Late last summer, early in the fall, my friend and fellow food lover Cory Boehm asked me if I had seen the new fry truck which was parked across from Holy Trinity. I think it showed up between Wednesdays, which are the days I’m at Holy Trinity to Celebrate the Eucharist.
Back of the Canada Fries truck.
The day after I got the message was Tuesday, so the next day I headed over across Smith Street once my Eucharist was ended. As things worked out, Cory was there as well and we both had an order of fries. I made the mistake of ordering the large order of fries. I say it was a mistake because that was more food then I could handle.
I went once more, but before I got around to writing a post, the truck disappeared for the winter. Figuring there wouldn’t be much interest in a truck that was nowhere around, I decided to hold off and see if they returned again this year. Continue reading →
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 →
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.
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 →
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.
The side of the PVG’s Breakfast Club truck.
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. 4.5/5Continue reading →
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?!
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. 4.5/5Continue reading →