Lindork’s Lists #84 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Spooky Season events and more!

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Lindork’s Lists #84 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Spooky Season events and more!

Newsletter for Sept 29 – Oct 5, 2021


Things to Do This Week


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, and stay safe.

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Things to do this week: Haunted Pumpkin Fest, a Notorious Cree performance, final vespa rides of the season and more!

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


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Eats to consider this week: tacos from MARIA, rice bowls from Filistix, poutine from Shack a Patate!

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!

  • Plan your next Taco Tuesday at Edmonton’s newest Mexican restaurants

    • One of Edmonton’s newest Mexican restaurants MARIA Restaurant downtown (10220 103 St.) does a Buy 3 Get a 4th Free deal on Taco Tuesday! You could also check out opened-during-the-pandemic Mexican restaurant along 124 Street: Frida Urban Taqueria (12411 Stony Plain Road). Fingers always crossed for small businesses that opened during the pandemic (and also just all small businesses).

  • Eat some Chinese Szechuan cuisine at Good Taste (10933 23 Ave.)

    • I saw Austen @seehannomnom post about Good Taste Chinese Szechuan Cuisine, and it looked delicious! Austen recommends the spicy noodle soup, I also browsed their menu (so hungry!!) and the chili oil poured noodles and chicken nuggets noodles (???) sounds intriguing, among many other dishes!

  • Pick up some items from the Baltyk Bakery (10557 Kingsway Ave.)

    • Thanks to Patti for recommending the Baltyk Bakery as a spot you should check out this week. It’s a family owned, traditional Polish bakery that’s been serving from scratch bake goods for over 27 years! Patti says “all items with poppy seeds” are her favourites but they do an assortment of breads, cakes, and pastries to try, and they don’t really have a social media presence, so hopefully they are doing okay during these times!

  • Try burgers, fries and poutine from Shack a Patate (270 Baseline Rd.)

    • Thanks to Kelly for recommending Shack a Patate in Sherwood Park, specializing in burgers, poutines, and hand cut fries. They also have gluten-friendly options, plus homemade milkshakes and more!. “The owner is a great great man and is all about supporting local in Sherwood Park,” Kelly says (and discloses that the owner is her boyfriend’s dad lol)

  • Try the two for $25 silog Filipino bowls from Filistix (10621 100 Ave.)

    • I had such a lovely downtown picnic lunch picking up two silog Filipino breakfast bowls from Filistix downtown! They are offering a Two for $25 Silog deal so you can choose from longsilog sweet sausage (longganisa), tosilog sweet cured bacon (tocino in Spanish) or tapsilog (cured beef sirloin). The bowls come with garlic fried rice, fried egg, tomato salsa and atchara relish (pickled veg). Order online for an easy pick-up (or dine -in!) but I like taking in picnic weather while it lasts!

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


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:

Kay Inay, a locally based, curated gift box company that features exclusively Canadian brands and businesses, designed to pamper, inspired by moms.

Kay Inay is also a Filipino, woman-owned business, that aims to highlight natural, organic and sustainable local Canadian products in every gift box (they do a ton of stuff to ensure their packaging is environmentally friendly too) and tree plant for every purchase made.

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 2 of Lindork Does Life


Episode 2 of my new YouTube video series #LindorkDoesLife is out!

Every Tuesday I’ll be releasing a new video where I do—something! Ha. I’ll only be posting these videos on YouTube. So please subscribe, and tune in each week as I try new things you might want to try, show you places you might want to visit, and eat food you might want to eat.

Watch Episode 2 – How to do Calligraphy and click to subscribe!


New on the Blog


I partnered with Alberta Chicken Producers to celebrate National Chicken Month with a new blog sharing some suggestions for chicken dishes in eat in Edmonton and Calgary! Plus: some chicken facts you might not have known, and a GIVEAWAY!

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Coming this Sunday: Q&A with Chau Lui


Every other Sunday, I profile a new “interesting person” in a Q&A series just for paid newsletter subscribers. The next person I’ll be profiling on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 is Chau Lui, who, along with her sister Trang Wong, co-owns the Edmonton headquartered Paris Jewellers.

Paid newsletter subscribers will get my Q&A with Chau Lui on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021.

Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:

“We believe in hiring the right person for the role. But our company is 90% women, and we are proud of it. It’s important to us, because as female business owners, we know the power of having a strong community of women that supports you and your dreams. It is our sincere hope that we create that within our own company.” – Chau Lui

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