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Review + Giveaway: Crash Hotel Lobby Bar

Crash Hotel Lobby Bar Edmonton

One of the great things about the opening of the new Rogers Place in downtown Edmonton is that it spurred a lot of downtown businesses to revitalize and reinvent themselves in anticipation of increased crowds in the area.  One of those reinvented spots – the Crash Hotel Lobby Bar at 10260 103 Street, right across from Rogers Place.  This hotel has a long history in Edmonton. It was first built in 1904 as…

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Review: Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips

Grandin Fish n Chips Edmonton

There’s a new seafood spot in town! Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips recently opened on 109 Street and 99 Avenue, right by (and is a product of the same people who run) The Common! Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips is a super hip, fast-casual restaurant that puts a prairie perspective on fish ‘n’ chips (from Port to Prairie, they say!) The decor/interior of Grandin Fish ‘N’ Chips is beautiful! Their design work is actually recently…

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Review: Daravara (124 Street)

Daravara 124 Street Brunch Edmonton

I love that despite how many restaurants I’ve come to try in Edmonton, there’s simply always more to try. Sometimes I’m ashamed that it’s taken me so long to try places that have become well-established and well-loved.  That was the case when I finally visited Daravara on 124 Street a few weekends ago!  Daravara is a pretty trendy, industrial-looking gastropub – spacious, a bit stark, with lots of black, red and wood. Over the last few years, Daravara has become…

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Review + Giveaway: The Rec Room (Edmonton)

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 open in South Edmonton Common! …

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

Boston Pizza Edmonton Summer Menu Giveaway

Summer is great for a lot of reasons – the sunshine, vacations, all the Edmonton festivals,ย 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. Read on and enter the…

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  • Mmm! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I loved the "Birthday Cake" rolled ice cream at @sweettoothyyc!! ๐Ÿฆ Vanilla bean ice cream with golden oreos, confetti sprinkles, raspberry sauce, whipped cream, raspberry drizzle, toasted hazelnuts and almonds, and strawberry Pocky! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป First time trying rolled ice cream and was delighted. @mikethyking got the "Monkey Business" banana butterscotch one. Also ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŒ.
#never2sweet #sweettoothyyc
  • Crushed ducks ๐Ÿฆ† last night, and the @edmontonoilers did the same! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ #LetsGoOilers Had a fantastic dinner at @oxbow_yyc @kri_calgary with @mikethyking, @kathytrinhle & @big_mitchy16! The #tasteab beef striploin and Chinook salmon were also excellent. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thanks for a great meal @janohansen & @sideofpork! 
We're in Calgary for the #CalgaryExpo!
  • ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜œ #WakeMeWhenImFamous
  • Guys, I'm celebrating the @edmontonoilers the best way I know how: by eating! ๐Ÿฝ Over on the blog (link in bio), I've got a list of Where to Eat Duck in Edmonton (since its Duck Hunting Season! ๐Ÿฆ†) It's just an early starting list so if you know other #yegfood reataurants serving up duck, please let me know and I'll add! #LetsGoOilers #CrushTheDucks
๐Ÿ“ธ photo credit: @xix19 (duck wings!)
  • I'm obsessed with the lights๐Ÿ’ก at the Full House Lottery dream homes. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ SO GORGEOUS! I'm having a blast working on the @FHLottery campaign this year - if you haven't had a chance to check out the homes - they're open 7 days a week for viewing in #Windermere. Go now! ๐Ÿ’ฐ from your #FHlottery ticket goes to support 1.6 #Alberta patients at @rahfoundation & @givetoUHF AND you get a chance to win from more than $5.1 million in prizes including these beautiful homes, a #yegdt Edmonton condo, trips, vehicles and more! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
  • Easily one of my new favourite salads - the Roasted Beet & Greek Yogurt salad from @crashlandhere! ๐Ÿ˜โœ”๏ธโœ”๏ธ
Enter to win a $50 gift card to Crash Hotel Lobby Bar by tagging a friend in the comments below! 
Additional entries, more #foodporn and a review of #CrashHotel over on my blog! (link in bio)
  • The snow's not all bad! โ„๏ธ
  • The best volunteer gigs are ones that involve eating delicious food... ๐Ÿ˜ Congrats to @WoodWorkYEG @chef_porter for winning Judge's Choice at the Mount Royal School @TheCulinaryArtsCookOff fundraiser! The winning dish was this Israeli pesto couscous with duck fat, sage, honey balsamic & cheese. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Kids Choice (and also my 2nd pick) was a butter bacon chicken fat soaked pasta from @shanemedericchartrand! (Perhaps all things could be soaked in butter bacon chicken fat? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค” lol) Proceeds from this annual cook off and silent auction go to support the school! A very tasty and important cause I'm lucky to have been a guest judge for. โ˜บ๏ธ
  • ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹ * G I V E A W A Y ! ! * ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹
Ever try a #Tupperware Meal Prep Party? You & friends get together and prep ingredients for 5 meals (that feed 2-4 people per meal) and you take home the meals in a bunch of Tupperware! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป I went to my first Tupperware Meal Prep Party last week with consultant @mbootsie17 and have a recap up on my blog (link in bio)! โ˜บ๏ธ I'm also giving away a free Meal Prep Party pass (valued at $125+ GST).
To enter, just tag a friend who you'd meal prep party with in the comments! Get more entries on my blog ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป www.linda-hoang.com
Note: You must live in the Edmonton area to win!
  • Finally tried @callemexicorestaurant and don't know why it took me so long! ๐ŸŒฎ Delicious beef nachos (excellent crisp factor lol), al pastor pork tacos with pineapple, and green enchiladas! Yum. Thanks for the lunch date @nicopringo.
  • And another long weekend comes to an end! Hope you had a great one. ๐Ÿ’› We spent time with family and friends, slept-in, binge-watched Netflix, long-walked the dogs, celebrated Thor's 6th birthday and celebrated @mikethyking's birthday at @TheRecRoomCA! ๐Ÿค—
This is their tasty wood-grilled pork chop with pickled mustard, whipped potatoes and braised red cabbage. I also had their lemon-fried calamari which was delicious!
  • #SixYearsOfThor!! ๐ŸŽ‚โœจ

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