Downtown dining week is in full swing once again in Edmonton. Now in its fourteenth year, this event brings dozens of Edmonton’s finest restaurants together for a variety of delicious dishes at affordable prices. The Common will once again be offering up a two courser lunch menu for $15, and a 3 course dinner menu for $28.
Last week we launched our brand new project, Grandin Fish & Chips. Located just steps away from the Common (9902 109 Street) Grandin is a fast-casual dining restaurant, offering a prairie interpretation of fish and chips that takes inspiration from both traditional London chippies and the East Coast style of fish and chips, while making it our own.
Family friendly and offering dine-in, take out, and catering services Grandin Fish & Chips is open Monday-Saturday 11am-10pm. www.grandinfish.ca
This Friday in collaboration with Beaus brewery, we are beyond excited to host one Canada’s most iconic hip hop artists, K-OS, who will be rolling through and gracing us with a DJ set. Kevin Brereton better known by his stage name K-OS is a Canadian alternative rapper, singer and record producer. k-os' music incorporates a wide variety of music genres, including rap, funk, rock, and reggae. The lyrics frequently focus on promoting a "positive message" while at times expressing criticism of mainstream hip hop culture's obsession with money, fame and glorification of violence. A musician as well as a producer, k-os has written and produced nearly every part of all four of his albums. k-os usually performs with a live band, something that is uncommon in the hip hop genre. He sometimes plays guitar and keyboard both during live performances and in the studio.
We will also have a very limited run of some of Beau’s tasty beers on tap. Make sure to give one (or 2) a try.
The Common will be closed from January 1-8 for our annual winter break. We will be back to regular hours starting January 9th. Make sure to stay tuned for news on upcoming events at both the Common & 9910.
Lovers of hip hop rejoice. Hip Hop new years is back once again. Make sure to join us at the Common to help ring in the new years for an unforgettable new years party. Only $15 cover with champagne + party favours at midnight! Hosted by Gold Blooded Deejays, Justin Foosh, DJ Echo & Grego. If Hip Hop isn’t your flavour, make sure to check out 9910 (located directly below the Common) for a night of house, disco & techno hosted by AGNT.
A huge thanks to everyone that came out this past Tuesday in celebration of the release of the second edition of the Alberta Craft beer guide, and of course a special thanks to the Alberta Craft beer guide itself. Craft beer culture in Alberta is continuously growing and evolving thanks in part to the wonderful people behind this publication. Make sure to drop by the Common, and pick up your copy today.
The Common, in collaboration with Alberta Craft beer guide will be holding a craft beer expo on Dec 6 to launch the second edition of the Alberta Craft Beer Guide. The event will feature representatives from 7 local breweries and food by Chef Jesse Morrison-Gauthier. Tickets for this event can be purchased at:
This last week marked the debut of our new seasonal fall/winter menu. Lots of great new dishes were introduced that will pair perfectly with the upcoming cooler weather in Edmonton. Swing by for lunch and try one of our many delectable new sandwiches including a brand new veggie burger, or if your in the mood for something lighter make sure to try one of our brand new salads. Many great new additions have been added to our dinner as well including duck confit, lamb shank & pork rib eye.
Both lunch & dinner menus along with our dessert menu can be viewed here.
We have an action packed Halloween weekend going down at The Common this week. Starting off on Thursday with Bands as Bands featuring Nirvana, Abba, The Cramps and many more. On friday we have the boys from Night Vision taking over for the night, and on Saturday we get spooky with our annual Hip Hop Halloween.
This Wednesday we welcome back the fantastic fundraising event: Restaurants for change. Restaurants for change is an annual fund-raising event that brings together some of Canada’s best restaurants to create change in our food system. On October 19, more than 65 restaurants across Canada will join together to donate proceeds from dinner service to support community food centres Canada and organizations across Canada that bring people together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for healthy food for all.
American Psycho Pop Up is a Playful event featuring dishes and a paired soundtrack from the 2000 feature length motion picture. Taking a look into the story told in the first person about the shallow and vicious acts of capitalism and consumer culture. The menu will reflect how superchic nouvelle cuisine , the wall street Boom and late 80’s pop music created a culture of dining in New york city. The menu courses will be titled as quotes from the film and paired with music from David bowie, huey lewis and the news and New Order. We invite guests to dress up in their best 90,s swag and take part in this dining event.
This Friday we are excited to welcome the extremely talented STWO (HW&W) to the Common. STWO is a 24 year old producer from Paris, France. Only starting to release tracks in 2013, he first grabbed attention of fans with his debut single "loving U", which has amassed over 10 million streams online. Signed to label Huh What & Where alongside the likes of Kaytradana, his musical style of smooth piano keys, soulfully pitched vocals, and 808 inspired drums places him as one of the most inventive and unique hip hop & R&B producers of today.
After the success of "loving U" STWO went on to release massive remixes of Trey Songz, Drake, the Weeknd and many more. These Soundcloud smashes propelled STWO on sold out club tours across Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and Asia as a DJ.