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Clicks of the Day: Thursday, June 7, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Thursday, June 7 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

Clicks of the Day is a daily round up of news posted Sunday through Thursday with quantity and quality of content differing depending on how busy Linda’s day is.

    Edmonton/Alberta/Canada

  • Three years after de-listing, gender reassignment surgery to receive public funding
  • “Days before Edmonton’s Pride Week was to kick off in Edmonton, the province confirmed gender reassignment surgery will once again receive public funding. The surgery was delisted three years ago by the Stelmach government. Health Minister Fred Horne stopped short of admitting the government made a mistake, but said the change was the right move.”

    Interesting!

  • Hwy. 63 toll booths mulled
  • “Toll booths might provide the solution to the one-billion- dollar question surrounding Alberta’s deadliest highway, says Premier Alison Redford. While ruling out pay roads in cities like Calgary, Redford said the one place the province is seriously considering cash-collection points is on Highway 63, the route used by oilsands workers to and from Fort McMurray.”

    Good idea ?

  • Health officials admit superbug lead to death of patient at Royal Alex
  • “Weeks after two types of drug resistant bacteria were brought into Edmonton by a woman who had surgery overseas, health officials have confirmed those ‘superbugs’ lead to the death of another patient at the Royal Alexandra Hospital… Health officials also admitted hand-washing compliance rates in Alberta hospitals are part of the problem, pointing to a recent review that showed 50 percent of staff throughout the province follow proper hand washing protocols. In Edmonton, the statistic is lower, at 43 percent.”

    Forgot to post this in yesterday’s Clicks. Health officials washing their hands should not even be a question… geez. Also:

  • Antibiotic for superbug in the works
  • “Local researchers are fighting back against a super bug linked to the death of a Royal Alexandra Hospital patient. University of Alberta microbiologist Mario Feldman is leading a study that aims to develop an antibiotic to take out the deadly bacteria Acinetobacter baumannii.”

    Good to know they’re working on it.

  • Body of missing boater recovered
  • “Nearly two weeks after a man slipped underwater on a lake west of Edmonton – and didn’t resurface – RCMP said his body has been found… Police said the body had since been taken to the Medical Examiner’s office in Edmonton, where the remains were identified as the 29-year-old Edmonton man who slipped beneath the waves of the lake on May 26.”

    Wear lifejackets… please.

  • Toronto bans plastic bags
  • “Toronto has become the first major city in Canada to ban plastic shopping bags in a surprise city council vote that the mayor denounced as ‘ludicrous.’ Mayor Rob Ford, who predicted the ban will face a legal challenge, had asked city council to scrap Toronto’s contentious five-cent levy for plastic shopping bags. Council supported the mayor and voted to scrap the tax – but then also agreed with a last-minute motion to ban bags outright, beginning Jan. 1.”

    Banning plastic bags, it’s so in right now.

  • Decision on Magnotta’s extradition expected soon
  • “German prosecutors said Thursday a decision on the extradition of Montreal murder and dismemberment suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta could be made within days, according to The Associated Press. A spokesman for the prosecutor’s office in Berlin told AP that a request has been made to transfer Magnotta into pre-extradition custody.”

    Chugging along to justice. Also…

  • Police probing possible Magnotta link to L.A. homicide
  • “The widespread travels of Luka Rocco Magnotta, both geographically and on the World Wide Web, are fuelling speculation he may have killed elsewhere.

    Montreal police are working with the Los Angeles Police Department to determine whether Magnotta could have been involved in the murder and beheading of a 66-year-old man in California in January. The head of Hervey Medellin was discovered near the famous Hollywood sign by a woman walking her dog on Jan. 17. A police search turned up Medellin’s hands and feet in the area, but the rest of his body remains missing.”

    Oy.

    World

  • After new Syria massacre, U.N. urges ‘substantial pressure’ on Assad
  • “With Syria lurching closer to sectarian warfare, world leaders on Thursday sought to apply new pressure on a government that they said showed no sign of honoring cease-fire agreements or halting the slaughter of noncombatants, but they remained divided on how to revive a peace process that U.N. officials conceded was in ruins. As new details emerged of the latest massacre of civilians, U.N. officials spoke for the first time of unspecified “consequences” for the Syrian government. Yet the refusal by Russia and China to embrace new economic sanctions meant that the world body was left without a clear path forward.”

    Seriously… how many more must die before Assad is stopped?

    Health

  • Researchers develop Alzheimer’s vaccine
  • “Researchers in Sweden have developed a vaccine that helps improve the symptoms of people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in Lancet Neurology, says this is a breakthrough in the search for a cure to the dementia disease. The researchers noted the vaccine focuses on the amyloid precursor protein, which resides in the outer membrane of nerve cells and that, instead of being broken down, can form a harmful substance called beta-amyloid, which accumulates as plaques and kills brain cells.”

    Promising.

  • CT scans on children ‘could triple brain cancer risk’
  • “Multiple CT scans in childhood can triple the risk of developing brain cancer or leukaemia, a study suggests… They said the study underlined the fact the scans should only be used when necessary and that ways of cutting their radiation should be pursued.”

    I wonder what things in life we think are safe are actually ruining our lives.

  • Tablets help calm young cancer patients during radiation
  • “Radiation therapists with Alberta Health Services are successfully using tablet computers to help keep kids calm during treatments. A radiation therapy manager in Calgary says almost all pediatric patients under the age of seven used to be sedated before therapy. But in the last year radiation therapists were able to eliminate sedation for five out of eight children between the ages of four and seven. Mona Udowicz of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre says many young patients now remain relatively still as they watch a favourite movie, TV show or cartoon on their tablets.”

    Neat.

  • Music training improves the aging process, researchers say
  • “Music training has a lifelong good impact on the aging process, says a new study out of Northwestern University… Researchers discovered that older musicians had a distinct neural timing advantage. Researchers concluded that age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training.”

    Cool.

  • NFL hit with mega lawsuit accusing league of hiding information about damaging effects of concussions
  • “Former players are ganging up on the NFL, consolidating over 80 pending lawsuits into a giant “master complaint” that accuses the league of hiding information that links concussions to permanent brain injuries. Filed Thursday in Philadelphia, the suit seeks to hold the NFL responsible for the care of players suffering from long term neurological conditions including dementia. The suit also names Riddell, Inc., the helmet maker, as a co-defendant.”

    Intense.

    Technology/Social Media/Internet

  • Twitter flips the bird, adopts new logo
  • “Twitter has adopted a redesigned bird as its new logo, bringing uniformity to the symbol representing its brand. The new logo, which was announced Tuesday on Twitter’s blog, replaces Twitter’s lowercase “t” and the old bird. The new bird resembles the older logo but appears to be slimmer and is also tilted upward. “From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of Twitter. (Twitter is the bird, the bird is Twitter),” said Doug Bowman, the company’s creative director. “There’s no longer a need for text, bubbled typefaces, or a lowercase ‘t’ to represent Twitter.””

    Lol. Looks good… (pretty much the same).

  • Google deploying planes over cities for 3D maps
  • “Google Inc is deploying a fleet of small, camera-equipped airplanes above several cities, the Internet search company’s latest step in its ambitious and sometimes controversial plan to create a digital map of the world. Google plans to release the first three-dimensional maps for several cities by the end of the year, the company said at a news conference at its San Francisco offices on Wednesday.”

    Mapping out the world, that Google. Also:

  • The HALO Trust launches Google Earth project to get mines out of the ground
  • “Here’s a fantastic usage of Google Earth, an organization has created a project that is tracking the removal of landmines.”

    Very cool.

  • Big rise in adults online, half of seniors now use Internet
  • “Pew Research Center’s latest report on Internet use shows that in the last 8 months the number of seniors going online have started to grow significantly; half of seniors now use the Internet. Latest research from Pew Research Center, April 2012, reveals that 53% of American adults age 65 and older now use the Internet or email.”

    Everyone’s getting online!

    Business/Work/Economy/Media

  • Research In Motion stops production of lower priced 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook
  • “Research In Motion says it is discontinuing the lowest-priced model of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. A spokeswoman for the company says the Waterloo, Ont.-based company has stopped production on the 16GB Wi-Fi PlayBook. Remaining supplies at retailers and distributors will be the last quantity.”

    Never any good news with RIM lately, eh.

  • Many food industry workers barely getting by
  • “There’s a disturbing irony within the food industry: Many of its employees rely on food stamps… According to a new report by the Food Chain Workers Alliance, only 13.5% of food industry workers earn livable wages. The median wage is $9.65 an hour, and 86% of workers are earning either subminimum, poverty or low wages. Due to such depressed earnings, many food industry employees also struggle to just to eat, creating a rather depressing irony that those who feed us can barely feed themselves.”

    How sad.

    Environment/Space/Animals/Science

  • Loss of biodiversity an equal threat to climate change: study
  • “The accelerating loss of plant and animal species around the planet is becoming as great a threat to global health and prosperity as climate change, concludes a newly published review of hundreds of research studies. “We should be just as worried about biodiversity loss,” said Diane Srivastava, a University of British Columbia zoologist who helped write the paper, which appeared this week in the prestigious journal Nature.”

    :(

  • 20 sea lions shot to death along coasts of Washington and Oregon
  • “The bodies of about 20 sea lions have been discovered along the coasts of Oregon and Washington over the last two months, most of them shot to death. Who did it? No one knows, but there are a few guesses as to why—the playful but voracious creatures have long been blamed by fishermen and others for lunching on prized stocks of salmon and sturgeon, which swim along the Pacific Coast and up the Columbia River.”

    Ughhhh.

  • Americans’ heads getting bigger
  • “Modern life may be going to your head. It’s not clear why—medicine? cars? supermarkets?—but the skulls of white Americans, and perhaps of other races and nationalities, have become slightly taller and roomier, according to new forensic research… the growth translates to roughly a tennis ball’s worth of new brain room.”

    Interesting!

    Entertainment

  • [Video]: Ellen’s first monologue
  • “It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 9 years since Ellen first stepped out to her monologue mark to start the show. Here’s a rare look at that very first monologue that started us on this long and exciting road.”

    Wow! Congrats to her for nine years! Also, her style has definitely changed for the better, lol.

    Weird News, Other News & Fluff

  • The Huffington Post secretly hosts entire vertical dedicated to Sideboob
  • “There are many things to say about Ariana Huffington not least of which is her seemingly endless ability to get people to go to websites. Consider this another victory, as we recently uncovered a vertical just off the beaten path of HuffPo, yet still entirely on their servers: HuffPo Sideboob.”

    Lol!!

  • [Video]: ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ re-cut as a suspenseful thriller
  • “A few music changes, a little editing here and there, and a movie’s tone changes completely.”

    Video editing, it’s an amazing thing.

  • [Video]: Kitten and bunny wrestling
  • Too cute!!


Thor (and/or Loki) Photo of the Day:

Loki and Thor getting comfortable with their getaway backpack (in case of a zombie apocalypse).


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Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She’s also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is a Christmas gift pack from @dinechartier which includes these artisan macarons, chocolates, jams & more! (valued at $110) Chartier’s dishes are amazing, now try their awesome retail goodies!
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Chartier is an award-winning rustic French-Canadian restaurant in the heart of downtown Beaumont (just south of Edmonton). This restaurant started as a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, and has since grown to become a gem in the community. You just feel the warmth when you’re in Chartier, their staff/service/story is lovely – as is their food! In addition to awesome brunch, tourtieres, poutines, and more, Chartier also has a bread BAR! It’s a bakery bar in their front entrance that is open Tues-Sunday at 11 a.m. (and regularly sells out!) This giveaway focuses on their retail goodies! New this year, Chartier is selling chocolates and macarons and plan to do these items seasonally (Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc.) Your $110 gift pack also includes various jams, Vancouver Island salt collection and a Chartier hat! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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Beer lovers - enter to win a @SherbrookeLiquor gift pack featuring this fancy Belgian Christmas beer 🍺, a $50 gift card, & a beer glass! (total value of prize pack: $75)
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Sherbrooke Liquor is one of Canada's best liquor stores! They carry over 1,500 beers (whoa), 800 wines, 400 spirits, and a bunch of beer/wine accessories/tools and other gifts. Along with their great selection, Sherbrooke is also very well-known for their exceptional service and commitment to community. They’ve personally ordered me specialty products - and would do the same for anyone who requests. The staff are simply wonderful and they are truly Edmonton's liquor store. Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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  • 🎁 DEC 11 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
LOVE pizza? 🍕🍕 Then today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is for you!! Win $50 to @LovePizza_YEG!! 🍕
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LOVEPIZZA 🍕 is a pretty cool local pizza spot in downtown Edmonton. The owners - a husband and wife team who met on a first date having pizza - want to create memorable experiences around people, places, and you guessed it - pizza! LovePizza pizzas are about 6" wide and 17" long. They have signature pizzas (try the Meatatarian or the Old MacDonald!) and my favourite - Build Your Own Pizza! You can even add an egg 🍳 on your za. Yum. LovePizza regularly gives back to the community, and is always coming up with funky pizza specials! Give them a try. ☺️ Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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  • 🎁 DEC 10 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
When you wake up craving Mexican-inspired meat platters & churros, you obviously make today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 a $50 giftcard to @Rostizado_YEG! 😍
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Rostizado is a modern-Mexican restaurant that uses fresh, quality local ingredients prepared in traditional-Mexican rosticeria fashion: slow-cooked and hearty. Their platters are a must-try: with rotisserie chicken, beef, and Cuban-Style pork shoulder. We also love their crispy potatoes, roasted cauliflower and various queso dips. They have an awesome lunch deal and the churros are to die for. Rostizado has a great vibe, cool decor, excellent service and a meal here is always a good time! Their sister-restaurant @trescarnales is also a popular spot for tacos in the city! Learn more about Rostizado and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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  • 🎁 DEC 9 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
I’m a big brunch fan so today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is Brunch for 2 to @BundokYEG! (valued at $40).
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Bündok is a pretty cool place on 104 Street, serving up delicious and beautifully-plated food. Their brunch menu includes both bistro and brunch options. There's french toast, eggs benny, omelettes and sausages, but the bistro dishes are my favourite - like sea bream crudo and chicken liver. Yuuuum!! Although this giveaway is for brunch, you also have to try their regular lunch and dinner menu. Bündok's gnocchi is unbelievable. Bündok should most certainly be on your list for a visit!  Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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Sabor is very well-known for serving some of the very best seafood in Edmonton! Sabor serves up delicious Iberian (Portuguese/Spanish/Mediterranean) coastal cuisine, using sustainable, Ocean-wise certified seafood. This beautiful restaurant (perfect for wedding receptions and other intimate gatherings) is also home to live music on weekends! Sabor has been voted one of Canada's best restaurants and is one of my favourites. It's got a great lunch deal (appetizer + entree for $18 from a set menu) and has delicious risotto and paella too. Eating 'Family Style' at Sabor is also popular! Chef Lino will prepare a three-course meal that changes daily, based on seasonal ingredients and his daily ingredients. Sabor is a must-try! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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  • 🎁 DEC 7 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
Who doesn’t love a good croissant? Well the ones from @chocorrant are GREAT! Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is an Artisan Chocorrant Collection (Baker’s Dozen) of croissants featuring all kinds of flavours like matcha, strawberry milk, chocolate and cookies and cream! (Valued at $50).
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Chocorrant is one of Edmonton’s newest patisserie & cafes. They make their croissants in-house, fresh daily, and infuse awesome flavours into these buttery,  fluffy pastries. I had only ever really had cheese, chocolate and regular croissants before Chocorrant opened my eyes to all the wonderful flavours you can have in a croissant! They also have savoury croissant sandwiches and sell over treats too! Visit their cute little store on @shop124street. Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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  • 🎁 DEC 6 GIVEAWAY! 🎁

Have you tried @ErnestsNAIT? This #yegfood gem and one of Canada’s Best Restaurants (voted by @opentable users!) features delicious cuisine & service by @NAIT Culinary Arts & Hospitality students! I’ve always had a great meal at Ernest’s and now you can too - For today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻, I’m giving away a $50 gift card to this affordable fine dining spot. —————————————
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Ernest's is an Edmonton food gem - an affordable fine dining spot featuring delicious cuisine and excellent service by NAIT Culinary Arts and Hospitality students. This dining room has been a huge part of the Culinary Arts department for over 50 years, and is recognized as one of Edmonton's top dining experiences. The coolest part is that all the food is prepared and served by students! Ernest's offers a lunch and dinner menu, along with a lunch buffet, and is often host to a bunch of wicked culinary dinners featuring celebrity chefs and local chefs. You're always in good hands at Ernest's. They’ve also been named one of Canada's Best 100 Restaurants in past years, AND for 2017! If you've never tried, now's your chance! I used to call it a hidden gem but it shouldn't be hidden because everyone should know about Ernest's! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
* * THE WINNER IS @reneechan_yeg! * *
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  • 🎁 DEC 5 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
Happy #TacoTuesday!! 🌮🌮 Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is a $50 gift card to @ElCortezYEG!! Eat all the tacos, tequila, and try their new winter menu!
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El Cortez is a super cool Mexican kitchen + tequila bar just off Whyte Ave @oldstrathcona. The restaurant/bar specializes in traditional Latin food with a modern twist. Their tasty menu features tacos, tapas, gourmet street food, and Latin brunch. They are one of just 9 establishments in the WORLD to be certified by The Tequila Regulatory Council (so their tequila offerings are legit). They also have amazing decor and an overall wicked vibe - like when I say it's super cool I mean this place oozes cool. Check out the funky graffiti-style wall art and the crazy-lit bathrooms. El Cortez is always a good time. They just launched their new winter menu too so be sure to check it out, PLUS - on Tuesdays its half-price tacos!! 🌮 They’re also currently running a holiday gift card promotion! For every minimum $50 gift card purchased, El Cortez is donating $5 to the Humane Animal Rescue Team @hartedmonton! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
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  • 🎁 DEC 4 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
Mondays can be hard. Ramen can help! 🍜 Today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is a $50 gift card to @yegnoodles!! Eat all their delicious noodz. 🍜
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2. Tag a friend in the comments to spread the word about the giveaway!
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For even MORE chances to win, enter through my Twitter @lindork and Facebook (Lindork - Linda Hoang)! I’ll pick a winner on Dec. 5 out of all entries received here, on my Facebook and Twitter. —————————————
The Prairie Noodle Shop takes Japanese ramen and infuses it with flavours unique to Alberta. The team behind Prairie Noodle Shop tested the market with a series of ramen pop-ups before opening their 124 Street location. This prairie-inspired ramen is one of the best (and certainly one of the most unique) in the city! Try their NEW winter menu which includes beef and curry bowls, the return of their 🧀 bowl, and new small plates & beers! 🍺 Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
* * UPDATE * * The winner is Jerb2 from Twitter! Thanks for entering everyone!! .
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  • Sunday Funday at @centralsocialhall trying their delicious brunch 🥂😍 & learning about how the company has evolved over the years - stepping up their #yegfood game! Thanks for the great company @becausemimosas @argenplath @antonatienza & for the invite @jessekupina @vancebosch @chattygirlmedia! 🙏🏻
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  • 🎁 DEC 3 GIVEAWAY! 🎁
On Sundays, we brunch! 🍳🥓🤤 That’s why today’s 24 Days of Christmas Giveaway 🎅🏻 is Brunch for Four to @xix19! (valued at $120!)
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To enter, do two things: 
1. Make sure you’re following me and @xix19!
2. Tag a friend in the comments to spread the word about the giveaway!
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For even MORE chances to win, enter through my Twitter @lindork and Facebook (Lindork - Linda Hoang)! I’ll pick a winner on Dec. 4 out of all entries received here, on my Facebook and Twitter. —————————————
XIX Nineteen offers simply great food. Head Chef Andrew Fung is one of my favourite chefs in Edmonton. Must-orders on their brunch menu: their crispy chicken & waffle (pictured), their five spice bao benny, their Moroccan meatball tagine, and their banana bread french toast. On their regular menu - XIX Nineteen’s signature Ahi Tuna Twists is a must!! XIX Nineteen has two locations - one in Terwillegar south Edmonton and one in St. Albert. Give it a try if you haven’t yet! Learn more and see a running list of all my 24 Days of Christmas Giveaways on my blog: www.linda-hoang.com (link in bio)👩🏻‍💻
* * UPDATE * * Congrats to @gingergolovely of Instagram, winner of Brunch for Four to @xix19! Thanks to everyone who entered. Watch for more giveaways! .
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