Review: LETS Grill Restaurant

Linda Hoang - August 13, 2015
LETS Grill Restaurant - Chinese Restaurant - Edmonton - 1

This week Mike and I tried new Chinese restaurant LETS Grill (5926 104 Street) with our friend Nic and his pal Billy. LETS Grill just opened two months ago on Calgary Trail, in the same strip as Tropika and Syphay – and just a couple of doors down from the newest live action escape game Escape City Edmonton (review and giveaway to that coming next week!) …

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Social Media Spotlight: Top Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow (version 3)

Linda Hoang - August 12, 2015
Edmonton Instagram Users

My favourite social network (after Twitter) is Instagram and I’m not alone in this. It now boasts more than 300 million monthly active users worldwide (more than Twitter), with more than 70 million photos shared each and every day. People love sharing their photos. When I use Instagram, I try to be pretty deliberate with my posts. Whereas on Twitter and Facebook I’ll post multiple photos from an …

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Top 10: Edmonton Chinatown Restaurants

Linda Hoang - August 8, 2015
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I recently had the pleasure of contributing a restaurant Top 10 list to YellowPages Canada. The company has been around for more than 100 years (do you remember the YellowPages business directory books arriving on your doorstep?) and in recent years has undergone a rebrand. YellowPages Canada now has a new project called “YP Playlists” – a collection of lists on a variety of topics, …

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Recap: #YEGFoodCrawl through Edmonton’s Chinatown

Linda Hoang - August 6, 2015
YEG Food Crawl - Chinatown - Edmonton

I remember when food crawls were shiny and new. Something called Dishcrawl hit our city a few years ago and got a lot of people excited. The concept was an easy one to get excited about – for a set price, “crawl” to a number of different restaurants, try their food and meet their owners. I went on maybe 4-5 different crawls and really enjoyed …

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Edmonton Tourism – You Think You Know Edmonton? (Food Trucks!)

Linda Hoang - July 31, 2015
Explore Edmonton - Edmonton Tourism - What the Truck - Food Trucks 1

This summer I had the pleasure of working with Edmonton Tourism on their “You Think You Know Edmonton?” video/commercial series. When I went to What the Truck (food truck festival) at Northlands Park in early July, I was filmed sharing some of the things I love about food trucks (and What the Truck) in the city. In love with Edmonton! 😍 Great weather, atmosphere, and …

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Recap: A Taste of Edmonton 2015

Linda Hoang - July 24, 2015
Taste of Edmonton

I wasn’t planning on doing a recap of Taste of Edmonton this year. I generally have a good time and few complaints, and the summer festival season is so busy that I tend to miss the opportunity to write it in a timely fashion. This year though, there’s been so much discussion about the event that I did want to put my thoughts out there. …

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Recap: The Lion King Musical in Edmonton!

Linda Hoang - July 19, 2015
The Lion King Edmonton Musical Broadway Across Canada Touring

This week Mike and I went to see the world’s #1 musical!! The Lion King is in Edmonton July 14-August 9 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and if you don’t have tickets yet – please, go get some. No really. What an amazing show!! Watching The Lion King was a rollercoaster of nostalgic emotion. Growing up, my dad would buy VHSs for all Disney …

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Recap + Giveaway: Hudsons Canada’s Pub’s New Menu + Enter to a Win a $50 Gift Card!

Linda Hoang - July 17, 2015
Edmonton Hudsons Canadian Pub

Last weekend, Mike and I headed down to Hudsons Canada’s Pub (Bourbon Street) to check out their new menu. Hudson’s has gone through a re-brand recently – including changing their name + look/colours (I only just realized when I was googling their website for this blog post, that they’re officially no longer Hudsons Canadian Taphouse!) and doing a fairly large overhaul to their menu. Hudsons’ …

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#ComingJuly13 – The New Edmonton #IceDistrict

Linda Hoang - July 13, 2015
ComingJuly13 - Edmonton - Ice District 7

Last week, I had a lot of fun checking out a bunch of new public art that was popping up all over downtown Edmonton! There was an ice cube installation in front of the Westin Hotel, which was later moved to Beaver Hill Park. Edmonton-based Jennifer Poburan was the artist behind the ice cubes. There was a colourful mural painted on the north facing wall of the …

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Recap: New Look, Menu, Chef’s Table, at Westin Edmonton Hotel’s Share Restaurant

Linda Hoang - July 8, 2015
Westin Edmonton - Share Restaurant - Chef Ryan O'Flynn

A few weeks ago I was invited to come try and learn more about the Westin Hotel’s Share Restaurant new – very Canadian menu and Chef’s Table. Share is well-known, downtown Edmonton hotel restaurant that’s recently gotten a lot of attention because of their extremely talented executive Chef Ryan O’Flynn. Chef Ryan has had a whirlwind of a year – winning gold at the 2015 Canadian Culinary …

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