Lindork’s Lists #108 – Concert for Ukraine, green food + drink, DRIVE at RAM and more!

Lindork’s Lists #108 – Concert For Ukraine, Green Food + Drink, DRIVE At RAM And More!

Newsletter for March 16-22, 2022

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Things to Do This Week

If attending events, please check their COVID-19 safety requirements. It’s still a good idea to mask-up even if it’s no longer a provincial requirement. Get vaccinated/boosted. Stay safe!

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Things to do this week: a concert fundraising for Ukraine, a new exhibit at the Royal Alberta Museum, musical performances and more!
  • RSVP your free tickets to the Concert for Ukraine ( 9615 153 Ave.)

  • Check out the Royal Alberta Museum’s new exhibit (9810 103A Ave.)

    • The Royal Alberta Museum has a new exhibit called DRIVE: Reimagining the Ride, which runs until April 30. See adaptations of vehicles of years past, an “amphicar” (that works for land or sea), dive into hearses, tractors, sports cars, find vehicles from the 1890s to 1990s and more!

  • Take in some live musical performances at the Edmonton Chamber of Music Spring Equinox Festival (various locations)

  • Check out the Night of Artists and NOA Artwalk in St. Albert (Enjoy Centre)

    • Check out the 25th year of the Night of Arts and NOA Artwalk in St. Albert at the Enjoy Centre March 18-20. Meet artists, listen to live music, and maybe head home with a beautiful piece. Admission is FREE but donations welcome.

  • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! (various locations)

Got an Edmonton area event, virtual event, or something coming up you think my readers would be interested in knowing about? Let me know!

Food to Try This Week

Please continue safely supporting local restaurants, in whatever way works for your comfort levels. If not dining in, please do take-out! Mask-up and please stay home if you’re sick.

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Eats to consider this week: GREEN food + drinks for St. Patrick’s Day, chips and guac, Japanese BBQ and more!
  • Try guac, salsa and chips from Frida Urban Taqueria (12411 Stony Plain Rd.)

    • It feels like there’s no shortage of Mexican restaurants in the city, and many opened during the pandemic including Frida Urban Taqueria along 124 Street. I tried it recently with my friend and we were just OBSESSED with their housemade chips, guacamole and salsa! So good! They also offer an assortment of margaritas that you can also get blended (I prefer blended lol, pictured is the hibiscus margarita). And they have daily specials (we tried the gorditas and empanadas—empanadas pictured) you can take advantage of too.

  • Enjoy authentic Vietnamese eats at Xu Hue (10548 97 St. Chinatown)

    • I love Vietnamese beef noodle soup (pho) and my parents restaurant is the place to go for that (King Noodle House Pho Hoang), but if you’re looking for some more unique Vietnamese dishes not offered at too many spots in town, I love Xu Hue in Chinatown! Try the Banh Xeo (Vietnamese crepe) or Bot Chien (pan fried Vietnamese rice cake with eggs), Bun Rieu (a crab, pork tomato soup) or Bun Hen (clam vermicelli).

  • Try Japanese BBQ at Gyu-Kaku in downtown Edmonton (10416 Jasper Ave.)

    • I’m going for some Japanese BBQ this weekend (and have had it before) at Gyu-Kaku in downtown Edmonton so thought I’d highlight them. They’ve got some new Spring menu items to try, and I’m just looking forward to grilling up some meats and having some tasty appetizers.

  • Book a private Karaoke room and have some Korean eats at Soju (9110 51 Ave.)

    • Korean Karaoke Bar Soju Edmonton is offering 50% off their karaoke rooms every Sunday to Thursday. Try Soju (the National Spirit of Korea) while at Soju, sing songs (the misconception is that Korean karaoke is Korean songs but there’s a huge category of English songs—the Korean aspect just speaks more to the private room you get!) And order food from the same folks that make delicious HanJan Korean eats.

  • Grab some green food and drinks for St. Patrick’s Day (various locations)

Ate something amazing recently? Want to show some love to a struggling restaurant? Have a take-out suggestion? Let me know to include in this newsletter.

Small Business Spotlight

Don’t forget: Edmonton-based Love Plus Design is selling an International Women’s Day ‘PowHerFul’ Collection of mugs, sweaters, and hats where 40% of proceeds will be donated to YWCA Edmonton, which provides social services for women.

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I’ve partnered with United Way Alberta Capital Region to spread the word about Women United, a movement seeking to empower women to help women. Women United is looking for women who want to build more equitable communities and drive social change. Basically, it’s a collective of local women committed to helping women, launched during International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

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Newsletter subscribers got to enter for a chance to win a cleaning service from Edmonton-based Miraculous Maids in this week’s email newsletter! 

Although you might have missed the giveaway, you can still save using my Miraculous Maids code! Get a free interior fridge cleaning add-on with the Lil Sparkle or The Sparkle packages using my code LINDORK.

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Watch Episode 26 of Lindork Does Life

Episode 26 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!

In this episode, I take you to Johnston Canyon, one of the most popular hiking destinations in Banff National Park, Alberta! Know before you go!

Now Public: Q&A with Andrew G. Parker

Check out my Q&A with Edmonton educator and Black Teachers Association Co-Founder Andrew G. Parker in the public version of my Lindork’s Lists: Q&A series.

My Q&A with Andrew G. Parker first went out to paid newsletter subscribers on Feb 13, 2022.

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New on the Blog

This season I’m working on a new video series with Travel Alberta that shares the stories of amazing immigrant entrepreneurs and their businesses that you have got to check out! The first video of this series that I worked on with Chad Kruger Productions for Travel Alberta is:

Made in Alberta: Meet This Third Generation Syrian Soap Maker from Calgary

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Discount Codes You May Want To Use

I regularly partner with amazing businesses to promote their products or services and love to pass on discount codes for my followers. Here’s a few you might want to use this week:

  • Get $10 off any Bubbles Car Wash wash package with code BUBBLESLINDORK in March

  • Get 10% off your booking at Baker Creek Mountain Resort using code LINDORK

  • Get 10% off your at Breathe Outdoors (formerly Camper’s Village) with code LINDORK on purchases made before April 11, 2022

  • Get a free interior fridge cleaning add-on with Lil Sparkle or The Sparkle packages from Miraculous Maids with code LINDORK.

See more discount codes from great local businesses!

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