Cheer on the Oilers while supporting local businesses
What's the next best thing to being part of the energy of an arena packed with thousands of screaming fans cheering on the hometown team?
How about gathering with friends (and a few strangers) over plates of delicious snacks and great drinks at a local restaurant or bar to watch the game on TV? (Added bonus: everyone gets table service!)
To help you find a comfortable spot to watch the Edmonton Oilers make their run for the Stanley Cup, here's our list of local establishments where NAIT grads are behind the menu.
(If you're a NAIT grad working at a place we've missed but should be on this list, please let us know.)
11248 - 104 Ave.
Executive chef Paul Gareau (Cook '09)
Bring the sports pub home in the form of an all-star lineup that includes wings, burgers, pretzels and more, as well as a kids' menu.
5th St. Food Hall
10344 - 105 St.
Chef Levi Biddlecombe (Culinary Arts '11), Backstairs Burger, Tortilla Samurai and No Eggscuses
Chef Neil Royale (Culinary Arts '09), Seitan's and Sin Carne
Chef Gregory Sweeney (Machinist '12), HOM
Edmonton's first food hall has brought an eclectic blend of culinary styles and dishes under one roof in the heart of the city. NAIT grads make up the majority of the talent, offering everything from vegan options, to Asian street food and fusion, to burgers and more. Take your meal inside or enjoy it under the sunshine.
10-1010 Webber Green Dr.
5210 Windermere Blvd.
2511 - 17 St.
15331 - 37 St.
Culinary operations lead Eric Amyotte (Cook '09)
Browns Socialhouse features classics like wings, burgers and fish and chips but the broad menu will appeal to palates seeking surprises. Choose from innovations including charred pepperoni pizza, tahitian tuna salad and the Asian-inspired "#28 Dragon Bowl." House drinks including lager and wine help enhance the highly social character of the house.
Central Social Hall
10909 Jasper Ave.
Head chef Roberto Bulatao (Culinary Arts '08)
Drop in for casual yet classy atmosphere and enjoy creative snacks such as spicy maple Brussel sprouts and Alberta-style sushi rolls, fresh bowls or sandwich, including intriguing takes on chicken. There's a fun kids' menu for little ones and a great drinks menu for bigger ones.
Craft Beer Market
10013 - 101A Ave.
Executive chef Cory Welsch (Culinary Arts '00)
Visit Craft for one of Edmonton's best selections of craft beer, much of it brewed in Alberta. Pair pints with an equally dizzying array of snacks, flatbreads, salads, burgers, pastas and much more.
The Keg Steakhouse and Bar
South Edmonton Common
Operations director Troyan Mason (Finance '93)
The Keg is nearly synonymous with steak, especially the well-trimmed, aged, well-marbled, uniquely spiced and seared-just-right variety. Prime rib, seafood, chicken and ribs round out the menu. Salads, too – which can be topped with cuts of beef, chicken and seafood.
#160, 4211 - 106 St.
Lead chef Cedric Boeglin (Retail Meatcutting Certificate ’08, Culinary Arts '10)
Provincial Pub is on a mission to support Alberta makers of produce and drinks. Patrons who join the cause will be rewarded with what the pub claims are the best burgers and wings in south Edmonton, as well as with new takes on reliable pub food – all of them featuring as many homegrown ingredients as possible.
River City Revival House
10030 - 102 St.
Executive chef Felicia Winston (Cook '17)
Home to the only music-themed menu items in the city, enjoy Wings of Leon, Nat King Coleslaw, or The Creedence Cubano Revival on the patio of the River City Revival House at The Starlite Room. Chef Winston also makes a point to feature a number of local businesses in her dishes, like Meuwly’s sausage, Boocha kombucha, Sylvan Star Cheese, Sea Change Brewing and more.
8217 - 104 St.
Head chef Chanel Larmand (Cook '17)
This restaurant and bar features live comedy, music, improv, drag and more, paired with seasonal menus that feature familiar faves like burgers, beef dips, fish and chips, pasta and much more. Don't miss the rooftop patio overlooking Edmonton's busiest entertainment district.
10713 - 124 St.
Chef Bri Campbell (Cook '14)
At the heart of the menu for this 124 St. eatery is a selction of Danish classics, which include a number fo hearty meat dishes, as well as open-faced sandwiches that change monthly. But there's also more familiar pub fare like burgers and fish and chips. Bring the kids so everyone might learn what hygge is all about.
Town Square Brewing
2919 Ellwood Dr. SW
Co-owners Brandon Boutin (Steamfitter/Pipefitter ’05), Tyler McNaughton (Architectural Technology ’05) and Sterling Nordin (Heavy Equipment Technician ’02)
Pair award-winning beers brewed on site with a selection of snacks, including meat pies.
5940 Mullen Way
#104 150 Bellerose Dr., St. Albert
Chef and proprietor Andrew Fung (Cook ’01, Baking ’98)
Head chef (St. Albert) Rino Lam (Cook '10)
What was once available only to members of the Blackhawk Golf Club, Andrew Fung’s former cooking gig, is now for all to enjoy. Visit Andrew Fung’s “clubhouse” (XIX, as in 19th hole) for casual but classy dishes inspired equally by Asia and Alberta. If you’re hungry, don’t look at this menu.
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