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    The Mondragon Cafe: Chomsky, or Chow Down?

    by queensugar Written Dec 26, 2003

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    A must for progressively-minded travellers to Winnipeg is a stop at the Mondragon Cafe and Bookstore, located in Winnipeg's historic and recently revitalized Exchange District.

    Located in the so-called Autonomous Zone, the Mondragon Cafe is a collectively-owned establishment operating on the principles of Parecon (participatory economics) and specializing in organic vegan food and coffees.

    As well, the cafe features a bookstore filled with both political, social, and progressively minded mainstays (Chomsky, Marx, etc) and harder-to-find tomes and periodicals on anarchist, activst, feminist, socialist, global, historical, and other political subjects.

    Located directly underneath the offices of the internationally recognized G-7 Welcoming Committee Records (the label begun by Propagandhi members to promote progressive and politically challenging music and CDs), the Mondragon is a surefire bet for any vegan or vegetarian traveller, anyone with a thirst for progressive politics, or anybody looking to engage in a good discussion of progressive issues.

    As well, the Mondragon regularly features speaking sessions on various subjects, from Palestinian independence to American interventions.

    The Mondragon in Winter.
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    Thanh Vi: Best soup I've ever eaten...a meal in itself.

    by mapakettle Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Vietnamese food at its finest. This is the absolute best I have ever, ever eaten. No pretense here. They serve food, no fancy neon, no special decor, they offer tables and chairs, friendly attractive Vietnamese waitresses who make yo feel like a million.

    I took my mother-in-law here one night for her first time. She was apprehensive, and used to Chinese buffet style food. She had no idea what any of it was, so I just ordered for her.

    She raves about that first dinner, and has since eaten there with me at least a half dozen times, possibly more. Always first on her agenda while visiting in Winnipeg.

    Favorite Dish: Everything is so fresh. Not once have I gotten a shrimp that was anything but sweet, tender, and delectable. Their spring rolls, to die for, soups a complete meal by themselves, thick with seafood, vegetables, and your choice of noodle. Sauces that will make a grown man cry, oh, it was heaven.

    Anything you order, you will love. Bar none. I virtually guarantee it, or money refunded by VT.

    I miss dining here so, so much.

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    Dim Sum Garden Restaurant: Dim Sum at its Finest

    by mapakettle Written Oct 20, 2004

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    Located right in the heart of Chinatown. Parking is a bugger at lunch time, but possible after 6pm with no difficulty.

    They offer all Dim Sum dishes at half price between 1:30pm until 3pm during the week, and I'm not sure on the weekends, but believe so.

    Fresh, fresh, fresh. The ladies roll carts of various offerings continually around the dining area, and if you want it, fine, otherwise you can place your order directly. Countless variations of Dim Sum, and without a menu, I can't remember what the names are.

    Favorite Dish: Shrimp dumplings were my favourite, sticky rice wrapped in a type of leaf was another, and I can vision many others in my mind, but it's impossible to bring forth the names.

    They offered a mango pudding which was nice for dessert, and an endless pot of Chinese tea.

    best I can do guys...
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    Dalat: Wonderful Vietnamese dining, at great prices

    by mapakettle Updated Jan 2, 2005

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    Dalat is a fairly typical looking Vietnamese restaurant, possibly a bit more upscale that others I've seen. I have never failed to enjoy my meals here, and have crossed its threshold dozens of times over the years. A year ago, you could recognize it by a distinctive blue neon (I think Blue) around the front window. I've been in Italy for over a year now, so things may have changed, although I rather doubt it.

    Free parking is often available immediately outside on Ellice Ave. after 6pm, otherwise, the side street is always available.

    Favorite Dish: I have never eaten anything I did not enjoy. The shrimp is always fresh, extremely tasty, never fishy. The Sizzling platter is perfect for the cold Manitoba winters, plus the aroma alone will make you wish you'd ordered another couple of dishes as well.

    Portions are large, and I never failed to take a couple of containers back to the hotel (Country Inn Suites) afterwards.

    Dalat was written up by the restaurant critic of the Winnipeg Free Press, and given a big 'atta boy'.

    While in Winnipeg, try it, you really will be pleased. Close to Polo Park Shopping Centre by car, however a little more complex by transit (I've never done it). Deliveries are available.

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    Ducky's Fish and Chips: If you like Fish and Chips, read on...

    by mapakettle Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Ducky's is the place to go if you like English Style Fish and Chips, actually, the owners are from the Maritimes, so more that style I guess.

    The fish is hand picked every day, no standing orders with suppliers who send whatever. Consequently, the recommended fish changes daily. Just ask "What's fresh", and they will gladly tell you.

    Lunch hour is hectic here, as many locals and businessmen stop by, plus everytime I've come, the window table appears to be occupied by Winnipeg's finest, the men in blue. That's always a good sign.

    Arrive early, as seating is limited.

    Favorite Dish: Fish as fresh as can be. As I mentioned already, the owner hand picks every fish he serves, and frozen is just unheard of.

    The chips are hand cut, fish are deep fried upon request, and the cole slaw is absolutely great. I never could wheedle a receipe out of them.

    look for the blue duck
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    The Feast: Great ribs, roast beef...lip smackin good

    by mapakettle Written Oct 20, 2004

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    A fairly typical exterior for a Winnipeg restaurant, nice, but not overboard. The interior is pretty much the same as the exterior. Clean, spotless washrooms.

    Favorite Dish: The food is what sets this place apart. I've eaten here at least a half dozen times, sampled the ribs (meat falls off the bone), roast beef, steak, and everything was superb.
    Vegetables were crisp and fresh, never waterery or bland.

    Service is usually good, with attention given to detail. Be a great place for family, business meeting, or single dining which was often my case.

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    Paradise Restaurant: Got a hankering for Italian...??

    by mapakettle Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Located immediately on Portage Ave., so if you're driving through the city westbound towards the prairies, it is on your right hand side.

    Popular with those in the know, but not a usual spot for a tourist. More than a local restaurant, because it gets very busy with diners from all over the city.

    Service can be spotty at times, we've had wonderful waitstaff, we've had horrendous waitstaff. Food is always good, but getting your meal can sometimes require patience, and a second drink.

    Favorite Dish: All pasta is good. I particularly enjoy their Gnocci, and the mussels are often huge, with a wonderful lemon garlic sauce. I have been known to order three servings of these delectable little morsels. Of course, by this time, Ma Kettle has departed for another table.

    The bread which is served with every meal is not baked, but rather pan fried, and even that description doesn't do it justice. I could dine on their bread alone, dipped in the sauce of my mussels.

    The pizza is 'usually' good, but at times, depending upon the cook, as is true with any restaurant, is just satisfactory. When good, it literally makes fellow diners salivate into their soup, and the cheese is always plentiful, and a tad on the chewy side.

    I often order take out when the temperature drops below minus 30 degrees, and enjoy my meal in the comfort of The Country Inn Suites.

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    Buffet Square: Buffet Square

    by kemisteryoso Updated Jul 20, 2011

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    I simple buffet restaurant and a busy one. Far much better than foody goody because of the variety of menu selection. If you want to have seafood on the menu choices be there at night because they only serve seafood during dinner. They serve variety of chicken, beef, BBQ, salads, noodles, fish fillet, japanese food. etc. You can also choose from the variety of their dessert from ice cream, chocolate, pastries, cakes etc. and all of this will be for only 10 CAD during lunch and 14 CAD at dinner. But I don't like the service and the atmosphere.

    Favorite Dish: sushi

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    Kum Koon garden: Kum Koon garden

    by kemisteryoso Written Jul 18, 2011

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    My Aunt celebrated her birthday here. It is the restaurant popular for its Dimsum. You can choose from the wide selection of dim sum and their Chinese dishes. You can also choose fresh seafood as well for them to cook. You can try their classic dimsum for lunch and their Cantonese specialties for dinner. It's a bit small though especially if some corner of the restaurant was reserved for an event like weddings, birthdays etc . During weekends, expect the place to be packed and a reservation might be in order to prevent you from having to wait in a little room. Its interior is decorated by a veritable freight train of carts crowned with bamboo steamer baskets rolls. It's a bit classy and one of the most expensive in the city. I don't have any problem on their service.

    Favorite Dish: chicken feet and shark fin dumpling

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    Buccacinos: Buffet Breakfast/ brunch

    by kemisteryoso Updated Oct 17, 2012

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    Nice affordable buffet breakfast with cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. It gets busy sometimes so be patien. wait. They have typical menu like soup, selection of salads, pasta, bread, egg benedict, scrambled egg, sausage, bacon, desserts etc.

    Favorite Dish: I like the mussel and pickled herring .

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    Platea Sushi and Korean BBQ: Korean food

    by kemisteryoso Written Oct 17, 2012

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    This is a house turned into a restaurant along Corydon avenue. The small space made me think that It cant accommodate a crowd of customers hungry for Korean food. I went there one Sunday afternoon and it's not busy.
    The place has a typical Korean restaurant environment. They take pride in the aesthetics of their surroundings and presentation of their food. It's quiet and clean.
    I love their Yakiudon, beef bulgogi, chicken bulgogi. Try it cheap price and great service. I will go back for their sushi.

    Favorite Dish: Yakiudon

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    Famous Daves: Indeed famous

    by kemisteryoso Updated May 22, 2013

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    Newly opened so waiting will be longer becauselots of Winnipegger want to try their different kinds of sauces on their chicken wings or something. The interior reminds me of Fridays. Be careful in some of their spicy sauce. It's really spicy and burned my tongue and sweat a lot.

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    Earl's: Order the ribs!

    by rdo911 Updated Aug 28, 2005

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    If you happen to be in Winnipeg during the July or August heat, nothing is more pleasent than sitting outside sipping drinks on the patio overlooking Main St.

    Favorite Dish: Usually I don't order ribs because you have to get your fingers involved and things get very messy. At Earl's the ribs just fall off the bone! The ribs are cooked in a special Forno oven that is imported from Italy. Very tasty.

    Also, try their soup of the day.

    Earl's on Main St.
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    CB's restaurant: CB's restaurant

    by kemisteryoso Updated Jul 31, 2011

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    Another Filipino restaurant where you can eat variety of Filipino Dishes. Located beside the Bueno Brothers supermarket which is owned by the same person. Rice is unlimited and free soup.
    They have this combo where you could choose 2 viands for 5 dollars. The place is simple with big tv entertainment. A typical fFlipino restaurant. I usually pay a visit whenever I miss Filipino food.

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    Bimi Japanese Restaurant: Sushi Anyone?

    by Babzz Updated Feb 5, 2008

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    The setting is really nice, very clean. You have a choice of traditional (shoes off, sitting on mats) or dining room seating. You can order either combos, sushi platters, individual rolls, or a la carte meals. Alcohol is available, including Japanese beer and saki.

    This restaurant seems to be very popular - it was very busy on a Tuesday night (though there is a 1/2 off individual rolls special going on at the moment on Mondays and Tuesday). Still, it receives excellent ratings on the internet.

    Our waitress wasn't overly friendly or helpful (though she wasn't rude). Other waitresses seemed friendly though. We waited at least 45 min for our rolls, probably because it was busy, but another couple came in after us, but were served first, hmm...

    The food itself was quite good. It's not the best Japanese restaurant I've been to, but it was good nevertheless. The chefs make the food on display, which is nice (to know your food is fresh!).

    Favorite Dish: Anything with tuna or salmon is good. I wasn't too keen on other types of raw fish. The Tokyo rolls were really tasty. The hand wraps weren't filled enough and so I had mouthfuls of seaweed. I'd skip those - get the maki instead. Except for the avocado maki - just a slice of avocado and some rice. Get salad instead if you're like me and need some veggies!

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