Sunday, 29 May 2011

Restaurant Revisits in Order

With a bit of a lull in terms of new entries, I looked through some of my older "Dining Out" entries and realized that I hadn't been to most of them for a while.  Understandably, the ones outside Manitoba were dependent on my ability to travel to those areas, but in my endeavour to try other places in Winnipeg I haven't returned to some I've previously visited.  Apparently some of my entries have become out of date as well, since I realized that some places have closed, such as Be One and Fazzo.  Others, such as Mise, have moved, in this particular case to Little Italy from Osborne Village.  It's the restaurant industry, some restaurants come and go, it's a fact of life.  Hopefully the ones I enjoyed will still leave a favourable impression today as they did when I first visited them.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

I Shall Return

For those of you paying attention to news in Canada and specifically in Manitoba, a good portion of the province of Manitoba is dealing with a 1-in-300-year flood.  Winnipeg itself is apparently safe, but many communities west and north of Winnipeg, including my little city of Brandon, are in the flood's path.  I can say that I'm personally safe and not in harm's way, but with my working in city government I've been temporarily reassigned until further notice.  Obviously, my moments to share the joys of food must now take a back seat for a while.

I'll go back to blogging about food after the waters recede and things settle down.  Thanks for your understanding, and see you soon!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Beef Short Ribs in Black Pepper Sauce

With a Saturday evening free, I decided to clear out my freezer a bit, which meant despatching of some frozen beef short ribs.  Since I didn't have a BBQ grill, I had to cook them by way of my next favourite short rib dish: with black pepper sauce.