Lindork’s Lists #180 – Cariwest, FREE concerts, 3-course meals, BOGO Pizza & More!

Lindork’s Lists #180 – Cariwest, FREE concerts, 3-course meals, BOGO Pizza & More!

Newsletter for Aug 9-15, 2023

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: Caribbean Arts Festival, Sounds from the Valley, Untouchable Chinatown and MORE!

Save the Date! The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra is bringing the MAGIC OF DISNEY to the heart of downtown Edmonton on Sept. 1 & 2 for a FREE Disney concert at Churchill Square! ✨

Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish will feature music from beloved Disney animated feature films including The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, and more! The FREE shows Sept. 1 & 2 start at 7 p.m. each night and runs for two hours. Plan to arrive early, bring your own chairs, cushions, blankets to grab a good spot and enjoy the festivities. There will also be food trucks on site and a fireworks show to cap off the performance. And bring your own water bottle too!! EPCOR’s Glass of the Sask water tank will be on-site with free water too.

Learn More

See Full ESO Schedule

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: Dine Around Festival, Arby’s Picnic, the reopening of Barbacoa, and MORE!
  • Celebrate Meuwly’s 5-year anniversary! (10706 124 St.)

  • Celebrate Dream Tea House’s 20-year anniversary! (various locations)

    • One of Edmonton’s longest-running, independent bubble tea shops is now 20 years old! There are many Dream Tea House locations to choose from in downtown, deep south, north, and Old Strathcona. Enjoy!!!

  • Check out the grand re-opening of Barbacoa (470 South Ave., Spruce Grove)

    • One of the Edmonton area’s best steak houses Barbacoa is finally set to reopen this week (Aug 14) after being closed since June due to a fire. They’re also coming back with brunch on the weekends! Reservations recommended. This is one of mine and Mike’s favourite Spruce Grove stops!

  • Take advantage of the pizza deals from Sepp’s (11053 86 Ave. / backalley)

  • Try an Alberta on the Plate Dine Around Festival Deal (various locations)

  • Order my drink the Summer Sakoma at Fu’s Repair Shop (10524 Jasper Ave.)

    • I partnered with Homestead Coworking and Fu’s Repair Shop to share more about the co-work space that houses one of the best restaurants in the city, and worked with Cocktail Director + General Manager Niki on a custom cocktail: The Summer Sakoma! This grapefruit sake cocktail is available to order until August 31.

  • Plan an Arby’s Picnic! (various locations)

  • And here’s a few food events you may want to check out…

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.

Small Business Spotlight

Congratulations to Hideout Distro on their eight-year anniversary (five years in their brick and mortar shop on 124 Street). If you’ve never been, this is a creative studio and local goods store housing a collection of unique gifts, home goods, decor, bath and body products, books, art and more! Hideout Distro is located at 12407 108 Ave. and they’ll be doing some anniversary sales this August—be sure to check them out!

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Q&As with… Coming Back August 20!

My Lindork’s Lists Q&A with… series is coming back on Sunday, August 20! These are profiles I do featuring interesting people doing interesting things, that I used to release every other Sunday first to paid subscribers, then published one month later publicly on my blog. I took a bit of a hiatus but have got some really great folks lined up for the series’ return on August 13 (and subsequently every second week after that!)

Just a few of the amazing people profiled in past Q&As!

You can browse past people profiled at this link, also email me to recommend any interesting people you think should be profiled, and if you’d like to support my work a bit more / while getting access to the Q&As first—become a paid subscriber!


Browse previous Q&A profiles

From the Blog Vault

Around this time in 2020, I was adventuring in Banff National Park, and shared this Travel Guide to a Swing, Rope and Paddle Adventure at Johnson Lake!


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Share my Guide to Johnson Lake in Banff National Park! Recreate your swing, rope and paddle adventure.

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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Popular on my Blog Right Now

Popular posts on my blog the week of August 9, 2023.

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