Last week marked the annual return of ManyFest, Winnipeg’s big donwtown festival, highlighted by Winnipeg’s Food Truck Wars. This is the first year in a few that i haven’t really taken in much ot the festival. Usually I find it a good place and time to check out the food trucks I’ve heard about but haven’t yet had the chance to visit. However, a combination of bad weather and a busier church schedule meant I only spent a little time aound…Continue readingManyFest Meanderings
Despite the title making it seem like I may have some sort of culinary death wish, it’s simply a description of my day Saturday. I was up early and headed out to Fools + Horses. Fool + Horses is my favourite writing spot, and I was there to chronicle my experiences on the first day of ManyFest.As I was getting ready in the morning I checked Facebook and saw a post from my friend Kent Dueck. It seemed he was…Continue readingDonuts, Coffee, Beer N Chips
I went out to the new Night Market last night, and I was generally disappointed with the experience. First off, it was a 26 minute wait in line to get into the event. Then, there is no information available as to what is happening or which vendors are where once you get inside. As I thought about it overnight, I was wondering if we Winnipeggers were being played, and aiding in this. However, before I discuss that, a few good…Continue readingNight Market Marks?
Bronuts taking part in an emerging trend. One of the biggest trends in dining out is taking simple fare and, to use a popular Masterchef phrase, elevating it. It’s happened with Poutine, and even with Tater Tots. In some places toast is the latest thing to receive such treatment. So, it’s not surprising that Donuts or Doughnuts, if you insist, are going upscale. Not too many months ago, Oh Doughnuts started appearing on the scene. Then Bronuts opened up. Located…Continue readingBronuts, Exchange District
Throughout my journeys in food truck land, I’ve found myself fascinated by poutine. I’m in no way an expert on the subject, and I am also sure that there are many out there who would say there is very little in Manitoba that achieves the status of “real” poutine. Despite that, I’ve been looking around for poutine on a regular basis, and have developed my own criteria for what I consider good examples of the dish. First, I look that…Continue readingPoutine King – Food Truck