PegCity Poutinerie – CityPlace


PegCity Poutinerie is the newest tenant in the CityPlace food court. This is the third new restaurant to open their in the last few months. The first two were, in my books, a hit, (Za Pizza), and more of a miss, Meltwich. PegCity Poutinerie definitely falls into the hit category.

Loaded Bacon Poutine from PegCity Poutiinerie. It certainly lives up to it’s name.

It also got me thinking, why aren’t there more one off local places in food courts? Continue reading

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ERA Bistro – Human Rights Museum


I have yet to visit the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. I have however managed to make a couple of visits to ERA Bistro, the restaurant housed inside. The first of these visits I made during Le Burger Week Last year, and then I went again a few weeks ago.

ERA Bistro water

I like that when I ask for water ERA Bistro leaves a bottle at the table.

The first thing you notice when you walk into ERA Bistro is how wide-open and airy it feels. It contains an interesting mix of tables for small groups along with a very large communal table. One nice touch is when you get to your table, if you ask for water they bring you your own jug. As someone who drinks a lot of water during the course of the day I really appreciate this. Continue reading

Breakfast Club Food Truck


My last food truck post was about Little Truck on the Prairie. That truck has usually been on Carlton just off Broadway. Nearby is another recent addition to the Broadway scene PVG’s Breakfast Club. The truck is decorated with a picture of the cast of the John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club. The PVG is for the initials of the owner Paul VanGinkel.

I’m going to state right off the top that this is one of the more disappointing food trucks that I have visited. After two trips I was still undecided, so I made a third trip before writing.

Breakfast Club truck.

The side of the PVG’s Breakfast Club truck.

Value:

This is the strongest point in favour of the truck. The sandwiches are well filled, and the price points are good as well. If you order the side of cactus fries for an extra $2.00 you’ll get yourself a filling breakfast or lunch. Other water the truck only offers power drinks and vitamin waters, but the prices on those are quite reasonable as well. 4.5/5 Continue reading

R U Caribbean Me Food Truck


Earlier this year I was followed on Twitter by a new food truck called R U Caribbean Me?! They told me they were hoping to hit the streets this summer. I kept my eyes open for the truck, but had almost given up hope that it would hit the streets this year. Fortunately, R U Caribbean Me?! made out as part of ManyFest this past weekend.

Even better the wait was definitely worth it. R U Caribbean Me?! is the second Caribbean food truck to join the Winnipeg food truck scene. The menu here is focused more on traditional/authentic Caribbean cuisine. This makes the truck a nice contrast/complement to Island Fusion.

So here are my usual food truck related thoughts on R U Caribbean Me?!

Value:

The top end on this truck is the Jerk Pork or Chicken dinner. The one I ordered came with chicken, rice and peas, salad, and a beverage for $12.00. The prices aren’t tax inclusive (I’m listing with tax), but they do work out to round dollar or half-dollar amounts. On the other end are the spring rolls for $1.50 each 6/$7.50 if you are looking for a light snack.The patty was $4.00, and the pulled pork poutine worked out to $10.00. Portion sizes were generous. 4.5/5 Continue reading

Midway Food at Red River Ex Evolving


Last year, the Red River Exhibition gave me and some other bloggers the opportunity to test out some of the new food they were offering. This year they gave me the same chance. I received some vouchers to try some of the entrees available on the Midway.Park entrance to Midway delights.

Having done it once before I wondered if there would be enough variety to try it again.  No fear.  I tried three new places this year, and there were a few more that I will mention that I didn’t get around to trying.

Most of the best are located in the Expressway, but keep your eyes open as you go along the midway for places like Extreme Fries aka Lorrie’s Lunchbox.  Extreme Fries sister truck, BBK is in the Expressway. If you are a fan of the Half Moon, they are new as well. There are other places out on the midway that are worth a second look as well. Continue reading