Moxies – Downtown, Kenaston

Moxie’s is a restaurant that I hadn’t visited for a long time. It was probably 15-20 years ago that I last had been to one. The only thing I remember from those visits were that the portions were rather large, and the dishes rather unimaginative.

Then I got the opportunity to visit recently thanks to the Downtown Biz Patio Tours. That was at the downtown location at the “who will they add to the naming rights next,” arena.

Moxie's Biryani Dry Ribs

The Biryani Dry ribs from the downtown Moxie’s

Since then, there have been a couple of occasion where old friends of me and my family have come through for visits, and we ended up at the Moxie’s on Kenaston for lunch. This has given me a chance to try out a variety of different items, and to observe the food others have received as well. So, I’m using a little bit from each location for this review.  Continue reading


Wasabi on Broadway

About two and half weeks ago there was a post in the Manitoba Food Bloggers Group on Facebook asking if anyone was interested in a blogger/dinner event with Wasabi restaurants. I put my name down and last night found myself at the Wasabi location on Broadway.

Like all of these events, the best part of last night is the people you get to dine with. There were several new people, such as Katie, Nisha (who organized the event, thanks), Cody(I think, he was at the opposite end of the table from me), and Robin. It was a chance to renew an occasional acquaintance with Ian McCausland, one of Winnipeg’s best photographers. Then there was Shel, Natalie, and Rebecca. I seem to run into these three at most food events, and their presence guarantees a fun, laughter-filled meal.

Our table at Wasabi Broadway

Our table before anyone had arrived.

 Wasabi Evening:

When you walk in the door of Wasabi, you immediately find yourself by the a little counter with several seats. Behind this counter you will find the chefs preparing the food. If you choose you can order at the counter and watch as your food is being prepared. There was no one seated there when I walked in. The chefs were at work but  took the time to greet me and to call someone to take care of me. Continue reading

Turkey Soup Time at Thanksgiving

I realize that it’s been quite a while since I’ve written anything, but thanks to Thanksgiving leftovers, I’m able to have something to post about.  Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I bought one of the little turkeys that Safeway had on sale for $.99/lb.  I cooked it up, and got several meals out of it, and of course boiled up the bones to make some turkey broth.  It was quite good and strong, because I didn’t end up using any of the turkey drippings to make gravy, so I could just add them to the stock.

So after letting it sit in the freezer of my fridge for a couple of weeks, I pulled it out, and took most of it to make a pot of soup.  I’ve get about 2 or 3 cups worth to use in a later soup of some sort. Continue reading