Publication date: November 27, 2008
Publication: Vue Weekly
So far a snow-free autumn in Edmonton has been a treat, but the recent flurries and freezing rain means that old man winter is coming and he’s here to stay. Gone are the sunny days on restaurant patios eating summer salads and sipping mojitos. I was ready to accept the winter culinary scene until some bastard in my neighbourhood decided to barbeque.
The aroma of steak filled the cold, crisp air making me yearn for warmer weather and grilled meat. There was no way I was going to freeze my ass off in the backyard with a flipper in hand in order to satisfy my urges. The answer to such a dilemma can only mean vacation time.