BBK Barbeque Trailer


I mentioned in my post on the Red Lake Coffee Co Truck, that on Canada Day, I had also eaten at BBK Barbeque trailer and that I’d include a review of that trailer shortly.

BBK has been around for quite a few years now. It’s more of an event trailer than a street truck, so I don’t see it out that often. I have though, over the last few years had a chance to try several of their items.

BBK sauces

BBK offers a wide variety of sauces to their customers.

This is a comment I made on one of my earlier visits to the truck.

I started my weekend in the early afternoon. I had already had lunch, but still had enough room to stop at one of the trucks. I decided on the Beef Brisket from BBK. BBK is the upscale partner truck to Extreme Fries.* In ordering I went with the plain sandwich and didn’t add any condiments. The brisket itself was tender and fatty in a very good way.

*Extreme Fries is now under new ownership. 

So here’s my typical food truck breakdown on BBK:

Value:

As I said in the above quote this trailer is an upscale version of a typical burger/hot dog truck. Continue reading

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Georges Burgers-Submarines, McPhillips


Today’s review has a bit of a connection to my past. One of my former places of employment was Watt Street Foods on the corner of Watt and Kimberley. Over the years we provided the hamburger meat for several George’s Burgers and Submarines, including the one on McPhllip’s. Recently I found myself traveling up McPhillip’s on a couple of occasions and decided to stop in and give George’s a try.

George's Burger & Submarines burger

The basic burger from George’s Burgers & Submarines.

Located in a strip mall, the restaurant is long and skinny. One side is given over to the kitchen, and there is a series of tables along the other wall, and out front. The decor could be best described as patchwork. There are a couple of Titanic related posters, an Elvis, Soft Drink Models, Greek Football(soccer) teams, and a few personal photos scattered all over the walls. There’s a picture for every mood.

Friendly Service, Good Burgers

My first visit there were a few customers, but I didn’t have to wait long at all at the counter. I was wanting something light, so I chose the plain burger(above), along with a salad. Continue reading

Promenade Cafe & Wine


One of the things I like about where I work is that there are lots of good dining options in the area. Yesterday I wrote about Pastrami & Things, which is just a few blocks down Tache from St. Philip’s. Today, I’m writing about Promendade Cafe and Wine. Promenade Cafe and Wine, is on the corner of Provencher and Tache, still only ten or so blocks from St. Philip’s. This gives a few extra minutes to let lunch settle when I walk back to work.

Despite being called Cafe and Wine, I’ve only been there during work hours, so I can only write about the cafe and not the wine. However, there are a lot of good things to say about the cafe all on it’s own.

Promenade Cafe and Wine, Moules et Frites

Moules et Frites from Promenade Cafe and Wine.

Dining at Promenade Cafe

Located on the corner immediately across from the pedestrian bridge into St. Boniface, Promenade Cafe and Wine shares space with a couple of other restaurants in a little corner lot. The restaurant is spacious, and is divided into three sections. One of the benefits of this is that there is a fair degree of privacy when you are dining with others even though the restaurant is quite full. Continue reading

Chicken Chef, Marion Street


Now, you may get the impression from some of my latest posts that I`ve been going all trendy with my eating habits. However, I still like to go out and find some old-fashioned comfort food. One such place a few blocks from where I work is the Chicken Chef located on Marion Street. We didn’t eat out a lot when I was a kid, but this is the kid of restaurant we would most likely eat at.

Chicken Chef started out in Carman, MB, and has grown to where they have 40 locations in three provinces. They are indeed a local success story. As the name implies they special is chicken, specifically the deep fried kind often associated with the Bluegrass State.

Chicken chef dinner

The three piece chicken dinner from Chicken Chef

Chicken, because that`s in the name.

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BURGERS R us Food Truck


I was visiting the Peg City Grub blog today, and discovered that there are still many food trucks that I haven’t visited. On that list are: A Little Pizza Heaven, Corn on the Curb, Golden Boy Sandwich, Grass Fed Grill, Half Moon, Smokin Haut, Pizzapotomus, Waki Temaki, and Up South BBQ. Two that are not on the list are Island Fusion and BURGERS R us.

Last week I gave Island Fusion a try. This week I took the chance to try BURGERS R us. BURGERS R us is a bright red truck with flame broiled burgers pictured on the back.  The flame broiling on the back gives a good illustration of what goes on in the truck.  As I walked down Broadway today, the smoke billowing from the stack made me think that one of the trucks might have caught on fire.  Fortunately it was only burgers being cooked. So here’s is my take on the truck.

Burgers R Us Truck

 Value:

BURGERS R us sells burgers and hot dogs.  Most of the items on the menu are $8.50 to $10.00 which includes a side.  Fries, burgers, and hot dogs are all sold individually at $6-6.50. Both the burger and hot dog that I had were large in size, with a good amount of topping. As combo the items are a really good buy. Individually the burger and hot dog are good pies. Given the size of the dish, the fries at $6.00 are a little high. Drinks are $2.00 each for cans, a little high. 4/5 Continue reading