Bring the pooch along on your next patio visit!
You love enjoying snacks and drinks in the sunshine on a great Edmonton-restaurant patio. And you love hanging out with your proverbial best friend.
If only there were some way that you could do both at once ...
There is! Many local restaurants and bars have gone to the dogs in a good way, and your canine buddy is welcome to lounge about with you. Here's a list of local spots that feature the talent and creativity of NAIT grads.
11248 - 104 Ave.
Chef Paul Gareau (Cook '09)
General manager Franco Camminatore (Hospitality Management '05)
Build your own burgers (and other pub classics), choose from a dizzying array of beers and settle in with the sports you want to watch (just ask!). Bring the kids, who can enjoy a menu of their own.
5th St. Food Hall
10344 - 105 St.
Chef Neil Royale (Culinary Arts '09), Seitan's and Sin Carne
Edmonton's first food hall has brought an eclectic blend of culinary styles and dishes under one roof in the heart of the city. Royale's contribution includes vegan fried chickun, sourdough crust pizza, mouth-watering po boys, and plant-based sides. Have your meal inside or, in warmer months, enjoy it under the sunshine on the streetfront patio.
10363 - 104 St.
Chef Ellen Mitchell (Cooking '15)
Located in the heart of the arena district, Baijiu serves contemporary Asian-inspired dishes (Sichuan confit chicken, for example, or a whole fried ocean perch) alongside a lengthy list of original cocktails.
9570 - 76 Ave., Suite 101
Head chef Christine Sanford (Culinary Arts '07)
Chef de cuisine Davina Moraiko (Culinary Arts '05)
Sous chef Duncan Gommerud (Cook ’16)
Located in the Ritchie Market, Biera is a neighbourhood restaurant and brewery, though no common brewpub. Instead of burgers or wings, you'll find the likes of charred cornichons with leek oil and dip, candied radicchio and more. Don't miss the housemade sourdough.
10228 - 104 St.
Owner and chef Ryan Hotchkiss (Cook '12)
OpenTable users hold this this downtown bistro in high regard. The menu revolves around French techniques applied to Canadian comfort food. Speaking generally, that means elegant an innovative. Speaking specifically, since the dishes change with the seasons, you'll need to visit to find out more.
8627 - 91 St.
Chef John Lau (Culinary Arts '05)
Café Bicyclette brings an authentic French menu to Edmonton diners – even the text is in French! The pup-friendly patio is a year-round hot spot in the city's French Quarter.
Campio Brewing Co.
10257 - 105 St.
Executive chef Hans Carlos Pinto (Cook '06)
Check out one of downtown Edmonton's most expansive patios while enjoying an array of snacks, salads, deep-dish pizzas, sandiwches and more. The beer is made in house, including everything from a stalwart lager to a juicy pale ale to a refreshing sour.
5012 - 50 St., Beaumont
Co-owner Sylvia Cheverie (Marketing '09)
Head chef and co-owner Tamara Solon (Cooking '15)
As part of Chartier's French-Canadian offerings, dinner features a variety fo small plates for sharing or the likes of sous vide pork chops, roasted chicken and even a weekly burger feature. Brunch is also a big draw, in part because of the breakfast poutine and smoked meat sandwich.
10328 - 124 St.
Pastry chef and co-owner Kai Wong (Culinary Arts '07)
Visitors to Chocorrant are greeted by the scent of freshly baked croissants. Everyday, the west Edmonton shop rolls and bakes croissants in unique flavours not found anywhere else (imagine matcha or salted egg yolk). They also serve up a light lunch menu with a daily soup, quiche, and croissant sandwiches.
9910 - 109 St.
Chef Lindsay Porter (Culinary Arts '06)
A fine example of the quality of Edmonton's gastro-lounge scene, the Common offers pub food defined by creativity and quality. Share classics like mussels and fries or try an old favourite with a twist, like the honey basil pear grilled cheese.
Duchess Bake Shop
10720 - 124 St.
Co-owner Jay Downton (Finance '02)
Visit French-inspired Duchess for everything from croissants and pain au chocolat to tarts and macaroons. To ensure authenticity, the chefs use butter and chocolate imported from France and make everything by hand, from scratch. Enjoy a treat with an organic coffee – French press, of course.
8210 - 106 Ave.
Owners Kimberly Der (Interior Design Technology '07) and Katy Ingraham (Dental Assisting '07)
Fleisch is where convenience, quality and community intersect. Pick up a coffee, treat, snacks, drinks or housemade soft serve ice cream and enjoy it on the patio of this Forest Heights neighbourhood deli. Bonus: it’s dog-friendly and open late.
The Growlery Beer Co.
40 Airport Rd.
Owners Kevin Danard (Landscape Architectural Technology ’97) and Jeff Pollock (Business Administration - Finance ’95)
The product of a midlife career switch, the Growlery is an Edmonton hidden-gem in the ever-expanding Alberta craft beer scene, with small-batch beers made fresh onsite for enjoyment in the taproom with snacks or for takeout.
17412 - 111 Ave. NW
Co-owner and distiller Kris Sustrik (Welder '01)
Kris Sustrik is carrying on the family tradition of making moonshine by elevating the craft to produce high-quality spirits. Besides being the maker of Alberta's first craft wisky, Hansen is a great spot for flavoured gins, vodkas and, yes, good old moonshine. Enjoy onsite or take out.
#104, 9916 - 72 Ave.
Co-owner and lead brewer Troy Wassill (Radio and Television Arts '96)
Back alley beers anyone? Longroof Brewing serves up "respectfully defiant traditional style ales & fresh experimentals” in the alley off 99 Street and 72 Avenue, an area quickly becoming a popular spot for independent breweries, restaurants and shops. Take advantage of the spacious patio (which features bike racks, too) while enjoying a Longroof flight. Grab growlers and howlers to go.
8216 - 104 St.
Chef and co-owner Nathan McLaughlin (Cook ’04)
The Next Act Pub got its first sibling with Meat, a smokehouse opened up right next door by McLaughlin and the ownership team. It's southside southern barbecue: brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, all featuring homemade sauces. And, of course, there's bourbon.The Next Act
8224 - 104 St.
Chef and co-owner Nathan McLaughlin (Cook Apprentice '04)
As the co-owner tasked with kitchen duties, McLaughlin has freshened up the pub grub concept by insisting everything be made in house, from the hamburger patties to the fish 'n' chips batter to imaginatively decadent desserts.
The Next Act
8224 - 104 St.
Chef and co-owner Nathan McLaughlin (Cook '04)
As the part-owner tasked with kitchen duties, McLaughlin has freshened up the pub grub concept by insisting everything be made in house, from the hamburger patties to the fish 'n' chips batter to imaginatively decadent desserts.
9942 - 67 Ave.
Co-owner and brewer Rhys Oswald (Electrician '06)
This family-run brewery is the only operation in Alberta to focus on dark beer. Enjoy mainstays like an assertive rye-based roggenbier, a hoppy dark IPA, a rich milk stout and more, or seasonals such as a dark saison. (There are a few lighter beers for those afraid of the dark, but Omen hopes to cure you of that.) Every beer is made on site, on Edmonton's south side.
10403 - 83 Ave.
Chef and co-owner Nathan McLaughlin (Cook '04)
A sibling in the family that includes The Next Act and MEAT, Pip serves up charming comfort food, including exquisite takes on classic brunch favourites and an eclectic dinner menu – opt for one of their flawless cocktails anytime.
Tzin Wine and Tapas
10115 - 104 St.
Owner Kelsey Danyluk (Marketing '02)
Chef Corey McGuire (Cook '07)
Enjoy your pick of 20 wines served by the glass and fancy snacks (stuffed and fried Manzanilla olives, potato bravas, etc.) and meals (roasted Alberta lamb chops, pan-seared salt cod, etc), while hanging out in one of downtown's coolest dining districts.
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