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Bernadette’s aims to raise profile of Indigenous cuisine in Edmonton – Taproot

April 23, 2024

The owners of the forthcoming restaurant Bernadette’s say their previous success with Pei Pei Chei Ow has allowed them to pursue their larger goal of increasing Indigenous representation within Edmonton’s food scene — and to do it right in the core.

“It is revolutionary to have an Indigenous restaurant in downtown Edmonton,” Svitlana Kravchuk told Taproot about Bernadette’s, to be located at 10114 104 Street NW. “It does a lot for representation and reclaiming space.” The restaurant, set to open in early May, will seat 23 inside, with up to 30 total when the patio is open later in the summer.

Kravchuk and Scott Jonathan Iserhoff, her business partner as well as spouse, closed Pei Pei Chei Ow in January. The takeout and catering kitchen was located in Whiskeyjack Art House, just north of downtown.

Pei Pei Chei Ow garnered accolades after opening in 2022, including being long-listed for enRoute’s Best New Restaurant that same year, as well as being identified as one of Edify’s best new restaurants in 2023.

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