Review: Daravara (124 Street)

Linda Hoang - December 13, 2016
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 …

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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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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: Sambol Sri Lankan Kitchen

Linda Hoang - January 17, 2016
Sambol Sri Lankan Kitchen Edmonton

This weekend Mike and I joined our friends Sharman and Miguel for dinner at Sambol Sri Lankan Kitchen at 92 Street and 34 Avenue. I’d been wanting to try Sambol for awhile now, especially after hearing rave reviews from my friends Andrea and Chris! Plus I’m always on the look-out for different types of ethnic foods to try in the Edmonton area (I love all the …

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Top 10: Edmonton Chinatown Restaurants

Linda Hoang - August 8, 2015

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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Rachel Lees, broke Canadian girl, gets creative with “dining out”

Linda Hoang - April 15, 2014

One of my best friends Rachel Lees (@rachylees on Twitter) is currently doing an unpaid internship in San Francisco. The work is great and the experience of living in a city like San Fran is amazing, but she’s got almost no money and has had to get pretty creative when it comes to “dining out.” She first shared some of these photos on her Facebook …

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News Online: Edmonton’s Tres Carnales, Corso 32 make best Canadian restaurants list

Linda Hoang - September 28, 2012

Published online at on Sept. 28, 2012. Linda Hoang, CTV Edmonton: September 28, 2012 Edmonton’s Tres Carnales, Corso 32 make best Canadian restaurants list Two downtown Edmonton restaurants are being called two of the best in the country, according to a special issue of Maclean’s Magazine. The magazine has just released a special issue featuring the Top 50 best restaurants in Canada and Edmonton’s …

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Review: Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse

Linda Hoang - September 25, 2012

I have wanted to try Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse at 9929 109 Street ever since it opened – how can you not be attracted to the idea of all-you-can-eat meat served endlessly to your table?? (Well, I guess unless you’re a vegetarian, lol). But Mike and I always pushed it back on our list because we aren’t ever really keen on the idea of spending $50/person …

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Review: Dishcrawl Edmonton: Celebrate the Summer with Downtown Eats

Linda Hoang - August 7, 2012

This is an extremely belated post (but better late than never!) of Dishcrawl Edmonton: Celebrate Summer With Downtown Edmonton Eats! On July 17, Mike and I went to Edmonton’s third Dishcrawl! (Click here to read about the second Dishcrawl and watch the Feature Story I did on it!) We started off at Red Star Pub at 10534 Jasper Ave., which Mike and I had both …

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