Food

Cook Book Giveaway: Edmonton Cooks – Signature Dishes from the City’s Best Chefs

Linda Hoang - September 25, 2016
edmonton-cooks-cookbook

I have a friend who loves trying to recreate dishes she’s had at Edmonton restaurants. I’m always impressed because she tries to replicate these dishes with no recipes to reference – and her success rate is pretty high! I don’t cook at home a lot, though I always want to do more home cooking (and you can usually find what I have tried doing over on my …

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Preview/Giveaway: Food Tickets to Lexus South Pointe Fall Food Festival (2016)

Linda Hoang - September 14, 2016
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I think most would agree that the best events are ones with great food. If you make that food local, have proceeds go to charity, and host the party in a cool venue then you’ve really got yourself a great event! That’s what we can expect on Sept. 22 at Lexus South Pointe‘s Fall Food Festival! The event features food from a bunch of great local chefs and supports a …

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Preview: A Taste of the 5th Annual Strathearn Art Walk

Linda Hoang - September 4, 2016
Strathearn Art Walk Edmonton - Food

Earlier this week I got a chance to preview the food offerings that will be featured at the Strathearn Art Walk on Saturday, Sept. 10. My friend / former colleague Kristen is on the Strathearn Community League and organizing committee for the popular walk, which is now in its 5th year! Kristen asked if I was interested in coming to try the league’s “Signature Pulled …

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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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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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