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Is Winnipeg really a Wasteland? (moved from Canada board)

Thanks, this was genuinely helpful.

Dec 29, 2006
PEGGER in Prairie Provinces

Is Winnipeg really a Wasteland? (moved from Canada board)

Cosmopolitan describes discerning or multi-ethnic, I wasn't talking fancy. My favorite chow is the cheap, good quality, truffles are out. Been to Tropikis, La Fiesta etc.. These, in my expireance, are not good. My position in this province has taken me from Churchill to Emerson and Lac du Bonnet to Flin Flon. One or two have restos have been semi-OK. I live in a part of Winnipeg that has these restos that you're describing -- don't live in the suburbs. One thing I must correct is that Inferno is not expensive, I was there last week, the price was reasonable, food was passable and the service was good.

Dec 24, 2006
PEGGER in Prairie Provinces

Is Winnipeg really a Wasteland? (moved from Canada board)

Sadly, I don’t have the luxury of choosing the city in which I live based on restaurants. Nor have I lived in Vancouver. Earl’s is a tacky chain with a vulgar component (waitresses are selected for their anatomy). Inferno’s is overpriced and you have to make a reservation. Places like Nikos are not in the realm of “authentic”. FYI: Greek salad doesn’t have lettuce in it. Anyway, to each their own – my impression is that Winnipeger’s are very content with their food. People from more diverse/cosmopolitan cities are not.

Dec 21, 2006
PEGGER in Prairie Provinces

Is Winnipeg really a Wasteland? (moved from Canada board)

Yes, Winnipeg is a wasteland. We moved here 7 years ago and are consistently disappointed by the quality and expense of the food. True, if you want a fine hamburger joint, V.J's is the place... All "ethnic" retaurants are B flat relative to Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal. Ask anyone from a one of those cities how Winnipeg compares and they'll give you the real scoop.

Dec 21, 2006
PEGGER in Prairie Provinces

Looking for a good butcher in Winnipeg

Caspar you will not find good food here. Yes, St. Norberts is fun for the ~ 12 days it's open a year. Where people think this Province has good chow is beyond me.

Dec 21, 2006
PEGGER in Prairie Provinces