Bella Vista Italian Restaurant Maryland

Bella Vista Sausage Pasta

Bella Vista restaurant is an Italian restaurant located at the corner of Wolseley and Maryland. It’s been around for a long time, but recently has undergone an ownership change. The new owner is Ross Jeffers, formerly owner of 1958 Community Cafe. 1958 Community Cafe was a great little cafe on Westminster Avenue. I really liked …

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Fionn MacCool’s Grant Park Shopping Centre

Every so often I like to visit McNally Robinson’s Booksellers at Grant Park Shopping Centre. They have a quite lovely restaurant called Prairie Ink. I’ve been a couple of times in the past, but generally the line ups and wait times are longer than I’m willing to wait through. So, then I go and look …

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Ivan’s Kitchen – Logan Avenue

Ivan’s Kitchen is a combination Filipino restaurant and burger joint. It’s located on Logan Avenue, just west of Sherbrook street. I first noticed Ivan’s Kitchen when they popped up in the Manitoba Food Bloggers group on Facebook. I’ve enjoyed Filipino first since I first discovered Jeepney, and am always on the lookout for new Filipino …

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Old Spaghetti Factory – The Forks

Old Spaghetti Factory Lasagne

The Old Spaghetti Factory is one of those places that I associate with things like childhood family dinners, and church youth group outings. In my mind The Old Spaghetti Factory belongs with places like Bonanza and Ponderosa. They were a cut above the typical restaurant that we would visit. Although if we wanted to go …

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Clergy Conference – Southport, Manitoba

Clergy conference room

The last few days I was out in Southport, Manitoba, attending our annual Anglican-Lutheran Clergy Conference. A little history. Almost 20 years ago, the Anglican Church of Canada and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, signed the Waterloo Declaration. You can read about it by following the link, but over time one result of this agreement is that each year in my diocese and the local Lutheran Synod, both Anglican priests and Lutheran pastors gather together for a residential clergy conference.

I’ll get to the food portion below, but feel free to leave comments on your experiences of conference and convention food. Particularly when the conferences weren’t food themed.

Clergy conference room
The couch and chair from my room at the clergy conference. There was lots of window to let the sun in.

The clergy conference is a time for us to get away for our day planners and unplug for a few days. It’s a great opportunity to get to know each other better. Some of this is done over meals, and even more is done during the evening over a beverage and snacks. A few of us even get together and do some jamming. There is also a lifelong learning component which comes in the form of our guest speaker.

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Joe Black Coffee Bar

Joe Black Coffee Bar

Joe Black Coffee Bar, located on Portage Avenue, just across from the entrance to Assiniboine Park, is one of those places that I have visited several times over the years without ever reviewing. It’s right at a bus stop, and a place to get away from the crowds when park traffic is really busy. I’ve …

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Candle Light Indian Restaurant – Sargent

Candle Light Lamb Rogenjosh

This restaurant has changed it’s name, and is now called Suba’s Cuisine. Although it advertises itself as Sri Lankan and South Indian cuisine, it also has a couple of fast food options listed on it’s window. I have not had a chance to try the new place out. One thing I have noticed is that …

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Carbone Coal Fired Pizza – Downtown

Carbone Lunch pizza

Carbone for Pizza While downtown Winnipeg is changing and there are many new buildings and new restaurants popping up, it’s still a bit of a desert around lunch time on Saturday’s. Hopefully when the new True North Square and other projects get completed enough people will be down early on the weekends to get more …

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