Fried Chicken Fest – Weekend One

Fried Chicken Fest Korean Fried Chicken

I’ve written before about LeBurgerWeek. A week dedicated to restaurants offering a new take on the classic burger. Last weekend marks the beginning of Fried Chicken Fest, a similar week with the focus on Fried Chicken. As with everything else over the last 10 months, Covid has put a bit of a crimp into the …

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Aladins Pizzeria – Shawarma Place

Aladin‘s PIzzeria Menu

Aladins Pizzeria & Shawarma Place is a relatively new restaurant on Portage Avenue South, just west of Arlington Street. The space was once home to My Place – Pie Place, a specialty dessert cage. I visited there many years ago, but can‘t remember much about it. Hours: Sunday – Thursday:  11 am – 1 am …

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Mary Browns, Popeyes Chicken

Last year Winnipeg saw the arrival of two new chicken chains. Mary Browns Chicken’s & Taters, out of Virginia, via Newfoundland*, and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, out of Arabi, Louisiana. Being in the fast casual chicken business I figured that it might be interesting to review them in a compare and contrast style review.*I’ve since been …

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Farewell Lunch and Fall Supper

Yesterday marked the middle Sunday of my vacation. Normally, while on vacation I wouldn’t attend one of churches that I serve at However, yesterday was an exception as it marked the final service for Rev. Canon Henry Falconer, before he retires. There was an official send-off earlier this month that I wasn’t able to attend …

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August Reading Round Up

August Reading Round Up My reading for August includes a little bit of history and a whole lot of mystery. A couple of the mysteries, are food related. One of the others features the first work by a now long established writer, and the final book on the list is by my favourite detective fiction …

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Jollibee – Northgate Shopping Centre

Jollibee pineapple juice

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 …

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Holy Eucharist Fall Supper

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 …

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