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Els Lundgaard

Els Lundgaard

Alphabet Soup columnist Els Lundgaard is a Whitehorse-based writer and food lover. Els has also written a column titled "The Accidental Patient" for the "How Ya Feeling" Magazine we published.  These stories are not yet posted online.


Questions or comments about her articles can be sent to editor@whatsupyukon.com

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Issue: 2017-07-12, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear? Do you know how to avoid meeting a bear in the woods? Do you know how to keep yourself and your surroundings safe from a bear? I am a long time Yukoner and I was convinced I could confidently... more

Jul 12, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Wildlife

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Issue: 2017-06-07, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

Oishi Sushi is a small lunch counter located on the second floor above Shoppers Drug Mart on Main Street. It’s truly a hidden gem. Oishi means tasty or delicious in Japanese. The name is certainly an apt description of the food offered... more

Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

It’s May. The time to spring-clean which, for me, means emptying out my closets and passing on the gently-worn-but-no-longer-fitting clothes to someone else to love. Especially my jeans, which have survived my hopes of losing weight or growing... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Local Business

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Issue: 2017-05-17, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

We needed to find a place to go for lunch that started with the letter “N”. Well, we needed look no further than the North Dragon Restaurant. We were able to park right outside and go in to check out their display. The staff greeted us with smiles... more

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink 2 Comments

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Issue: 2017-04-26, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

We went for dinner at Miner’s Daughter, which is in the historic Capital Hotel building and I imagine, if the walls could talk, we’d all be totally enthralled. As it was, we were impressed with the brick wall that still had the original signage... more

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-11-30, PHOTO: Judy Matechuk

On Saturday, Dec. 3 the kids get to shop. All by themselves, without parents watching over shoulders. It’s the perfect chance for them to buy Christmas presents for their family. The Kids Shopping Hour is part of the Second Annual Christmas Market... more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Christmas

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Issue: 2016-10-19

My first experience working for a newspaper was immediately out of high school. I was hired to be the receptionist at an office in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. It didn’t last long as I was too curious about the advertising department, so it was... more

Oct 19, 2016 12:00 AM Literature

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Issue: 2016-09-29, PHOTO: by Els Lundgaard

I picked up my companion to go for lunch at Legends Smokehouse & Grill, located in the Yukon Inn. We were pleased to find it quite busy. The place has a rustic ambience with wooden tables at the front and raised, framed alcoves by the windows. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-09-22, PHOTO: courtesy of Jane Seawell

Etsy.com’s coast-to-coast pop-up event is back in Whitehorse for a second year, celebrating local artisans. Over a dozen vendors will be there with wares for you to touch, smell, see and drool over, and buy. The event takes place in 38... more

Sep 22, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Business

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

Klondike Rib & Salmon is only open in the summer. Both tourists and locals alike flocking to the restaurant. It’s a welcoming place, from the steps up onto the cozy front deck and its patio tables, through the entrance foyer to the dining room... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink 1 Comments

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: kozzi.com

It was a nice, sunny day, the day we decided to go to the Java Connection. It immediately felt right, with its friendly and vibrant atmosphere and the sense of community. At the front, tables of two and of four lined up in two rows to allow for... more

Jun 9, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

The Hue Oasis Restaurant in the Skky Hotel was a pleasant surprise. My companion and I, even though neither of us had been there before, had high hopes and we were not disappointed. We entered the restaurant through the foyer of the hotel and... more

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: gandpsteakhouse.com

It was time to go out for dinner and, since my regular companion was still on the high seas, I invited yet another friend. I was the first to arrive G&P Steakhouse on Main Street. As it was a Monday night, I hadn’t bothered to make reservations. more

Mar 17, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-03-10, Photo: Els Lundgaard

My dining companion went on a three week Mediterranean cruise. Without me! Good thing I have another friend. The two of us went to the 506 All Day Grill at, appropriately, 506 Main Street. We went there for lunch and it seemed all of Whitehorse... more

Mar 10, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-02-18, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

It was a beautiful sunny day when we went for lunch at Earls Restaurant. We agreed to meet there at 1 o’clock, but I arrived a bit late. I waited in the lovely broad foyer, wondering if we were eating in the restaurant or the lounge. Either one... more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2016-02-04, PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

The minute you walk into The Deli at Yukon Meat and Sausage you know you are in a special environment. The place simply smells like, well, like Europe. The shelves are stocked with delightful offerings from Germany, from Holland, from Denmark, ... more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-12-24, Photo Cred: Els Lundgaard

We were excited to go to The Chocolate Claim. We knew it was popular with the lunchtime crowd, so we opted to meet at 1 p.m. and to bring along two friends to reserve a table. Turned out to be a good move. My companion and I got in line while our... more

Dec 24, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-12-10 PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

We decided, my companion and I, to go for lunch at Bean North. That far? Why not. It was an incredibly beautiful winter’s day; the sky was clear and blue, sun glistened off the sparkling white snow, the chill factor of the day stuck winter’s... more

Dec 10, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Els Lundgaard

Where to go for dinner? I couldn’t decide but I knew there are many restaurants in Whitehorse from which to choose. But how to choose? Being the well-ordered, disciplined person that I am (read perfectionist), it made perfect sense to me to begin... more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Food & Drink

Sunday is given over to an all-day seminar on Passionomics: how to put passion back into your life, your work and your pocketbook. Alan Goff is an award-winning and inspirational speaker, an author and a corporate trainer who will motivate you to more

May 21, 2009 12:00 AM , Yukon Business