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
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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
Banana Nutella Crepe from Crepe Symphony at Dishcrawl Edmonton

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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Review: Al Salam Bakery Deli & Restaurant

Linda Hoang - July 17, 2012
Beef Shawarma at Al Salam Bakery, Deli & Restaurant

I tried Al Salam Bakery, Deli and Restaurant in the city’s south side with my brother awhile back. (Had meant to post something on it a long time ago but kept getting sidetracked!) My brother was the one who suggested we go to it (located at 10141 34 Ave.) I’d never heard of it before but it’s apparently been around for years! I’ve noticed the …

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Review: Cafe Amore Bistro

Linda Hoang - July 17, 2012
Pasta Pescatore from Cafe Amore.

Last week my mom took me shopping and out for dinner to celebrate my birthday early (her schedule is very difficult for us to spend time together on my actual birthday/birthday week at the end of the month). I ended up choosing Cafe Amore Bistro at 12118 90 St. as our restaurant of choice – based on a glowing recommendation by @GlobalJesus (that recommendation was …

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Review: The Mad Platter Bistro

Linda Hoang - June 27, 2012

Last Saturday Mike and I went for date night in Spruce Grove. We were planning on seeing Brave in theatres but also wanted to dine in the area. As I often do, I turned to Urbanspoon for ideas on what restaurant we should try. We ended up choosing a place called The Mad Platter Bistro (at 20 McLeod Ave.) because it boasted an impressive 91% …

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