Just the other day I was looking at my blog’s numbers and noticed that besides my pieces on Mrs. Mikes hamburger stand and Segovia Tapas Bar. Among the most visited stories have been my work on Winter in Winnipeg. Since we have had such a beautiful fall season here this year I thought was fitting to give my readers around the world a look at Winnipeg before the snow buries us, enjoy.
The Forks Market and Assiniboine River
The Forks Market is Winnipeg’s answer to urban decay. In the early 1990’s city counsel decided that the derelict train yards that once fed Winnipeg’s downtown area were to be converted into a public space. For some 6000 years it was the natural meeting place of the Native Peoples who lived and navigated through the area as two major rivers systems connect here. The Red and Assiniboine.
Winnipeg Downtown Skyline from the Forks Market.
Old Rail Lift Bridge and the Assiniboine River at the Forks Market.
Assiniboine River at Dusk.
Forks Market Courtyard from the River Walk.
Posted in Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Events
Tagged Assiniboine Park, Assiniboine River, Autumn, Changing Seasons, City of Winnipeg, Downtown Winnipeg, Footbridge, Manitoba, Nature Photography, Photography, Segovia, The Forks Winnipeg, Winnipeg
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.
Posted in Rants
Tagged Adam Donnelly, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Birthday, Food Nerd, Foodie, Mrs Mikes, Segovia, Tapas, The Stig, Top Gear, Vodka and Ground Beef, Winnipeg
After my evening out at local tapas restaurant Segovia the other week, I hoped to dig a little deeper in to what made this place tick. As luck would have it the owners of the trendy eatery in Osborne Village were more than happy to accommodate my request for an off hours chat and photo session.
Segovia Entrance and Patio Area.
I arrived just after 3 pm while Segovia was closed between lunch and dinner service. Luckily Carolina Konrad, Chef Donnelly’s partner spotted me taking photos of the patio area and warmly welcomed me in to the strangely quiet restaurant. Continue reading
Posted in Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Food Scene
Tagged Adam Donnelly, Bar, Carolina Konrad, Casual Dining, Fergus Henderson, Fine Dining, Michelin Guide, Michelin Star, Offal, Osborne Village, Segovia, St. John, Sustainable Fishing, Tapas, Tom Aikens, Wine, Winnipeg Dining
Tonight I had the chance to eat single, as I often do when presented with a chance to head out I leave any preconceptions at home and set out with an empty stomach. Tonight I was definitely not disappointed.
Having snaked through the afternoon watching football a little bite was all I needed to set things right after watching my Blue Bombers lose in a tightly fought defensive battle vs the Saskatchewan Rough Riders in the Labour Day Classic.
A nibble in mind perhaps a salad I thought, then as I drove it dawned on me that I had wanted to try a new Tapas bar down in The Village. Tapas for those of you who are uninitiated are normally a shared food experience. Drinks, and many little dishes to share with friends. It’s a Spanish cultural thing, bites of cured meats or plates of grilled sliced meats and fish.
Posted in Cooking and Food, Winnipeg and Hometown Goings On, Winnipeg Food Scene
Tagged Bib Gourmand, Charcuterie, Cooking, Dehesa, Food, Labour Day Classic, Michelin Star, Osborne, pâté en terrine, Roasted Bone Marrow, Saskatchewan Rough Riders, Segovia, Spanish Food, Tapas, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Blue Bombers