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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Café Dario 1390 Erin Street: A Best Meal

Café Dario re-opened last night. Initially, Café Dario will be open from 5-11 pm Fridays to Sundays. I caught wind of it through the Loaf and Honey Facebook page (more about them later in the review). I booked my reservation online, and ended up as the first customer through the door yesterday evening. Normally I…

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Restaurants Reviews and Such Shawarma

Ramallah Cafe Great Food at 325 Pembina Hwy

Ramallah Cafe on Pembina Highway is one of those restaurants that fall into the category of: I’ve been meaning to get there, but somehow just never got around to it. Fortunately, last month was my birthday. I share the month with our theology student, Susan, and so I was asked to pick a restaurant for…

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Food local products Reviews and Such

Mottola Grocery 242 Hargrave Street

Mottola Grocery is a grocery store for gourmets and gourmands, located in the Hargrave Street Market in downtown Winnipeg. They specialize in high quality, local and imported groceries. They also sell a good range of takeout sandwiches, salads, and baked goods. I have to admit, on my first visit, I took one look at the…

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Books Reviews and Such

The Thursday Murder Club – Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club is the first novel produced by British Television quiz show designer, quiz show host, and panel show regular, Richard Osman. I am a big Osman fan. If he is on a show, I’m tuning in. I first encountered his work on the show Pointless, which he co-hosts with Alexander Armstrong. Then he has hosted…

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Reviews and Such Restaurants Shawarma

Beaurivage Bistro – Saint B Hotel

Beaurivage Bistro is now located at 788 Corydon Avenue. The location is new, but I have it on good authority, that the food is still as great as when I wrote this review. Beaurivage Bistro & CafeRegular hours 8am – 2pm Monday to Saturday. Open evenings by pre-arrangement(see bottom of review).Writing a blog, I often…

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Restaurants Reviews and Such Vietnamese

Pho Cuu Long Restaurant – 757 St. Mary’s Road

Pho Cuu Long is a Vietnamese restaurant that is located on St. Mary’s Road just north of Fermor Avenue. This is a restaurant that I end up at because nothing else was open, or, if open, was really full of people. I like to take my chances when I choose a restaurant. Often I will…

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Books Reviews and Such

Lessons in Fusion – Primrose Madayag Knazan

Lessons In Fusion is the first novel from Winnipeg playwright, food writer, and Winnipeg food promoter, Primrose Madayag Knazan. I’ve met Ms. Knazan at a couple of food events over the years, including sharing a table with her at one of the Raw:Almond brunches. Lessons in Fusion tells the story of Sarah, a teenaged food blogger, who…

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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Gladys Caribbean Kitchen – 726 Sargent Ave.

One of the interesting aspects of the West End is the way that the death of one restaurant so often means the birth of a new one. Gladys Caribbean Kitchen, started by two friends, both with grandmothers named Gladys, is one such new restaurant. Gladys occupies a store front just east of Beverley, on Sargent…

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Restaurants Reviews and Such Sushi

Umi Sushi Unit 30 Shops of Winnipeg Square

It’s been quite a while since I visited any of the restaurants in the Shops of Winnipeg Square. Umi Sushi is one that I’ve never ordered from. Located just north of the food court it’s never caught my eye. Recently, I thought I would drop in and see what is on offer. Umi Sushi is…