Once again it’s time for Fried Chicken Fest. Like last year, the 2022 version will be affected by Covid lockdowns. That didn’t stop me from enjoying it last year, and it won’t stop me from enjoying it this year. In 2021 I visited a dozen different places to tried their Fried Chicken offerings. You can read my posts from last year, here, here, and here. For 2022, I hope to be able to increase the number of fried chicken dishes…Continue reading2022 Fried Chicken Fest is Here
It’s just about that time of year again. Tuesday, February 25th, is Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day. As I have done in the past with my Fall Suppers posts, I am creating a list of the places serving pancakes in the upcoming couple of weeks or so. One difference between this and the fall suppers, is that this is open to community groups inside and outside of Winnipeg. So, if you are having a pancake supper, please feel…Continue readingPancakes, Pancakes, Pancakes.
La Roca, is a Mexican restaurant located on Smith Street in downtown Winnipeg. It’s the site of what was most recently Gio’s, Winnipeg’s most prominent gay club. Before that there was a restaurant called The Storm, and a couple of others before that. Recently they had some late night trouble, but other than a quick link to it, I’m not going to talk about it in this review. Since I started this review there is another incident. The place has…Continue readingLa Roca – Mediocre Mexican Meals
This Labour Day long weekend was family reunion time. The occasion being my mother’s 90th birthday. As I say in my about page, I’m the youngest of six boys. We’re spread all over western Canada, with one brother living in Houston, TX. This family reunion was our first in ten years. That time it was a much sadder occasion as we were all together for dad’s funeral. For many of us, it was our first chance to meet Inara, daughter…Continue readingFamily Reunion – Mom’s 90th Birthday.
Garwood Grill is a family style restaurant located on Pembina Highway just a few blocks south of Winnipeg’s famed Confusion Corner. The Garwood Grill is one of those restaurants that is something of an institution. Once again however, it’s one of those institutions that until recently I’ve managed to avoid visiting. This despite the fact that I lived not far from the restaurant during a couple of stints of my early renting life. I think the best way to describe…Continue readingGarwood Grill – Pembina Highway
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how I had made a trip along North Main, and used the opportunity to check in to some of the restaurants along the way. Newcastle restaurant Continue readingNewcastle Restaurant – Main Street