Lindork’s Lists #160 – Zellers Pop-up Food Truck, Handpulled Noodles, a Shrek Rave and more!

Lindork’s Lists #160 – Zellers Pop-up Food Truck, Handpulled Noodles, a Shrek Rave and more!

Newsletter for March 22-28, 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: Seedy Sunday, Shrek Rave, Spring Break activities, and MORE!
  • Unleash your inner ogre at Edmonton’s first Shrek Rave (Union Hall 6240 99 St.)

    • “It’s dumb, just come have fun!” Haha. Union Hall is the venue for Edmonton’s first Shrek Rave. This is a ticketed, 18+, Shrek-themed dance party. I think it would be a lot of fun lol.

  • Drink up at Edmonton’s International Beer Fest (Edmonton Convention Centre)

    • Not to be confused with the craft beer festival that happened earlier in March (lol I guess Edmontonians like beer enough for basically back-to-back, separate beer festivals lol), Edmonton’s International Beer Fest takes place at the Edmonton Convention Centre this weekend March 24-25. This is Western Canada’s biggest beer festival. Get tickets to classes, demos, workshops, live entertainment, and of course, lots of beer!

  • Shop some weekend markets (various locations)

    • The Market at Manchester’s Spring event takes place this Sunday March 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This market features over 20+ local vendors and you’ll get free gift bags if you’re one of the first 20 shoppers. Free to attend.

    • The Cauldron Market returns for its Spring event this weekend March 25-26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Find 25+ “witchy, weird and wonderful” artists, makers, tarot readers, and more. All ages + free to attend.

  • Get your gardening on (Alberta Avenue Community Hall 9210 118 Ave.)

    • Edmonton Seedy Sunday takes place this Sunday March 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alberta Avenue Community Hall, featuring seed vendors, gardening businesses and community organizations, speakers, and a seed swap (bring extra seeds, gardening books and magazines to swap with others).

  • Start your Spring Break festivities (various locations)

Don’t miss the last few #NEABOnline Festival events!

This March I partnered with Festival Seekers to promote their #NEABOnline Festival, 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 have been 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. :)

You can see some videos shared so far, and the line-up for upcoming videos here!


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: Dishes from The Tomato’s Top 100 list, handpulled noodles, and Zellers Restaurant pop-up food truck items!!
  • Eat some nostalgia at the Zellers Pop-up food truck (Kingsway Mall)

    • Zellers is reopening and to celebrate, they’re bringing back their Zellers Restaurant menu via food truck for a pop-up at Kingsway Mall in Edmonton on Thursday, March 23 from 11:30-5:30 p.m. or sold out! I thought it was really smart of them to hire existing food trucks and just change up the truck decals (locally—Smokehouse BBQ is our “Zellers” food truck!) The pop-up food truck prices are also amazing, ranging from $3-$7 and yes, the Hot Chicken Sandwich and Big Z Burger are back on the menu! I do expect the line-ups will be long for this lol so brace yourself.

  • Try a Tomato Top 100 Best Things to Eat in Edmonton dish (various locations)

  • Celebrate Noodle Feast’s 10-year Anniversary (3440 99 St.)

    • Edmonton noodle shop Noodle Feast is marking 10 years in business (congrats!) The restaurant specializes in Xi’an Chinese cuisine including hand pulled noodles and house made dumplings, and is also located in the same lot as V5 Nails, where I get my nails done lol (#V5Nails_Partner) if you want to make a nail + noodle date of it.

  • Catch the last bit of Downtown Dining Week specials (various locations)

    • Edmonton Downtown Dining Week wraps up on March 26 so if you haven’t yet, browse their list of participating restaurants (60+ of them) offering $20, $35, $50 or $65 multi-course lunch, all day, and dinner specials.

  • Check out the new St. Louis Bar & Grill (14222 28 Ave.)

    • St. Louis Bar & Grill has opened a new location in south Edmonton. This is a Canadian-owned bar / restaurant famous for their wings, ribs and garlic dill sauce. They gifted me some hot sauce and the garlic dill sauce to celebrate the launch and it went great with our fish tacos!

  • 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

Spring is in the air! So I thought this week’s Small Business Spotlight should shout out to a plant shop. Lace and Leaves Studio offers a variety of tropical house plants, sourced from around the world, for plant lovers of all levels, along with pots, and indoor growing supplies for the plant community in Edmonton and across Alberta. “From beginners to advanced plant moms and dads, we offer a little bit of something for everyone. Come see why we are one of Edmonton’s favourite plant shops.”

Learn More

Also: last week I shared about 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. They gifted us some new baby items and also offered a discount code for subscribers if you’re interested in shopping with them!

Get 15% off from Princess & The Pea using code LINDA15!
Excludes Jellycat and Canada Goose items.

Learn More

From the Blog Vault

Around this time in March last year, Mike and I were mountain adventuring in Banff National Park and Yoho National Park (B.C.) and I shared this Weekend of Waterfalls blog travel guide in case you wanted to replicate our trip!

Read the BLOG

Wapta Falls and Johnston Canyon - Explore BC Alberta - Yoho Banff National Park

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See all current discount codes on my blog!

Some News to Know

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Popular posts on my blog the week of Mar 22, 2023.

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