10550 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4
Last month I went to Blowers and Grafton for the first time. It was recommended to me by several East Coast followers and I finally had the opportunity to go.
It’s located on Whyte ave, so for parking, there is the street parking along Whyte, and the side streets. The interior is typical of what you’d expect, it’s a casual eatery with booths on one side and tables throughout. For food, we opted to get the garlic fingers (with donair meat), mini lobster rolls, and the clam Po’ Boy.
The garlic fingers were pretty good. It’s pizza dough topped with house made garlic butter, mozzarella cheese, and served with their donair sauce. The donair sauce was quite thick, and the consistency of mayo. Not bad! II know donair sauce is not for everyone but I found that it wasn’t too sweet and went well with the garlic fingers. It’s a pretty good portion and easy for sharing.
Next was the Clam Po’ Boy. Clams dusted in corn flour, topped with coleslaw, tartar sauce, and served on a soft bun. Overall, the flavours of this was pretty good. The ratio of the clams to bun was not great, and I could have used more clams. Not bad for $17 dollars, but it’s really tough to beat the Po’ Boys from Dadeo’s! And on top of that, their Po’ Boy deal on Monday/Tuesday is phenomenal. I’d probably order other things if I came back.
Lastly was their mini Lobster Rolls. This was by far my favourite of the night. Chunks of Lobster, mayo, lemon, dill and slaw, topped with their lobster butter. The buns were nice and seared. These were served with their house made potato chips which was really crisp and well seasoned. The flavours in the roll was quite good and I liked how it was chunks of lobster and not flakes. Overall really good.
I had a pretty good time at Blowers and Grafton. It’s a casual eatery and a good taste of the East Coast. I stuck with the Maritime classics and what was suggested to me by followers. I’d like to go back and try a donair or a few of their other dishes but overall it was not bad.