Donuts, Coffee, Beer N Chips

Despite the title making it seem like I may have some sort of culinary death wish, it’s simply a description of my day Saturday. I was up early and headed out to Fools + Horses. Fool + Horses is my favourite writing spot, and I was there to chronicle my experiences on the first day of ManyFest.

As I was getting ready in the morning I checked Facebook and saw a post from my friend Kent Dueck. It seemed he was involved in some kind of mini doughnut kind of truck. I hadn’t seen the truck on Friday, so as I was making my along Broadway towards Fools + Horses I kept my eyes open for the truck.

Sure enough as I walked by I saw Kent outside of the truck with a big broom and water. He was giving the truck a good washing down to make sure it was nice and bright looking for when the customers appeared.

Happy Doughnut

Caramel and Almond Mini donuts from Happy Donuts and Lemonade.

Donuts for Breakfast

I was able to get my post completed just after Manyfest opened at 11 o’clock. So, as I wandered my way down to the main Food Truck area, I stopped off at Happy Donuts and Lemonade, where Kent and Sandy were kind enough to treat me to a tray of the Caramel and Almond Donuts, as well as a taste of the single serve of the Coconut Dream and the Donutella. Continue reading


Bouchee Boucher – Tache @ Marion

I haven’t anticipated the opening of a restaurant in a long time, as much as I’ve anticipated the opening of Bouchee Boucher. First off, it’s the handiwork of Alex Svenne and ┬áDanielle Carignan Svenne, formerly of Bistro 71/4. I really enjoyed both the food there and the events they hosted such as School Nights.┬áSecond, it’s right down the street from St. Philip’s where I’m the priest.


a variety of prepared foods for sale in the Bouchee-Boucher butcher’s shop

Bouchee Boucher is divided into sections. The restaurant proper which you enter right of the corner of Marion and Tache, and the butcher shop with it’s entry off of Tache. The two areas are connected by a short hallway.


A stiff cup of coffee.

The Boucher in Bouchee Boucher

I was a little surprised when I went into the butcher’s shop portion, at the variety of products that were available. Like so many of the newer restaurants and coffee shops in Winnipeg, Bouchee-Boucher not only works with local ingredients, but also supports local producers by carrying their products in store. Continue reading