I moved to Edmonton a year ago from Melbourne, Australia, and have been trying to discover Edmonton's culinary secrets since. I've eaten at Culina, La Tapa, Il Portico, Sorrentinos, L'Azia, Tropika (amazing Malaysian food, La Spiga....but other than Il Portico I haven't found much that is stellar. What do the Edmontonians on the board recommend? Also, I love food shops and have found the Italian Centre Shop, Lucky 97, Strathcona market, K&K. Are there other good gourmet or specialty stores (or butchers) I should know about?
I appreciate the help.