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Happy Birthday to Me

Hey everyone.

It’s birthday time here in Winnipeg so as I normally do around this time of year I try to set a to do list for all the things I want to see in my life for my next 365 above ground.

Well for starters I have to start doing more restaurant reviews for this blog of mine.  They have consistently brought in the most initial traffic and the most consistent traffic over all.  When I wrote my first piece on the Winnipeg food scene, Mrs. Mikes.  I had no idea that this one post would be the object of so many web searches.  People around these parts it seems like a good burger and will do research to get it.

Also my piece on Winnipeg native Adam Donnelly head chef of Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant, now holds the record for my most hits in a single day.  So, it’s obvious that you like me writing about food so I will attempt to put more reviews and related content in here.

Also on the to do docket is catching up on all the movies and television shows that I have stacking up on various media devices around the house.  Those of you who know what a food nerd I am, will be horrified to know that I have at least four unwatched episodes of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on disk from last season.  Including the now famous black and white Rome episode and the long-awaited return to Paris.  Shame on me!

I am also a huge fan of the British motoring program Top Gear.  With all the drama surrounding their tame racing driver, The Stig.  It will surely be a very interesting season coming up in this fall.

I also plan on getting to writing about all of those suggestions that keep coming in from my fellow bloggers.  A particular one from the author of  Vodka and Ground Beef,  should help any lonely hearts out there with ideas  for first dates in Winnipeg and the surrounding area.  Thanks to everyone that has written me, I will get to your suggestions.  I promise!

Well, time to go get cleaned up and ready to go out for dinner with the girlfriend.  Haven’t chosen a place yet, but if it’s new to us and good then expect to hear about it in these pages.

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to wish me a very happy birthday.  I know who you are and I do appreciate the effort on your part.



Winnipeg Street Eats: Mrs. Mikes

Finally, with the change in seasons and everything starting to come to life again after another cold winter it is time to delve into a favourite topic of mine.  Food, street food to be particular.

Once upon a time I worked driving delivery and doing light construction work on people’s homes.  Stuck in a smelly work van for hours at a time, never near the office for a break.  So I relied on street food to get me though those rough and tumble days.   Most of the time I worked alone or with a junior partner so going a little out-of-the-way for a good meal was acceptable and often essential for our moral.

In the upcoming summer months I intend to share the best of Winnipeg’s street offerings with you.  Mrs. Mikes has been a Winnipeg institution for some forty years.  Established in 1969 at 286 Tache Ave. in Winnipeg’s French Quarter of St. Boniface.  It sits easily within walking distance of the Forks Market, and just a short bus ride away from the busy downtown centre.

Mrs Mikes

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