Tag Archives: Alberta

Pharos Pizza and the Soul of Edmonton

As an Edmonton institution is forced out of business, Backpack Foodie ponders the future of Edmonton's local food scene.

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Black Coffee, No Barcode

The story of Catfish Coffee Roasters, a local, socially responsible coffee roaster in Edmonton, Alberta.

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A Vegetarian with a Gun

Sunday morning, my shoulder will feel sore as hell. It’s getting punched repeatedly by a merciless bully. The bully’s name? .300 Winchester Magnum. I line up my shot, remembering not to lean forward too close to the rifle’s sight; I ...

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I Shot a Gun (And I Liked It)

“We’ve never shot before. We’re looking for something fairly small, just to get a feel for it.” “9 mil,” answers the cashier without hesitation. She’s Asian, petite and cute, in her early twenties. “Right! Ok. But we’d also like something ...

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Things I’ll (Eventually) Miss about Edmonton

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. Well, to be fair, that’s not exactly true. I’ve left cities before, and I’ve missed aspects of them a lot. So now, wisened, I get to enjoy things as they happen. ...

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