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June 8, 2015

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June 8, 2015

Giveaway: Eat Your Way Through the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup!

June 8, 2015
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FIFA Women's World Cup Canada. Photo by IQRemix (

Photo above by IQRemix (

FIFA Women’s World Cup fever has hit Edmonton! Over the weekend, more than 53,000 people packed Commonwealth Stadium to watch the kick-off game. This Thursday, I’m planning on taking in a game with some of my friends. (Check out more game info here).

I’m also excited to try some FIFA food and drink specials!

Throughout the duration of the FIFA Women’s World Cup (June 6 – July 5), Edmonton Tourism has teamed up with some local restaurants to offer Canada / soccer-themed food and drink specials!

Some of the specials include the Canadian Burgers (maple BBQ sauce, crisply maple bacon and cehddar cheese with ketchup chips and pints of Red Canadian Beer) at Sherlock Holmes Rice Howard Way and The Rose & Crown Pub, the Ramada Edmonton’s Canadian Soccer Beef Balls, the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald’s Sinclair 12 cocktail made with Canadian Club, maple syrup and lime juice, and the Pint’s Team Canada Poutine Dog – an oversized all beef hot dog topped with Pint fries, cheese curds, beef gravy, maple infused bacon bits and crumbled ketchup chips.

You can view the whole FIFA Women’s World Cup food & drink specials menu here!

This Friday, I’m heading down to The Pint Downtown to try the Team Canada Poutine Dog! (They’ve also got an intense sounding Caesar special – the Team Canada Caesar–a traditional Caesar featuring peppered bacon, maple pancakes (yes, they are in the Caesar), and a dash of maple syrup, plus they’re serving pints of red Budweiser draft during events).

The oversized, foot-long Team Canada Poutine Hot Dog FIFA Women's World Cup special at The Pint!

The oversized, foot-long Team Canada Poutine Hot Dog FIFA Women’s World Cup special at The Pint!

I’m also giving away two $25 Pint gift cards so anyone can go and try the Team Canada Poutine Dog from now until July 5! (I also encourage you to try some of the dishes from the other 13 Edmonton restaurants/pubs doing FIFA food specials).



Win some gift cards to The Pint!

Win some gift cards to The Pint!

I’m giving away two four pairs of $25 gift cards to The Pint to try their Team Canada Poutine Dog and Caesar specials as part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup!

(The original two gift cards were provided by Edmonton Tourism, but The Pint matched that after I posted this blog – so we now have an extra two pairs to give away! Thank you Edmonton Tourism + The Pint!)

There are multiple ways to enter (commenting in this post answering the question below is mandatory, everything else are additional/bonus entries.)

  • Leave a comment on this blog post answering: Aside from The Pint’s specials, which FIFA food or drink dish do you most want to try? (See the menu hereThis is mandatory. You must do this in order to be eligible to win.
  • Tweet this exact sentence: I’m excited to try #FIFAWWC #yegfood specials June 6 – July 5! @EdmontonTourism #yeg @FIFAWWC #ExploreEdmonton
  • Follow @lindork on Twitter (let me know you’ve done this)
  • Like my Facebook Page – Lindork (Linda Hoang) and leave a comment on this post (let me know when you’ve done this).

Please note comments are moderated so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t appear right away!

This giveaway closes on Tuesday, June 16 at 10 p.m. I will randomly choose four winners based on the entries after the contest closes.

Good luck, spread the word, and go out and take in some FIFA games too!

Meanwhile, if you want to see more photos from our oversized poutine hot dog adventure, check out some of my tweets here!


Congratulations to Sarah F., Jenn L., Amanda and Frank – who each win $25 gift cards to The Pint!


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  1. The mondo soccer dog from Fat Franks sounds amazing! I should try that and the Pint poutine dog too!
    (I also follow you on twitter)

  2. the Soccer Saskatoon Lamb Burger fomr the dish bistro sounds fantastic, (I also did all the other ones :)

  3. The candied maple bacon popcorn sounds pretty amazing — and all the special cocktails – nom!

  4. I’ve liked your FB page (and commented on the post), sent the tweet, and I follow you on twitter :)

  5. I would be all over the Nova Hotels old fashioned and the popcorn. :)

    Completed all other entries too.

  6. would love to try The Dish Bistro’s Soccer Saskatoon Lamb Burger! also I have done all other entries :)

  7. The Dish Bistro’s Soccer Saskatoon Lamb Burger description looks delicious. I have also tweeted, followed and liked!

  8. The Candied Maple Bacon Popcorn at Nova Hotels sounds delicious! Follow and Liked. @_frankenfish

  9. All the menu items sound so appetizing but given the big chocolate fan that I am, Bernard Callebaut’s chocolate soccer balls are what will make me go and dance to the tune of Waka Waka.

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