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
RSVP your free tickets to the Concert for Ukraine ( 9615 153 Ave.)
A Concert for Ukraine with local musician Martin Kerr will be held this Sunday night (March 20) at the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex. It’s free to attend (just register for your free spot), with donations to support YEG4UKRAINE welcome (they are not far reaching their fundraising goal to support humanitarian efforts at the Ukraine / Poland border).
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)
The Edmonton Chamber of Music Society’s 2022 Spring Equinox Festival runs March 19-24 and is a “spring re-awakening” of their postponed 2021 Summer Solstice Music Festival. There are three main concerts and a closing ceremony of cellists, quartets and more talented musicians.
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)
There’s plenty of St. Patrick’s Day -themed events happening this weekend to mark the festive occasion. I list a few ‘green’-themed food and drinks you can get in the Food to Try section below but also see Where Edmonton’s list of different St. Patty’s Day / weekend parties.
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.
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)
There are a few different ‘green’ food and drink specials around town to mark St. Patrick’s Day March 17. Like 142 Bistro Bar’s green shake, Brewster’s Leprechaun green ice cream sandwich and green beer, and Crave Cupcakes’ green treats to name a few (but certainly not all of the available specials). Check out this list of Irish pubs to plan your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Edmonton as well.
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