Lindork’s Lists #85 – Film Fest, Dining Week, Oktoberfest and more!

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Lindork’s Lists #85 – Film Fest, Dining Week, Oktoberfest and more!

Newsletter for Oct 6 – 12, 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: Edmonton Intl Film Festival, Beverly Dining Week, MMIWG art installation and more!
  • Get tickets to DARK at Fort Edmonton Park

  • Catch a flick as part of the Edmonton International Film Festival

    • The 35th annual Edmonton International Film Festival runs until Oct. 10 at Landmark Cinemas 9 City Centre. It’s running at 50% seat capacity (and other COVID-19 safety protocols), with shows throughout the da and night (some are OSCAR qualifying films too!) There are also online films you can watch too.

  • Check out Beverly Dining Week

    • Beverly Dining Week is back with businesses in historic Old Towne Beverly neighbourhood offering multi-course meals at discounted rates ($10, $15, $20) until Oct. 9. Explore the neighbourhood and find food deals at Uncle Ed’s, Take 5, Mumbai Dakar, Galen on 118, Mundare Sausage House, Pappas Restaurant, Italian Bakery, and Boston Pizza.

  • Catch a duelling piano show
    • There’s some duelling piano shows happening this weekend! If you’ve never been, they are SO much fun, and it’s nice to start easing back into live entertainment. The shows are Friday and Saturday night at the Spotlight Cabaret where the audience picks the playlist and two world-class piano entertainers who mix music, comedy and audience interaction in an incredible show! It’s a concert, comedy show and cabaret, all rolled into one.
  • Visit the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Art Installation

    • Parkdale Cromdale Community League and Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society have put together a powerful, free Missing and Murdered Indigenous People Art Installation you can see at 11335 85 Street, between 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. until Oct. 17. October 4 was the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

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: Northern Chicken’s picnic pack, tea-inspired cocktails in Banff, Turkish and Lebanese cuisine, and more!

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!

  • Celebrate Oktoberfest at Otto Food + Drink (11405 95 St.)

  • Pick up a Northern Chicken Picnic Pack (10704 124 St.)

  • Try Turkish and Lebanese cuisine from Turquaz Kebab House (13310 137 Ave.)

    • A north side favourite for many, thanks to @yeg.baking for sharing about Turquaz Kebab House and reminding me I STILL need to try their delicious Turkish and Lebanese cuisine (So many people have raved about them to me!) She recommends the lamb kebab combo.

  • Enjoy the fall features at A Bite of Brazil by Pampa (10114 104 St.)

    • I always pick up coxinha chicken fritters and pao de queijo cheese buns from A Bite of Brazil by Pampa downtown but on my last visit they also shared with me their new fall features—pumpkin coconut brigadieros (like a Brazilian chocolate truffle)—and they’re in the shape of pumpkin! SO CUTE.

  • Headed to Banff? Go on a tea-inspired cocktail crawl

    • For our anniversary, Mike and I had a wonderful few days getaway in Banff and while there, we were hosted on a tea-inspired cocktail crawl along the newly renovated Bear Street! Sample (and buy, like we did) teas from Jolene’s Tea House, then make stops at Hello Sunshine (Wild Strawberry Highball), Three Bears Brewery (Rooibos Collins), and The Bison (Butterfly Collins). All of these awesome eateries are located along Bear Street and feature Jolene’s Tea House cocktails. If you get tea to-go, I absolutely loved the Champagne Berry Bliss!

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:

Talking Rock Tours, is an Indigenous-owned tour guide business in Edmonton, that provides educational small group tours of the geological wonders of Alberta, including both natural and cultural history storytelling components. Guides are university geoscientists and/or historians, hand-picked for their subject matter expertise and familiarity with local landscapes. This knowledge is complemented with local elders from the communities you visit who pass along traditional Indigenous stories to groups.

Keith with Talking Rock Tours.

I recently got to take in their River Valley Discovery Tour (they have other tours too) while working with Travel Alberta and highly recommend! Keith was a great tour guide and it was an awesome experience. Tours typically run until end of October.

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 3 of Lindork Does Life


Episode 3 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 3 – Hiking and Paddling Rawson Lake in Kananaskis, Alberta and click to subscribe!


Now Public: Q&A with Lanie Bishop


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 latest Q&A of the series is now live on my blog if you’d like to read it, featuring power lifter, pole dancer and human rights advocate Lanie Bishop.

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My Q&A with Lanie Bishop went out to paid subscribers first on Sept. 5, 2021.

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