One Day in Edmonton: singer-songwriter Mike Plume

The singer-songwriter's favourite food and drink spots in Edmonton

Despite having an acclaimed discography that dates back to the early 90s, few would argue that Edmonton-based singer-songwriter Mike Plume is not still at the top of his game. The talented artist has long been known for offering rich and detailed storytelling, which has never been more evident than in his recent release, “Waiting For The Fall”. 

The catchy end-of-summer tune captures both the unabashed joy that comes from spending summer days with the ones you love and the desire to preserve that feeling despite the impending and inevitable change of seasons. 

“I love this song,” Plume says. “I feel like it's a high-water mark for me. In a perfect world, it would complete the trifecta for ‘end of summer’ songs along with ‘Boys of Summer’ and ‘Night Moves.’”

Recently, Mike took some time to chat with us about his favourite spots for eats and drinks in Edmonton and he prefaced it by saying, “Everything to me is about convenience. I like to be able to walk out my front door and in five minutes be somewhere. So that means, if I want to walk to my breakfast, lunch, dinner or night cap, picking a neighbourhood is kinda important. We live over on 124 street, and there is no shortage of pubs, restaurants and breakfast joints to haunt."


For breakfast, I’m a big fan of the eggs Benedict over at OEB Breakfast Co. It’s usually packed to the rafters, but I find, if you’re willing to sit at the counter (and why wouldn’t you?) you can usually find a seat pretty quick.


As far as lunch goes, I like the Southwest Salad from Original Joe’s. But their cheeseburgers are beyond pretty good too, so yeah, there’s always that too. But, now that I think about it, the burgers all the way up and down 124 Street are good; the ones at Browns Crafthouse, Three Vikings and Odd Company come to mind.



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For dinner, again, anywhere along 124 is great, but one block east along 107th Avenue is RGE RD. If you’re looking for a steak, look no further. Wow.


For a night cap or two, I’m a huge fan of Odd Company. A great, pet friendly, sidewalk patio and a killer IPA. Win-win.

Watch: Mike Plume - Waiting For The Fall (Official Lyric Video)