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Rapid Review: Baked Expectations

Whether it’s you and a sweetheart, or you and your sweet tooth, indulging in something sugary is a time-honoured way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. And for those of us looking for something more substantial than candy hearts this year, we have Winnipeg dessert standard-bearer Baked Expectations. While they offer a substantial lunch and dinner menu […]

A Pub a ‘Pegger Could Love

Saying so long to the Lounge of Charlie O (a.k.a. Tubby’s) was bittersweet. On one hand the food (notably excepting the pizza) had suffered for quality in the final years (even as far as bar food goes). On the other hand, Charlie’s was a neighborhood gem, a Winnipeg institution, the kind of place that, one […]

Winnipeg restaurant taps into flavours of Spain

If ever there was a country whose customs I’d adopt, it’s Spain. Nowhere is there a country that understands better the benefits of drinking, snacking and napping. When my parents dragged me there for a family vacation though, I hated it. There were no scotch eggs, fish fingers or Birdseye beef burgers. And retreating to […]

Do south: Burrito del Rio kicks ass

The response to my sneak peak of Burrito del Rio tells me one thing…Winnipeggers love Mexican food, or any spin on it they can get their gums on. So it was a stroke of genius for Duncan Grant, owner of Bonfire Bistro and the Latin influenced Cafe Carlo, to bring the taqueria concept to a […]