Lindork’s Lists #142 – Pay What You Can Ice Cream, Poutine Dip Sandwich, Markets, Remembrance Day and more!
Newsletter for November 9-15, 2022
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Things to Do This Week
We’re still in a pandemic! Please mask up, stay home if sick, and get vaccinated/boosted.
Take in Remembrance Day ceremonies (various locations)
Friday November 11 is Remembrance Day and there are a number of ceremonies and services taking place around Edmonton to recognize the day including the City of Edmonton event, City of Spruce Grove event, Beaumont’s event, Sherwood Park / Strathcona County’s event, and more.
I always listen to / watch and share this video on Remembrance Day from Canadian singer Terry Kelly if you want to take a moment to listen too.
Check out the Edmonton Potters’ Guild Annual Sale (9210 118 Ave.)
The Edmonton Potters’ Guild are holding their big Annual Sale at the Alberta Avenue Community Centre this Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s their 64th year showing and selling local artists’ work with more than 80 potters selling handmade pottery. FREE to attend!
Shop The Carrot Christmas Arts Bazaar (9351 118 Ave.)
While you’re on Alberta Avenue, you could also stop in to The Carrot Community Arts and Coffeehouse’ Christmas Arts Bazaar which runs Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It’s FREE to attend and will feature “enticing and original local art, craft, jewelry and giftware.”
Shop the Hello Pretty Market (Red Willow Place – 7 Tache St, St. Albert)
Edmonton and area’s “prettiest market” Hello Pretty Market returns this weekend Nov. 12 and 13 10 am. to 4 p.m. at Red Willow Place in St. Albert, featuring 50+ vendors, swag bags for the first 25 shoppers, complimentary caricatures from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mrs. Claus storytime at 12 p.m., gift wrapping by donation and more. Reserve a FREE spot so they have an idea for numbers (or just show up!)
Stop into The Market Off Whyte Indie Craft & Art Fair (8426 Gateway Blvd.)
Basically from now through December I’ll be primarily highlighting markets lol. The Market Off Whyte Indie Craft & Art Fair returns to the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre this Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. featuring 45 local and province-wide vendors. FREE to attend!
Catch Anime Movie Night at Art Gallery of Alberta! (2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.)
The Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts (ASAPA) and the AGA (Art Gallery of Alberta) present Anime Night this Thursday Nov. 10 from 6-9:30 p.m., featuring two anime screenings – Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, and Millenium Actress. It’s a ticketed event, and part of the AGA’s public programming where on the second Thursday of each month they screen a film highlighting themes from current exhibits or social and cultural affairs.
Come on down to The Price is Right Live (River Cree Resort & Casino)
The Price is Right Live returns to the River Cree Resort & Casino this weekend Nov 11-13. It’s an interactive stage show that gives individuals a chance to “come on down” and play classic games from TV’s longest-running and most popular game show! I’ve always wanted to go to this show, 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.
Grab some Kind Ice Cream during Pay What You Can Day (various locations)
Plan your next taco Tuesday (various locations)
In light of recent news of a local taco shop’s pest infestation (🤮), there’s been discussion for taco alternatives so Im sharing a few—try Calle Mexico, MARIA Restaurant, Azucar Taco House, El Mariachi, and well, actually so many more—there are a lot of taco spots in town! lol. What’s your favourite??
Check out new Japanese restaurant Gintaro Japanese Kitchen (11850 145 Ave.)
Eat at one of my #YEGFoodFaves for a chance to win! (various locations)
There’s been a lot of people checking out the Edmonton Food Faves list my friend Sharon and I recently put out (thank you!!) but not too many people entering our contest (your chances to win are pretty high!) Just eat and share about eating at one of the spots on the list, tag us and #YEGFoodFaves, and you’re entered for a chance to win a gift card to a different spot on the list! Check the entry details + full list over on my blog.
If you’re in the Alberta Avenue area for the events listed above, pop into Samosa House and try their delicious samosas!!
Try the new Arby’s Poutine Dip Sandwich (various locations)
As an Arby’s Canada Ambassador (#ArbysCanada_Partner), I got a sneak peek of their limited-time feature Poutine Dip Sandwich and it was pretty epic. It’s basically their poutine on top of roast beef in a sandwich, with extra gravy for dipping! Available at all Arby’s locations—go give it a try!!
Celebrate XIX’s 10-year anniversary (5940 Mullen Way)
Get up to 90% off your first Fresh Prep!
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I first tried FreshPrep last October and we’ve actually been getting meal kits delivered every week since (so, I really, really love it!)
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#FreshPrepCA – Made with ❤️ in Alberta!
New on the Blog
From the Blog Vault
This time in 2020 I had put together The Ultimate Guide to Edmonton-Made Gifts That Show Your Love Of The City! Because who doesn’t love things that say ‘YEG’ or ‘EDMONTON”? lol. Check out the list if you’re so inclined for your holiday shopping! (Note the list has not been updated so browse with caution—double check with stores).
Watch Ep. 46 of Lindork Does Life
I’m back!!! finally with a new episode of my (supposed to be) weekly YouTube Video Series Lindork Does Life. In Episode 46, I take you into my guest drive-thru experience as an Arby’s Canada Ambassador and give you a sneak peek of the feature Poutine Dip Sandwich! (#ArbysCanada_Partner) Thanks to everyone who came out last weekend when I was working the drive-thru!!
Popular on my Blog Right Now
Here are the top four most popular posts on my blog this week:
- Edmonton Food Faves We Crave (2022) (Oct 2022)
- Edmonton Advent Calendars to Gift for the Holidays (Nov 2022)
- Travel Guide: 12 Foods to Eat in Maui, Hawaii (May 2019)
- 10 Bites Under $10 in Edmonton’s Chinatown (Nov 2022)
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