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Eat Without Guilt - A Culinary Walking Tour in Elora

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A mere hour and a half west of the city is Historic Elora. A beautiful town where the people are friendly, the streets are clean, the air is fresh and all of the businesses are locally owned. The streets have sculptures made by local artists and there is no shortage of galleries displaying their works out front. 
We came all this way for a Culinary Walking Tour and we came hungry.
The tour met at our first stop where we were introduced to Harrison, our fabulous tour guide. The Village Olive Grove is a gourmet extra virgin olive oil and vinegar shop that imports from all over the world. There we learned how to tell if extra virgin olive oil is authentic and how it's made. We also learned how to taste vinegar without the acidic flavour getting in the way. Just when you think you're a foodie, you learn something new! Love it! Last, but not least, we sampled Mapleton's Organic Ice Cream. It was flavoured with dandelion. It had a mild mocha flavour. Pretty good! We all looked wor…

Edmonton! Craft Beer Market! Rooftop Patio!

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Craft Beer Market 10013 101A Ave Edmonton, AB  T5J0C3 780-424-2337 http://edmonton.craftbeermarket.ca/
So, I was in Edmonton for a wedding and we had a few hours to kill between the ceremony and the reception. The bridal party told everyone to go to Craft for drinks and eats. They said the would be on the patio. Sounded good to us! 
The street Craft is on, has many delicious looking places on it. I wish I could've stayed in Edmonton longer to try them! The Craft Beer Market is a large building; you can't miss it. The main floor is full of large, leather booths, but the eye is immediately drawn to the big ass bar. So much beer! We headed in and said we were meeting a wedding party on the patio and they pointed to the stairs. We were told to go all the way to the top. Rooftop patio FTW.
The patio was busy and beautiful. It had a great variety of places to sit, TVs, flowers, a bar and a great view. THIS was the place to be!