Lindork’s Lists #220 – Food Truck Extravaganza, Street Car Beer, long weekend openings & MORE!

Lindork’s Lists #220 – Food Truck Extravaganza, Street Car Beer, long weekend openings & MORE!

Newsletter for May 15-21, 2024

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Things to Do This Week

Things to do this week: lots of long weekend openings of attractions, pools, and more!
  • Celebrate Fort Edmonton Park’s 50th Anniversary Opening Weekend!

    • This weekend marks five decades since Fort Edmonton Park opened its doors and you’re invited to the 50th anniversary weekend celebration! Weekend Celebration Entertainment includes Roving Guitarist, Fiddler, Sweet Treats, Musket Demos, Bullies of Basin Street Brass Band, Tipi Pole Making Demos, Contests and Giveaways. Pre-purchasing tickets is highly recommended to avoid line-ups!

  • Hit up an Edmonton outdoor pool + spray park (various locations)

  • Check out K-pop up #14 at LAST Modern Event Venue (10242 106 St.)

  • Visit Opening Day of the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village (Lamont County)

  • Forget about summer… celebrate Half-way to Halloween (lol, at 6009 86 St.)

Go on my NEW, FREE, self-guided Instagrammable Downtown Edmonton tour through the Story City App!

Thrilled to share that I’ve been working with Story City, a local app that brings city streets and projects to life with walkable adventures and my project, a NEW, FREE self-guided Instagrammable Downtown Edmonton tour featuring locally-created art + food is now LIVE on the Story City app!

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The tour features both an EAST Downtown Route and a WEST Downtown Route (and this doesn’t even cover ALL the possible Instagrammable art but I had to curate and condense so it wasn’t too long a tour lol), with lots of information about the art, artists, businesses and area for each stop—along with some of my photo tips to help capture those Instagrammable moments, audio clips from some featured artists, behind-the-scenes videos, and links to learn more and follow artists for each stop.

Each route is designed to take approximately 2 hours (but longer if you plan to stop and eat at one of the suggested Instagrammable food stops). The tour activates once you’re in the starting location (Alex Decoteau Park).

This self-guided digital tour experience is a really fun, easy, and FREE way to explore Downtown Edmonton this summer—launched just ahead of the long weekend, that builds off of my Instagrammable Wall Walks + Food Crawls I’ve been offering since 2017!! I hope you enjoy it!

Access my FREE Instagrammable Downtown Edmonton tours on the FREE Story City walkable adventure app.

PLUS: My Early Event Pick for Next Weekend…

I hope you’ll plan to attend the 10-year anniversary pawty of the Edmonton International Cat Festival, Alberta’s biggest and Canada’s longest-running cat festival that I founded back in 2014 and now put on with an ameowzing team volunteer Cat Festival Committee. The big event takes place on Caturday, May 25 at MacEwan Robbins Health Learning Centre in Downtown Edmonton (10910 104 Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 100% proceeds of donated to local rescues. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and Kids 12 and under are FREE. There are a ton of CATivities and PURRgramming (seriously, so meowch), for cat lovers to enjoy. Celebrate cats, cat culture and cat people while raising $ for cat rescues! There’s also celebrity cat guests!!! lol. And a few events leading up to the festival too.

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Got an Edmonton area event, virtual event, or something coming up you think my readers would be interested in knowing about? Let me know!

You Missed a Giveaway! Don’t miss Dinosaurs – The Exhibition & Superhuman Body IMAX at the TELUS World of Science!

In this week’s email newsletter, the TELUS World of Science gifted me tickets to their Dinosaurs – The Exhibition and new Superhuman Body IMAX show to give away for newsletter subscribers. I regularly run newsletter subscriber-only giveaways—just one reason to subscribe (but mostly if you care about Edmonton area food + drink + event recommendations—you should subscribe!)

Dinosaurs – The Exhibition is your chance to get up close with life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and skeleton casts that will bring you back in time, way back, to the Mesozoic Era (252-66 million years ago), the time of the dinosaurs, which includes the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods. 

Superhuman Body: World of Medical Marvels combines state-of-the-art CGI and live-action cinematography in immersive IMAX® 3D so you can explore the inner workings of our bodies and see how science and technology help healthcare experts intervene and save lives. 

Food to Try This Week

Eats this week: Street Car Beers, Onigiri sandwiches, Japanese BBQ lunch deal & more!
  • Don’t miss the Asian Heritage Month Food Truck Extravaganza (9912 72 Ave.)

  • Try the great lunch + kids special at Gyu-Kaku BBQ (10416 Jasper Ave.)

  • Head out to ICE District and downtown restaurants to cheer on the Oilers!

    • The Edmonton Oilers are still in the Stanley Cup Playoffs so if you’ve yet to experience the amazing energy of a playoff run in downtown Edmonton, Thursday May 16 night may be your last chance (lol just kidding they’re going all the way to the Cup baby!) or May 18 for watch parties as they play again in Vancouver. Lots of great restaurants along 104 St. to check out before or as part of your Oilers watch party / celebrations, I am partial to CQ Noodle as a before-game option, Baijiu, Fu’s Repair Shop or Dorinku Osaka for incomparable vibes, Tzin for their bacon, Cavern for their cheese (and chips with raclette cheese on top!) and more! Browse the Downtown Business Association restaurant listings for more suggestions.

  • Check out local bars recognized in Canada’s Best Bars 2024

  • Try an Onigiri rice sandwich from the new Okinawa Onigiri (10011 102 Ave.)

    • There’s a new onigiri (rice and seaweed Japanese-style sandwich) shop in downtown Edmonton—Okinawa Onigiri! They’re currently in soft open mode and my friend Sharon and I popped in for lunch this week. It’s a super cute space (with Instagrammable flower wall that owner Thomas painted himself!) a ton of surf boards (inspired by Okinawa surf culture), and a small but tasty menu of Onigiri (with rice, spam—the best!, egg, lettuce, and nori seaweed wrap). Depending on which you order you may get extra spam, extra cheese, kimchi, or they said they’ll launch a fish filling too. I love onigiri! This place is really cute. It’s a bit difficult to get to if you aren’t working / living / walking around downtown already but obviously doable. Loved my classic (one spam lol) and double spam that I ordered. My feedback I shared direct with owner Thomas was maybe a bit more sauce on the spam so I look forward to coming back and seeing if that’s been implemented lol. For their opening they’re asking customers to write well wishes on little surf boards to hang on their wall! Try to find my yellow one. Enjoy!

  • And here’s a more food events you might 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.

5 Early Bird Spots Left!

My Group TrovaTrip to Bali this October 2024 has just 5 Early Bird Spots left!

I’ve picked what I think an amazing seven day itinerary for us and I hope you’ll join! The package includes all activities, almost all meals, TWO accommodations in two Indonesian cities and transportation between all activities. Plus some Instagrammable photo shoot opportunities of course. 🔥🤳 Flights not included. It’s just 25% deposit to confirm your spot! Thanks to those who have already booked!! Super excited to host this unforgettable experience.


Don’t miss my limited edition Asian Heritage Month Clothing Collection

Don’t forget to pre-order from my 2024 Asian Heritage Month clothing collection collab with Edmonton business Zen Lion Design! This collection celebrates Asian culture, visibility and representation while tackling anti-Asian racism and supporting Asian-owned initiatives.

This is the third year I’ve partnered with Sherrell of Zen Lion Design to put out an Asian Heritage Month collection and I’m so excited to see which pieces you pick up!

Browse the Collection 

Save $$$ with my Discount Codes

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

Here’s just a few you might want to use…

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).

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