Lindork’s Lists #113 – Earth Day, ramen pop-up, poke promo and more!

Lindork’s Lists #113 – Earth Day, ramen pop-up, poke promo and more!

Newsletter for April 20 – 26, 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: Mark Earth Day, go on a food crawl, check out a pandemic discussion at the Royal Alberta Museum, see The Invisible and more!


  • RSVP for EPL’s free Infertility Awareness Week Panel

    • I will be speaking on the Edmonton Public Library’s Infertility Awareness Week panel about infertility on Tuesday April 26 from 7-8:30 p.m. It’s a free virtual event.

    • 1 in 6 couples in Canada experience infertility, and this figure has doubled in Canada since the 1980s. As you may know, I am open about my infertility struggles and I hope that the more open we all are about this topic, whether you are personally affected by it or not, the less painful it will be for those who are.

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: ramen, cakes, poke and more!
  • Get tickets to the next Kasey Ramen pop-up (District Cafe 10011 109 St. )

    • Kasey Ramen, purveyor of delicious home ramen kits and occasional pop-up ramen events, is selling tickets to his next Ramen Pop-up at District Cafe in downtown Edmonton TODAY (Wednesday, April 20) at 5 p.m. The pop-up dates are April 24 or 25. You’ll be able to access tickets at this link at 5 p.m. April 20.

    • NOTE: this is sold out! My newsletter subscribers got the heads up before it sold out!
  • Try the Kimchi Nabe hot stone bowl at Noodle Bar by Nomiya (11238 104 Ave.)

    • Speaking of noodles, I just love the Kimchi Nabe hot stone noodle bowl from Noodle Bar by Nomiya. It’s a spicy tonkotsu broth with kimchi, chicken, tofu, glass noodles, and seasonal veggies and I also add a bowl of steamed rice to sip with the broth. It’s perfect. They also have other ramen and rice bowls you should try if you haven’t yet!

  • Order a custom Miel by Mel cake (online)

    • For my niece’s birthday last week, I ordered a custom BTS rainbow cake from Miel by Mel and it turned out beautiful and delicious! She does some pretty amazing cake designs and sells cupcakes too. Mel’s cakes are on the sweeter side so if you want less sweet, let her know when ordering!

    • Speaking of birthdays—today (April 20) is my partner Mike’s!

    • Happy birthday Mike!!

  • Get 50% off you second poke bowl from Hawaiian Poke & More (7256 101 Ave.)

  • Try the pizzas and pastas from Italia Mia (14981 Stony Plain Rd.)

    • Thanks to Pauline for recommending Italia Mia in west Edmonton. They’re a fairly new Italian restaurant owned by two brothers from Italy. From Pauline: “They are authentic Neapolitan pizza. They seem to be struggling a little bit. Each time I go there – it is very quiet and no one is there. But their pizza is AMAZING! I think they are just not very well known. They don’t have a very big sign so it’s very easy to miss! Anyways, please give it a try! They have cheese imported from Italy.”

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.

You missed an exclusive giveaway!

This week’s email newsletter subscribers got a chance to enter to win a Sunterra Market strawberry carousel cake or galette (winners choice), pack of ruby red, sweet and juicy Sunterra Duchess strawberries + a $25 gift card to shop more items at Sunterra! (#SunterraMarket_Partner).

I regularly run giveaways ONLY for my email subscribers, so in addition to getting a curated list of things to do, eat and know each week in Edmonton first (each Wednesday), subscribers can also win free stuff at awesome local businesses! 

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Small Business Spotlight

If you love Alberta, you’ll love this calendar! I’ve partnered with local artist Jason Blower of Snow Alligator to promote his Alberta Landscapes Calendar Kickstarter Campaign! Jason is crowdfunding to create this unique calendar that celebrates the incredible, diverse, ecological scenery across the province. From the foothills to the badlands, the rolling prairies ☁️🌾 , and the Rocky Mountains 🏔 , these are beautiful settings beautifully illustrated by one of Edmonton’s most talented artists. 💯

You have until April 30 to support the campaign, and there are lots of great rewards you can get—from the calendar itself, to 11×14 prints like I’ve got here, to canvases, original artwork commissions and more! (#SnowAlligator_Partner)

Watch Episode 31 of Lindork Does Life

Episode 31 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!

In this episode, I take you inside Area15, an immersive, Instagrammable arts and entertainment experience in Las Vegas!

Note: my visit to Area15 was hosted.


* note the listed playlist view count is wrong—I have more video views than that!! lol 

From the Blog Vault

Around this time last year I was exploring beautiful Canmore / Kananaskis just outside of Banff National Park, Alberta. Check out my blog travel guide and copy my itinerary if you’re planning a visit down to the Canadian Rockies!

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Popular posts on my blog the week of April 13, 2022.

Popular on my Blog Right Now

Popular posts on my blog the week of April 13, 2022.

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 your appointment at Vietnamese family-owned nail salon V5 Nails with code LINDORK10 in April and May 2022. (Use for as many appointments as you want within the two month period).

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

  • 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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