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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Prairie Ink Restaurant McNally Robinson Booksellers

Prairie Ink Restaurant is the located inside the Grant Park location of McNally Robinson Booksellers. McNally is my new books, bookstore of choice. If you read any of my book reviews, the links to the books in them are usually links to McNally. For used books, I generally visit Bison Books. Prairie Ink falls into that category of: Restaurant I’ve visited many times, but never got around to writing about. In the good old Pre-Covid days, I went a few…Continue readingPrairie Ink Restaurant McNally Robinson Booksellers

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Books Reviews and Such

Lessons in Fusion – Primrose Madayag Knazan

Lessons In Fusion is the first novel from Winnipeg playwright, food writer, and Winnipeg food promoter, Primrose Madayag Knazan. I’ve met Ms. Knazan at a couple of food events over the years, including sharing a table with her at one of the Raw:Almond brunches. Lessons in Fusion tells the story of Sarah, a teenaged food blogger, who enters into an online cooking contest during the Covid pandemic. Sarah, pronounced SAH-rah, is of Jewish and Filipino descent, but has been raised exclusively Jewish.…Continue readingLessons in Fusion – Primrose Madayag Knazan

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Reviews and Such Books

A Song for the Dark Times – Ian Rankin

Early this year, I went through a time of reduced income. That means I haven’t been able to catch up on the reading I would like. A Song for the Dark Times, by Ian Rankin is one of those books. It’s been out since the beginning of summer, but I’ve only just got around to reading it A Song for the Dark Times In the last installment of the series, In a House of Lies, Rebus is starting to slow down. In the…Continue readingA Song for the Dark Times – Ian Rankin

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Books Reviews and Such

Rebus – In a House of Lies – Ian Rankin

Two Friday nights ago, I had a treat. I got the chance to meet one of my favourite writers, Ian Rankin. Rankin was in Winnipeg at McNally Robinson Booksellers, to celebrate the launch of his most recent Rebus novel, In a House of Lies. Before I write about the book itself, I’m going to say a little bit about the evening. Early in the week, McNally Robinson had posted that people needed to arrive early for the 7pm event. I arrived at…Continue readingRebus – In a House of Lies – Ian Rankin

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Books Reviews and Such

Snacks: A Canadian Food History – Janis Thiessen

  I received a review copy of this book through University of Manitoba Press.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. The official launch for Snacks will be held tomorrow, October 10th, at McNally Robinson Booksellers.  The book launch begins at 7:00 pm and will be held in the atrium of the Grant Park Store. Snacks. A part of what makes life worth living. Snacks of course mean different things to…Continue readingSnacks: A Canadian Food History – Janis Thiessen

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Food Community Music

Bob Watts Trio – Holy Trinity

You’ll notice if you read my Fall Suppers post, that the Holy Trinity Fall Supper is cancelled. Instead, on October 16th, Holy Trinity is holding a fundraising concert featuring the Bob Watts Trio. There is however, a food connection to this event. Money raised from this concert is going to the Holy Trinity’s Mission Ministry. The Mission Ministry engages with the broader community in many ways. Most notably by providing lunches to roughly 150 visitors off of the street Monday to Friday of every…Continue readingBob Watts Trio – Holy Trinity