Jollibee – Northgate Shopping Centre


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.

Jollibee pie

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.

Jollibee Well Prepared for the Crush

From what I read about the opening of the second location, I suspected that the restaurant would be quite busy even though it was closer to 7 pm when I showed up. Continue reading

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Saint Francis Anglican Fall Supper


Last night I made it three weekends in a row for fall suppers. This time it was a visit to Saint Francis Anglican. Saint Francis is a relatively new parish, being formed from the joining together of Saint. Anne’s, Saint Martin-in-the-Fields, and Saint. Barnabas. The parish is located in the former Saint Anne’s building on Burrin Avenue. It’s a good place for a bus rider like myself, as it’s only a block off Main Street. The North Main Corydon gets you there quite well.

centrepiece

A pretty little centrepiece.

The hall where the supper is held is in the basement of the building, which is accessible for those who need mobility aids. This dinner has been running for many years, as a result it is run with great precision. It seems like it might get too crowded, but through good organization and considerate behaviour the meal runs smoothly.

The service is interesting is that it is a free for-all. Instead of calling tables, people are invited to get into line. I get in about midway down the line, and the line moves really quickly. Continue reading

Immanuel United Fall Supper


Two weekends ago I visited the Holy Eucharist Fall Supper. This past weekend there was quite a few to choose from. It was also Synod weekend for our diocese. So, I wanted to find a dinner that I could get to easily. In the end I decided my best bet was the Immanuel  United Fall Supper. Immanuel United is located on Golspie on the corner of Kimberley. This is just a block down from my old work stomping grounds at Watt Street Family Foods. 

Immanuel Fall Supper Sign

The sign advertising the Immanuel United Church Fall Supper.

Immanuel Fall Supper Service

I phoned in advance to get a ticket put aside. I expected to receive a ticket, but was given a number card instead. This turns out to be one of the unique features of the supper. The service is on a rolling basis. Continue reading

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 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 centerpiece

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

Winnipeg 2016 Fall Suppers


My 2017 list is posted. It will be updated as I get information from various organziations.

It’s that time of the year again. Time to start thinking and planning ahead for fall suppers. This year’s Winnipeg 2016 Fall Suppers post is my third annual. As always, I encourage you to check out Orest Kinasevych to find out the locations and times for fall suppers outside of the city.

The list for 2016 is as always, a work in progress. You can leave information for any Winnipeg 2016 Supper that you’d like to see in the comments below email me at revbubs at shaw dot ca. The number of dinners on the list grew last year, and I’d like to see it get even larger this year.

You’ll notice that like last year there is a mix of style and pricing to these suppers. I hope to appeal to people in a broad range of financial positions, but also to give people the opportunity to learn about many great organizations operating in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg 2016 Fall Suppers

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