Lindork’s Lists #192 – Wine & Food Festival, Pumpkin Smash, A Few Food Deals & More!
Newsletter for Nov. 1-7, 2023
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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.
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.
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.)
The Edmonton Weavers’ Guild is holding their annual Sale this Saturday, Nov. 4 featuring unique handcrafted woven, spun, knit or felt gifts as well as demonstrations and displays. FREE to attend + FREE parking.
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.
Food to Try This Week
Welcome back XIX in St. Albert (150 Bellerose Dr.)
Grab discounted Pressed Salmon Sushi from Dorinku Tokyo (10205 82 Ave.)
Dorinku Tokyo is offering $10 discounted Pressed Salmon Sushi as a lunch special for a limited time (normally $16.80) I LOVE their pressed salmon sushi and I usually get their ramen salad or jewellery bowl while here too.
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.)
Splash Poke is rolling back its prices for November at their north Edmonton location, for their Lil, Double and Triple Splash Bowls. “With the challenging economic times and inflation – we want to spread a little aloha to the community. Mahalo in advance for supporting us in continuing to serve poke to the city.”
Here’s a few more food events coming up you may be interested in…
Grab tickets to one of Secret Ingredient YEG’s upcoming cooking classes! You can get 10% off using my code LINDORK10.
Learn how to make your own Pet Treats at the Stanley A. Milner Library’s The Kitchen on Nov. 1.
There’s a Dia de los Muertos three-course Mexican dinner happening on Nov. 2.
Get tickets to Culina’s Pop-up Brunch on Nov. 12.
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!!
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!
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…
Get 20% off jetSet Parking at the YEG Edmonton International Airport using code LINDORK20. Book by November 30, 2023 for travel by January 12, 2024.
Get up to 90% off your first Fresh Prep order with code INFLINDORK90.
Get 10% off a Secret Ingredient YEG cooking class using code LINDORK10.
Get 10% off Sit Stay Squat pet training/fitness/massage using code LINDORK10.
Get 20% off regular price items at Bamboo Ballroom using code LINDORK20!
Get a FREE add-on when you book a Sparkle or Deep Sparkle package with Miraculous Maids using code MMLINDA23. Choose from a free interior fridge cleaning, mattress cleaning, interior oven cleaning or blinds cleaning.
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
Here are the top four most popular posts on my blog this week:
- Explore Alberta: Guide for Things to Do and Food to Eat in St. Albert (Sept 2023)
- 10 Pieces of Advice for New Parents from New Parents (October 2023)
- Guide to Gluten-Free Eats in Edmonton (Sept 2023)
- Guide to Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton (June 2017)
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