Lindork’s Lists #192 – Wine & Food Festival, Pumpkin Smash, A Few Food Deals & More!

Lindork’s Lists #192 – Wine & Food Festival, Pumpkin Smash, A Few Food Deals & More!

Newsletter for Nov. 1-7, 2023

Note: this is the public version of my weekly email newsletter that gets sent to subscriber inboxes first each Wednesday. If you’re looking at this public version, there’s a chance you miss out on events earlier in the week! Get the full newsletter first by becoming a free subscriber.

Things to Do This Week

Taste the True Flavours of the World with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival this weekend!

The Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival is this Friday & Saturday Nov. 3 & 4!

Be sure to pick up a passport from Official Travel Sponsor KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and follow the clues to visit five local food vendors. The passport stops are based on KLM flight destinations and will help you experience Flavours of the World! You’ll also get a chance to enter to win on-site freebies plus WIN TWO ROUND TRIP FLIGHTS with KLM! 

Did you know: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the oldest operating airline in the world and they offer direct flights between Edmonton and Amsterdam. From its Amsterdam Schiphol hub, KLM connects travellers to 160+ destinations in the world. 

Learn more and get tickets

Thanks to KLM for supporting my small business with this partner message. I can’t wait to try their passport at the festival this weekend.

Things to do this week: all you can eat cereal & cartoons, improv and pumpkin smashes!
  • Catch a FREE movie + gaming for Cineplex Community Day (various locations)

    • This Saturday Nov. 4 is Cineplex Community Day! There are FREE movies, discounted snacks, and FREE gaming at The Rec Room as well. $1 from concession purchases throughout the day will also support BGC Canada youth empowerment programs.

  • Watch Saturday Morning Cartoons and All You Can Eat Cereal (Metro Cinema)

    • Get tickets to an All-You-Can-Eat Cereal Cartoon Party on Saturday, Nov. 4. at the Metro Cinema (Garneau Theatre). The cartoon line-up includes favourites and obscurities spanning the 40s through the 80s—plus vintage commercials and PSAs!

  • Watch the Agent Thunder improv show (Grindstone Theatre)

    • Agent Thunder: An Improvised Espionage, a hilarious show I saw during this past Edmonton Fringe Festival, is on at the Grindstone Theatre this Friday night Nov. 3. It was so funny, I highly recommend.

  • Experience The Sleeping Beauty ballet (Northern Jubilee Auditorium)

    • The beloved storybook Alberta Ballet The Sleeping Beauty is set to enchant in Edmonton this Friday & Saturday Nov. 3 & 4, this charming rendition of the classic fairy tale is for the whole family.

  • Head to Dog Man: The Musical (Festival Place, 100 Festival Way, Sherwood Park)

    • Dog Man: The Musical is on at Festival Place in Sherwood Park this Saturday, Nov. 4 based on the the popular children’s book series (same creator as the famous Captain Underpants!) This show is recommended for children age 6-10 (and their parents!)

  • Shop the Edmonton Weavers’ Guild Sale (10139 87 Ave.)

  • Be part of a Pumpkin Smash & Drop (Compost School and Strathcona County)

    • The City of Edmonton invites you to bring your jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins to a FREE family-friendly Pumpkin Smash event at Compost School on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1-4 p.m. Drop, bop, smash, bash and then compost all the pumpkins!

    • Strathcona County (Sherwood Park) also invites you to bring your pumpkins to a FREE ‘Great Pumpkin Drop’ at Fire Station 6 on Sunday Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Don’t miss my Little Shop of Horrors Giveaway!

    • The amazingly strange and super funny Little Shop of Horrors is on at the Citadel Theatre until Nov. 19 and I’ve partnered with the Citadel to give away a pair of tickets! Enter the giveaway over on my Instagram by Nov. 5. If you don’t win, consider buying tickets to the show! It’s really, really good.

  • Experience a Virtual Night Out on the North Saskatchewan (online)

    • The Edmonton River Valley Conservation Coalition is hosting a virtual Night Out on the North Saskatchewan next Wednesday, Nov. 8 with guest speakers sharing about light pollution, Indigenous star stories, and more! Attendance by donation.

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: Italian(ish) eats at the new Bella, $25 three-course meal at Ernest’s, discounted pressed salmon sushi and more!
  • Welcome back XIX in St. Albert (150 Bellerose Dr.)

  • Grab discounted Pressed Salmon Sushi from Dorinku Tokyo (10205 82 Ave.)

  • Welcome the new Bella Italian eatery in Old Strathcona (8223 104 St.)

    • Bella, the new Italian “ish” restaurant by the creator of Smokey Bear opens this week (Nov. 2) in Old Strathcona, with food inspired by “traditions and culture of Italy cooked with modern techniques and ingredients. Produce chosen and cooked when it is shining brightest. Seasonal vegetables treated simply to showcase quality. Handmade pastas made from Alberta flour. Proteins in large format made for sharing just like at Nona’s table.”

  • Try the $25 three-course lunch special at Ernest’s (10701 118 Ave.)

    • Ernest’s, the student-run restaurant part of NAIT’s School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, is back with their $25 three-course lunch special and Diane is raving about this semester’s menu. Try the pork croquettes (appetizer), arctic char filet or beef short ribs (entree), and yuzu coconut panna cotta (dessert). From Diane: “It’s very good, portions also massive, so it is amazing value!” Just a reminder they are a little slower here though so you’d need at least 1.5 hours for lunch.

  • Take advantage of Splash Poke’s November rollback pricing (9499 137 Ave.)

  • Here’s a few more food events coming up 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

I recently worked with Discover Saskatoon to go ‘Saskatooning’ + share a NEW Travel Guide on Where to Eat, Shop and Explore in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

From river valley trails to beautiful public art and a ridiculously great restaurant scene, I love the little city of Saskatoon, located just a five hour drive or one-ish hour flight from Edmonton! In many cases, it’s quicker to drive to Saskatchewan than different areas of Alberta! Road trip, anyone?! And I’m also giving away a $150 gift card to one of the restaurants I enjoyed while in Saskatchewan—enter on the blog!


From the Blog Vault

Around this time in 2021 I was video blogging about the very cool Instagrammable Art Gallery Moon & Back in Richmond, B.C.! This was such a fun experience.

If you’re headed to the area anytime soon, it’s definitely worth a stop!!

Learn More

Moon & Back Gallery - Instagrammable Places - Art - Vancouver Richmond BC - Lindork Does Life - Hello BC - Explore British Columbia

Small Business Spotlight

My baby Benjimin was gifted the children’s lullaby book ‘Alberta Blue’ by Red Barn Books and it’s just a delight. The tribute to big Alberta skies and open landscapes won Children’s Book of the Year at the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards and features fun rhyming verses by Pat Hatherly and beautiful watercolour paintings by Jesse Horne. A perfect gift for any Alberta baby! And there’s a song to go with it!

Learn More

Save $$$ with my Discount Codes

I regularly partner with awesome companies to offer discounts that save you money!

Here’s a few promos you may be interested in…

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).

Popular on my Blog Right Now

Popular posts on my blog the week of Nov. 1, 2023.

Subscribe for More!

Free subscribers to my weekly newsletter Lindork’s Lists receive the full, hyperlocal newsletter first in their inbox every Wednesday—before anyone else! You can also become a paid subscribers to receive access to more musings and stories written by me—or simply subscribe to support my work, especially if you’ve been following me for awhile and are so inclined :)

The full Lindork’s Lists includes:

  • Things to Do This Week
  • Food to Try This Week
  • Walls of the Week
  • Interesting Thing on the Internet
  • Social Media Did You Knows
  • Exclusive Promo Codes / Discounts
  • Exclusive Newsletter Subscriber-only Giveaways 
  • Newsletter Subscriber-only Access to Events

Paid subscribers also receive access to musings, stories, an exclusive Q&A every other Sunday, giveaways and more content (forthcoming lol). Becoming a paid subscriber also supports the content I share overall.

Subscribe to Lindork’s Lists 

(You’ll get the option to subscribe for free or select a paid plan)

Explore Related Content:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

If you're Edmonton area, subscribe to my newsletter for hyperlocal recommendations on what to do, eat, and things to know this week!
If you're Edmonton area, subscribe to my FREE newsletter for hyperlocal recommendations on what to do, eat, things to know this week, and more!