Lindork’s Lists #114 – Callingwood Market, Hand2HandMarket, Venezuelan eats, and more!
Newsletter for April 27 – May 3, 2022
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Things to Do This Week
It’s a market weekend! There’s two big ones to check out!
Celebrate the season opening of the Callingwood Farmers’ Market!
I’ve partnered with the market to celebrate opening season for the market’s 38th year! The Callingwood Farmers Market features some of most amazing vendors in the city, offering everything from locally grown produce and meat to hand-crafted clothing and woodwork—this year there are more than 150 vendors! The market runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Sunday until Oct. 9 at 177 St. and 69 Ave. There’s also a Wed Mini Market starting May 4 and runs 12-4 p.m. until Sept. 28.
On Sunday, May 1, the first 100 customers get freebies including a fresh cinnamon bun from Cinnamon Princess, a reusable market bag and $5 Market Bucks to spend at any vendor (visit the Callingwood tent to get it). There will also be fun stuff for kids including roaming characters!
Later in this newsletter you can enter to win $50 Market Bucks! (keep scrolling down). #CallingwoodFarmersMarket_Partner
Shop the Hand2Hand Market!
I’ve partnered with the Hand2Hand Market to promote the one-day event taking place at Terwillegar Community Church (1751 Towne Centre Blvd.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday April 30. Free admission, free parking, and you get to shop over 60+ local artisans.
You’re encouraged to book a time slot to arrive so they can manage crowds (it’s still a pandemic!)
They’re also doing an Instagram giveaway if you want to win a prize pack valued at $260, featuring different market vendors!
… and a few more things to do:
Play some table games at the new Rally Social Room (10501 82 Ave.)
Head to Old Strathcona/Whyte Ave. to check out the brand new Rally Social Room, that’s all about creating your “best night ever” with table games including ping pong, billiards and shuffleboard. They’ve also got some fun wall art and daily drink specials.
Check out the Ritchie Community Pub Night (Ritchie Hall 7727 98 St.)
Everyone’s invited to the Ritchie Community League’s Pub Night this Saturday April 30 (doors open at 5 p.m.) featuring Sea Change Brew Co. beers, a DJ playing “non-stop soul all night long”, food by the community’s chili cook-off award winning. chefs, and more! This celebration of “suds and buds” will take place monthly (you do not have to live in Ritchie to attend—though there is cost of entry).
Go back to prehistoric times at Jurassic Quest (Edmonton Expo Centre)
The world’s largest, most popular dinosaur event—Jurassic Quest—is at the Edmonton Expo Centre this weekend April 29-May 1. Get tickets to see life size animatronic dinosaurs including Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, T-Rex & a 50-foot long Megalodon! There are dino trainers, baby dinos and a live Raptor show, dinosaur rides for kids, giant fossil dig, inflatables, fossil science exhibit, and more!
Don’t miss the final weekend of Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer Musical
Grindstone Theatre’s parody musical Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer has been such a hit—they took it on a convoy tour of Alberta (lols the hilarious, ridiculous, real life examples they integrated into this musical were so ample) and are now back in Edmonton for the final weekend. Mike and I attended this show a few months ago and loved it! (If you don’t laugh about the current state of our political leaders you’ll cry so, at least laugh for this show and then resume crying lol).
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.
Check out Edmonton’s newest late night dim sum shop and cocktail bar
Fu’s Repair Shop is the city’s newest (and only?) late night dim sup shop and cocktail bar, located in downtown Edmonton at 9902 109 St. next to its sister The Common. They hosted me and Mike for Mike’s birthday last weekend and it was a TON of fun. Great food, great drinks and an absolutely fantastic vibe. Fu’s is 18+ and do walk-ins ONLY so if you’d like to check them out, you need to stop in, put your name on the list, and then come back when they have a table ready for you. Enjoy it!
Grab some gelato at La Carraia Gelateria (10067 109 St.)
During our hot streak the last few days I grabbed a mango gelato from La Carraia Gelateria in downtown Edmonton. Weather looks to be a bit wonky over the next few weeks (and lol rain snow today) but if you find yourself in a stretch of hot weather, we’re definitely entering gelato cool down season!! La Carraia has got a bunch of flavours (all natural gelato) with Italian espresso and gelato cakes too.
Try the Vegan eats at The Moth (9449 Jasper Ave.)
It’s been a long time since I’ve been to The Moth Cafe but I was happy to return over the weekend. The space is always so pretty (lots of greenery from their hanging plants and lots of lovely lighting from their big windows), and they have a great selection of Vegan eats including the Vegan mushroom spaghetti and brunch bean curd omelette we tried. Admittedly, I will always think a meat dish is tastier than a Vegan dish (lol) but if you’re wanting a Meatless Monday, or just to incorporate a little less meat into your week in general, The Moth has great options!
Try arepas and yuca fries from Avila Arepa (10760 82 Ave.)
The fine family at Avila Arepa’s Instagram got hacked and they had to start their account all over again (!!! please if you haven’t yet, set up two-factor authentication and be wary of anyone trying to send you links that ask you to log into things!) Show them some Instagram love and head over there to try their delicious Venezuelan arepas (corn based, open faced buns with different fillings in them), and yuca fries! So good.
Check out the new Felice Cafe (10930 84 St.)
Consider checking out Felice Cafe, a new cafe by Commonwealth Stadium (they call it Edmonton’s hottest new core community) this week! While there, snap photos at the awesome Keep Edmonton Weird Instagrammable Wall! Felice Cafe is also currently running a promo to Win Free Coffee For a Year! My friend Sharon wrote about Felice in this Taproot article if you’d like to learn more!
Stay tuned! #AdoptAShopAB is coming
You get the heads up first! I’m bringing back my support local business initiative starting next week (May 2) and this time it’s expanding from just Edmonton businesses to also supporting Calgary businesses too! Stay tuned for more details on how you can participate in #AdoptAShopAB: Foodie Edition powered by ATB Financial. You can learn more about past #AdoptAShopYEG initiatives on my blog.
You missed an exclusive giveaway!
This week’s email newsletter subscribers got a chance to enter to win a Callingwood Farmers Market prize pack to celebrate the market’s opening weekend (this Sunday, May 1!) (#CallingwoodFarmersMarket_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!
Watch Episode 32 of Lindork Does Life
This Sunday: Q&A with Elli McDine
Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. The next person I’ll be profiling this Sunday, May 1, 2022 is Elli McDine, a trans joy advocate and organisational transformation specialist.
Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:
Elli: I’m an optimist by nature, and my experience coming out was fairly positive. Still, I recognize how much privilege I have and hope to leverage my relative comfort to shine a light on issues impacting the broader transgender community. I’m still learning, particularly around how other intersectional identities and circumstances influence the experience of being trans. My story of affirmation and acceptance is far too rare. I also want people to see joy in my posts. Yes my life is a bit more complex but I love being trans. I feel aligned with my most inner self and often have to pinch myself that I get to live this beautiful, authentic life. It helps me to better connect with others in my immediate communities and online. I want other gender questioning folks or trans people early on in the discovery process to see me as an example of joy and light.
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From the Blog Vault
Around this time in 2020, to celebrate Mike’s birthday, we had a WEEK OF PIZZAS! and blogged about it. There was significantly less pizza for Mike’s birthday week this year, but if you’re craving some ‘za, maybe the 2020 blog can help you. I’d also be curious about what your favourite pizza spots in the city are!
Feel free to reply to let me know, or leave a comment on the blog post!
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