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Reviews and Such Restaurants

Atrium on Albert – 48 Albert Street

The Atrium is located in the Albert hotel, in the space that was occupied by Alycia’s.Continue readingAtrium on Albert – 48 Albert Street

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Reviews and Such Fringe and other Theatre

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 the copy below. Fringe Festival Traditions Ingenue will mark the sixth show by Ms. Gall that I will attend. One of the remarkable things about…Continue readingIngenue-Mix Tapes From My Mom

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Sermons

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  the editors of the Lectionary, cut out the main body of the story when they chose the reading.The audio below is from last night at…Continue readingSermon from the Fringe – Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

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Restaurants Reviews and Such

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, took over the restaurant as it moved to Arnes, just north of Gimli, and this spring moved back into Winnipeg when Alycia’s Restaurant took up…Continue readingAlycia’s – Royal Albert Arms

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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Clementine Cafe – Exchange District

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, the heart of Fringe Country. The cafe itself is in the basement of the building. Despite this, the cafe space is quite bright, and well…Continue readingClementine Cafe – Exchange District

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Reviews and Such Restaurants

Vicky’s Diner – Albert Street

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 Daanook Syrian Restaurant.  I heard that it was a new burger type joint, but let it pass. Now, with Fringe Fest starting tomorrow, I thought it would be a good time to check it out in advance of the festival.On…Continue readingVicky’s Diner – Albert Street