Grain of Rice Chinese Vietnamese Restaurant Edmonton
Plaza Bowling Co - Explore Edmonton
Abraham Lake Bubble Lake Explore Alberta Edmonton
Pho Boy Vietnamese Kitchen Edmonton 7
HelloFresh Canada Food Meal Box Delivery 1

Review: Grain of Rice

Linda Hoang - February 26, 2017
Grain of Rice Chinese Vietnamese Restaurant Edmonton

I live out in the ‘burbs so typically restaurants in the immediate area are either few and far between, or primarily chains. So, whenever a small, family-run shop opens up nearby, I get really excited! That’s how I felt about the new-ish Grain of Rice, located at 1312 Webber Greens Drive. You’re probably like, where the heck is that? (lol) It’s basically on the very …

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Explore Edmonton: Plaza Bowling Co. (Where to Bowl in YEG)

Linda Hoang - February 22, 2017
Plaza Bowling Co - Explore Edmonton

In my never-ending quest to find things to do in Edmonton, I found myself checking out the Plaza Bowling Co. at 10418 118 Avenue this weekend with friends Fred and Catherine.  I’d heard of the Plaza Bowling Co. before – when I used to go to school at NAIT and then work at NAIT – I saw it among other shops along 118 Avenue. To be …

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Explore Alberta: Visiting the Bubble Lake (Abraham Lake)

Linda Hoang - February 18, 2017
Abraham Lake Bubble Lake Explore Alberta Edmonton

Last weekend Mike and I took Olive, Artie, and our niece from Vietnam to the famed Bubble Lake three hours south west of Edmonton. The Bubble Lake (also known as Abraham Lake) became especially popular the last few years as photographers shared photos of the lake’s frozen bubbles online. Social media did its thing – and before you knew it, Abraham Lake had received international …

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Review: Pho Boy Vietnamese Kitchen (Whyte Avenue)

Linda Hoang - February 14, 2017
Pho Boy Vietnamese Kitchen Edmonton 7

I’m addicted to pho. Because my parents have owned a Vietnamese pho restaurant since I was a kid, I grew up eating it multiple times a week. Of course, there’s always going to be that “my mom makes it best” bias, but in my case – 9/10, my mom at King Noodle House Pho Hoang does make it best. I usually can’t go a week without …

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Review + Giveaway: HelloFresh Meal Box Delivery Service

Linda Hoang - February 11, 2017
HelloFresh Canada Food Meal Box Delivery 1

Mike and I have tried some food delivery subscription services in past, but have never landed on anything we wanted to use long-term. Either the delivery dates for our neighbourhood were too close to the weekend (so we’d be eating out during those days anyway and food would go to waste) or we’d get ingredients in the box and some ideas on what to make …

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Purina Pet People: New Years’ Resolutions for my Pets! (#LetsLiveBig)

Linda Hoang - February 5, 2017

I’ve been hesitant over the years to make New Years’ Resolutions because almost all of the time – I don’t end up keeping them. A few years ago I wanted to learn how to knit. To this day, I’ve yet to pick up knitting needles. (That’s what the knitting tools are called, right? lol)  My New Years’ Resolutions track record isn’t great, but I’m hoping …

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Explore Edmonton: Things To Do For Valentine’s Day 2017

Linda Hoang - January 31, 2017
Valentines Day Explore Edmonton Events

I love love! And I love celebrating love. I try to do this year-round, but like having an excuse to do it each year on Valentine’s Day.  Here’s a list of date ideas I’ve put together to help you plan your Valentine’s Day in Edmonton! It largely builds off previous lists I’ve created so if there are new events happening, please let me know and I’d …

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Review + Giveaway: SideQuests Adventure Inc. Edmonton Escape Rooms

Linda Hoang - January 10, 2017
SideQuests Adventure Inc Edmonton Escape Rooms

Happy New Year everyone! I was hoping my first post of 2017 would be some type of thoughtful recap of the past year and just as thoughtful look-ahead to the coming year, but I haven’t really had a chance to put together those thoughtful thoughts, so instead I’m going to blab on about some more Edmonton escape games. :)  I always love when an escape room introduces new …

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Review + Giveaway: Time Escape Edmonton

Linda Hoang - December 30, 2016
Time Escape Edmonton Escape Rooms

I’ve been fortunate to have made it on some kind sort of “Edmonton escape game” list over the last two years – as new escape rooms open, I’m often invited to give the rooms a try, share my experience on this blog and run some kind of giveaway for readers. It’s been a lot of fun and means I’ve been able to try a lot of escape rooms …

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Review: Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK: The First Flight

Linda Hoang - December 23, 2016
Cirque du Soleil TORUK

On Thursday, Mike and I kicked off the holiday season by visiting Rogers Place for the first time to see Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK: The First Flight! I had given away a pair of tickets earlier this month (congrats to Debbie!) and we were fortunate enough to have been invited by Bottom Line Productions to check out the show ourselves.  TORUK: The First Flight is inspired by …

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