La Roca – Mediocre Mexican Meals

La Roca, is a Mexican restaurant located on Smith Street in downtown Winnipeg. It’s the site of what was most recently Gio’s, Winnipeg’s most prominent gay club. Before that there was a restaurant called The Storm, and a couple of others before that. Recently they had some late night trouble, but other than a quick …

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Preserve by Flora and Farmer

Preserve Shelving unit

Preserve, is the newly opened store front location for Flora & Farmer preserves. Preserve is located at the back of Hildegard’s Bakery with entrances through the bakery, or off Maryland Street. Flora & Farmer’s tagline is: “Delightfully daring preserves your grandma never made.” This is in,  reference to the fact that several of the preserves …

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JCs Tacos and More – Henderson Highway

JCs Tacos and More is a Latin American restaurant located on Henderson Highway, in what was the old Elmwood Post Office. The post office was an Elmwood landmark, that ceased operation around 25 years ago. For a while the building was home to an art gallery, and then JC’s Tacos and More opened up about …

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Kay’s Delicatessen-William Avenue

Kay’s Delicatessen is a breakfast and lunch establishment situated on William Avenue just west of Winnipeg’s City Hall.
Every so often, as priest, I find myself needing to pick up supplies for church. Sometimes it’s wine or wafers for the Eucharist. Sometimes it’s things such as palm crosses for Palm Sunday, and sometimes it’s simply picking up an item such as a clergy shirt. There aren’t enough Anglicans in the area to justify a store dedicated to Anglican liturgical needs.

Kay's and palms
Palm crosses already made up. Along with a couple of packages of palm fronds. These are some of the items that I might pick up when visiting Stephanchew’s

Fortunately, there’s enough similarity between Anglican and Roman Catholic practices, that I can find most of what I need at one of the local Roman Catholic church supply stores. More often than not, I head up to Stephanchew’s Church Goods on William Avenue.

Kay’s for Breakfast:

Stephanchew’s doesn’t open until 9 am, so I often try and fit in a breakfast stop along with my visit to the store. Kay’s also opens at 9, so I can either have breakfast and then visit Stephanchew’s or visit Stephanchew’s and then head down a couple of doors for breakfast at Kay’s.

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