Burger Week 2016 Participants

Well folks, it has finally arrived! Burger Week 2016 is right around the corner and it is officially the biggest, juiciest and most tasty Burger Week thus far. We have a whopping 59 restaurants creating original mouthwatering burgers for you to wrap your lips around. The entries range from classic to straight up coo coo…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…