Lindork’s Lists #159 – Green Beer, Downtown Dining Week, Night of Artists and more!

Lindork’s Lists #159 – Green Beer, Downtown Dining Week, Night of Artists and more!

Newsletter for March 15-21, 2023

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Things to Do This Week

We’re still in a pandemic! In general, please stay home if sick, mask up, get boosted, etc. 

Things to do this week: a choir extravaganza, massive art gallery, pop-up market & more!
  • Check out the GOBFest board game festival (9210 118 Ave.)

    • GOBFest (Games on Boards Festival) runs this weekend March 17-19 at the Alberta Avenue Community Hall. There will be tournaments, games that require registration, a flea market, live auction (200+ games for sale), open gaming (hosts on hand to teach games to attendees), and a prototype alley featuring local game designers.

  • Check out the Night of Artists (Bonnie Doon Centre 8320 82 Ave.)

    • Bonnie Doon Centre is being transformed into a massive art gallery, auction and gala space for Night of Artists this Saturday March 18 in support of Amy’s House (a home away from home for cancer patients). There will be live music, food, and thousands of art pieces on display / sale.

  • Shop the Malla MRKT (Kingsway Mall)

  • Colour the Snow at Holi Festival (11904 Emily Murphy Park Rd.)

    • Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Colours, is a popular Hindu festival that celebrates the arrival of spring, blossoming love, good over evil and joy (according to Google! lol) and Edmonton’s biggest Holi Festival celebration will take place at Emily Murphy Park this Saturday, March 18. “Colour the Snow” with a DJ, dance, and food. You need to get admission tickets to participate. All welcome. Happy Holi to those who celebrate.

  • Take in the U of A Choral Extravaganza (Winspear Centre)

Tune into #NEABOnline Festival on Tuesdays & Thursdays in March!

I partnered with Festival Seekers to promote their #NEABOnline Festival this month, an online Facebook festival featuring makers, entrepreneurs, business owners and tourism operators in the Northeast Alberta communities of Lac La Biche, MD Bonnyville, Vermilion, Metis Crossing, and some in Edmonton too.

Business owners will be doing short Facebook Live videos every Tuesday & Thursday throughout the month to give you a taste of the products + services they offer. This is a great way to learn about and support small Alberta business owners and tourism operators, and plan your own visits to check out the region! And many are doing giveaways for tuning in too! Your chances are pretty good to win lol. :)


See my Virtual Festival Preview

#NEABOnline Festival 2023 takes place on Tues/Thurs throughout March 2023.

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

Eats this week: Ted Lasso shortbread, green bear for St. Patrick’s Day, massive portion chicken or pork katsu and more!
  • Try a new or old downtown favourite for Downtown Dining Week!

    • Edmonton Downtown Dining Week returns this week Mar 15 – 26, with 60+ participating restaurants offering $20, $35, $50 or $65 multi-course lunch, all day, and dinner specials. I partnered with the Downtown Business Association to preview one of the new participating restaurants:

    • Yam Yam Korean Cuisine & Bubble Tea, whose Dining Week special is $20 for a pork or chicken katsu rice plate with bubble tea. The katsu is amazing! And the portion size is unreal (massive). The bubble tea is fine (not my favourite lol), but theirs is definitely one of the best deals of the week when you factor in portion size and individual prices on both plate + bubble tea.

  • Grab Ted Lasso shortbread from Bon Ton Bakery (8720 149 St.)

  • Order some Tee Pee Treats Indigenous Cuisine (9641 102A Ave. / online)

  • Eat and drink green things for St. Patrick’s Day (various locations)

    • We used to go to Brewsters for green beer to mark St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s a few different Irish pubs in town you can head to to celebrate the occasion including Duggan’s Boundary who will be open at 9 a.m., serving breakfast till 11 a.m., featuring many drink specials and live music + Irish dancers + entertainment throughout the day, or O’Bryne’s Irish Pub, who have Irish dancers, live music and green beer drink specials both Friday and Saturday.

  • Try a Taste of Lebanon in Old Strathcona (10105 82 Ave.)

    • Thanks to newsletter subscriber Selena for this recommendation:

      • “I just wanted to give a shout out to a restaurant that might fly under the radar but is great and run by a very kind family. It is Taste of Lebanon on Whyte Ave. The Mezze sampler is a great value and delicious. Plus, their tabouli salad is the best I’ve ever tasted. Well worth a visit!”

  • An OG all you can eat sushi spot reopens – Zen Sushi & Grill (7618 104 St.)

  • And here’s a few upcoming food events you may want to get tickets for:

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

Congratulations to Vicki & Daisy, the new owners of Princess & The Pea, an Edmonton-based baby and kids store selling everything from clothes to accessories, toys, arts and crafts, mealtime and skin time essentials and more.

The store itself has been around since 2006 (and ships across the U.S. / Canada plus free local shipping for orders over $49). They gifted me a baby care package ahead of our due date and there were some really cute items including the softest bunny plush, a magnetic sleeper, and a cute dinosaur light.

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From the Blog Vault

Around this time March last year, I was staying at the picturesque Baker Creek Mountain Resort—like staying in a Real Life Hallmark Christmas Movie! Located along the forested Bow Valley Parkway in beautiful Banff National Park between Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta, this secluded, quaint cabin getaway is so cute. Actually since last year the resort has been taken over by Basecamp so there may be some changes different from what I mention in my blog post but, still super cute! lol

Read the BLOG

Explore Alberta - Travel - Baker Creek Mountain Resort - Bow Valley Parkway - Lake Louise2

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