It’s been around a year since the first location for Jollibee, the iconic Filipino fast food restaurant, opened in Winnipeg. I was invited to the opening, and it turned out I couldn’t go. Missing the opening didn’t turn out all that badly, as the reason for missing was one of things that led to the Free Press feature on my blog last January.
Jollibee has been called the McDonald’s of the Philippines. Which would be true, if McDonald’s actually produced a product worth eating.
Peach Mango Pie, one of the dessert options available at Jollibee
When I heard that a second location had opened, I figured it was time for me to finally paid a visit. I chose the new location on McPhillips. I hopped on the 71, but then made the mistake of getting off to soon, and ended up walking quite a distant. On review this seems like it will be good preparation for when Transit cuts the 71 route.
Last month I read that The Goodwill Social Club was going to make changes to it’s food service. I stop in every so often for coffee and have had the pizza on occasion as well. About a week and a half ago I stopped in to check out the changes for the first time. Since then I’ve made a couple of more visits.
You can always count on the Americanos at the Goodwill Social Club.
I want to start off by saying that I found all the items I ordered were really good. The quality of food is a definite upgrade both in quality and variety over Little Pizza of Heaven. That being said, there were certain hit and miss qualities to the dishes. Instead of recounting each visit, I’m going to go through each dish from top to bottom in terms of quality and value.
The best dish that I tried both in price and quality is the Falafel. Available as a wrap or a bowl, I went with the bowl option. Continue reading →
Despite diligently listing as many Winnipeg Fall Suppers as I can, I hadn’t attended any of them until yesterday. However I finally managed to enjoy one yesterday afternoon. I traveled up to the Holy Eucharist Fall Supper on Monroe at Watt Street. This is the second fall supper that Holy Eucharist hosts. Each year they also host a Fish Fry in September. I really enjoyed the Fish Fry last year, and so I figured the fall supper should be really good as well.
Holy Eucharist table centrerpiece
Welcoming at the Holy Eucharist Fall Supper
The Holy Eucharist Hall is quite large. After paying for and picking up my ticket I went in to find a place to sit. While I was wandering around, I noticed that several of the tables featured reserved signs. Continue reading →
When I originally wrote this post on Chicken Delight I wrote about how the Cajun Ribs were simply plain ribs with a package of hot sauce. My original comments are below, for context. If you go to the comments below you will see that Chicken Delight got in touch with me in order to make things right. They do offer an actual Cajun Ribs (pictured below).
Once I received the coupon I decided I should give the ribs a second try as soon as possible. This meant I went to a different location. This one is on Ellice Avenue not far from where I live. Clearly the message had been past on to all locations as I received a genuine Cajun Rib order. The Cajun seasoning is on the sweet rather than the spicy side of things, but it has good flavour. In addition it adds a nice crunch to ribs when you bite into them. This is a dry rib I would definitely order more than once.
Thank you Chicken Delight in reaching out to me. Thank you also for being proactive in making sure your franchises are all on the same page. I hope the Cajun Ribs stay on the menu for quite a while.
The Cajun Ribs from Chicken Delight
Every so often, there are meetings to attend at the Diocesan offices just off Pembina Highway. Sometimes these occur over the lunch hour and are bring your own lunch affairs. Subway is a fairly typical stop on these occasions as it’s close and real quick. The other day, I managed to allow myself a little more time and stopped at the Chicken Delight on Pembina just south of McGillivray.
This is also an area where I lived before entering into the priesthood. Now, when it comes to fried chicken, I prefer Chicken Delight over KFC. I also prefer Chicken Chef to KFC. To be honest, I would probably prefer raw chicken in uncooked bread crumbs over KFC. The best fried chicken I ate in Winnipeg was at Percy Hayne’s chicken shack. I only ate there once, but it was fantastic. The chicken at Johnny’s on Marion isn’t to that level, but it’s enjoyable and your three pieces are three large pieces.