August 14th, 2009
When it comes to noshing, the ever-changing Renfrew/Bridgeland neighbourhood was always on our radar, but the northeast neighbourhood just got a shot of chic with a newly opened wine bar.
Brought to us by the owners of Muse and Winebar Kensington, AKA Wine Bar (as in “also known as”) is a quaint space (just 35 seats) housed in a century-old building along Edmonton Trail (look up to see the lovely vintage ceiling).
From the well-priced wine list we opted for a glass of the 2007 Garnacha de Fuego from Spain ($8). The intriguing food menu includes a grilled ceasar salad with fried anchovy ($9) to start and a main dish of Alberta lamb, farmer's sausage, skirt steak and fried egg ($22). But it’s the weekend brunch that brings out the masses with organic quinoa waffles ($11) and the green egg sandwich ($9).
Double agents are welcome.