Breakfast Club Food Truck

My last food truck post was about Little Truck on the Prairie. That truck has usually been on Carlton just off Broadway. Nearby is another recent addition to the Broadway scene PVG’s Breakfast Club. The truck is decorated with a picture of the cast of the John Hughe’s movie The Breakfast Club. The PVG is for the initials of the owner Paul VanGinkel.

I’m going to state right off the top that this is one of the more disappointing food trucks that I have visited. After two trips I was still undecided, so I made a third trip before writing.

Breakfast Club truck.

The side of the PVG’s Breakfast Club truck.

Value:

This is the strongest point in favour of the truck. The sandwiches are well filled, and the price points are good as well. If you order the side of cactus fries for an extra $2.00 you’ll get yourself a filling breakfast or lunch. Other water the truck only offers power drinks and vitamin waters, but the prices on those are quite reasonable as well. 4.5/5 Continue reading

Winnipeg 2016 Fall Suppers

It’s that time of the year again. Time to start thinking and planning ahead for fall suppers. This year’s Winnipeg 2016 Fall Suppers post is my third annual. As always, I encourage you to check out Orest Kinasevych to find out the locations and times for fall suppers outside of the city.

The list for 2016 is as always, a work in progress. You can leave information for any Winnipeg 2016 Supper that you’d like to see in the comments below email me at revbubs at shaw dot ca. The number of dinners on the list grew last year, and I’d like to see it get even larger this year.

You’ll notice that like last year there is a mix of style and pricing to these suppers. I hope to appeal to people in a broad range of financial positions, but also to give people the opportunity to learn about many great organizations operating in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg 2016 Fall Suppers

Centro Caboto Italian Earthquake Relief, September 1st

You can find all the necessary details on the Centro Caboto website. This is is one dinner that I hope everyone can make.

Tickets:  $25.00

Farmers’ Feast Manitoba, Thursday, September 8th

This event is held out at the St. Norbert Farmer’s Market. All information, including the ordering of tickets, can be found online.

Tickets – $125.00

Fort Whyte Farms Harvest Supper – Thursday, September 15th

This is another high end fundraiser that supports a local organization and their youth programs. Ticket information is online.

Tickets – $100.00 ($55.00 tax receipt)

Holy Eucharist  – Annual Pickerel Fish Fry, Friday, September 16, 2016

Last year I attended this dinner, you can read about it here.

Cash Bar – Served from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Adults – $15.00

Children 6 and under (free) hot dog meal

460 Munroe Avenue, Winnipeg.  Doors Open at 4:00pm

Contact Tony at 204-667-0711 for tickets.

Holy Eucharist Fry 2016 Winnipeg

Plate of Pickerel and sides from the Holy Eucharist Fish Fry

Annual Fall Supper

The Holy Eucharist Fall Supper for 2016 is being held on Octorber 16, 2016. Watch this space for updated information on tickets, times, etc.

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Little Truck – Local Food Truck

It seems that every year, a group of food trucks doesn’t hit the streets until mid-summer. This is true again this year. The last few weeks have seen, Little Truck on the Prairie, PVG’s Breakfast Club, the BDI Goog to Go, Slurp This, Denise’s Blue Moon, and I think at least one another. I hope to get to them all in the next couple of weeks. I’m starting off with Little Truck on the Prairie.

Little Truck Logo.

Side shot of the Little Truck on the Prairie Logo.

I used the word local in the title, because this truck is focused on using local ingredients wherever possible. One thing to say, local does not mean lesser. Little Truck on the Prairie proves that local can hold it’s own with food from anywhere.

Value:

Value isn’t only about price, it’s about the place where quality, quantity and price all come together. I think Little Truck delivers very good value. The mains ($8-10) are quite well sized, and if you go for the combo, you get even better value. Plus, the quality, of which more below, is well above average. 4.5 Continue reading

Frescolio: Chicken, Oils, Wine

Last Monday I attended a tasting event at Frescolio Oils on St. Mary’s Road. The event was put on by the Manitoba Chicken Producers. I recommend you follow their Facebook  page to keep informed about great contest ideas, along with recipes etc. I almost didn’t make it. Being a typical male I didn’t pay attention to the directions and ended up at the Frecolio location on Corydon. Luckily, I arrived quite early and rerouted down to St. Mary’s to get there just as the festivities started to get rolling.

Along with Manitoba Chicken producers and Frescolio, the event featured wines from Poplar Grove Winery. This is my second time sampling there wines. They also provided the wine at the Underground Opera event I attended a few weeks ago.

Unfortunately my phone camera was acting up. This means I didn’t get all the photos of every item. This is unfortunate, as chef Kelly Cattani working with Shawn Brandson of Promenade Cafe and Wine came up with three innovative dishes for the evening.

Frescolio Evoo

I picked up a bottle of Herbes de Provence EVOO before I left Frescolio

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A Holy Meal – Gordon T Smith

About three and a half years ago, I started looking for suggestions on books dealing with Holy Communion. At the time, Tom Wright’s The Meal Jesus Gave Uswas the only one I followed through on. I’ve been collecting and starting to read through other books since then. One of the first one’s I’ve finished is A Holy Meal: The Lord’s Supper in the Life of the Church, by Gordon T. Smith.

A Holy Meal: Lord's Supper

A Holy Meal makes a good introduction to the Lord’s Supper.

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Sabai Thai Eatery – Corydon Avenue

Last week my oldest brother Ian paid a visit to Winnipeg. On Thursday he and I went for lunch together. We ended up picking Sabai Thai Eatery, on Corydon Avenue at the Corner of Wilton Street. This is one of those places that I’ve heard a lot about, but never visited. It seems whenever I’m in the area I turn on autopilot and end up at Falafel Place. After a couple of visits, I can certainly say that Sabai Thai will certainly be a more frequent stopping place when I’m up in the Crescentwood neighbourhood.

Sabai Thai menu

The back page of the Sabai Thai menu featuring pictures of several of the items.

Sabai Thai Lunch

My brother and I arrive toward the tail end of the lunch service, so the restaurant wasn’t over full and we were able to get a table quite easily. My brother ordered a plate of spring rolls and the Mee Krop. I ordered the green curry soup. The spring rolls came out quickly and the four spring rolls came cut in half to form eight pieces. This means that they would be easier to share among a larger group. Continue reading