Lindork’s Lists #81 – Night Market, Art Walk, New Bakery, and More!
Newsletter for Sept 8 – 14. 2021
COVID cases are on the rise again. Please wear a mask indoors and in crowded spaces. Sanitize regularly, keep a distance, stay home if sick, get vaccinated, and stay safe.
Check out the Callingwood Farmers Market Pop-up Night Market
I’ve partnered with the Callingwood Farmers Market to promote their Pop-up Night Market taking place in west Edmonton (6655 178 St.) THIS FRIDAY Sept. 10 from 5- 9 p.m. It will feature over 35 local vendors, is a family-friendly event with live music and entertainment (a magic show!) too.
Shop The Royal Bison
90 local and regional makers will be participating in The Royal Bison’s first Fall ONLINE Sale which runs Sept. 10-12. Find prints, books, ceramics, apparel, toys, photos, textiles, woodworking, jewelry and more. Many makers create products specifically for the Royal Bison so don’t miss out on some exclusive items.
Experience the Strathearn Art Walk
The Strathearn Art Walk, a free, family-friendly celebration of the arts, runs Sept. 11 and 12 from 12-7 p.m. both days along Strathearn Drive. A lovely event with local artists set to a beautiful river valley and skyline!
Celebrate the Italian Centre Sherwood Park’s Grand Opening
The Italian Centre Shop is throwing a grand opening party for its new Sherwood Park location (8005 Emerald Dr.) on Sat Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.—check out live entertainment, cooking demos, carnival games, plus fresh Italian sausages, giveaways and more, outside in their parking lot.
Make it a Strathcona County weekend with Sun Sept. 12’s Strathcona County Savour event which runs from 3-7 p.m. at the Strathcona County Community Centre Agora, featuring food trucks, independent restaurants, plus local artists and entertainment.
Get tickets to Savour Chef at Home Experience supporting MS Society Canada
The MS Society of Canada is hosting Savour, a Culinary Festival, featuring a Chef at Home Experience series (virtual classes) featuring local chefs from now until end of October. Cocktail nights, Vietnamese spring rolls, vegetarian pad thai, turkey feteer, gnocchi and more!
Check out the Ring of Fire Fundraiser at Craft BEER Market
Participant slots are all full but you can should still be able to just come out to Craft BEER Market downtown (10013 101A Ave) and watch the Ring of Fire hot wings eating contest / fundraiser for the Alberta Cancer Foundation on Sept. 14 (like, plan to have dinner/drinks there too and then hopefully catch the wing eating action lol). Check their online auction too!
Food To Try This Week
You need to wear a mask inside restaurants when not seated. Please safely support local.
Order a Hot Pot Kit from Kim Fat Market (9905 107 Ave.)
I recently had hot pot while camping and picked up many of the ingredients from local Chinatown grocer Kim Fat Market (and my mom lol). They also do entire Hot Pot Kits so they’ll give you everything you need for your experience, plus other great dishes (this week I’ll be ordering crab, lobster creamy noodles, and dry ribs from them for a gathering!)
Try spicy stir-fried baby clams from Co Chin Saigon (10632 100 St.)
We celebrated my brother’s birthday at Co Chin Saigon this week, one of Edmonton’s newer Vietnamese restaurants (you may recall I mentioned them when they first opened a few months ago!) in Chinatown. They do different Vietnamese specialty dishes including a stir-fried baby clams dish. And depending on the day of week, they have rotating specials that are also hard to find anywhere in the city!
Grab a BBQ lunch box from Super BBQ & Delight (10620 97 St.)
I guess this is a Chinatown appreciation edition of Food to Try This Week, as I also suggest you grab a BBQ (pork) lunch box from Super BBQ & Delight in Chinatown! I mentioned Super BBQ & Delight in a recent CBC Edmonton AM interview about BBQ spots in the city, which I also blogged recommendations for this week!
Eat African sausage from Uncle Brian’s Food Company (Downtown Market)
Also near Chinatown so you can really stop at all of these places in one visit ;)—I checked out the Edmonton Downtown Farmers Market (10305 97 St.) where I picked up a patty from Meat Street Pies, peaches from Sunbest Fruits, and amazing African sausage from a vendor called Uncle Brian’s Food Company! Addictive, delicious. I will definitely be back!!
Welcome the new Bread Love bakery (10158 90 St.)
Edmonton has a new “savoury bakery,” Bread Love, located in the Riverdale neighbourhood! Part of the Little Brick family, find focaccia, pizza rolls, gluten free brownie, multigrain loafs, blueberry streusel brioches and more at Bread Love. Check them out and give them a warm welcome!
Small Business Spotlight
In this new section of Lindork’s Lists, I shout out to support small businesses that aren’t necessarily food/restaurant or event-based.
In this week’s Small Business Spotlight, I’m shouting out to:
FO Photography, an Edmonton engagement, wedding, and special event photography duo (Funmi and Adrian). They specialize in noticing details and capturing your most precious moments. They also do portrait sessions, including currently taking bookings for limited fall sessions on Sept. 16 & 18, 2021. It’s $200 for the shoot, plus 20 high resolution images. Learn more and send her a message to support this small business owner and book your spot! The photo pictured below is from an FO Photography autumn shoot with Yves Salon Glam Group.
If you’re a small business owner who could use a shout-out, or know a small business who could use some awareness, let me know and I’ll try to feature them in this new section. You can email me suggestions / reply to this email.
Now Public: Q&A with Nicholas Yee
Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. Then a month later, I release that Q&A publicly on my blog. My tenth Q&A of the series is now live on my blog if you’d like to read it, featuring Nicholas Yee, a local musician and creative director.
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New on the Blog
I was recently on CBC Edmonton AM chatting about BBQ spots in Edmonton to satisfy your meat cravings, from traditional Southern style to Korean BBQ and more! I’ve put together a little guide summarizing the chat (you can listen to it too) over on my blog. Enjoy your meat sweats!!
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