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Lindork’s Lists #60 – Make your own donair, grab Nai Nai Mie noodles, see the city from a vespa, and more!
Newsletter for April 14 – April 20, 2021
Please note: Alberta has restrictions in place to address COVID-19. I do encourage you to try and support local businesses during this time, if you’re able, but do so in a safe way. Wear masks, sanitize regularly, avoid crowds, keep at a distance, shop alone, take-out / eat outside (picnics), choose digital options if they’re available and stay home if you are sick.
Zip around the city on a Vespa rental
Edmonton vespa rental company VespaYEG (10309 107 St.) has opened rentals for the season. Rentals are $50 for an hour, $100 for 3-hours, and there are 24-hour or weekend options as well. A different way to Explore Edmonton (and think about the cute Vespa photoshoots! lol)
Don’t miss those Downtown Dining Week Deals
Edmonton Downtown Dining Week is underway with dozens of downtown restaurants offering set meal combos (for take-out or patio) until April 25. Always a tasty way to support downtown businesses and try restaurants or cuisine you haven’t tried before. Deals range from $20-$65.
Watch OSCAR® Nominated Shorts presented by the Edmonton Film Festival
For the entire month of April, the Edmonton International Film Festival is offering viewings of 2021 OSCAR® Nominated Shorts from the comfort of your home! See all shorts before the Academy Awards on April 25! Cost is $15 per category (there are 3 categories) or $35 for access to films in all 3 categories.
Watch The Paper Bag Princess – A Musical – online!
Calgary’s StoryBook Theatre presents The Paper Bag Princess – A Musical until April 24. Based on “One of the Best Children’s Books Ever Written”—watch this story about a princess who challenges gender stereotypes, come to life on screen while supporting Alberta artists. Tickets are $32.
Sign up for a class through the Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association
I only recently learned that Edmonton has a Lifelong Learners Association, which offers all sorts of courses for those age 50+. They were recently advertising a ‘Two Centuries of Indigenous History and Resistance to the Hudson’s Bay Company’ course, which is one of many courses that start this month. So take a peek at their course list if you’re 50+, or pass this on to someone you know who is!
Food To Try This Week
Grab some Vegan/Vegetarian Vietnamese food at An Chay (11203 Jasper Ave.)
This week while partnering with Making Edmonton Digital to spread the word about their FREE digital marketing services to help Edmonton businesses go online (or get better at being online), I recommended An Chay, a Vegan/Vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant as a spot that could use digital marketing support. If you haven’t tried An Chay before, I highly recommend (even as a meat eater lol). Fresh, delicious food. A lovely, family-owned restaurant that could use your support right now!
Pick up macaroni and soup from Gui Lin Noodle House (10626 97 St.)
Another restaurant I recommended get free digital marketing help was Gui Lin Noodle House, a restaurant in Chinatown that makes a delicious macaroni dish (must try!) along with some great noodle soups from the Guilin region of China. Another very sweet, family-owned restaurant you could consider ordering take-out from this week.
Get 15% off your Nai Nai Mie noodle order to celebrate their anniversary!
Newsletter subscribers got first dibs at 15% off orders from Edmonton online noodle shop Nai Nai Mie using my code LINDORK. (Local pick-up in St. Albert only). You can also order through their list of online retailers for delivery across Alberta (just no discount on those ones lol). Nai Nai Mie turns 1 at the end of April and I’m also partnering with them for a giveaway of Noodles for a Month on my Instagram—watch for that on April 15!!
Make your own donair, chicken shawarma, or falafel with Eat & Dip boxes
In Canmore, Alberta before April 22? Check out their Uncorked Festival
I’m working in Canmore this week (hosted by Canmore Kananaskis) and got to safely participate in their reimagined Uncorked food/drink festival. If you are in the area or will be before April 22, you can buy an Uncorked passport which gives you access to different deals from dozens of participating Canmore eateries. Things like 25% off your order or a free dessert with entree, or discounted multi-course meals which are all available for take-out (or patio). Highly recommend the mushroom chicken pappardelle from The Market Bistro and the Thai Chicken Curry ready-made meal from Valbella Gourmet Foods Deli!
Sneak Peek: Q&A with Chloe Skerlak
I hope paid subscribers enjoyed my Q&A with Rochelle Ignacio of Black-Owned Market Edmonton (BOMYEG) last Sunday. I profile a new “interesting person” every other Sunday in a series just for paid newsletter subscribers.
The next person I’m profiling in this series on Sunday, April 18, 2021 is:
Chloe Skerlak, a Justisse Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner and Certified Fertility Awareness Educator
(for Infertility Awareness Week April 18-24, 2021).
From the Blog Vault
Around this time in 2019, I asked my friend Sharman (@ThisPiggysTale), who is celiac, if she would guest blog an Ultimate Guide to Gluten-free Eating in Edmonton (based on her personal experiences and recommendations). It’s become a great resource for gluten-free folks in town (and could likely use a 2021 update—for instance, A Bite of Brazil by Pampa opened after the blog was created and they have a TON of gluten-free options plus I absolutely ADORE all their food lol), but for now, check it out if you haven’t yet and pass it on to a gluten-free friend if you aren’t!
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