restaurant reviews

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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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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Linda Hoang - March 27, 2016
LovePizza Edmonton - Pizza - Thin Crust - Downtown

There’s a new pizza joint in town and I love it! LOVEPIZZA (located at 10196 109 Street) specializes in flatbread/thin-crust style pizzas and opened late January downtown in the busy shopping centre at the intersection of Jasper and 109 Street. Inside LOVEPIZZA, it’s very slick, clean and modern – very black, white and bright. It’s got a similar concept to Urbano Pizza – where you head up to …

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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: Nomiya Japanese (Ramen)

Linda Hoang - January 9, 2016
Nomiya Edmonton - Ramen - Sushi

Last weekend Mike and I went with our friends Fred and Catherine to try the ramen at Nomiya Japanese Restaurant on Calgary Trail. Since we got back from our trip to Japan in October, Mike and I have been craving ramen much more than we had pre-trip. While the opening of the Prairie Noodle Shop was a very welcome addition to the ramen options in …

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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: Prairie Noodle Shop (Ramen!)

Linda Hoang - December 16, 2015
Prairie Noodle Shop - Edmonton - Ramen

There’s a new ramen shop in town and it is damn good. After more than a year of holding ramen pop-ups in various spots across Edmonton, the long-awaited permanent location for the Prairie Noodle Shop has finally opened along 124 Street! Interest in ramen (Japanese-style noodle soup featuring those familiar, yellow wheat noodles) has spiked in our city over the last few years. Some Japanese …

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Recap: Fall Flavours at Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery

Linda Hoang - October 16, 2015
Good Earth Coffeehouse & Bakery Edmonton

I’ve never really been the type of person to only eat certain food during certain weather or certain seasons. I’d crave and eat a steaming hot bowl of pho on the coldest day of the year and the hottest, as an example ;) But some food does “fit” better in certain seasons so seeing as it’s sweater weather (beautiful autumn!) I thought it was appropriate …

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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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