Lindork’s Lists #143 – Free movies, holiday light up, pretzels, pop-up tacos and more!
Newsletter for November 16-22 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.
Celebrate Métis Week!
Experience TELUS World of Science’s DARK MATTERS: #SocialMedia
Get tickets to the TELUS World of Science’s social media-themed event on Thursday Nov. 17 from 7-10 p.m., where they’ll “pull back the digital curtain to uncover the science that allows you to crush candy, scroll feeds and swipe right.” Debunk viral hacks, check out exclusive photo ops and more.
Kick off the holiday season at All is Bright (124 Street)
The 10th Anniversary of 124 Street’s All is Bright takes place this Saturday, Nov. 19 from 4-8 p.m. This family-friendly annual light-up winter festival is FREE to attend, with live entertainment on the main stage, a children’s activation station, Santa, street performers, beverage gardens and more!
Catch a free movie for Cineplex Community Day (various locations)
For its Community Day, Cineplex is offering free movies the morning of Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (plus $2.50 concession, with $1 from each concession sale ) at participating theatres (lots of options in Edmonton!)
Get tickets to Disney On Ice (Edmonton EXPO Centre)
Disney on Ice returns to Edmonton this week Nov 17-20 at the Edmonton EXPO Centre, with daytime and evening shows (in fact they’ve apparently had to add extra day time shows because there’s been so much Edmonton interest!) Watch favourite Disney stories come to life on the ice, like Moana, Tangled, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast.
Shop the Indie Homemade Market (The Enjoy Centre, St. Albert)
This week’s holiday market you may want to check out is Indie Homemade Market! This market includes products from artists, makers, and designers from across Canada, and runs Nov 18-20.
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.
Get tickets to the Super Amigos Taco Pop Up (14802 Stony Plain Rd.)
The awesome Chef Victor Hugo of Super Amigos is doing a Taco Pop-up at ch. cafeteria this weekend! Saturday’s pop-up is sold out but you can still get $25 tickets to the Nov 18 Friday night pop-up. Your ticket gets you Mexican street food appetizers and tacos. His food is REALLY good!
Check out the Nosh Food Festival (401 Festival Ln., Sherwood Park)
The Nosh Food Festival returns to Sherwood Park this weekend Saturday & Sunday Nov. 19 & 20, featuring more than 80 food and beverage producers from across Alberta selling sweet, salty, savoury, saucy, vegan, gluten free, international cuisine and more. Free to attend (purchase food items).
Go for a coffee and cuddle at Cat Cafe on Whyte (10111 82 Ave.)
I was reminded that I’m long overdue for a visit to the Cat Cafe on Whyte (Edmonton’s only cat cafe) by Hanna this week (thanks!) Cats at the cafe are adoptable from SAFE Team Rescue! If you’ve never been, highly recommend.
Grab a Green Onion Cake and Hot and Sour Soup from Green Onion Cake Man
I stopped by Green Onion Cake Man this week for some green onion cakes and hot and sour soup and it was just perfect. I’m featuring them in an upcoming tourism video with Explore Edmonton (Edmonton Tourism)—so stay tuned for that (and go get some green onion cakes!)
Green Onion Cake Man is one of my Edmonton Food Faves! Consider eating your way through the #YEGFoodFaves list this holiday!!
Grab sweet and savoury pretzels from DasBrezelHaus (12042 107 Ave.)
I had two different people rave about the pretzels from DasBrezelHaus this week—one could not get enough of their jalapeño and cheddar pretzel, the other suggested the Apple Crisp pretzel (which was described as “freaking UNREAL delicious.” They only opened last month so I’m glad to see they’re gaining fans. I’ll be going to try this week too!
Celebrate The Lingnan’s 75th Anniversary (10582 104 St.)
Congratulations to The Lingnan Chinese Restaurant on this huge milestone: 75 years in business! To mark the occasion of one of few multi-generation restaurants left in Edmonton (and Alberta), they’re doing different deals throughout Nov / Dec. Plan a revisit or a first-time visit to celebrate!
Use my Fresh Prep code for 90% off
My code for up to 90% off your first Fresh Prep order expires at the end of November (this is my last time mentioning it via email!), so if you’d like a steep discount off your first order with my favourite meal kit delivery service 🚚 , don’t delay in ordering!
Fresh Prep is a Canadian meal kit business that has a focus on sustainability. Recipes come in recycle or reusable bags including something called a ZERO WASTE KIT with easy grab and pour, reusable and portioned containers you return with your next delivery. I first tried FreshPrep last October and we’ve actually been getting meal kits delivered every week since (so, I really, really love it!)
Whether you’re busy and could use an assist, or tired of cooking and want a delicious break—get up to 90% off your first order by using my code INFLINDORK90. 🥰
#FreshPrepCA – Made with ❤️ in Alberta!
Small Business Spotlight
I got a message suggesting local small dog treat business LaBork Pawtisserie (gotta love the name lol) as a business to spotlight. They specialize in “beautiful, handcrafted aesthetic dog treats” using high quality, fresh ingredients, made as small batches (and they also do dog cakes!) with limited release schedules that require pre-orders. Something to consider trying (and spoiling) your pup!
New on the Blog
Mike had a boys trip to Vegas last weekend and it reminded me I never published my Guide to Instagrammable Photo Op Spots of Las Vegas, Nevada! If you’re planning a visit, use the Guide to guide (lol) your cute vacation photos to commemorate the trip.
From the Blog Vault
Around this time in 2019, I was sharing tips for your visit to Alberta’s famous “Bubble Lake” (Abraham Lake, near Nordegg). This is a stunning area, home to a very beautiful phenomenon that creates frozen ice bubbles visible from the lake. It’s a great destination for a day trip (be warned—it’s usually very windy here lol), and bring skates to skate on the lake too! The lake usually gets cold enough for skating from Dec-April, but as with any frozen ice situation, please be safe. I link to tips for determining ice safety on the blog, along with other things to know before you go!
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)
- 10 Bites Under $10 in Edmonton’s Chinatown (Nov 2022)
- Travel Guide: 12 Foods to Eat in Maui, Hawaii (May 2019)
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