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.
Beat the January blahs with our fun issue. University of Alberta professor, punk rocker, health nut: Cover star Timothy Caufield is all these things, and so much more. Plus, plan your big day with help from the Avenue Wedding Guide — a look at unique rings, multicultural wedding planning and the rise of social media in ceremonies and receptions.
Prepare for the holiday season with Avenue's annual gift guide: The best gifts for everyone in your life, from your favourite fashionista to your foodie boyfriend or pop-culture geek brother. This month, our Style Q&A features Natasha Staniszewski, an Edmonton-born sportscaster who now sits behind the desk at SportsCentre. Also, we give you all the tools you need for an eco-friendly Christmas, plus a look at the Valley Zoo's newest venture.
The November issue is our fifth annual Top 40 Under 40 issue, celebrating some of the city's best and brightest, from architects to actresses. We also speak with Edmontonian Cory Mitic about his second-place finish in the Amazing Race Canada. A love of cooking inspires one family to design their modern Glenora home with their ideal kitchen in mind. Alberta greenhouses ensure a steady supply of tomatoes year-round. And a new generation of whisky drinkers is born.
For our annual Big Idea issue, we look at Alberta's growing political power and what it will mean for Edmonton. And speaking of power: Steven Sandor takes us into the LA home of one of Edmonton's most powerful families, the Comries, in this exclusive interview. Country singer and radio host Clayton Bellamy shows off his "inner dirtbag" with his stylish rockabilly wardrobe in this month's style Q&A.