Last month was Diocesan Synod. I went to Baraka Pita for supper on the Friday night. That’s the opening night of the Synod, with a Eucharist at St. John’s Cathedral. When I went to look up places down North Main, I was surprised that it was late 2015 when I first visited Baraka Pita Bakery. So I figured that seven years between visits made it a good candidate for a revisit. I ended up giving myself a good amount of…Continue readingBaraka Pita Bakery – North Main
Leopold’s Tavern is a small sports bar chain in Western Canada. There are 20 soon to be 21 locations. I managed to visit two Leopold’s Tavern sites here in Winnipeg while on vacation. Both of these visits were of the unplanned variety. I had traveled down Henderson Highway one day, hoping to visit a couple of bakeries. One wasn’t open, and the other had not seating yet. My Osborne Village visit came after I had made my trip to …Continue readingLeopold’s Tavern, Village and Henderson
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