Ingenue-Mix Tapes From My Mom

’The 2019 Winnipeg Fringe Festival is underway. I’m writing up two shows in this post. The first is Ingenue, which stars Melanie Gall. Ingenue centers around the stories and songs associated with Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland. *Show times for both of the shows listed here can be found by clicking on the show’s link in …

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Sermon from the Fringe – Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a sermon on the site. This is one I preached yesterday. I preached at Saint Philip’s in the morning, and Saint Margaret’s at night. The Sermon from the Fringe title, derives from the fact that Winnipeg is in the middle of its Fringe Theatre Festival, and the fact that  …

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Alycia’s – Royal Albert Arms

Alycia’s is a Ukrainian-Canadian restaurant that has been wandering in search of a home for the last few years. Opened in Winnipeg’s North End in 1971 by Marion Staff. It closed in 2011 shortly after Staff’s death. It reopened in Gimli in 2016, run by Staff’s grandson, Aaron Blanchard. Last year, Blanchard’s mother-in-law, Coleen Swifte, …

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Clementine Cafe – Exchange District

Clementine's Chorizo Verde Tostado

Over the last few days I’ve been blogging primarily about the Fringe Festival. Being in the Exchange for the Fringe, I’ve done a bit of dining in the area. One of the places I’ve visited is Clementine Cafe. Clementine is located on Princess Avenue, and it’s just a couple of blocks from Old Market Square, …

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Vicky’s Diner – Albert Street

Vicky's diner sign

Not long ago I reviewed the new location of the White Star Diner. I noticed that the old Albert Street location had been filled by a new restaurant signed as Vicky’s. Vicky’s is now closed and has been replaced by Danook Syrian Restaurant.  I heard that it was a new burger type joint, but let …

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Underground Cafe – Exchange

I’ve recently been informed that the Underground Cafe is no longer in business. It’s been a while since I’ve posted much of a food related nature That’s because I’ve attended and reviewed a few Fringe plays. Of course, one gets hungry visiting the Fringe. So, I decided to visit the Underground Cafe. The Underground Cafe …

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Joe and Lily – East Exchange

Winnipeg’s specialty coffee shops continue to boom. Two of the most recent additions are in the Exchange district. On the west side is Bronuts, which is right next door to King + Bannatyne. On the eastside is Joe and Lily. While I like both places, I’m more excited by the arrival of Joe and Lily. …

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Food and the Fringe Festival

While there is often talk about how Winnipeg is behind the times when it comes to portable food offerings, particularly food trucks, the change is coming to the city, and you really start to notice it when events such as the Fringe Festival are on.  It wasn’t that long ago when the India Palace tent …

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