Lindork’s Lists #87 – Live Art, Ghost Tours, Korean Corn Dogs, and more!
Newsletter for Oct 20 – 26, 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.
Take part in Tarot for Two or a ghost tour in Stony Plain (5411 51 St.)
The Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre is putting on a few spooky activities you should consider: Tarot for Two is this Friday Oct. 22 (the spookiest date night in town) where you get a tarot reading, wine and charcuterie, or their infamous Ghost Tours. Space limited for both.
Check out the Drive-Thru Pumpkin Event at Hawrelak Park (9330 Groat Rd.)
There’s a should-be-cute drive-through Pumpkin Event happening at Hawrelak Park this Saturday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Grab a ticket and then ride along and listen to pumpkin stories and stop at marked stations for gifts and other fun. Grab your timed, $7 ticket.
Laugh and/or cry at a spooky Grindstone Theatre show (10019 81 Ave)
Blackout and Girl Brain Sketch Comedy present ‘MIDNIGHT GASS‘ at the Grindstone Theatre. “Whether by laughter or the supernatural, this show will throw you back into your seat. A group of friends recall mysterious tales from the past… but little do they know that the worst is yet to come!” The shows run Fri and Sat Oct. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m.
Get your literature on at LitFest Alberta (various locations / online)
It’s the last weekend of LitFest, Canada’s original non-fiction festival. There’s lots of talented writers sharing about their work, many panels and presentations are free. Check out the schedule.
Watch a live art event at The Louvre (in Edmonton – 11025 26 Ave)
There’s a live art event taking place at the Louvre at Century Park this Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 – 5 p.m., featuring over 50+ local artists creating installations and murals along parkade pillars at the property. Art will also be for sale!
Drop by some great businesses to support United Way’s Period Promise Drive
The United Way is hosting a Period Promise Product Drive collecting period products and monetary donations until Oct. 31, to provide a tangible solution for those experiencing difficulties buying period products. The goal is to provide products for at least 250 people in the community, and several great local businesses are taking collections. Plan your weekend outings around stops to places like Bamboo Ballroom or Sugared & Spiced Baked Goods (Old Strathcona), Kind Ice Cream and the Ritchie Market, or Bloom Cookie Co. on 124 Street (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
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!
Belatedly celebrate National Pasta Day at your fav Italian restaurant
I always have an unbelievable meal at Uccellino (most recent visit was no exception) and if you’re looking for an excuse to eat pasta (don’t really need to try that hard lol) it was recently National Pasta Day—so grab some eats at your favourite Italian restaurant! In Spruce Grove, I love Porta Romana. Mike and I have also been craving Chianti’s Pasta Frenzy Monday & Tuesday nights ($12.99 pasta!!)
Try burgers and milkshakes at One Four Two (9682 142 St.)
The Delux Burger Bar in Crestwood is no longer—in its place is One Four Two. It looks like it’s similar staff and management but no longer part of the Century Hospitality group. I saw recently re-elected councillor Andrew Knack enjoying celebratory milkshakes there on Election Night and was intrigued as I hadn’t heard of One Four Two before!
Celebrate Gangnam & Coco Windermere’s opening (1109 Windermere Way)
Edmonton’s Korean Street Food business Gangnam & Coco is celebrating its newest location, the grand opening of its Windermere location with $3.99 Korean corn dogs until Oct. 20. These are excellent!
Grab a Hotteok (Korean dessert pancake) at Calabash Cafe (228 91 St.)
I love the Hotteok (Korean dessert pancakes) from Calabash Cafe, and indulged this week while taking part in their Jimin (Jimtober) birthday event! If they sound familiar it’s because this cafe does custom cup sleeves and photo card giveaways with drinks during BTS member birthday months. Always an awesome reason to stop by!!
Try the Crossing the Bridge soup at Shimiadao (8613 109 St.)
I super love the sour and spicy “Crossing the Bridge” Yunnan China region soup, and normally get it at Dagu Rice Noodle in downtown Edmonton, but decided to try the newish Shimiadao Yunnan Rice Noodle in Garneau this week, and am happy to report the soup was delicious. It’s really comparable to Dagu (but Dagu has bubble tea and an addictive chicken appetizer too so I likely lean towards them) however I am all about trying new places and supporting small businesses, as you know, so if you want a really awesome soup this weekend, consider Shimiadao! (Learn more about Crossing the Bridge soups)
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.
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Watch Episode 5 of Lindork Does Life
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