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…

The Poutine Cup, A Recap

Recently Charcoal teamed up with Shawn and Connie Brandson and the team at Fort Gibraltar to create the first annual Poutine Cup. We had 10 restaurants participating in an all out, all you can eat poutine battle. The 400 guests who managed to snag a ticket to the sold out event got to experience each…

Le Burger Week 2014, A Recap.

Another year and another Le Burger Week has past. First off, we have to thank all of the restaurants who participated this year. We know how much hard work everyone puts into this event and we couldn’t be more grateful.  Also, a huge thank you is owed to you the participants! The whole point of…

Burger Week 2014 Participants

We can hardly believe that our favourite time of the year is only one week away! That’s right folks, starting next week you will be able to get your hands on all of the ridiculously delicious entries for Le Burger Week 2014. Being in the fortunate position of organizing Le Burger Week here in Winnipeg,…

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…

Kimono

Having access to real vintage kimonos does not come around very often. When we found out Howard Gurevich of Gurevich Fine Art had not only one but four he was selling, we ran down to his gallery and put together an impromptu stylized shoot. The gallery and the art from GFA’s resident artists provided the perfect background to…