Ingenue-Mix Tapes From My Mom

’The 2019 Winnipeg Fringe Festival is underway. I’m writing up two shows in this post. The first is Ingenue, which stars Melanie Gall. Ingenue centers around the stories and songs associated with Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland. *Show times for both of the shows listed here can be found by clicking on the show’s link in …

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Double Greeting Chinese Snack House

Double Greeting Noodle Snack House is a small, Chinese restaurant, tucked away on McDermott Avenue. This means that it’s located just west of the Winnipeg’s Historic Exchange District. On top of that, it’s a little store front stuck in between a couple of larger office buildings. Double Greeting Hours Mon Closed Tue 11am – 6pm …

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Winnipeg Trolley Company Ale Trail

Friday night I took a little hometown tour. It’s called the Ale Trail tour, and it’s run by the Winnipeg Trolley Company. I was one of several social media and tourist type people who had been invited. My connection to the company is that Ben Gillies, the owner of the Winnipeg Trolley Company is also …

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Alycia’s – Royal Albert Arms

Alycia’s is a Ukrainian-Canadian restaurant that has been wandering in search of a home for the last few years. Opened in Winnipeg’s North End in 1971 by Marion Staff. It closed in 2011 shortly after Staff’s death. It reopened in Gimli in 2016, run by Staff’s grandson, Aaron Blanchard. Last year, Blanchard’s mother-in-law, Coleen Swifte, …

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Clementine Cafe – Exchange District

Clementine's Chorizo Verde Tostado

Over the last few days I’ve been blogging primarily about the Fringe Festival. Being in the Exchange for the Fringe, I’ve done a bit of dining in the area. One of the places I’ve visited is Clementine Cafe. Clementine is located on Princess Avenue, and it’s just a couple of blocks from Old Market Square, …

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Vicky’s Diner – Albert Street

Vicky's diner sign

Not long ago I reviewed the new location of the White Star Diner. I noticed that the old Albert Street location had been filled by a new restaurant signed as Vicky’s. Vicky’s is now closed and has been replaced by Danook Syrian Restaurant.  I heard that it was a new burger type joint, but let …

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White Star Diner – Kennedy Street

For many years the White Star Diner was a mainstay of Winnipeg’s Exchange District. The diner was a little hole in the wall on Albert Street. It was mainly a takeout joint, with a limited number of seats. I had only been on one occasion and that hadn’t been enough to convince me to go back. …

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Tom Yum Thai – Sherbrook Street

Tom Yum Thai Tom Yum soup

Tom Yum Thai is one of those restaurants I’ve often passed, but never entered. As a bus rider, I find that getting to North of Portage, from where I live in the West End, back to North of Portage on Main is often as a trip, as convoluted as this sentence. As a result, I …

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