2017 Reviews


The first teppanyaki dining restaurant in North America opened in New York in 1964, and in short order the entertainment/dining crossover had spread across the continent.

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Among the delights of living in Winnipeg, the sheer amount of history at our fingertips is high on the list. Relics of the past hide around each corner of this city, presiding over daily commutes and downtown wanderings. On the edge of the Exchange District, an entire neighbourhood that has been declared a National Historic Site, Bailey’s is a gem that represents such history.

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Fusion Grill

Fusion Grill has been cutting the path for the Manitoba Regional Cuisine movement since opening in 1996. Alongside Ciao! and a host of other passionate restaurants and chefs, owner Scott McTaggert and his team made it their mission to work with local suppliers and get diners excited about eating food grown right here in our own province.

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The Original Pancake House

While Winnipeg’s status as a food city spurs self-appointed gourmands to a predilection for the trend of the moment, certain places and dishes have complete staying power, beyond trend factor. Perhaps it is nostalgia, tradition, or just the right combination of butter, sugar, flour and cinnamon—in any case, The Original Pancake House won’t be giving up its place in Winnipeg’s heart any time soon.

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Italian food, the kind served at the cozy nooks affectionately termed “red sauce joints”, has always had connotations of warmth, of a welcoming lack of pretention that treats regulars as VIPs. This appeal is on full display at Pasquale’s, where casualness meets craving-curing cooking.

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