The Rec Room Edmonton Cineplex South Common
World Food Championships Bacon Competition Russell Bird Edmonton
Edmonton Events New Years Eve
Venetian Masquerade Fairmont Hotel Macdonald New Years Eve Edmonton
Halo Bar Bistro Renaissance Hotel Edmonton International Airport

Review + Giveaway: The Rec Room (Edmonton)

Linda Hoang - December 6, 2016
The Rec Room Edmonton Cineplex South Common

When I was younger, I used to spend a lot of time in the mall arcades with my brothers. I have really fond memories of playing different games and watching my brothers play theirs. We would spend hours at the arcade.  Those kinds of arcades and entertainment centres have become harder to come by over the years, which is why I was pretty excited for The Rec Room to …

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A Dinner with Russell Bird: World Food Championships’ Bacon Chef

Linda Hoang - December 4, 2016
World Food Championships Bacon Competition Russell Bird Edmonton

I’m always raving about food in Edmonton. We have incredibly talented chefs in the city and some of the best restaurants (a list that’s constantly growing), but we also have some pretty amazing home cooks.  I like cooking at home but I like eating out more (it’s just way more convenient with Mike and my current lifestyle). I think the stuff I dish out (ha, …

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What To Do For New Year’s Eve: Edmonton Events (Dec 31, 2016)

Linda Hoang - December 3, 2016
Edmonton Events New Years Eve

NYE list last updated: Saturday, December 3, 2016  * Photos courtesy of Anthony P. Jones via City of Edmonton Photo Gallery Happy December! How many of you have put up your holiday decorations? Started listening to Christmas music? Planning how to ring in the New Year? It’s going to be a pretty big one to ring in – 2017 marks Canada’s 150th birthday! The whole …

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Giveaway: New Year’s Eve at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Linda Hoang - December 1, 2016
Venetian Masquerade Fairmont Hotel Macdonald New Years Eve Edmonton

Each year I put together a New Year’s Eve Edmonton Event Listing (watch for it in days!) to help people decide what they should do to ring in the new year. And each year, I add but then see shortly after, that the party at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald gets sold out!  The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald puts on what looks and sounds like an incredibly glamourous, themed NYE …

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Review: Halo Bar & Bistro at the Renaissance Hotel (Edmonton International Airport)

Linda Hoang - November 28, 2016
Halo Bar Bistro Renaissance Hotel Edmonton International Airport

Last week, I was invited to try Halo Bar & Bistro Restaurant and tour the Renaissance Hotel at the Edmonton International Airport, with some of my closest friends Andrea (Little Miss Andrea) and Chris (Eating is the Hard Part) and our partners.  The experience was put together by FlyEIA as a way to highlight some of the airport’s many dining and shopping opportunities. Most people who visit the airport (myself included) …

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Giveaway: Opening Night Tickets to Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK The First Flight (Edmonton)

Linda Hoang - November 26, 2016
Cirque du Soleil TORUK

Mike and I have been to a few Cirque du Soleil shows over the years and we always come away from them feeling just in awe.  The artistry, the incredible stunts, the beautiful and elaborate sets, costumes, make up, music, storytelling – there hasn’t been a Cirque show we’ve gone to that didn’t amaze us.  That’s why I’m so excited to see the upcoming Cirque du …

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Giveaway: Popeyes Chicken Comes to Edmonton!

Linda Hoang - November 22, 2016
Popeyes Canada Louisiana Kitchen

Every so often I get asked, ‘what’s the trendy thing to eat these days in the city, what’s really popular?’ Last year I felt like the answer was ramen – there were so many ramen restaurants opening in Edmonton and pre-existing ramen places were getting a lot more attention too.  This year? Fried chicken seems to be ‘it’ food. There’s been fried chicken dishes introduced in a lot of …

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Purina Pet People: My Pets’ Holiday Wish List

Linda Hoang - November 20, 2016
Pet Photos with Santa

We love Christmas! And so do our pets. Do your pets get into the holiday spirit? Each year we do a holiday photo with our fur babies – it’s really quite adorable. It started with Thor, and it’s been so heartwarming adding more pets to the photo each Christmas. Our parents always laugh when we tell them we’re headed out to take our family Christmas photo. Understandably, getting …

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Explore Edmonton: Virtual Reality Arcade Breakout VR (+ Giveaway!)

Linda Hoang - November 14, 2016
Breakout VR Virtual Reality Arcade Edmonton

On our never-ending quest to ‘Explore Edmonton,’ Mike and I found ourselves trying the city’s newest virtual reality arcade – Breakout VR located at 10107 81 Avenue (off Whyte). Breakout VR is brought to us by some of the same owners as Breakout Entertainment, Edmonton’s very first escape game company. As readers know, I’m a huge escape game fan and Breakout’s late 2014 launch was just the first …

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Explore British Columbia: Anniversary Trip to Kelowna & Vernon, B.C. (Things to Do)

Linda Hoang - November 12, 2016
Kelowna Vernon British Columbia Travel

In October, for our third wedding anniversary, Mike and I took a trip to Kelowna and Vernon, British Columbia! This was our very first visit to the Okanagan – which is shocking because it’s so close to Edmonton – but I think it will be the first of many! British Columbia is just so beautiful – a day didn’t go by where we didn’t think, ‘yeah, definitely makes …

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