Lindork’s Lists #86 – Vote! plus an Autumn Market, Chinatown Scavenger Hunt, comedy and more!
Newsletter for Oct 13 – 19, 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.
Alberta’s Municipal Elections are on Oct. 18 and if you haven’t voted yet (in advance polling stations), please take the time to read up on who is running in your ridings and cast your votes on Monday. There’s a few different things to vote for—in addition to councillors and school board trustees, Senate and referendum votes are also taking place. You can find more details on the Elections Alberta site, information on Edmonton’s specific election on Daveberta, and of course, individual information on various websites and social media accounts of those who are running.
If you’re in Edmonton—a new Mayor will be selected on Oct. 18 and I truly hope it will be Amarjeet Sohi. You can read his platform here.
Shop the Autumn Harvest Market
My friend Dori (@JarsOfClayCalligraphy) is co-hosting an Autumn Harvest Market this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at. Cattail Crossing Golf & Winter Club in Sturgeon County. There will be 20+ artisan vendors, a “make & take” calligraphy bar, a beautiful attached restaurant and golf course with scenic country views and it’s FREE to attend! Masks mandatory and Restriction Exemption Program in place.
Catch the annual Edmonton Comedy Festival
The Edmonton Comedy Festival returns for their 11th year this week with a bunch of shows that are bound to make you LOL. There are several performances each night through to Oct. 16. They ARE implementing the Restriction Exemption Program (show proof of vax or negative COVID-19 test results). Tickets typically sell out.
Visit Chinatown and take part in a scavenger hunt
The folks of Chinatown Greetings have put together a Chinatown Greetings Scavenger Hunt you should try this weekend! Explore Chinatown to win prizes from local artists. You just have to take selfies at different locations in Chinatown, or share stories of your favourite Chinatown treats, businesses, memories, etc., to be entered. Learn more.
Check out these family friendly Spooky Season activities
Family Fun Edmonton has put together a list of family-friendly Halloween activities happening around town to celebrate the Spooky Season leading up to Halloween. There’s lots of options to check out—be sure to mask up / check COVID-19 safety info, and stay safe if you go!
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
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!
Go for Japanese cuisine at the southside Kyoto Sushi (9852 63 Ave.)
Lauren suggests a visit to her favourite local sushi place, the south Edmonton Kyoto Sushi (off Argyll, not to be confused with the other Kyotos in town). From Lauren: “This is owned by the nicest family ever, Joe and Rhea! They’re really struggling during COVID-19 and I wanted to make a recommendation for a great location for you to try out if you’re looking for any new hidden gems to visit.” She recommends the crispy Kyoto roll and they have an incredible wafu Japanese salad dressing that they make in-house.
Celebrate a decade of Drift Food Truck (Shamrock Curling Club 9330 80 Ave.)
Drift Food Truck is celebrating a decade in business (wow, congrats!) Their winter season at the Shamrock Curling Club just kicked off this week so just because the food truck (lovingly referred to as Drifty) is hibernating now, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Drift’s signature dishes sandwiches, hand cut fries and potato crisps (with aji sauce), soups and other take-home goodies.
You can read more about the milestone in my friend Sharon’s Food Notes
Celebrate Shojo’s 2-year anniversary (10425 121 St.)
Shojo Japanese Izakaya in the Brewery District is celebrating their two-year anniversary! As a restaurant that basically opened just before the pandemic, reaching two years is definitely something to celebrate. I LOVE their Happy Hour deals including $3 sushi cones, $5 salmon sashimi, and $10 yaki udon (among other great eats!) Try it!!
Try the burgers and fries at Burger Village (6187 Currents Dr.)
I recently tried Burger Village for the first time in Windermere. It’s a family-owned franchise business (the family was super sweet when we dined there!) serving up some unique burger patties (find elk, bison, ostrich) plus your more standard burger fare too. Bubble tea at The Alley is also next door so you can try both! lol
Slurp up my family’s Vietnamese soup at King Noodle House (10615 97 St.)
I try not to promote my parents restaurant all the time, but figured it’s been awhile now so I’d love to suggest you try my family’s famous Vietnamese beef noodle soup at King Noodle House in Chinatown! We’ve been serving up this soup in the city for over 26 years and it’s especially perfect as the weather cools down. I would say the #2, #19, #24, #27, and #33 are the most popular bowls. You also will not be disappointed with the spring rolls and grilled pork balls (appetizers). Please note they are cash only for dine-in but can take e-transfer payment / email orders for take-out.
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.
Get up to 75% off Edmonton’s newest meal kit delivery service!
If you’re interested, I’ve also partnered up (sponsored) with a new meal kit delivery service in the Edmonton area (including surrounding cities)—Fresh Prep—and I invite you to get up to 75% off your first Fresh Prep meal order using code INFLINDORK21! They’re Western Canada’s most sustainable meal kit service delivering tasty recipes in reusable bags, offering some Zero Waste Kit recipes with no single use plastics, and if recipes do have plastics, you just rinse and put back in your bag so they can pick it up and properly recycle it! I’ve been loving my meals and I truly love the eco-friendly aspect to this meal kit too—and that they’re Canadian!
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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:
LUX MRKT, is a luxury menswear consignment store that recently opened on 124 Street. Find suits, shirts, pants, shoes, accessories and more. They’ve also recently started a “Consign for the Stollery” initiative where proceeds of consignment sales are donated to the Stollery. Their location is also exciting, in the new Substation building at 10639 124th Street (which should soon be a great spot for even more local biz!)
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.
Instagrammable Wall of the Week
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Watch Episode 4 of Lindork Does Life
Episode 4 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 4 – Imagine Van Gogh and click to subscribe!
Coming this Sunday: Q&A with Author and Playwright Marty Chan
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. 17, 2021 is local childrens’ author and playwright Marty Chan.
Here’s an excerpt from our Q&A:
“If you’re going to pursue writing, treat it as a job or a business. The people who wait for a muse to inspire them will wait a very long time. Set a writing schedule for yourself to build your discipline. I’ve had days where I was sick but I still wrote because that’s just part of the job. The more discipline you build, the better able you are to meet deadlines, which is the one thing that will get you more work. Yes, a great story will get you the first book contract, but what you want is the second and third contracts. If you’re good and punctual, you’ll get on a short list of writers who editors will give more work to.” – Marty Chan
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Discount Codes You May Want To Use
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Get up to 75% off your first Fresh Prep meal order using code INFLINDORK21
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Get free tire dressing with any wash from Bubbles Car Wash using code BUBBLESLINDORK in October
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