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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Akins African Restaurant Sargent Avenue

A few weeks ago I read an article about three new African restaurants that were opening in Winnipeg. These are Akins, which I’m writing about today. Yellow Chili, on Main Street, and One Stop African Restaurant, Ebby Ave. at Pembina Hwy.  On the whole, the continent of Africa isn’t particularly well represented in this city. We certainly have a few Ethiopian Restaurants, such as Kokeb. One or two Somali restaurants have opened over the years, and there are also a…Continue readingAkins African Restaurant Sargent Avenue

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Reviews and Such chicken Restaurants

Mary Browns, Popeyes Chicken

Last year Winnipeg saw the arrival of two new chicken chains. Mary Browns Chicken’s & Taters, out of Virginia, via Newfoundland*, and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, out of Arabi, Louisiana. Being in the fast casual chicken business I figured that it might be interesting to review them in a compare and contrast style review.*I’ve since been informed that there has been a Mary Browns in the Transcona area of Winnipeg for a few years. I must admit that Popeyes had stayed…Continue readingMary Browns, Popeyes Chicken

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Community Food

Chapter 2 of Joe Average Buys Groceries.

Last month, in response to Shel Zolkewich posting about Stats Can’s claim that the average Manitoban spent $241.00 a month on food, I decided to give that challenge a try. You can follow Shel’s attempts by keeping up with her posts in Manitoba Food Bloggers Here’s a summary of my first month, and a look a head at chapter 2 of this experiment. Lessons from my First Month One of the things I decided when I started was that I…Continue readingChapter 2 of Joe Average Buys Groceries.

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Reviews and Such Restaurants Vietnamese

Sargent Taco Shop – Tam’s Pho

Generally I do reviews of restaurants separately, but today I’m doing a review of both Sargent Taco Shop and Tam’s Pho. While the cuisine is different, and one is trying to replicate a distinctive vibe, they have a couple of things in common that make for a good review. The first is that they are both small establishments. Sargent Taco has one table and a few stools, but advertises itself as a take-out restaurant. Tam’s Pho has a little more…Continue readingSargent Taco Shop – Tam’s Pho

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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Mongo’s Grill – Blogger Night

Last week I received an invitation to a blogger night out at Mongo’s Grill. I had heard the name of the restaurant, but didn’t know an awful lot about it. Mongo’s is short for Mongolian, so in style it resembles at one level Palatal or Palatal Express. This should have been fairly obvious to me, but whenever I hear Mongo this is the first thing that comes to mind:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKRma7PDW10]Don’t miss the video of me grilling. You’ll find it at…Continue readingMongo’s Grill – Blogger Night

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Community Restaurants Reviews and Such Shawarma

Shawarma Khan – Review

Next week marks six years since Shawarma Khan opened in the Exchange District of Winnipeg. Since then there has been a location opened at Investors Group Field, along with Obby Khan’s Green Carrot Juice in Osborne Village. Recently Khan has opened a third location. This one is what was home to one of my favourite coffee shops Twist Cafe. This seems like a natural fit, as the owners of the building are PInnacle Staffing. One of the owners of Pinnacle is…Continue readingShawarma Khan – Review