Lindork’s Lists #83 – Drive-in Movie, Sidewalk Sale, Churros and more!
Newsletter for Sept 22 – 28, 2021
Please wear a mask indoors and in crowded spaces. Sanitize regularly, keep a distance, stay home if sick, read up on the latest restrictions, get vaccinated, don’t yell at retail/frontline workers and stay safe.
Check out Flavours of 124 Street
Flavours of 124 Street, which runs every Friday and Saturday throughout Sept, wraps up this week (Sept. 25) so be sure to get some food specials at participating restaurants—check out the list here and their IG Stories for information on specials! You’ll also get a chance to win gift cards to spend at even more 124 Street businesses.
Get tickets for the Secord Heights Drive-in Movie event (9333 199 St.)
The Secord and Rosenthal Community Leagues in west Edmonton are hosting a drive-in movie night this Saturday Sept. 25 featuring Abominable and F9: The Fast Saga. You need to pre-purchase tickets. $15 if you’re a league member or $30 if you’re not.
Celebrate Alberta Culture Days at Bay1 Gallery (9540 62 Ave.)
Get prehistoric at Borden Park (11020 75A St.)
Jurassic Festival Edmonton appears to be a new event bringing 19 moving, breathing, blinking, roaring animatronic dinosaurs to Borden Park this weekend. This is family friendly and tickets need to be purchased in advance. I saw photos of the giant dinos being set up and wow they are HUGE!
Shop the SoJa (south of Jasper Ave) Sidewalk Sale (9907 114 St.)
My friend Sharman is organizing another SoJa (South of Jasper Ave) Sidewalk Sale this Saturday Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring 15 local makers, bakers, artists, artisans and vintage vendors selling all sorts of items everything from sweet treats to custom signage, home decor, pottery and more. Check it out!
Plan how you’ll recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Sept. 30. I’m disappointed our provincial government has declined to recognize it as a stat holiday, but many schools and organizations have committed to honouring it. There’s a virtual federal event on Sept. 29 that will share insights on how Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada can work towards truth and reconciliation. Locally, Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society is hosting an Orange Shirt Day event you should plan to participate in! Also consider other, personal ways you can work towards truth and reconciliation (I shared some ideas in this Canada Day post).
It’s also the last week for Imagine Van Gogh exhibit at the Edmonton EXPO Centre! Check out my blog post for Everything You Need To Know before you ‘Gogh’ ha!
AND: RSVP for the Secord Heights 90s party happening this Saturday Sept 25 with my friend Justine Ma—there will be free food, live art, entertainment, and you can RSVP for a tour of their show homes to get a swag bag. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result will be required to attend.
(I partnered with them to help promote the event)
Many restaurants have now implemented Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program (show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in order to dine-in). Please be prepared to show ID / proof of vaccination when dining in (and check which restaurants are in the program or which are just doing take-out before you decide where to go). Please safely support local!
I wanted to shout out to a few local restaurants asking for proof of vaccination in this week’s list! Obviously there are many more than just these five but consider going out of your way to support them as many are facing backlash from the loud minority. As a reminder, not receiving dine-in service because you chose not to get vaccinated is NOT discrimination. Discrimination is being treated differently over something you cannot change. It is a privilege to go to a restaurant and participate in activities in society and when your choices (which are entirely yours to make) harm others (literally collapsing our healthcare system), no one is sympathetic to you.
Try the Crossing the Bridge soup and salty chicken from Dagu Rice Noodle (10408 Jasper Ave.)
I love the salty crispy chicken and Crossing the Bridge soup from Dagu Rice Noodle! They were actually the first restaurant I dined in this week since proof of vaccination rules went into effect. Excited to dig in and feel safe among other vaccinated folks. Check their daily specials too!
Celebrate HanJan Oliver’s one-year anniversary (10166 114 St.)
Happy one-year anniversary to HanJan’s Oliver location! I celebrated by ordering some food for a picnic at the park nearby. I love their banchan Korean side dishes, and usually order the Jaeyook Bokkeum (stir fried spicy pork belly with kimchi and veg), and Budae Jigae ‘Korean army stew’ (but this time I got the Kimchi Jjigae). Always add rice!! lol
Eat churros and cocktails at Rostizado (10359 104 St.)
I was happy to devour Rostizado’s famous churros this week. If you haven’t had them—you are definitely missing out. Just dripping in dulce de leche and a pasilla chile chocolate sauce.
Grab a burger from The Local Omnivore (10933 120 St.)
The Local Omnivore has been posting some yummy burger photos I’ve been craving! They’ve also confirmed their staff are all vaccinated too.
Slurp up some ramen from Nudoru or Menjiro Ramen (10532 82 Ave. and 2920 Calgary Trail)
Small Business Spotlight
In this 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:
F.I.T. by Mike (not my husband Mike a different Mike lol) is an Edmonton-based CSEP Certified Personal Trainer and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist.
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.
Watch Episode 1 of Lindork Does Life
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New on the Blog
Watch my Cityline TV segment where I share tips for beginner hikers (essentials you need to bring with you, and what you need to know before your hike!) with host Tracy Moore. Cityline is North America’s longest-running daytime talk show for women.
Now Public: Q&A with Esmahan Abdallah
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