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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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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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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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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: 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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