Dorinku’s downtown location openedin mid-November, and it doesn’t beara lot of resemblance to its two sisterrestaurants, Dorinku on Whyte Avenue and Japonais Bistro. The downtown location features food inspired by the streets of Osaka, while the Whyte Avenuespot made its name by introducingEdmonton to the street food of Tokyo.The new spot also has a dedicated ramen room, which is taken right from the restaurants of Japan. But, the new spot, like Whyte Avenue, is filled with items from Japanese culture, from anime to arcade games imported right from the Far East. — S.S.
Located in Highlands, Fox Burger serves savoury burgers in a casual setting. The burger bar is located in historic Gibbard Block, and is open six days a week (closed Tuesdays). It’s open after 5 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. Inside, the simple and open layout lets you see every corner of the restaurant, regardless of where you’re seated. Try the Bacon Pepper Smash Burger, which comes with pickled peppers, bacon, cheddar and iceberg lettuce. The beef patty and the toppings are served between sesame buns, drizzled with savoury Smash sauce. For a side, try the Disco Fries. Served with gravy and cheese on top, they’re a slightly crispier version of poutine. — K.D.