SFC Seoul Fried Chicken Edmonton Old Strathcona
Takami Sushi Edmonton Japanese
Artie first day daycare
Grain of Rice Chinese Vietnamese Restaurant Edmonton
Plaza Bowling Co - Explore Edmonton

Review: SFC Seoul Fried Chicken

Linda Hoang - March 24, 2017
SFC Seoul Fried Chicken Edmonton Old Strathcona

Okay, I’m toooootally late to the party but this month I finally tried SFC Seoul Fried Chicken!  Seoul Fried Chicken is located at 7904 104 Street (Calgary Trail), just off Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona. It’s this tiny little spot, with limited seating, at the corner of a strip mall, that serves up the best Korean Fried Chicken in the city.  I went with my friend …

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Review: Takami Sushi Edmonton

Linda Hoang - March 12, 2017
Takami Sushi Edmonton Japanese

Edmontonians love their Japanese food. So much so that I’ve lost count of just how many Japanese restaurants there are in our city (hint: it’s a lot). We’ve got a lot of options to satisfy our Japanese cravings and adding to that list of options is the new Takami Sushi in Allendale, at 10430 61 Avenue (just off Calgary Trail).  Takami Sushi is located in a …

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Review + Giveaway: Dog Daycare at Infinite Pawsibilities (Edmonton)

Linda Hoang - March 5, 2017
Artie first day daycare

Having a dog takes a lot of work and a lot of understanding. There’s a degree of “Yup, stuff in our house is going to get destroyed … those floors are going to get peed and pooped on … no, that schedule won’t work because we need to walk the dog at that time” type of understanding that comes up with dog ownership.  All the …

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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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