Zinc in the mix for now, unless there are more people who would like to take it out.

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