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

Linda Hoang - September 25, 2016
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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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Explore Edmonton: Visiting the Edmonton Corn Maze (Enter to win free passes!)

Linda Hoang - September 9, 2016
Edmonton Corn Maze

While summer may mainly be over now, there are still so many events and activities to do in Edmonton! Something we had been meaning to do all summer but kept missing, was visiting the Edmonton Corn Maze. We finally went over the long weekend! The Edmonton Corn Maze is located just slightly south west of the city (it’s like a 10-minute drive from where we live on the west …

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

Linda Hoang - September 4, 2016
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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
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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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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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Preview: Sabor Seafood Festival (Aug 5 – Sept 3, 2016)

Linda Hoang - July 27, 2016
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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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Explore Edmonton: K-Days 2016

Linda Hoang - July 24, 2016
K-Days - Edmonton - Summer

Summers in Edmonton are unbelievable. There’s always something to do and often – especially on weekends – there are SO many events and activities that it’s really hard to decide which one to do! That’s a great problem to have, especially if you’re summer vacations revolve primarily around staycations. Each summer, Mike and I make a point to spend a day at K-Days, Edmonton’s biggest …

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Purina Pet People: 3 Ways My Pets Make Life Bigger and Better!

Linda Hoang - July 18, 2016
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“Pets don’t just make life better. They make it bigger.”  Every day I am in awe of our pets and the joy they bring into our lives. I truly believe pets make life bigger and better – which conveniently enough is what Purina’s new Live Big Campaign is all about. #LetsLiveBig celebrates the impact pets have had on our lives, and looks at what we can do …

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Review: Dinner at the Highlands Golf Club

Linda Hoang - July 17, 2016
Highlands Golf Club Restaurant - Edmonton

I had the pleasure of being introduced to the Highlands Golf Club a few months ago when I guest judged at the Mount Royal Elementary School Culinary Cook Off. Highlands Golf Club’s chef made a tasty chorizo rosemary penne pasta that I really enjoyed, so I was excited when the club reached out to see if I was interested in checking out their restaurant offerings. Did …

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