Lindork’s Lists #135 – Events for Culture Days, duelling pianos, Ernest’s buffet and more!

Lindork’s Lists #135 – Events for Culture Days, duelling pianos, Ernest’s buffet and more!

Newsletter for September 21-27, 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—especially indoors. We’re still in a pandemic. Please get vaccinated/boosted!

Lindorks Lists 135 - Things to Do Eat Know This Week Explore Edmonton Food Events Restaurants
Catch a duelling piano show, stomp grapes, check out the Edmonton International Film Festival and more!

Don’t forget—National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (also known as Orange Shirt Day) is next week Sept. 30.

The I A M Indigenous Artist Market Collective is holding a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Celebration event THIS weekend Sept. 24 & 25 at the Downtown Farmers Market. The event is called ‘etah ka mâcipayik kîkway ᐁᑕᐦ ᑲ ᒫᒋᐸᔨᐠ ᑮᑲᐧᕀ Where something begins” and they will have a lot of artwork (including Orange Shirt Day-themed) from residential school survivors and descendents of survivors on sale. Generally, paying Indigenous artists is a great form of reconciliation.

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.

Lindorks Lists 135 - Things to Do Eat Know This Week Explore Edmonton Food Events Restaurants
Things to eat this week: boba ice cream, shrimp poutine, Ernest’s buffet and more!
  • Pick up samosas at Dilli 6 (Bountiful Market 3696 97 St.)

    • Thanks to Diane for the heads up about Dilli 6‘s great samosa deal (three for $5). They also have delicious gol gappe (a street food puri puff filled with mixtures like chutney, chili, chickpeas). Of course while at the market, browse their many other delicious vendors!

  • Check out the Poutine of the Week (and more eats) at Leopold’s Tavern

  • Make a reservation for the return of Ernest’s Dining Room Buffet (NAIT)

  • Take advantage of Uproot Food Collective’s Fall Sale (online)

  • Try the new bubble tea spot in Gasoline Alley (Red Deer)

    • We tried an awesome new bubble tea spot in Gasoline Alley this week to and from our drive to Kananaskis. Share-a-Tea has a great selection of specialty bubble teas, boba ice cream, AND they sell milk tea by the GALLON (in milk jugs!) Their drive thru is also almost ready (at which time they’d be the first drive-thru bubble tea spot in Canada! It does make sense the first would be in Gasoline Alley lol). Check it out on your next road trip!

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.

This Sunday: Q&A with Kyla Kazeil

Every other Sunday (ish lol), 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, September 25, 2022 is Edmonton entrepreneur (and multiple business owner) Kyla Kazeil. Kyla is co-owner of The Bamboo Ballroom (clothing boutique), The Common (restaurant/bar), 9910 (night club), and Fu’s Repair Shop (restaurant).

Q&A with Entrepreneur Business Owner Kyla Kazeil
My Q&A with Kyla Kazeil goes out first to paid newsletter subscribers on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022.

Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:

Kyla, on being a business owner: “The work is hard, the margins are thin, you always have to be on top of your game and you have to LOVE IT or you won’t succeed. It’s not as glamorous as is seems. Particularly the restaurant industry and bar industry. But if you focus on what’s important to you (in my case people) it can be extremely rewarding. Both these industries can be careers, I feel like the perception is often that retail and restaurants are stepping stones to “real jobs”—they very much are real jobs. And if retail or the restaurant industry isn’t a final destination, everyone should work in either at least once. There are so many problem solving, efficiency, time management, communication and interpersonal skills to be gained. Oh and as often first jobs for youth these industries are also really important to peoples’ confidence and identity and as managers and leaders our jobs are really important in the work force!”

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Small Business Spotlight

As National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is next week, I thought this week’s Small Business Spotlight could focus on a local, Indigenous-owned business. Felice of Metis ALIVE does Capote wool blanket workshops, and registration is now open for her Oct 15-16 classes. I got to meet Felice and learn more about her business in this Travel Alberta feature last summer. Limited spots available so consider booking now!

From the Blog Vault

It’s Larch Season! The time of year when the needles on deciduous conifer trees in the Rocky Mountains (primarily Kananaskis / Banff area) turn golden yellow before they fall off for winter. This is a very popular time for hikers who want to experience the golden hues set against the mountains. I went hiking in Kananaskis last weekend but sadly the larches hadn’t turned yet. You may be in luck this weekend and maybe next though! The two hikes we did that are popular for larches is Arethusa Cirque and Ptarmigan Cirque.

You can also check out my blog to hiking what’s known as Larch Valley (for me—a very tough hike lol), which I experienced back in 2020. Larch Valley starts at Moraine Lake so it’s a great location to visit both (however Moraine Lake is literally the busiest location in any national park across Canada—so expect to wake up at 3 am.—seriously—or take the Banff bus / shuttles to get there if you go!)

Read the Blog

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