Dorinku Tokyo Street Food Edmonton Old Strathcona
Grand Taste Tour 124 Grand Market Farms
Philip J Currie Museum - Grande Prairie - Explore Alberta - Highway 43 - Travel - Dinosaur
Bonterra Trattoria - Italian Restaurant - Calgary
Vinh Sushi - Edmonton - Home Sushi Party

Social Media Notes (#125) – Links for the Week of August 14-21

Linda Hoang - August 22, 2016
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Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week.  Here’s some new data that shows Instagram Stories isn’t slowing down Snapchat use (yet?) – Interesting part about viewer retention on the two competing platforms. Here’s an interesting look at …

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Review: Dorinku Tokyo Street Food

Linda Hoang - August 18, 2016
Dorinku Tokyo Street Food Edmonton Old Strathcona

Japanese food is truly one of my favourites. That’s why I was super excited to visit Edmonton’s newest Japanese izakaya – Dorinku – which opened on Whyte Avenue at the corner of 102 Street in July. An izakaya is like a casual Japanese gastropub that typically focuses on drinks and small plates (Fun fact: ‘dorinku’ means drink in Japanese!)  In Japan, izakayas are often popular after-work spots. They …

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Social Media Notes (#124) – Links for the Week of August 8-14

Linda Hoang - August 15, 2016
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Social Media Notes Sorry I’ve missed a few weeks of this! Busyness of summer hurting my consistency a bit.  Here’s this week’s round-up of social media news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week.  The craziest social media news of the Olympics (I think) is learning of …

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Explore Alberta: How To Make The Most of Open Farm Days 2016 (Preview)

Linda Hoang - August 15, 2016
Grand Taste Tour 124 Grand Market Farms

(Photo above: getting an urban farm tour at Lactuca Farm Northlands during the Grand Taste Tour in July!)  I’m super excited for the weekend (August 20 + 21) – when farms and ranches across Alberta open up to the public for the fourth annual Alberta Open Farm Days 2016!  Alberta Open Farm Days is like a big open house for the province’s farms. It gives Albertans the easy (and for the …

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Explore Alberta: 10 Things To Do in Grande Prairie (#TheRoadIsCalling with the Alberta Motor Association)

Linda Hoang - August 10, 2016
Philip J Currie Museum - Grande Prairie - Explore Alberta - Highway 43 - Travel - Dinosaur

This summer, I hit the road with the Alberta Motor Association and my friend Diane, to explore Grande Prairie in northern Alberta as part of AMA’s ‘The Road is Calling’ summer campaign. The Road is Calling encourages Albertans to visit attractions across the province and share adventures using the hashtag #TheRoadisCalling. AMA is even running a #TheRoadIsCalling contest you can enter for a chance to win a prize valued at $9,000! …

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Recap: Bonterra Trattoria Italian (Calgary)

Linda Hoang - August 7, 2016
Bonterra Trattoria - Italian Restaurant - Calgary

I love visiting Calgary because there are so many great options for a wonderful meal. It’s a bonus when the Calgarians I visit share the same love of food as me, and want to show off the city’s best! On my last trip there, my friend Jessie introduced me to Bonterra Trattoria, an incredible, contemporary Italian restaurant in downtown Calgary (at 1016 8 Street SW). That night, we dined …

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Giveaway: $50 Pizza 73 Gift Card (Try Their New Summer Menu Items!)

Linda Hoang - August 3, 2016
Pizza 73 Edmonton - Summer Menu

Mike is always craving pizza so when he found out Pizza 73 was offering up some new summer menu items, he jumped at the chance to try them! New this summer, Pizza 73 is offering seasoned Canadian pork ribs, a new sesame seed pizza crust, and the summer special “Picnic Pak” which includes a two-topping, medium size pizza, 10 ribs, 2 drinks, and a Cineplex 2 for 1 …

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Review: 10-Course Home Sushi Party!

Linda Hoang - July 29, 2016
Vinh Sushi - Edmonton - Home Sushi Party

As part of my birthday week this year, I decided to throw a home sushi party catered by local private sushi chef Vinh Tran! I first heard of Vinh Tran and his home sushi parties a couple years ago on Instagram (@vinhsushi). Currently Vinh is a sushi chef at Mt. Fuji (which – fun fact – happens to be the restaurant Mike and I went to …

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Preview: Sabor Seafood Festival (Aug 5 – Sept 3, 2016)

Linda Hoang - July 27, 2016
Sabor Seafood Festival - Edmonton

July is one of my favourite months of the year for a few reasons: It’s my birthday month It’s when festival city is in full swing The weather is always fantastic and It’s the kick-off to Sabor Resaurant’s annual Seafood Festival! Each year in August, Iberian (Spanish, Portuguese) restaurant Sabor (located at 10220 103 Street downtown), offers a special selection of seafood dishes as part of its …

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Explore Edmonton: K-Days 2016

Linda Hoang - July 24, 2016
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Summers in Edmonton are unbelievable. There’s always something to do and often – especially on weekends – there are SO many events and activities that it’s really hard to decide which one to do! That’s a great problem to have, especially if you’re summer vacations revolve primarily around staycations. Each summer, Mike and I make a point to spend a day at K-Days, Edmonton’s biggest …

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