Hello internet. My name is Erin Bend. I’m the admin of this blog and publicist for winter culinary and culture festival RAW:almond. The very essence of RAW:almond is collaboration and community and we would love to hear and see your stories from the ice. So reach out, or hashtag along with #RAWalmond #riverpopup and the #GreatCanadianSleepout
There are many capable and creative people that make RAW:almond happen. At the top of the list are visionary co-founders Joe Kalturnyk director of RAW: Gallery of Architecture & Design and Mandel Hitzer chef/owner of deer + almond. When they’re not out on the ice of the frozen Assiniboine and Red Rivers building and operating the temporary restaurant the pair can be found at their respective Exchange District businesses.