Saint Ignatius Fall Fish Fry


Each year as I compile my Fall Suppers list, I’m always on the lookout for new suppers to add. Since the season runs until about the middle of November, I keep up the search well after I’ve originally posted. This year one of the new dinners that I came upon was the Fall Fish Fry at Saint Ignatius Church.

Saint Ignatius Knights of Columbus place mats

The placemats with the Knights of Columbus logo on it.

Saint Ignatius Church is founded in memory of Saint Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits. Among other things, the Jesuits are known as the scholar priests of the Catholic Church. In addition to the church Saint Ignatius is also home to a school running from nursery to Grade 8.

This parish is one place that despite going past it hundreds of times while living in Winnipeg, I’ve never visited. I’ve worked with people whose children have attended the school, and I’ve had friends and parishioners who have taken part in the Spiritual exercises and the healing ministry course, but never made it there myself. Continue reading

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Chicken Fingers Still Star – Mitzi’s


I don’t know about you, but when I think about Chicken Fingers, Mitzi’s is the first restaurant that comes to mind. However it’s been a few years since my last visit. So, I wonder is it just a memory are they still as good. Over the last couple of weeks I stopped there for a lunch a couple of more times.

I am happy to report that the Chicken Fingers are as good as I remember them. I’m also happy to report that if you stray from the Chicken Fingers things will be pretty good as well.

Mitzi's Chicken Fingers and Fries

Chicken Fingers and Fries, the dish that made Mitzi’s famous

Chicken Fingers for Lunch:

Mitzi’s is quite close to Holy Trinity, so it’s conveniently located for lunch. Also, I’m already on my way back to St. Philip’s anytime I stop in. Continue reading

Saint Francis Anglican Fall Supper


Last night I made it three weekends in a row for fall suppers. This time it was a visit to Saint Francis Anglican. Saint Francis is a relatively new parish, being formed from the joining together of Saint. Anne’s, Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, and Saint. Barnabas. The parish is located in the former Saint Anne’s building on Burrin Avenue. It’s a good place for a bus rider like myself, as it’s only a block off Main Street. The North Main Corydon gets you there quite well.

centrepiece

A pretty little centrepiece.

The hall where the supper is held is in the basement of the building, which is accessible for those who need mobility aids. This dinner has been running for many years, as a result it is run with great precision. It seems like it might get too crowded, but through good organization and considerate behaviour the meal runs smoothly.

The service is interesting is that it is a free for-all. Instead of calling tables, people are invited to get into line. I get in about midway down the line, and the line moves really quickly. Continue reading

Immanuel United Fall Supper


Two weekends ago I visited the Holy Eucharist Fall Supper. This past weekend there was quite a few to choose from. It was also Synod weekend for our diocese. So, I wanted to find a dinner that I could get to easily. In the end I decided my best bet was the Immanuel  United Fall Supper. Immanuel United is located on Golspie on the corner of Kimberley. This is just a block down from my old work stomping grounds at Watt Street Family Foods. 

Immanuel Fall Supper Sign

The sign advertising the Immanuel United Church Fall Supper.

Immanuel Fall Supper Service

I phoned in advance to get a ticket put aside. I expected to receive a ticket, but was given a number card instead. This turns out to be one of the unique features of the supper. The service is on a rolling basis. Continue reading

Celtic-Ireland Pavilion Folklorama


Last night I took in only one pavilion. While taking in Folklorama has been very enjoyable, it’s also a bit tiring. I decided to check out the Celtic-Ireland Pavilion on Archibald.

Celtic-Ireland Food

Since I was going to only one pavilion, I decide to go whole hog on the food. I ordered two of the combination plates. The first one, which is a full meal is the banger platter. This comes with two bangers(sausages), two scoops of mashed potatoes, and a side of cole slaw. The second combination was the soup combination. Which was a leek soup with a scone on the side. I finished this off with a an order of trifle for dessert.

Celtic-Ireland Bangers

The Banger and Mash plate at the Celtic Ireland pavilion is a substantial plate.

The bangers were moist and chewy, but without too much fat. The mashed potatoes were as smooth as any you could find.

Celtic Ireland Leek Soup

A rice and creamy leek soup.

The trifle came with a real smooth custard. The fruit and jelly mixture goes well together.  The one thing to keep in mind is that the line up is long. The volunteers managing the line move people through quite quickly, but you should arrive as early as possible to take in both the food and drink line. By the time I finished placing my order I decided to bypass the drink line so that I could eat my food and still be able to take in the show. Continue reading