The Poutine Cup

It has been said that the best dishes contain only 3 ingredients. This stands true for the classically Canadian dish known as poutine, which contains the holy trinity of french fries, cheese curds, and gravy and is truly one of the greatest dishes ever. Period. We here at Charcoal love poutine so much that we decided to celebrate…

dNa

Last Tuesday, the Charcoal crew was lucky enough to experience a beginning of the week treat; a 4 course meal at deer + almond. If you have not yet visited this restaurant, or have not been in a while then hurry down as you are missing out. Located on the corner of Princess and McDermot in…

table for 1200 please

This past Saturday we were lucky enough to participate in an extraordinary Winnipeg event. The Table for 1200 was organized by  StorefrontMB and 5468796 Architecture to highlight Winnipeg’s design scene in a truly unique way: a dinner for 1200 guests at one table. So the firms teamed up with the creators of RAW:almond, Mandel Hitzer (chef/owner…

Table Manners X Cluster Festival

Charcoal recently popped in to the Urban Shaman gallery to see what the boys at Table Manners were serving for their collaboration with Cluster Festival in Winnipeg. As you may know, Cluster Festival is a multifaceted new music and integrated arts festival that started in Winnipeg in 2010. Table Manners added food to the experience…

table manners x cluster festival

The boy’s at Table Manners are at it again, but this time there is more. The Cluster Festival is a dynamic contemporary arts and music festival that began in Winnipeg back in 2010. This year food can be added to the list of programming as the gentlemen at Table Manners seek to give you the…

ryan

Although RAW:almond came to a close this past Thursday evening, we are not done with it yet. There were too many great people and too much delicious food to share with you. Among the guest chefs that came from out of town to help make up RAW:almond’s roster was Ryan Lachaine. Lachaine served up many…

Vij

Vikram, much like his food, is a charismatic and vibrant soul with a delightful personality that fills any room, or in this case tent, he enters. For those of you who don’t know Vikram Vij just Google his name and wait for a slew of information to pop up on his many culinary achievements. From…

art + food + friends + family

Cyrus Smith is as influential as he is brilliant. The former Winnipegger now Berliner, among other things, is an artist, a chef, a free thinker and one seriously interesting guy. His visit to Winnipeg coincided with the RAW: Almond pop-up dinner on the river and he graciously donated his time to assist for the opening…

Brunch

Brunch, simply put, is the best of both worlds. The gents at Table Manners collaborated with Fitzroy Restaurant and Little Sister Coffee Makers last Sunday to give Winnipeg food lovers a chance to experience a fantastic four-course popup brunch. As everyone arrived at Fitzroy Restaurant, located on Sherbrook Ave. in the West End, the room instantly…

Table Manners

The gentlemen from Table Manners have done it again. Last Friday a few of us here at Charcoal had the pleasure of attending their latest pop-up dinner at the Graffiti Gallery. As usual, they pulled out all of the stops and served up a delicious seven course meal. Table Manners calls themselves ‘a restaurant on the run’ ,…

looking back on a week of burgers

There is no other way to start other than to say thank you; first, to all of the restaurants for their amazingly delicious creations and for their participation in the event, you truly outdid yourselves and we couldn’t be more grateful. Secondly, to all of the customers that stuffed their faces with burgers for an…

Bike Gangs and Burgers

In honour of Burger Week officially commencing yesterday, my fellow Charcoal Collaborators, a few friends and I went on a mini burger tour on bikes last night. The eight of us hopped on our bikes and headed to Bistro 7 1/4, Deseo and Segovia hoping that some of the physical activity would combat the amounts…