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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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’ ,…

collective chaos

Just when it starts to get cold and it’s not quite as sunny as we would like it to be, an event happens in the city that brightens our spirits. Yesterday we attended an art opening at the Graffiti Gallery here in Winnipeg called Collective Chaos – a project that was directed by en masse,…