reviews

Review + Giveaway: SideQuests Adventure Inc. Edmonton Escape Rooms

Linda Hoang - January 10, 2017
SideQuests Adventure Inc Edmonton Escape Rooms

Happy New Year everyone! I was hoping my first post of 2017 would be some type of thoughtful recap of the past year and just as thoughtful look-ahead to the coming year, but I haven’t really had a chance to put together those thoughtful thoughts, so instead I’m going to blab on about some more Edmonton escape games. :)  I always love when an escape room introduces new …

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Recap: 3rd Annual Interactive Blogger Dinner at the Fairmont Macdonald

Linda Hoang - June 7, 2016
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald - Interactive Blogger Dinner - Edmonton

This year I was fortunate enough to be invited back to the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s 3rd Annual Interactive Blogger Dinner! The behind-the-scenes cooking experience puts me and four other food lovers inside the Fairmont’s kitchens, working alongside the hotel’s talented chefs to create a delicious, three-course meal that we also get to eat! It’s such a fun (and tasty) experience that I’ve suggested the Fairmont hold it …

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Review: LOVEPIZZA

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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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: XIX (Nineteen) – Revisited

Linda Hoang - April 21, 2013

Last weekend I had the pleasure of dining at XIX Nineteen (5940 Mullen Way) for the first time since November – when I was invited to try some of the restaurant’s dishes at a special preview event. (Read about that dinner here!) I had such an amazing time at the preview dinner, I had been wanting to return to XIX Nineteen sooner but didn’t get …

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Review: De Dutch Pannekoek House

Linda Hoang - February 26, 2013

Two Sundays ago Mike and I went to try De Dutch Pannekoek House in downtown Edmonton. I had been hearing a lot of great Twitter reviews about the place and we love going for brunch so it seemed like a good opportunity to go. What we don’t love is finding parking downtown and weaving our way through downtown construction. Boo. We couldn’t find any metres …

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Review: Rice Paper

Linda Hoang - November 1, 2012

Before I start any review about a Vietnamese restaurant – I have to preface it with a shout out to my parent’s Vietnamese restaurant: King Noodle House Pho Hoang @ 10615 97 Street. :) No matter how much I enjoy any other Vietnamese restaurant – no other pho/broth comes close to being as delicious as my mother’s. Do try it if you haven’t yet! Now …

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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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Review: Tutti Frutti (Whyte Avenue)

Linda Hoang - July 21, 2012

Mike and I went to Tutti Frutti on Whyte Avenue with my brothers & sis-in-law a couple weeks ago. It was my first time at the frogurt shop. Previous to that trip, I had gotten all of my frozen yogurt desires satisfied at Twisted Yogurt which had stores more conveniently located to where I worked/lived. Tutti Frutti is a very hip, modern, brightly coloured and …

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