A look at the age-old battle of Alberta and ask if it's time to put it to rest; wine on tap makes its way into local restaurants; Leduc and Edmonton butt heads on annexation; the handmade movement makes textiles a work of art.
This fall's fashion trends and stylish tips; Kim Campbell steps into her new office at the U of A; A french favourite makes it's return to the culinary forefront; A closer look at crowd funding.
The Abundant Community Initiative builds bridges across communities, not fences; Dialog architects create projects with a street-wise aesthetic; Tyler Olafson hits the road in style; We unveil the best neighbourhoods in the city.
This year, we shifted our annual 25 Best Things to Eat list in another direction, with 25 local celebrities and influencial movers and shakers telling us their favourite dishes to enjoy in the city. Let Mayor Don Iveson, Giller-prize-winning author Lynn Coady and Edmonton Oilers' president Patrick LaForge tell you how to eat your way through Edmonton. Also, we examine the growing trend of upscale washrooms in Edmonton dining establishments and the rise of the long bar.
Patrycia Rzechowka, the voice of the MS Society, speaks on her style and her philanthropic work. Alan Nursall, the CEO of the Telus World of Science reveals his secrets to finding shows that engage both the scientific and the artistic mind. The people of Mars One; speaking with locals who want to inhabit the Red Planet. An aviation expert talks about Edmonton as the Gateway to the North.
How high can Edmonton go? We look at what the closure of the City Centre Airport means for building height restrictions in the downtown core. Also, local artisans On Our Table create functional and beautiful custom charcuterie boards. Our May cover subject, Chelsey Smith, may be a model and a former Miss Universe Canada competitor, but she's also a hard-working humanitarian who expounds on the virtues of natural beauty while helping others at home and abroad.
Our April issue always signals the start of spring, so we display some of the season's finest fashions in an elaborate photo shoot at Government House. Also, we trace Toronto designer Sid Neigum's roots all the way back to Drayton Valley. Former mayor Stephen Mandel shares what his life is like now away from council chambers. Plus, PJ Perry puts out a new album with old friend Tommy Banks, qunioa is the hottest ingredient around and the sweet origins of the yacon root.
Avenue's annual Best Restaurants issue. We present the best dining experiences in 21 categories, ranging from Best New to Best Pizza. Chef Paul Shufelt shows off his cool, casual style, which moves easily from the kitchen to the dining room. Also, high-end kitchen gadgets that will transform you into a Top Chef contestant in no time.
Documentary filmmaker Oliver McGarvey shows off his eclectic style, comprised of quirky items collected from his travels around the world. Local artisans create pieces that shatter preconceived notions about home decor. Take a spicy culinary journey through some of Edmonton's hottest restaurants. Plus, February marks our annual design challenge — one bedroom, three ways, and you can vote for your favourite look.