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Dining in Downtown Edmonton

Edmonton’s food scene is diverse and delicious!  If you are the type to travel for food, you’ll find everything you’re craving and more.  This week, with the help of our friends at the Edmonton Downtown Business Association, we’ll highlight some of the best food items that downtown has to offer.

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The best part of the week is probably happy hour on any given Friday, when you can take off your “work” hat and slide into the weekend.  You’ll want to try these two innovative cocktail options.

Tamarind Margarita at Tres Carnales Rostizado

The Tamarind Margarita is made with tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice and tamarind syrup. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and sour.

Healing Potion #5 at DOSC

Made with a tasty mix of herbal notes, pink peppercorn infused gin, chartreuse, cranberry honey ginger syrup, lemon and lime, this drink packs a light, refreshing punch.

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Breakfast Sandwiches

Did you celebrate the birth of the all-day breakfast trend that’s set in over the past few years?  If you normally love a drive-thru option, up your tastes with one of these exceptional sandwiches.

The Central Breakfast Sandwich at Central Social Hall

The Central Breakfast Sandwich keeps it classic with a fried egg, bacon, cheddar and greens, lathered in their house-made mayo sauce on a sourdough bun.

The Bagel Breakfast Sandwich at OEB Breakfast Co.

Made on an artisan bagel, the classic sammy with free-run eggs, truffle mayo and guacamole is quite the way to start (or finish) the day.

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It’s not just a slice, it’s a slice of heaven – that’s what true pizza lovers feel when taking that first bite of their favourite pie.  These two options will make you exclaim, “Mamma Mia!”.

The Pepperonata at Buco Pizzeria + Vino Bar

Made in a wood-fired stone oven, the Peperonata is a blistered Neapolitan pizza loaded with peppers, olives, onion, sausage and fior di latte.

The Holy Shitake at Love Pizza

This pizza starts with parmesan sauce, which is then strewn with fior di late, caramelized onions and roasted mushroom.  A classic combination that will make your day.

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This isn’t jar sauce and dried pasta.  Oh no, this is pasta elevated to an art for only the most discriminating palates.  And all of us, too!

Linguine Pescatore at Del Posto

The Linguine Pescatore is fully loaded with mussels, scallops, calamari, jumbo tiger prawns and tomato sauce.  It’s a match made in the ocean.

Butternut Squash Ravioli at Uccellino

Now for something a little different…  Ravioli Butternut Squash & Ricotta Filling is dressed with brown butter, Roasted almonds, balsamico & parmigiano Reggiano.  Sweet, savoury and satisfying.

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Sushi Rolls

Rainbow Roll at Tanuki Kyoto Sushi

There are 25 kinds of maki rolls at this restaurant, but the Rainbow, rolled with avocado, salmon, tuna, shrimp, snapper and masago, makes a brilliant all-rounder.

Dynamite Roll at Mikado Sushi & Robata

One of the house favourites, the Dynamite Roll is filled with tempura shrimp, avocado, cucumber, spicy sauce, chopped scallops, tobiko and mayo.

Coming up from March 30 – April 10, 2022, Downtown Dining Week is back for another tasty year of celebrating dining and hospitality in the city’s downtown.  For 2022, more than 55 restaurants will be offering specially priced multi-course menus.  Enjoy lunch or brunch options for $20, or dinner options for $35, $50 and $65.

How could an event with special menus from more than 50 of downtown’s favourite restaurants get any better?  How about contests!  Follow the Edmonton Downtown Business Association on Instagram for the chance to win a daily prize and enter to win the Getaway Contest.  One lucky person will get a downtown staycation including a two-night hotel stay, dining and art gallery memberships – a total prize value of $1635.

Special thanks to the Edmonton Downtown Business Association for allowing excerpts of their exceptional food reviews to be used in this blog.

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Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

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In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

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One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

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Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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