Snacks: A Canadian Food History – Janis Thiessen

Snacks for the read

I received a review copy of this book through University of Manitoba Press.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. The official launch for Snacks will be held tomorrow, October 10th, at McNally Robinson Booksellers.  The book launch begins at 7:00 pm and will be held …

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Beaurivage Bistro – Saint B Hotel

Beaurivage Rosettes and Baba Ghanouj

Beaurivage Bistro & CafeRegular hours 8am – 2pm Monday to Saturday. Open evenings by pre-arrangement(see bottom of review).Writing a blog, I often wonder if I’m connecting with my readers. Sure, view counts say something, but I’m not always sure if people are actually reading. Of course, the longer I write the more little indications I …

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Shaba Thai – Portage Avenue.

Shaba Thai Ginger Stir Fry

Shaba Thai is one of the most inconspicuous restaurants on Portage Avenue. Located at 561 Portage Avenue, just down from the University of Winnipeg. It only seats about 10 people. There have been other restaurants in the location but none of them seemed to promise anything remotely promising. If they didn’t put signs out on …

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Long Island Cafe – Portage Avenue

Long Island Corned Beef Sub

Winnipeg’s weather has been quite cold this winter. So, while I still walk as much as possible, I do try and duck inside during my walks, just for the chance to warm up. The other day I was walking through the University of Winnipeg, when I noticed a poster that said that the Long Island …

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Banh Mi King – Portage Avenue

I rather stumbled across Banh Mi King the other day, even though it’s smack dab in the middle of Portage Avenue across from the University of Winnipeg. I found myself wandering down there on my way home a few days ago and decided to stop in. I don’t know who designed it, but the interior …

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Little Korea – Ellice Avenue

Little Korea Miso

Little Korea is a new restaurant in an old location on Ellice Avenue. The building was formerly home to Choice Sushi. While Choice Sushi features a number of Korean Dishes in addition to the Sushi, Little Korea doesn’t offer any sushi on its menu. Instead it sticks to other, traditional Korean cuisine. Choice Sushi also …

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Elements Restaurant – Portage Avenue

Elements meat loaf

Update, October 30th, 2019 Elements opens during the university school year, and then closes over the summer. I like to check it out every so often, because the menu gets changed from time to time. One thing that always stays the same is that the emphasis is on fresh local food. I stopped for a …

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Stella’s: From Breakfast to Late Night Treats

stellas breakfast

In a little under a decade and a half, Stella’s Cafe and Bakery has gone from a trendy little cafe in Osborne Village to a powerhouse on the Winnipeg restaurant scene.  The formula has been simple.  Great, fresh food, with an emphasis on healthy options(fortunately they haven’t let the healthy bit ruin their desserts).  Along with …

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