There were so many great posts to choose from this week, so I clumped them together as best I could:
Phil Wilson has been hopping around Edmonton’s patios on Baconhound. Here’s his visit to Beer Revolution.
And more on food and drink:
- At On Beer. Jason Foster ponders why he can’t get craft beer at events like the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
- Meanwhile, Paula Kirman finds good stuff to eat at the Folk Fest.
- Linda Hoang talks about some local food apps on CTV Morning Live.
- Sharon Yeo does a great service of rounding up food news every week at Only Here for the Food.
- At Gig City, Kirby remembers local musician Doug Jenson.
- On the Sonic blog, Layne Mitchell shares the trailer for Evan van Ramshorst’s coming film on Edmonton music.
- New Music Michael lists his favourite Canadian albums of all time.
Some takes on giving:
- Mark Holmgren considers philanthropy in light of the response to the Bissell Centre’s recent fire.
- Nadine Riopel posits that shopping at local businesses is a better way to make a difference than charity.
- If you’re looking to give time, Make Something Edmonton explores opportunities at E4C’s ArtStart.
And in the miscellaneous category:
- Kevin Kossowan learns it’s a bad idea to punch a pike.
- Michael Ross applies Extreme Enginerding to oven mitts. (I loved his Mud Heroes data breakdown, too.)
- Sandy Joe Karpetz reveals the art of posing on The Pretty Secrets.
- And John Richardson looks skyward.
That’s more than I usually round up, and yet it’s a small fraction of what has been published in the past week. You can find much more on ShareEdmonton.
If you’re a Flipboard enthusiast, here’s a magazine of my picks.
What local blogs would you like more people to read? Comment, or send your favourites to @karenunland.