Le Grand Régal Cajun

Le Grand Regal Cajun took place on dare I say the perfect evening; the steamy weather added to the authenticity of the event making the crawfish and the beer taste that much better. Even though Lafayette is 2500km away, Festival Du Voyageur managed to bring a taste of Cajun Country to hungry Winnipegger’s and capture…

RAW/Almond 2016

As we criss-crossed through the trees on a crisp February night we could see the faint glow of our destination on the horizon. The bridge leading up to RAW/Almond was lit beautifully by a canopy of lights with this year’s structure nestled away in the trees at the end. Walking through the tunnel towards the…

Planet Booby

A week has past and the city is still talking about Planet Booby. The second installment of the much anticipated fundraising event went interplanetary and you better believe crowd showed up ready for launch. This year’s interstellar theme brought out all sorts of amazing outfits and gave the whole evening a surreal quality. Dancing Storm Troopers alongside the…

Burger Week 2015 Participants

The countdown to Burger Week 2015 is on!! From September 1st – 7th over 40 Winnipeg restaurants will be participating in the 3rd annual burger battle. Your job is simple, go eat as many different burgers as you can and vote for your favourites! You can find all the participating restaurants and how to vote…

Royal Canoe

Recently we caught up with Winnipeg’s own Royal Canoe, a band who’s burgeoning success is as impressive as their eclectic sound. The melding of synthesizers, guitars, heavy percussion, countless pedals and effects with dashes of hip-hop and other genres creates a sound that energizes the mind and body. To cite off a few of their…

RAW: Almond 2015

For the past three years, we here at Charcoal have been involved in Mandel Hitzer & Joe Kalturnyk’s brainchild known as RAW: Almond. It has been an incredible journey watching this 21 day event morph into the mighty beast it has become today; an unstoppable culinary presence that has taken on life through the commitment of…

Soul Supper Club

Just Recently the first edition of Soul Supper Club took place. For those of you who missed it, here is a recap of what was a very soulful evening. In collaboration with local hip-hop group The Lytics and larger than life front man of The Noble Thief’s Myron Dean, Charcoal had a night of inspired food…

Boobyball Winnipeg: Big Top Booby

As we walked out of the alleyway on a chilly night in downtown Winnipeg, we couldn’t help but feel glamorous. The men in suspenders and fedoras, the women in sequined dresses adorned with ruffles, jewelry and furs. If only the trolley still ran through our downtown streets, the scene would have been complete. As we…