downtown, Edmonton, Late Night Bites

The Common

The Common isn’t your common restaurant. Dimly lit with a vintage and hipster feel, it’s a restaurant on weekdays and transforms into a lounge on weekend nights. It’s the place to go to if you’re looking to hang out with friends or wanting to grab a bite over drinks. Their menu features pub food, but with a twist on them. Portions are certainly filling as I always leave The Common feeling full and satisfied. 

I usually get Chicken and Waffles ($17) when I come here. Being one of the few places in the city that serves this dish, The Common changes it up by adding a block of goat cheese, some watermelon, and blackberry chile sauce. The idea is to have a bite of all of it at once because the flavours complement each other. Their chicken is my absolute favorite! It’s lightly crispy and has the right amount of flavouring to go with the soft and fluffy waffles. Many people haven’t tried chicken and waffles before so if you’re looking to try it, then I suggest coming here for it.
I also had a drink to go with it. I ordered a Pimm’s Cup (6.25) and I love how it was served in a mason jars. Drinks just taste so much better when they’re served in these jars.. The cocktail included Pimm’s No 1, ginger ale, mint, and fresh strawberries. It was perfect for me because I love fruity drinks!

My friend ordered the Umami Burger with fries ($15) and she really enjoyed it. Instead of serving it on a bun like regular burgers, it was served between 2 slices of bread. The fries weren’t crispy but they were weirdly soft and delicious. 

My other friend ordered her usual, the pork belly lettuce wraps ($16). Although it’s on the appetizer menu, it can substitute as a full meal because of it’s big portion. Unlike other appetizers that you get sick of after a few bites, the pork belly wraps still taste good after the 3rd one. Served on a wooden platter, you get to make the wraps yourself. It comes with lettuce wraps, slices of watermelon, peanutes, chilies, pork belly, and 3 different sauces. I’m guessing that this is one of their more popular items since it is currently being featured at The Common’s Taste of Edmonton tent right now.
Although service was a bit slow that night, it was understandable since the place was pretty busy for a Wednesday night. I’m already craving their chicken and waffles again after writing this post.
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Address: 9910 109 Street