SideQuests Adventure Inc Edmonton Escape Rooms
Time Escape Edmonton Escape Rooms
Daravara 124 Street Brunch Edmonton
Me 2 Japanese Sizzling Restaurant Edmonton
The Rec Room Edmonton Cineplex South Common

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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Review: Daravara (124 Street)

Linda Hoang - December 13, 2016
Daravara 124 Street Brunch Edmonton

I love that despite how many restaurants I’ve come to try in Edmonton, there’s simply always more to try. Sometimes I’m ashamed that it’s taken me so long to try places that have become well-established and well-loved.  That was the case when I finally visited Daravara on 124 Street a few weekends ago!  Daravara is a pretty trendy, industrial-looking gastropub – spacious, a bit stark, with lots of black, red and wood. Over the last …

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Review: Me 2 Japanese Sizzling Restaurant

Linda Hoang - December 10, 2016
Me 2 Japanese Sizzling Restaurant Edmonton

So often, posts I see on social media end up influencing where I eat in Edmonton. That’s what led Mike and I to Me 2 Japanese Sizzling Restaurant (9314 34 Avenue) last week. I had been seeing photos and video on Instagram showing these sizzling dishes of rice and meat that looked so delicious (and fun – what with the sizzle and all!) that when we were planning a dinner …

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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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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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