This Labour Day long weekend was family reunion time. The occasion being my mother’s 90th birthday. As I say in my about page, I’m the youngest of six boys. We’re spread all over western Canada, with one brother living in Houston, TX. This family reunion was our first in ten years. That time it was a much sadder occasion as we were all together for dad’s funeral. For many of us, it was our first chance to meet Inara, daughter…Continue readingFamily Reunion – Mom’s 90th Birthday.
Every so often there’s a place that I’m very aware of, but never get around to visiting. Seine River Cafe is one such place. Located in a strip mall on Provencher Avenue, just past the Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain. I’m generally at the CCFM several times in a year, but never seem to make it the extra half block farther east. Perhaps I need to develop a habit of walking longer distances. Meanwhile my brother Bob dropped in for a visit…Continue readingSeine River Cafe – Provencher Avenue
For years Twist Cafe on Graham Avenue was my favourite haunt. So much so, that Soups,Sandwiches & More was totally neglected. Or almost so. They did cater a couple of events I attended, but I never got a good idea of what they served. As of last year, Fools and Horses is my new favourite place. So, I don’t go down Graham Avenue as much as I used to. However, the other day I was in the area, and thought…Continue readingGraham Avenue Chili Hits Spot
When I started working at St. Philip’s I also started to explore the neighbourhood restaurants. One of the first was the Marion Street Eatery. At the time I noticed there were a couple of other restaurants. Dairy Wip and Johnny’s, close by. I made a mental note of this, but unfortunately my memory isn’t what it once was, so I forgot my intention. Then, a couple of months go, the owners of Johnny’s happened to show up at St. Philip’s one…Continue readingJohnny’s, 382 Marion Street
Friday night, I finished the Winnipeg Harvest Poverty Pledge. Saturday morning I was in the mood for a good old-fashioned breakfast. Bacon, eggs, potatoes, and toast. Many of the staff at St. Margaret’s, one of the parishes where I work, regularly visit The Nook Diner on the corner of Sherbrook and Wolseley. I figured I’d give it a try. I went fairly early in the day, hoping that it wouldn’t be too crowded. It wasn’t and I was able to…Continue readingNook Diner-Sherbrook Street