REVIEW | RICKY’S ALL DAY GRILL

REVIEW | RICKY’S ALL DAY GRILL

    Lockport restaurant worth checking out             I’m always looking for different places to eat (yep it’s my thing) but seldom do I hit up chain restaurants.  For the past year I have been frequently visiting friends north of Selkirk so I’m always driving up Highway 9 when I leave Winnipeg. On the way I pass ‘Ricky’s all day grill’  a restaurant attached to a Petro-Canada Gas station. Not my usual fair but as I drove by time an time again I couldn’t avoid…

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REVIEW | FEAST CAFE AND BISTRO

REVIEW | FEAST CAFE AND BISTRO

    Food with an indigenous twist           Winnipeg rightly boasts about its rich cultural diversity, a beautiful tapestry of ethnicities woven peacefully together in the heart of the Canadian prairies.  A place people from all over the planet have come to call home.  With them has come a wealth of diverse ideas, religions, cultures and – oh, my goodness – the food!   Excellent takes on regional cuisines and specialties from every corner of the globe are readily available in Winnipeg, and along with the…

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REVIEW | SAPERAVI – GEORGIAN CUISINE ON THE PRAIRES

REVIEW | SAPERAVI – GEORGIAN CUISINE ON THE PRAIRES

      SAPERAVI     When you think of Georgia it might not be about the peaches! I recently had the opportunity to stop by a relatively new establishment in town that serves up what can only be described as authentic Georgian cuisine. I’m talking eastern European as opposed to southern United States just to be clear. Saperavi, is the first Georgian restaurant in the Canadian Prairies.     If you haven’t tried food from the region you will be pleasantly surprised. It has influences from the Middle East,…

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REVIEW | TALLEST POPPY – HIGH ON TASTE

REVIEW | TALLEST POPPY – HIGH ON TASTE

The Tallest Poppy is just one of a number of great eateries along south Sherbrook Street but what sets it apart is that this bistro seems to truly understand its clientele. If you haven’t been to this unique venue it is located in the Sherbrook Inn where you can dine indoors or out. So Saturday morning around 11:30am I decided to pop into the Tallest Poppy to check them out, besides I was hungry and a typical breakfast wasn’t going to cut it.      I started with coffee… Ahhhhh coffee the elixir…

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REVIEW | LA ROCA, MEXICAN FARE IN A NOISY BAR

REVIEW | LA ROCA, MEXICAN FARE IN A NOISY BAR

  If noise is not your thing then La Roca on Smith Street in Winnipeg probably won’t be for you. Ok now that that is out of the way, this little gem on Smith street is definitely worth going to if you love Mexican inspired cuisine.   I went to this new downtown establishment on a Thursday night around 10pm with a couple of friends. It was nearby and we were hungry. The inside is your typical trendy bar / restaurant atmosphere aimed at the 20 something crowd. Booths line…

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REVIEW | CANADIAN BREWHOUSE

REVIEW | CANADIAN BREWHOUSE

  It was the lively patio that caught our eye.  We were driving by The Canadian Brewhouse, and as we were game to try something new, we thought we’d pop in and check out this new-ish Big Box sports bar and restaurant on Route 90.      From the hockey stick-panelled waiting bench to re-purposed beer keg lights to dozens of screens for live events, the décor is literally designed to lure sports fans in for wobbly pops. The only sport on when we were there was a counts-for-nothing baseball…

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REVIEW | WINNIPEG’S BEST KEPT BURGER SECRET

REVIEW | WINNIPEG’S BEST KEPT BURGER SECRET

If you haven’t had the opportunity to try the Diner’s Grill, stop what you are doing and make plans to go.  This small diner located at 405 Turenne Street in Winnipeg is a gem that serves amazing burgers. When I say amazing I mean tasty, fresh, well seasoned and cooked to perfection. I had the Stuffed Bacon Cheeseburger which is a tad pricy at $16 but worth the price. It is a massive beast that I had to struggle to finish. This is how their menu describes it: Half pound fresh beef patty…

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