Lindork’s List #95 – Winter Promenade, new sushi spot, last for holiday take-out, and more!
Newsletter for Dec 15-21, 2021
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Things to Do This Week
Find Pop-up Holiday Instagrammable Walls at Edmonton City Centre
Edmonton City Centre has added three “Insta Walls” to their space as part of their holiday promotions and if you visit, snap and share a photo, you’ll be entered to win a $1,000 + another $1,000 to donate to charity! There’s also free parking to take advantage of.
Don’t miss Shumka’s Nutcracker (Northern Jubilee Auditorium)
Celebrate Winter Experiences at the first-ever Winter Promenade
Check out the first Sonic Confluence Collective arts event (Co*Lab)
Join New Music Edmonton and the Edmonton Poetry Festival for Sonic Confluence Collective: Sounds Like Words Like Sounds on Sun, Dec. 19, 2021 at 3 p.m. online or in person at Co*Lab downtown (9641 102A Ave) for a unique spoken word and sound experience.
Catch a winter choir from Kokopelli Choirs (McDougall United Church)
Don’t miss Holidays at the Winspear (Winspear Centre downtown)
The sweet sounds of the season have arrived at the Winspear Centre: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s A Traditional Christmas and Holiday Magic.
- Take advantage of Free Admission Day at the Art Gallery of Alberta
Food to Try This Week
Support new restaurant openings like Shoyu Sushi downtown (10011 109 St.)
Congrats to the new Shoyu Sushi, which has opened in downtown Edmonton. It looks like they’ve got quite a menu selection, a ton of sushi rolls, curry, ramen, donburi rice bowls and udon soups and more!
Try the special Hong Kong menu at Rice Bowl Deluxe (8910 149 St.)
Thanks to @j_essyc for the heads up that the west Edmonton Jasper Park Rice Bowl Deluxe offers a Hong Kong cuisine menu. You can check out the Hong Kong menu here. It includes a variety of congee, noodle soups, curries, popular HK snacks and milk tea. Give it a try!
Get some dim sum at Emperor’s Palace in Chinatown (10638 100 St.)
Thanks to @yeg.baking for posting about dim sum at Emperor’s Palace in Chinatown. I’ve never been but have wanted to try and it sounds like I should. “Are these not the biggest pork dumplings (siu mai) in YEG?” she asks.
Check out Christmas Games Night at Cafe Haven (9 Sioux Rd, Sherwood Park)
Cafe Haven in Sherwood Park is hosting a Christmas Games Night this Thursday, Dec. 16. This cafe is also offering winter holiday brunches.
Sign up for a new pasta subscription service coming to Edmonton
LA MANO, a Calgary-based pasta restaurant and shop, is expanding their Pasta Club to Edmonton. You get two fresh pasta meals for two people, created by different local chefs, delivered to your home each month. I thought their $30/month price seemed reasonable for two surprise, restaurant quality dishes / date nights per month (I’ve hinted to Mike to gift me a subscription for Christmas lol).
Holiday Charity Spotlight
You Missed an Exclusive Newsletter Giveaway
Did you know: my email newsletter subscribers regularly get access to newsletter-exclusive giveaways? That means only they are able to enter (so the chances of winning are much higher!)
This week’s newsletter giveaway included a Holiday Take & Bake Dinner for 6 courtesy of A Cappella Catering and BONAFIDE Media & PR. The meal (valued at $150) feeds 4-6 people and includes turkey, all the fixings PLUS a bonus dessert tray upgrade.
If you’d like to get recommendations on things to, eat and know each week, plus a chance to enter future exclusive giveaways, sign up to my newsletter for free.
$5 from all Take & Bake meals are donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities Alberta.
- Note: A Cappella Catering is a client of BONAFIDE Media & PR. Check out BONAFIDE’s 2021 BONAFIDE Box blog, which shares other great clients (and their often tasty products) you may want to consider gifting this season.
Related: this is the final week to order for most other local holiday meals. Browse and order before the deadlines.
Watch Episode 13 of Lindork Does Life
Don’t miss my $1,000 YouTube Giveaway!
Enter by Dec. 24 for a chance to win one of 10 x $50 gift cards or 5 x $100 gift cards to some of my fav Edmonton businesses! Just subscribe then comment on my Lindork Does Life videos.
$1,000 total in prizes. 15 winners. 15 businesses supported.
Check out A Very Lindork Christmas
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Now Public: Q&A with Nahreman Issa
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Discount Codes You May Want To Use
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Get 10% off online or in-store at Royal Alberta Museum Shop using code LINDORK10
Get up to 75% off your first Fresh Prep meal order using code INFLINDORK21
Get 15% off MYLZ Dog Treats using code LINDORK15
Get $5 off a car wash from Bubbles Car Wash using code BUBBLESLINDORK in December
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