Oakwood Cafe on Osborne Street falls into that category of a place that I visited before I started blogging, but haven’t visited since. The South Osborne neighbourhood is one that has transformed a lot over the last 20 years. Much like the east end of Corydon Ave. coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants, have sprouted up along this street. Oakwood Cafe is one of the flagship restaurants of this renaissance. It began as a place called Samantha’s, but has existed as…Continue readingOakwood Cafe – 600 Osborne St.
I first did the Little South America Tour 8 years ago. Then it was a one night event sponsored by the Exchange district biz. This time around I visited each of the restaurants over the space over several weeks. My update on each will appear in bold. One thing I will say, right of the top is that 8 years between visits is far too long. I need to find a way to include them into my rotation at least…Continue readingLittle South America Tour
I like to find little coffee shops around the city when I get the chance. By and large I visit the same few places over and over. They work well with the my daily routines. I recently was on vacation though, and while I didn’t leave Winnipeg, the extra time gave me the opportunity to discover some new coffee shops I hadn’t visited before. Over the last month I visited three new ones: Colosimo Coffee Roaster, Small Mercies, and Empty…Continue readingCoffee Shops 3 New to Me
Salisbury House is a Winnipeg institution. A small, local chain, that is half diner, half fast-food place. It’s not a place that I visit regularly. However, there have been a couple of times in my life when Salisbury House(or Sals as it’s commonly called) was a fairly regular stop for me. The first period was about 35 years ago. I was working for Henry Armstrong’s printing in what was the old bus depot(now the Rice building). There was a Sals…Continue readingSalisbury House Memories
Over the last little while I’ve written a couple of posts, where the purchase of a Butter Tart was part of my visit to the establishment. I’ve had some good response to this, so I thought maybe now would be the time to do a post on Winnipeg’s best Butter Tart. Obviously, such a post is only the opinion of one man. So, I don’t expect that everyone, or anyone for that matter, will agree with my choices. This is…Continue readingWinnipeg’s Best Butter Tart
Notice of Disclosure: I received a free review copy of Recipes and Reciprocity, from University of Manitoba Press. This was received without expectation of a positive review. All opinions in the post below are mine only. Recipes and Reciprocity: Building Relationships in Research, Edited by Hannah Tait Neufeld and Elizabeth Finnis, is best described in the editor’s opening statement: This book brings together authors from various disciplines, working in diverse geographical and cultural contexts, to discuss the ways that food and recipe…Continue readingRecipes and Reciprocity