Lindork’s Lists #139 – Lots of markets, Small Business Week in Chinatown and more!

Lindork’s Lists #139 – Lots of markets, Small Business Week in Chinatown and more!

Newsletter for October 19 – 25 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!

Things to do this week: Spooky activities, lots of markets and more!
  • Celebrate Halloween at the TELUS World of Science (11211 142 St.)

    • The TELUS World of Science is hosting a number of Halloween-themed events this October as part of its Halloween Skelebration! Catch FrightFest on the IMAX big screen or their spooky laser show—plus plan for some of their events taking place Halloween weekend too.

  • Experience a Halloween burlesque show (Metro Cinema)

    • House of Hush invites you to its Trick or Tease Halloween Burlesque show with a killer line-up sure to put a spell on you! It takes place at Metro Cinema this Friday, oct. 21. $30 tickets, 18+, doors open at 9 p.m.

  • Do a Spooky Skate at the Leduc Recreation Centre (4330 Black Gold Dr., Leduc)

    • One Friday a month, the Leduc Recreation Centre puts on a Friday Fun Skate, and this Friday Oct. 21’s happens to be Halloween-themed! Get your Spooky Skate on! Fun for all ages. You’re encouraged to dress in your Halloween best and be ready to Trick or Treat. Rec Centre admission required. 7-8:30 p.m.

  • Trick or Treat “Accessibly” in St. Albert (43-51 Ellington Crescent, St. Albert)

    • A St. Albert community is hosting a “Treat Accessibly Halloween Village” this Saturday—a curbside, accessible trick-or-treating experience for children with disabilities and their families. It takes place from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Last year more than 100,000 homes in Canada participated in this accessible trick-or-treating event. You’re asked to register (for free) so they have a sense of #s.

  • Shop the Shakers and Makers Market (10740 19 Ave.)

    • There’s a “Shakers and Makers Market” happening this Saturday, Oct. 22 at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church from 10 am. to 3 p.m. put on by a group of Edmonton grandmothers. Admission is $2 and there will be a lot of handmade goods (jewellery, bags, clothes, Christmas ornaments, baked goods, and more). Thanks to Wendy and Janice for suggesting this event.

  • Check out the Edmonton Makers Market (Alberta Aviation Museum)

    • While we’re in the mood for markets, there’s also the Edmonton Makers Market happening at the Alberta Aviation Museum this weekend. In addition to lots of vendors, there are also apparently presentations, speakers and maker meet-ups too. Admission tickets are $10.

  • Shop the Tomo Arts Market Spooky Edition (8426 Gateway Blvd.)

    • Okay I guess it’s a market weekend! The Tomo Arts Market – Spooky Edition, takes place at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre this Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.—and admission is FREE! This is an artist alley market featuring 35+ local artists and makers who focus on cute alternative art styles, anime prints, comics, and more.

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.

Eats this week: Vietnamese sandwiches, fried macaroni, dim sum and more—in Edmonton’s Chinatown for Small Business Week!

It’s Small Business Week and I’ve partnered with the City of Edmonton to highlight Chinatown businesses in particular you might want to support!

  • Pick up a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich from Nhon Hoa or Van Loc

    • The OG Vietnamese sandwich shops in the city are Nhon Hoa and Van Loc—both located in Chinatown. Bring cash only and try my go-to, the cold cut combo. There are lots of other options including vegetarian sandwiches too. If you’re feeling adventurous, try a Vietnamese “che” pudding / desserts.

  • Try the fried macaroni from Gui Lin Noodle House (10626 97 St.)

    • I am obsessed with the fried Gui Lin-style macaroni dish from Gui Lin Noodle House. If you’ve never tried it, highly recommend. The pickled vegetables that come in the dish are excellent. They have great soup here too.

  • Try a special Vietnamese dish from Co Chin Saigon (10632 100 St.)

    • Look—I’m not only biased to my parents’ Vietnamese restaurant! Co Chin Saigon is a fairly new addition to Chinatown and serves up some fairly unique Vietnamese dishes that’s harder to find in the city. Check out their Daily Specials and plan your visit around what intrigues you the most.

    • I will also of course shout out to my parents Vietnamese restaurant here too though lol: King Noodle House Pho Hoang. We don’t have a big menu as we mostly focus on what we’re really good at—the Vietnamese beef noodle soup.

  • Go for dim sum at Dynasty Century Palace or Emperor’s Palace

    • Craving dim sum? Or want to try it for the first time? Head to Dynasty Century Palace or Emperor’s Palace—both dim sum options located in Chinatown—for a big meal this weekend. Best enjoyed with a group!

  • Build your own noodle bowl at Noodleholic (9658 107A Ave.)

    • It’s been awhile since I’ve built my own noodle bowl at Noodleholic but I do remember loving it and I think you would too! Pick your broth, noodle, and items at this unassuming noodle shop. They also have different congee options (it’s like a rice porridge soup).

A food event to consider next week:

Eaten 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.


Small Business Spotlight


The Detailer is a locally-owned, family business specializing in bespoke auto detailing in Edmonton, including interior and exterior detailing from owner Adrian. You can book a free estimate that can be done at your home. Adrian is also married to local photographer Funmi of FO Photography, another great small business.

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Got a suggestion for a small business to spotlight? Let me know!


New on the Blog


My friend Sharon and I have put together what we’re calling our Edmonton Food Faves We Crave, featuring a list of 15 food categories along with our picks and a shared pick for each category. We are regularly asked for food recommendations and thought it might be nice to finally compile something somewhat definitive—though admittedly there’s still a lot of favourites that didn’t make the list, this is a pretty good place to use to try some great food while supporting local restaurants. We’re also running a contest so if you share about which of our Food Faves you’re trying on social media, you’ll be entered to win a gift card to enjoy more food!

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Use and share our 2022 Edmonton Food Faves We Crave list!

From the Blog Vault


Around this time in 2020, I made a DIY TikTok Halloween Costume! I admit I don’t frequent TikTok as much as I used to but if you still find lots of joy in it, perhaps you want to go as TikTok for Halloween this year—I’ve got a template you can print.

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Happy Halloween from TikTok! ;)

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