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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Giveaway: New Year’s Eve at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Linda Hoang - December 1, 2016
Venetian Masquerade Fairmont Hotel Macdonald New Years Eve Edmonton

Each year I put together a New Year’s Eve Edmonton Event Listing (watch for it in days!) to help people decide what they should do to ring in the new year. And each year, I add but then see shortly after, that the party at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald gets sold out!  The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald puts on what looks and sounds like an incredibly glamourous, themed NYE …

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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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Giveaway: Popeyes Chicken Comes to Edmonton!

Linda Hoang - November 22, 2016
Popeyes Canada Louisiana Kitchen

Every so often I get asked, ‘what’s the trendy thing to eat these days in the city, what’s really popular?’ Last year I felt like the answer was ramen – there were so many ramen restaurants opening in Edmonton and pre-existing ramen places were getting a lot more attention too.  This year? Fried chicken seems to be ‘it’ food. There’s been fried chicken dishes introduced in a lot of …

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Explore Edmonton: Virtual Reality Arcade Breakout VR (+ Giveaway!)

Linda Hoang - November 14, 2016
Breakout VR Virtual Reality Arcade Edmonton

On our never-ending quest to ‘Explore Edmonton,’ Mike and I found ourselves trying the city’s newest virtual reality arcade – Breakout VR located at 10107 81 Avenue (off Whyte). Breakout VR is brought to us by some of the same owners as Breakout Entertainment, Edmonton’s very first escape game company. As readers know, I’m a huge escape game fan and Breakout’s late 2014 launch was just the first …

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Explore Edmonton: There’s a Dog Restaurant in Edmonton, Canada and it’s Paw-some!

Linda Hoang - November 11, 2016

For the last three years, we’ve been celebrating Olive’s dog birthday at the Doggy Style Deli – a restaurant for dogs located on Stony Plain Road right here in Edmonton! I’ve blogged about the experience before, and have shared lots of photos on social media, but every year it still surprises/delights a lot of people who hear about the doggy restaurant for the first time!  This …

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Social Media Spotlight: Top Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow (version 5)

Linda Hoang - October 29, 2016
Edmonton Instagram Users Social Media

Twice a year, I put out a local Edmonton Instagram users to follow list. There is no shortage of great accounts to recommend and what you’ve landed on here is my fifth IG list! The first one was published August 2014 and two years later I still get so excited to share some of my favourite accounts with all of you.  I love Instagram and in my …

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Giveaway: Arrive in the Black – $100 Prestige Black Car Gift Card Giveaway

Linda Hoang - October 9, 2016
Prestige Transportation Edmonton

Over the weekend I got a chance to partner with Prestige Transportation Edmonton for a one-day Black Car adventure helping celebrate the company’s new, more affordable rates! Until recently, the City of Edmonton required a minimum $75 charge for all Prestige black car rides (no matter how long or short the distance). As you can imagine, that minimum fee turned away a lot of potential riders. …

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