Lindork’s Lists #129 – Open Farm Days, Fringe, Cheese Buns, and more!
Newsletter for August 10-16, 2022
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Things to Do This Week
Check out Alberta Open Farm Days (various locations)
This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of Alberta Open Farm Days—a province-wide open house for farms and producers. Learn how your food is produced, find local products, meet local farmers and producers. This is the weekend many offer tours, farm to table dinners, and more!
I am hoping to make it to Chatsworth Farm just east of Edmonton who are offering livestock tours, machinery demos, hands-on farm activities, ice cream, a BBQ lunch and more!
Grab tickets to the Edmonton Fringe Festival (Old Strathcona)
The Edmonton Fringe Festival kicks off this weekend (with a FREE street party tonight Aug 10). This is the 41st event running Aug 11-21 with more than 160 shows across 27 venues—did you know the Edmonton is home to North America’s largest, longest-running fringe theatre festival?! If you’re not taking in a show or two, visiting the rounds for free street performances and visiting food / market vendors and the fun Fringe atmosphere is still fun too!
Get A Taste of Open Streets (104 St. North of Jasper, South of 102 Ave.)
Paths or People is back with A Taste of Open Streets this Sat, August 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.! FREE to attend, with live music, outdoor market, bike decorating and parade, family and dog-friendly activities, a Beer Garden and more!
Participate in the Edmonton Pride Float (Terwillegar to Laurier Park)
The first-ever rainbow float down the North Saskatchewan River takes place this Sat, August 13 presented by Edmonton Pride Float with partners River Watch Alberta. Bring your own float(s), rent a tube or book spots on guided rafts! Float from Terwillegar to Sir Wilfred Laurier Park. There will be a FREE after-float party at Laurier that includes music, performances and glorious Edmonton tap water via EPCOR’s #GlassOfTheSask community water tank! 💧💦 (but seriously, glorious!)
I also blogged a few more August events featuring this water tank in partnership with EPCOR (link below!)
Laugh the weekend away at The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival
There’s a bunch of comedy acts taking place at the Edmonton Exhibition Lands Racetrack for the annual Great Outdoors Comedy Festival running this weekend Aug. 12-14 including Amy Schumer’s show on Sat.
Celebrate Londonderry Mall’s 50th Anniversary at Londapalooza
Londonderry Mall in north Edmonton is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this Sat, Aug 13 (sorry everything is happening on Saturday this weekend!!! lol) with Londapalooza, a mini music festival with beer garden, food trucks and farmers market. The headliner is Scenic Route to Alaska. Tickets are $15.
Check out the Pride of the Northside (7104 144 Ave.)
Speaking of north Edmonton—the Pride of the Northside basketball tournament is happening this weekend (Aug 13 & 14) and includes a Community Market, BBQ, live performances, and more! Free to attend!
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.
Load up on Brazilian cheese buns at A Bite of Brazil (10114 104 St.)
Plan your visit to A Bite of Brazil on Mondays to take advantage of their new 15 Pão de queijo cheese buns deal with $6. FIFTEEN FOR $6!! While we were there we also got their rumpsteak and brisket cheesebun sandwiches, and shared chicken fritters. Also get their mango juice!!!
Beat the heat with bingsu from HanJan (3735 99 St.)
I had the absolute pleasure of digging into a strawberry bingsu dessert from Korean restaurant HanJan this week and encourage you to do the same! Bingsu is a Korean shaved ice dessert with condensed milk, and typically topped with chopped fruit and syrup.
Try a new Yelo’d twist ice cream flavour (10150A 82 Ave.)
I tried Yelo’d‘s matcha and guava soft serve twist this week and loved it! They also now have ube x strawberry keso (cheesecake) twist or pakwan (watermelon) x bubblegum twists. Flavours are always changing so keep up on their Instagram!
Try some Campio drinks for good causes (10257 105 St.)
Campio Brewing Co. in downtown Edmonton are donating $$ partial proceeds from certain drinks to different causes this month! Their “Glitterita” cocktail is supporting Shake, Stir and Strainbow fundraiser for Skipping Stone Foundation and $1 from each sale of their Babe Peach Passionfruit Ale until Aug. 20 will be donated to SACE Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton.
Other Edmonton restaurants are participating in the Shake, Stir and Strainbow cocktail fundraiser too so check out the full list here!
Try a Thali combo from Little India (9250 34 Ave.)
Thanks to Aranya for this recommendation for Little India!
“My boyfriend and I have been obsessed with ordering the Thali combos from Little India. The portions are big, (I usually have mine for dinner, then lunch the next day) and it’s consistently hot (temperature) and absolutely delicious (the lentil dish is mind blowing)! I’ve had the lamb and the butter chicken and they’re both really good! Their Pani Puri and Fish Pakoras are great as appetizers too! Anyways, lots of exclamation points later, highly recommend Little India for takeout!”
Plus: don’t forget the deadline to subscribe to Steve and Dan’s Fresh B.C. Fruit Half Season Late CSA Boxes is August 17, for fruit box pick-ups beginning August 19 and running weekly until October 7! Code FRUITLINDA gets you 10% off.
Your CSA box may include berries, juice, apple chips, seasonal tree fruits, and a small portion of their most popular vegetable!! Consider supporting this local biz.
Watch Episode 44 of Lindork Does Life
In Episode 44 of my #LindorkDoesLife YouTube video blog, I show you the delicious food Mike and I made on a recent camping trip! Hope this gives you some camp food inspiration the next time you head out! Note: this video is NOT sponsored but it does feature a lot of products from Breathe Outdoors—of which, as you may know, I am an ambassador! Get 10% off at Breathe Outdoors with my code LINDORK on orders in-store or online by August 31!!
New on the Blog
I’ve partnered with EPCOR for one last blog post this summer—this one suggesting a few Edmonton events you should check out this August! These are awesome little community events, most of them FREE, and the best part? The EPCOR Glass of the Sask community water tank will be at each event, serving up our glorious tap water!!
This Sunday: Q&A with Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu
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, August 14, 2022 is Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu, Professor, Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta.
Here’s an except from the Q&A:
I try to be honest and candid (on Twitter). Of course, as an academic, it’s part of my job to speak clearly and bravely about societal issues. My job comes with special protections for that privilege in the form of tenure and the principle of academic freedom. Both allow me to share my professional work and opinion without fear of repercussions. It is not an absolute privilege—I do have to keep my opinions respectful and free of hate speech and misinformation. To be honest, I don’t know how much I’d stick my neck out without these protections. I do have a rebellious side, but I also try not to be reckless in communicating my feelings or navigating life generally. I think there is a fine balance one can strike between bravery and reckless disregard for your job, safety, life, etc., and my advice is to do that using tools like humour, satire and facts. For me, this balance shifts towards bravery where the issue is one I simply cannot ignore, such as anti-Black racism, transphobia, homophobia, or corruption. If I cannot live with myself to remain silent, then I will speak, consequences be damned. – Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu
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Don’t forget to #ExploreABwithMe!
EXPLORE ALBERTA WITH ME! Don’t miss my #ExploreABwithMe initiative, encouraging you to embrace and explore your own backyard (Alberta)—for fun (!!!) and for a chance to win prizes!
Whether it’s in or around the city or a farther way out, use my blog travel guides (listed in the #ExploreABwithme blog post) to help plan your Alberta Adventure this summer, then share about your adventures on social media tagging me + #ExploreABWithMe for a chance to win prizes!
My friends at the Italian Centre Shop Ltd. have donated 20 $10 gift cards for me to surprise people who explore + share. And the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre have donated the grand prize—one #ExploreABwithMe participant will win a two-night stay at this beautiful hotel in Canmore, Alberta.
Public posts shared with hashtag by Sept 12, 2022 will qualify for prizes.
Save with my Discount Codes!
I regularly partner with businesses to save you money!!
Here’s a few deals this summer to take advantage of:
- Get 10% off Steve and Dan’s Fresh B.C. Fruit Subscription Box, with code FRUITLINDA if you order by Aug. 17.
- Get 20% off at Edmonton International Airport Value Park using code LINDORK20. Book by Sept 30 for travel by Dec 31.
- Get 10% off your e-bike rental from Pedego Edmonton! Use code 10Lindork.
- Get 10% off kayak rentals from Fusion World Rentals, a St. Albert-based, family-owned business, with code Kayakers10. Only 50 code uses available.
- Get 15% off a raft rental from The Paddle Station, a Calgary-based watercraft rental business that just expanded to Edmonton this summer! Use code LINDORK15 by Sept. 30, 2022.
- Get 10% off at Breathe Outdoors (formerly Camper’s Village), Alberta’s outdoor adventure store, with code LINDORK in-store or online.
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