Blackbird Brasserie – Tache & Marion

We have a 4 pm service at St. Philip’s, and every second week we alternate between following it with a meal, or coffee and a snack. Yesterday was a coffee and snack day, and afterward a group of us went down for a meal at Blackbrid Brasserie. This was my first visit to the restaurant …

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Frenchway Cafe – Lilac Street

Frenchway Latte

The Frenchway Cafe is one of those places that gets talked about a lot, but somehow or other I never get around to writing up. About 15 months ago I paid a visit to interview Larissa Webster, the owner, as part of a post I wrote about a fundraiser called Stone Soup Luncheon. We ended …

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May Reading Round Up

March Reading Round Up – April Reading Round Up May marks my third monthly reading round up. Last month the focus seemed to be mainly on various cozy mysteries. This month I’ve got a couple of more cozies, and another one of the Bruno books that I read. Along with them there are three more …

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March Reading Roundup

March book Bound to the Fire

I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading during the month of March. Much of it revolves around food, but there are books of theology and detective fiction. As I’ve been reading I’m discovering that not everything I’ve read, allows for the longer-form posts that I’m trying to write. So beginning this month, I plan …

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Rodos Greek-French Eatery

Rodo's baklava

I find my schedule takes me in and through downtown on a regular basis. This means I can often make short detours on my trips to visit various restaurants in the area. The last couple of weeks I took the time and paid a couple of visits to Rodo’s French and Greek Eatery In Winnipeg …

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Le Croissant-Taché Avenue

Le Croissant Baguette.

It’s been five years since I started working in the St. Boniface area. Le Croissant was one of the first places I reviewed after moving in. I stop by every few weeks or so. I could stop by even more frequently but neither my waistline nor my wallet would appreciate that. On change in my …

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Adam Gopnik – The Table Comes First

A review of The Table Comes First, by Adam Gopnik From the back cover of Adam Gopnik’s The Table Comes First:  Family, France and the Meaning of Food.   Never before have we cared so much about food.  It preoccupies our popular culture, our fantasies, and even our moralizing. What is the meaning of food?  …

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Beaujena’s Mobile French Table

Beaujena truck

I first noticed the Beaujena’s truck last year.  However, it always seemed to have large lineups.  I was also told by co-workers that the service was quite slow.  I ended up giving it a pass.  Early this summer I noticed the truck was back.  There was no one in line so I decided to give …

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