Lindork’s Lists #168 – Cat Fest, Best Restaurants, Gerry Dee Comedy Tickets GIVEAWAY & More!

Lindork’s Lists #168 – Cat Fest, Best Restaurants, Gerry Dee Comedy Tickets GIVEAWAY & More!

Newsletter for May 17-22, 2023

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Get tickets to Soundtrack Music Festival!

Plan to kick off summer at the Soundtrack Music Festival taking place June 16-17 at Kinsmen Park in Edmonton! I’ve partnered with the Soundtrack Music Festival to spread the word about the festival that will feature the industry’s best top 40 acts from the 90s, 2000s, and today. The best part (beyond the nostalgia), is that all proceeds from Soundtrack Music Festival go directly to the Kinsmen Club of Edmonton which supports various local Edmonton charities. Have a good time for a good cause!

You can get 10% off Soundtrack Music Festival tickets using my code LINDORK.

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Thanks Soundtrack Music Festival for supporting my small business with this partner message.

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: Fort Edmonton Park reopens, Edmonton Cat Fest returns, Canada-wide Science Fair, 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

Eats this week: Canada’s Best Restaurants in Edmonton, Hawaiian poke, pop-up ramen and MORE!
  • Celebrate Splash Poke’s birthday with discounted bowls (4112A Calgary Trail)

    • Edmonton’s original poke restaurant, Splash Poke, celebrates their six-year birthday this Wednesday May 17 (tonight) from 5-8 p.m. Get Buy One Get One Free poke bowls at their south Edmonton location only. The first 50 attendees also get a free dessert! They also have an Instagrammable installation to snap some fun photos.

    • Note: newsletter subscribers got a heads up about this on Wednesday.

  • Check out Canada’s Best Restaurants in Edmonton (two locations)

    • The 2023 Canada’s Best Restaurants list has just been released and two excellent Edmonton eateries made the cut: Biera and RGE RD! I think these lists tend to leave a lot of amazing, hole in the wall-type of restaurants off the table in general, but I have wholeheartedly only had excellent meals at both Biera and RGE RD so, do recommend checking them out!! Extra shout out to super talented Chef Davina Moraiko, who currently works at Biera and had previously worked at RGE RD!

  • Try some Chinese food at Bai Wei Seafood Restaurant (16049 97 St.)

    • My family tried Bai Wei Seafood Restaurant, a Chinese restaurant in north Edmonton, for belated Mother’s Day! They have a pretty big menu, lots of options, including several Set Dinner / Combo options you can choose from. We went with a Six Item Set Dinner and added additional dishes to round it out for a table of nine (and ended up with lots of leftovers to take home too). if you order their Peking Duck, they slice the whole cooked duck table side!

  • Welcome new Latin American restaurant Sabor de los Andes (10985 127 St.)

    • There’s a new Latin American restaurant Sabor de los Andes that just opened in the Westmount area. It looks like they were a food truck first—so congrats on their physical location! Looks like they’ve got empanadas, ceviche, arepas, and more. Can’t wait to try!

  • Visit a few Black-owned restaurants for By Blacks Restaurant Week (various)

  • Try the new Feng Donburi Japanese restaurant (16408 Ellerslie RD.)

    • Feng Donburi is a Tokyo-inspired Japanese cuisine and street food restaurant located in Windermere, serving small plates, family-style platters, fresh sashimi, sushi, rolls and of course—donburi rice bowls!

  • And here’s a few local food events you may be interested in…

  • Also: I have partnered with Fresh Prep again to offer up to 90% off your first meal kit order using my code INFLINDORK90! If you haven’t tried it—it’s my favourite meal kit service, Canadian, sustainably-focused, with delicious recipes!

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.

Giveaway! Gerry Dee Comedy Tickets

Mike unfortunately bought us tickets to see funny Canadian comedian and actor Gerry Dee live at the Winspear Centre this Saturday, May 20 before checking our calendar and seeing that we are going to a wedding lol. So I decided to give them away to one of my email subscribers. You may recognize Gerry Dee from his hit CBC show Mr. D, or from hosting Family Feud Canada!

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From the Blog Vault

Around this time in 2020, I shared a recipe for Bánh Bao: Vietnamese Steamed Pork Buns! The translation of “bánh bao” is literally like a “treat bag” or a “wrapped treat”. In Vietnamese, bánh can be used to refer to any sort of treat (usually a dessert, but in this case a savoury treat) while “bao” is like a bag or wrapping, like a wrapped treat.

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Life's Simple Ingredient - Vietnamese Steamed Pork Buns - Banh bao Recipe - Edmonton - Wheat

Save $$$ with my Discount Codes

I regularly partner with awesome companies to offer discounts that save you money! The codes vary throughout the year but here’s a few to take advantage of right now…

  • Get 20% off a Coulee Outdoor product using code LINDORK20.

  • Get $15 off a PreggoBox order using code LINDORK15.

  • Get up to 90% off your first Fresh Prep order using code INFLINDORK90!

  • Get 10% off your Soundtrack Music Festival tickets using code LINDORK!

  • Get 20% one-time discount off a LE Studio rental with code LESTUDIOYEG20. (Email to claim the discount).

  • Get 10% off at VietCan Books using code LINDORK! Valid until Dec. 31, 2023.

  • Get 15% off at Princess & The Pea using code LINDA15!
    On first-time orders/email accounts only. Excludes Jellycat and Canada Goose items.

  • Get 20% off regular price items at Bamboo Ballroom using code LINDORK20!

See all current discount codes on my blog!

As a TELUS Ambassador, if you sign up for TELUS products or services using my referral link / code, I also get some revenue (unfortunately you don’t get a bonus lol).

Some News to Know

Here’s a few local / national news you may be interested in—from light and heartwarming to hopeful, political, and more!


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