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East India Company, Downtown Winnipeg

East India Company, is an Indian restaurant located in Winnipeg’s Downtown. The restaurant is run by the Mehra family who have been part of the Winnipeg restaurant scene for close to 50 years. In addition to their Winnipeg location, they operate two restaurants in Ottawa. They are also a family actively involved in promoting the well-being of the city as a whole. Entering East India Company off of York Avenue, you find the service counter immediately to your right. The…Continue readingEast India Company, Downtown Winnipeg

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Magic Sushi – McPhillips Street

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a sushi restaurant. Sushi Gen and Mooshiro were among my earliest reviews. Magic Sushi, on McPhillips, is one place that I’ve heard a lot about, but never visited. In fact, I didn’t realize until my first visit that it featured an all you can eat buffet. Hours: Mondays – Saturdays: 11 am – 10 pm Sundays: Closed Magic Sushi Buffet I’ve heard from many people over the years that Magic Sushi &…Continue readingMagic Sushi – McPhillips Street

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Cafe Bella – Best Western Downtown

Cafe Bella is a hotel restaurant. It’s located in the Best Western on Hargrave street in downtown Winnipeg. As a general rule, hotel restaurants aren’t high on my list of places to visit. Generally, because they tend to be relatively expensive relative to quality. Although, sometimes a hotel has an independent restaurant such as the Marion Street Eatery, in the Marion Hotel, that is worth visiting. However, my recent job change has me spending a couple of days a week…Continue readingCafe Bella – Best Western Downtown

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Reviews and Such Indian Restaurants

Ivory Restaurant – Donald Street

A few weeks ago, I was walking down the street, and noticed that the former Spice Affair was now Ivory. This surprised me because I didn’t realize that the Main Street location was no longer open. So, I took a stroll down Main Street a couple of days later and sure enough, there was no Ivory there any more. Ivory is now the third Indian restaurant to make a go of it in this location. Prior to Spice Affair it…Continue readingIvory Restaurant – Donald Street

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Mercatino- Upmarket Digs, Downmarket Food

Mercatino is the new restaurant that is open underground at 201 Portage Avenue. It’s part of their renovation and creation of a conference center in the basement.Over the years I’ve gone through the underground at Portage and Main, hundreds if not thousands of time. I’ve also eaten many times at the various restaurants and food courts. The food court at 201 Portage is the one I’ve visited the least, but I’ve still purchased a few meals there. My favourite food…Continue readingMercatino- Upmarket Digs, Downmarket Food

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Aalto’s, Men’s Breakfast

One of the little interesting tidbits from the Grey Owl dinner I went to a couple of weeks ago, was that the meal began with grace. That’s rather uncommon at public, non-church gatherings. Even more uncommon was that as clergy in attendance, I wasn’t the one called on to say grace. I was thinking about that this morning as I attended the St. Margaret’s Men’s Breakfast at Aalto’s restaurant in the Pembina Highway Canadinn. As a priest I am, in one…Continue readingAalto’s, Men’s Breakfast