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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…

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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Original Sorrento’s – 529 Ellice Avenue

A version of this post appeared in West End Tastes, my new column for The West End Streets. For this first column, I’m visiting one of the long-standing restaurant anchors. Sorrento’s on Ellice Avenue. Sorrento’s is a traditional Italian restaurant and bar that has held a place in the West End since 1975. When Sorrento’s…

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Reviews and Such Shawarma

Les Saj Restaurant – 1038 St. James St.

My Les Saj review has been over two years in the making. It wasn’t meant to be, but after my first visit in 2018 it took me over three years to make it back. Granted, Covid had something to do with that, but it was so long there is no way I can trust my…

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Books Reviews and Such

Black Smoke by Adrian Miller – Review

Black Smoke:  African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, is the latest book from Adrian Miller, a former political policy adviser and current food writer and historian. Black Smoke details the role of black cooks and chefs in the development of barbecue, and how as barbecue has become a more global phenomenon, white chefs, businesses, and…

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Chinese Restaurants Reviews and Such

Winter Garden Restaurant 2211 McPhillips St

Winter Garden Restaurant is a Chinese food restaurant on McPhillips Street, not far from Seven Oaks hospital. Last year, with everything in lockdown, there was no family Christmas dinner. So, I wanted to find some way to enjoy a Christmas feast. When the lockdown cancelled Thanksgiving and birthday plans for me, I ordered in a…

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Books Reviews and Such

The Coldest Case, Bruno Novel 15

The Coldest Case is the most recent, Bruno, Chief of Police novel, from Martin Walker. I’ve been anxiously awaiting its arrival since I first heard it was coming out. On the holiday Monday I was up at the McNally Robinson store at The Forks. I asked when the book was coming in and was told it…