Mitosis of a popular Edmonton diner
I’m not as much of a foodie as some prominent Edmontonian bloggers I know. Not by a a long shot. But I know what I like. And I like restaurants like Sugarbowl, Red Star, Lit Wine Bar and Urban Diner. Great food, tremendous ambiance, and great staff are common themes that run through those and other great Edmonton eateries.
And I should state, in the interests of full disclosure, that two of my favourite places to eat in Edmonton also happen to be owned by my cousin. Cyrilles Koppert owns and runs the Manor Bistro and the Urban Diner. And he’s about to try to duplicate his short-order successes on the southside, in the spot that used to be Fiore.
At some point near the end of October, a second Urban Diner location will open. I had the good fortune of popping by there the other day. Renovations are still well under way (being supervised by Koppert’s eldest brother Co). I thought I’d share of pictures with you so you can get an idea of how the 100-seat diner is shaping up. Enjoy the slideshow!
Going in across the street from the High Level Diner is going to be a tough slog, at least until the new location really gets established, I think. Then again, maybe the proximity to the HLD will prove beneficial: people who don’t want to wait an hour for a seat can go across the street to another diner (which, in my opinion, has much better food and certainly a better beer selection).
I can’t wait.
The southside just gets better and better. Now we are stealing your north-of-the-river goodies.
Wait…you mean this is a plot from your southside bastards to steal all of the awesomeness from us norhtsiders?
This means war, Samsonow.