Ep 33. Tess, Tibetan Kitchen Cafe, Highlevel Diner
- May 3, 2014
In season 1, episode 33 of You Gotta Eat Here, host John Catucci travels to Edmonton, Alberta to visit three unique restaurants - Tess Kitchen, Tibetan Kitchen Cafe, and Highlevel Diner.
The first stop is Tess Kitchen, a modern Vietnamese eatery that serves up traditional street food with a twist. John tries various dishes including the grilled pork vermicelli bowl, shaking beef, and their signature dish - the Tess Burger, which is a fusion of Asian and American cuisines. He also learns about the restaurant's commitment to using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and providing a unique dining experience for their customers.
Next, John visits the Tibetan Kitchen Cafe, a family-owned business that offers authentic Tibetan cuisine in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. He tries the momos, which are traditional Tibetan dumplings filled with beef or vegetables, as well as the shapta, a spicy beef stir-fry dish. John also learns about the restaurant's history and the importance of preserving Tibetan culture through food.
The final stop is the Highlevel Diner, a beloved local institution that has been serving up comfort food for over 30 years. John tries their famous cinnamon buns, which are freshly baked in-house every day, as well as their signature dish - the dill pickle soup. He also learns about the diner's commitment to using locally sourced ingredients and supporting the community.
Throughout the episode, John highlights the unique qualities of each restaurant and the passion and dedication of the people behind them. With its diverse range of cuisines and emphasis on local, fresh ingredients, this episode of You Gotta Eat Here showcases the vibrant Edmonton restaurant scene.