food

Review + Giveaway: HelloFresh Meal Box Delivery Service

Linda Hoang - February 11, 2017
HelloFresh Canada Food Meal Box Delivery 1

Mike and I have tried some food delivery subscription services in past, but have never landed on anything we wanted to use long-term. Either the delivery dates for our neighbourhood were too close to the weekend (so we’d be eating out during those days anyway and food would go to waste) or we’d get ingredients in the box and some ideas on what to make …

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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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Preview/Giveaway: Food Tickets to Lexus South Pointe Fall Food Festival (2016)

Linda Hoang - September 14, 2016

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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Giveaway: Boston Pizza Summer Menu (Try their All-Star Line-Up!)

Linda Hoang - July 12, 2016
Boston Pizza Edmonton Summer Menu Giveaway

Summer is great for a lot of reasons – the sunshine, vacations, all the Edmonton festivals, that patio life. I also love it because restaurants typically release special summer menu items! Boston Pizza invited Mike and I down to try some of their new Summer Menu items and is giving me two $50 gift cards to giveaway for readers so you can try the items too. …

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Review: Brunch and Bacon Feast at Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse

Linda Hoang - April 6, 2016
Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse Edmonton - Brunch

Last weekend was all about the meat sweats at Pampa Brazilian Steak House! Pampa, located at 9929 109 Street downtown, recently launched their Bacon Feast promotion and invited me and some of food loving friends down to try their bacon specials. I also had the pleasure of trying Pampa’s Sunday brunch offerings! Read on for a recap of Bacon Feast + brunch, and enter to …

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Recap + Giveaway: Hot Cross Buns at COBS Bread + Enter To Win Bread For a Year!

Linda Hoang - February 24, 2016
Cobs Bread Bakery - Edmonton - Hot Cross Buns

Last weekend, to celebrate Hot Cross Buns season, COBS Bread Crestwood bakery (9680 142 Street) invited me to come learn more about their hot cross buns! Did you know: hot cross buns are traditionally eaten around Easter and each year, COBS Bread only makes their hot cross buns (from scratch, fresh daily) from January through to March 30? Also that they are the name of a very popular …

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Recap + Recipe: Tuna Tostadas from Earls (and enter to win a $100 Gift Card!)

Linda Hoang - January 29, 2016
Earls Restaurant - Edmonton

One of my Mike’s favourite restaurants is Earls! Over the years, he would typically pitch Earls as the place to go for dinner, or is delighted when we end up at Earls. Receiving gift cards to Earls is always a joyous occasion for him too. Most of Mike’s birthday dinners have also been at Earls (the one off Whitemud has a nice space for large parties for 20-ish people!) I …

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Review: Walia Ethiopian Restaurant

Linda Hoang - December 22, 2015
Walia Ethnic Ethiopian Restaurant - 124 Street - Edmonton

124 Street has quickly become one of my favourite spots to dine – with some amazing restaurants lining the popular strip. The newest Ethiopian restaurant to open on 124 Street is no exception. This week I joined some of my lovely work friends for lunch at the new Walia Ethnic Ethiopian Restaurant (located at 10630 124 Street). Walia has only been open for two months, …

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Review: Cafe Bicyclette (Edmonton A to Z Restaurant Series)

Linda Hoang - September 19, 2015
Cafe Bicyclette Edmonton

* This review is part of a 2015 series of reviews on Edmonton restaurants “A to Z” – inspired by @DianeLuzny on Twitter! This could either mean the restaurant starts with the next letter in the series, or the restaurant’s type of food starts with the letter in the series. Check out other reviews in my Edmonton A to Z Restaurant series here!* Edmonton A to Z …

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