Lindork’s Lists #197 – Snowboard Big Air World Cup, Candy Cane Lane, Tapas Pop-up and more!

Lindork’s Lists #197 – Snowboard Big Air World Cup, Candy Cane Lane, Tapas Pop-up and more!

Newsletter for Dec. 6-12, 2023

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: the Sowboard Big Air World Cup, Candy Cane Lane, a sneaker-inspired art show and more!
  • Experience the Style Experience FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup

    • Edmonton becomes Shredmonton this Saturday, Dec. 9 as the Style Experience FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup returns for the second year to Commonwealth Stadium celebrating all things snowboard culture and style—with sports demos, usical performances, fun activations and some of the world’s best snowboarders taking on a massive scaffolding jump judged on creativity and style over rotations. Get tickets!

  • Check out a Sneaker Based Art Show (10544 82 Ave.)

    • Local artists Rast and AJA Louden present SOLE PROVIDERS, a Sneaker Based Art Show taking place this Saturda,y Dec. 9 at FOOSH. It’s a pop up show based on the artists love of sneakers and shoe culture. There will also be a few other local artists and they are gathering new shoes, boots and footwear to donate to local charitable organizations.

  • Watch Harvey at the Walterdale Theatre (10322 83 Ave.)

    • “Harvey” is on at the Walterdale Theatre from Dec 6-16, a story in where Elwood P. Dowd finds true friendship and unconditional loyalty in Harvey, a 6-foot tall white rabbit.

  • Here’s some festive activities through December! (various locations)

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: short rib pho, pork cutlet breakfast, Spanish tapas pop-up and more!
  • Try the new menu items from Cô Chín Saigon (10632 100 St.)

    • Vietnamese restaurant Cô Chín Saigon in Chinatown has launched their new menu and it’s looking great! They’ve broken out the Vietnamese specialty dishes (some hard to find elsewhere in the city) by different days of week so I guess you’ll need to go every single day to try it all! The Pho Suon Bo, Bun Rieu Cua Oc, Bo La and Bo Ne are on my to-eat list.

  • Celebrate Slow Pour’s one-year anniversary (10416 122 St.)

    • Slow Pour Beer Bar is celebrating their one-year anniversary! “Thanks to everyone who exclaimed, “wow” when they walked in to our space for the first time. We hear those wows and it powers us. :)” They’re announcing something fun on Thursday but if you haven’t been by, plan to check out their “fresh suds, fine fare, fat out wines and everything in between!”

  • Enjoy breakfast at Red Goose Restaurant (9625 66 Ave.)

    • I had just an absolutely delightful breakfast at Red Goose Restaurant, an apparently beloved little diner in Hazeldean (south Edmonton) with the most delightful owner/server Phillip (he’ll fist bump you and wish you a happy day!) The pork cutlet with eggs was awesome. The bulgogi (you can ask for varying spice levels) was ridiculousy good (apparently you can add egg on that too). The service—again, I’ll choose to use the word delightful. It’s been around since 1955 (the new owners took over about seven years ago). What a gem!

  • Try brunch or happy hour at the new Happy & Olive (9640 142 St.)

    • I also really enjoyed my brunch at the new Happy & Olive (from the folks who brought you Canteen, the Red Ox Inn and The Wired Cup!) The Shake Fries (with bacon, chroizo, grunion and melty cheese) are insanely good. I also loved the lemony hollandaise sauce on my Montreal Smoked Meat Latke (their take on an eggs benny). I also got my Pineapple Screwdriver non-alcohlic. Yum!

  • Check out Urban Diner’s Spanish tapas pop-up dinners (12427 102 Ave.)

    • The Urban Diner is launching Toro—a Spanish tapas pop-up happening Tuesdays to Saturdays for dinner 5-11 p.m. at the diner! The special pop-up menu will be paired with fun wine, beer, and cocktails, and last for 12 weeks. Walk-in only (groups 6+ can DM for reservations!)

  • 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.

Small Business Spotlight

I’m back partnering with family-owned, local shoe store Kunitz Shoes to showcase their Spike Boot Collection!! Get $30 off your pair of Spike Boots this winter season. 

I’m a new ambassador for Meuwlys Artisan Food Market (who specialize in delicious house-made charcuterie and sausages—meat!!) so over the next few months I’ll share all about their tasty offerings—including personalized gift boxes perfect for the holidays! If you need a local gift idea for family, friends, clients or teammates, this box is for you. The locally-sourced, chef-inspired gift boxes are fully customizable for 1 up to 1,000 people! For individual / small gifting there’s five sizes (from $50-$200).

Each box includes local foods made by small, local makers and YOU get to select what goes in the box. Choose from a list of categories including charcuterie, cheese, condiments, spices, sweets and more. Meuwly’s team curates, packages according to your preferences and delivers! It’s very easy to order—click to learn more!!


Holiday Fundraiser Shout Out

The Fourth and Edmonton Playgrounds are fundraising for 20,000 diapers to support the Edmonton Food Bank! They are collecting diapers until Jan. 31 at The Fourth (maternity / new mom boutique) located in Southgate Centre. They are taking open box (unused) diapers as well, and are doing weekly giveaways for people who donate! You can also donate $$$ online directly to food bank (select ‘Diaper Drive’).

Learn More

While not a holiday fundraiser specifically, I also wanted to mention that the YWCA Edmonton’s Rose Campaign is on right now, supporting th organization’s work to end violence against women, girls and gender minorities. Dec. 6 is National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women and Dec. 10 is Human Rights Day (and the last day to support the campaign). You can donate directly or get Rose Raffle Tickets (lots of great prizes you could win, while supporting a great cause).

Learn More

Christmas Giveaways – Dec 9-20, 2023

A Very Lindork Christmas - 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - Edmonton Alberta - Linda Hoang

My annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways (#AVeryLindorkChristmas) returns this Saturday, Dec. 9 and runs until Wednesday, Dec. 20!

There will be daily prize giveaways on my Instagram and Facebook, and additional prizes that only newsletter subscribers can enter in my Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 emails!

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  • Get 10% off a photo session with Paula Gerein by mentioning code LINDORK.

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  • Get 20% off Coulee Outdoor smokeless fire pits with code LINDORK20.

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