Lindork’s Lists #175 – Jerk and Comedy Fests, Art Walk, Ritchie Food Crawl & More!

Lindork’s Lists #175 – Jerk And Comedy Fests, Art Walk, Ritchie Food Crawl & More!

Newsletter for July 5-11, 2023

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: Edmonton Jerk Fest, Comedy Fest, Art Walk and more!!
  • Laugh out loud at the Grindstone Theatre Comedy Festival (July 5-9, 2023)

    • The Grindstone Theatre Comedy Festival, an annual independent stand-up, improv and sketch comedy festival, returns this July 5-9, 2023 at various locations (but mainly at The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro in Old Strathcona). There’s stand-up competitions, open mic, workshops, parties, plus all the guest comedians and I’ve partnered with them to give you 10% off festival tickets with code LINDORK10. #GrinstoneComedyFest_Partner

  • Check out the Edmonton Jerk Festival (Queen Mary Park)

    • The Edmonton Jerk Festival returns to Queen Mary Park (10844 117 St.) this Saturday, July 8 from 12-9 p.m. This event is “a representation of the real culture and originality of Jamaican jerk.” It’s FREE to attend with games, live performances, plus food + drink.

  • Browse the Whyte Avenue Art Walk (Old Strathcona)

    • The streets of Whyte Ave. will be overtaken by artists this weekend July 7-9 for the annual Whyte Avenue Art Walk. 400 artists will line the streets! Watch as they create. Shop their pieces. Chat with them! This is a a 4 km outdoor studio and gallery experience.

  • Experience The Works Art & Design Festival (Churchill Square)

    • “Immerse yourself in a realm of excitement and creativity where art, music, and performance collide and thrive” for this year’s The Works Art & Design Festival taking place July 7-16, 2023 at Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton. Find FREE performances, visual artists, workshops, live music, food, walking tours, and more.

  • Celebrate the pups at Muttstock (Elmwood Park)

    • Muttstock returns to Elmwood Park Community League (12505 75 St.) this Saturday, July 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with bands, food trucks, a dog waterpark, vendors, silent auction and more! FREE + dogs welcome, obviously!

  • Experience the Found Festival (various locations)

    • The Found Festival returns July 6-9, celebrating the work of local and national artists through live, in-person, and digital performances that “respond to place and space in the heart of Old Strathcona and beyond” including a TikTok parody dance show, crafts, music series, hoe down and more. Check out the schedule + get tickets to specific events.

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: French eats, hand maki, fried chicken and more!
  • Go for dim sum at New Tan Tan (10133 97 St.)

    • Kathy shared about her favourite dim sum and Chinese spot in town New Tan Tan in Downtown Edmonton, which had been affected by construction paired with pandemic impact for awhile now. She says she loves the food and family here and is sad it’s been so empty. Consider giving them a try!

  • Go on a little Ritchie food crawl (various locations)

    • Over the weekend my friend Diane and I went on a spontaneous food crawl of the Ritchie neighbourhood starting with Come Find Me (mango salad was my fav, and get the Sorriso Peach (non-alcoholic) drink), then Darling (the pork belly was very nice), followed by Biera (can’t go wrong with their morel mushrooms). What a lovely little area that part of town is.

  • Enjoy the Partake patio (12431 102 Ave.)

    • I recently enjoyed a double date on the Partake patio (I can’t remember if I talked about it yet lol), and think you would too! It’s shared with Urban Diner’s off 124 Street. Partake’s Beef Tartare is a popular item that they mix table side for you, or share a cheese & charcuterie board and ‘mini French Dip’ (like a deconstructed, assemble your own French Dip sliders). The drinks at this French eatery are always great too.

  • Try Edmontons first hand maki bar (10347 82 Ave.)

    • Moonga Sashimi has opened up Moonga Nori on Whyte Ave, described as the city’s first “hand maki bar” featuring a very long sushi bar. Moonga Sashimi is well known for their high quality raw fish, their hand maki (cones) should boast similar quality.

  • Play board games and try summer drinks at The Hexagon Cafe (10750 82 Ave.)

    • I keep seeing The Hexagon Cafe post really nice looking summer drinks and desserts. Consider checking out their selection along with access to over 1000+ board games new and old in Old Strathcona.

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

Ate 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.

New on the Blog

Last week my Cityline segment on road trip tips + products for new parents aired! Cityline is North America’s longest-running daytime talk show for women.

As a new parent myself—and one who loves to travel—we knew we wanted to bring along baby on our adventures pretty early in his life. We filmed this segment while on an Alberta-B.C. family road trip (I’ll be sharing all about soon too).


I shared some road trip tips for new parents on Cityline TV! (segment aired June 28, 2023)

From the Blog Vault

Around this time last year I put together a list of 30 Drinks to Enjoy in Edmonton—including a Glass of the Sask! (in partnership with EPCOR). This summer you can also get a limited edition Glass of the Sask carafe from July 15-22 while supplies last!

I’ll be sharing a bit more about Glass of the Sask (and doing some giveaways!) this month so stay tuned! #EPCOR_Partner


Explore Edmonton - Drinks
Use and share my Blog Post Guide to 30 Drinks to Enjoy in Edmonton!

Giveaways Coming Soon!

July is my Birthday Month! So I’ve got some food and adventure giveaways coming up just for my newsletter community. Subscribe and stay tuned for a chance to win!! (and tell a friend to sign up so they can enter too!)


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!

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 10% off your Grindstone Comedy Festival tickets with code LINDORK10.

  • Get 15% off a full day e-bike rental from Pedego Edmonton with code LINDORK.

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

  • Get 20% off regular price items from Bamboo Ballroom with code LINDORK20

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

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

See all current discount codes on my blog!

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Popular on my Blog Right Now

Popular posts on my blog the week of July 5, 2023.

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