A few months ago I was doing some volunteer work with a group for men wanting to change their lives. The work itself was incredibly rewarding but little did I know that I had gastronomic reward also waiting for me. At the end of the course our group facilitator Mel handed me a thank you card for all of my efforts. Inside was a gift certificate for any number of city restaurants in the WOW! chain of establishments. But this certificate came with certain restrictions.
In her patented stern yet amazingly gentle way Mel informed me that I could use the certificate at any one of the WOW! restaurants as long as I chose The Peasant Cookery. During the course Mel and I had often talked about our passions for finding great meals separate from the throng of mundane chain establishments that seemed to be sucking the life out of the Winnipeg dining scene.
In any case when I arrived home from work yesterday I could tell that Darlene was itching to go out on the town for dinner. She suggested Hermanos, an all time favorite steakhouse of ours, until I remembered that gift certificate I had tucked away in my wallet a few months ago. I suggested the Peasant Cookery and within minutes we were out the door and headed down to the exchange district in search of a great meal.
The Peasant Cookery in the 105 year old Traveller’s Block.
Posted in Cooking and Food, Why Winnipeg Rocks!, Winnipeg Food Scene
Tagged Chicago, Exchange District, French Cooking, French onion soup, French-Canadian Culture, Half Pints Brewery, Hermanos, Kasseler Pork Chop, Oka Cheese, Soups and Stews, The Peasant Cookery, Urban Spoon Review, Winnipeg, WOW Hospitality
Well another weekend is upon us here in Winnipeg. This particular afternoon found myself and my significant other in search of something new and exciting. Well we found that today in spades.
Dingo's Store Front
Winnipeg hospitality group WOW! has opened a new style hot dog joint in Winnipeg’s Little Italy. Dingo’s Wild and Crazy Dogs marks a departure for the group from fine upscale dining to upscale street food. The concept diner features a dozen specialty quarter pound hot dogs on the menu, any of which could have lept directly from Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and onto my tray.
Posted in Breaking News, Cooking and Food, Winnipeg Street Eats, World Events
Tagged 2010 Emmy Awards, Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, AnthonyBourdain, Canada, Dingo's Wild and Crazy Dogs, Emmy Award, Hot Dog, Japa Dog, No Reservations, No Reservations (book), Puka Dog, Street Food, Winnipeg, WOW Hospitality