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bestlist COFFEE Young entrepreneurs have sparked a local coffee culture of single origin beans, lovely latte art and community connections. Café Postal, 202 Provencher Blvd, 204-414-3654; The Canteen Coffee Shop, 160 Stafford St, 204-691-1605, 102-300 Tache Ave, 204-221-0407; Fools & Horses, 379 Broadway, 204-415-1968, 1 Forks Market Rd, 204-415-3902; Human Bean, Cityplace, 333 St Mary Ave, 204-615-7575; Joe and Lily, 145 Pacific Ave; Little Sister Coffee Maker, 470 River Ave, 539 Osborne St; Make Coffee + Stuff, 751 Corydon Ave, 204‑414‑0101; Modern Coffee,191 Inkster Blvd; Mountain Bean, 2001 Henderson Hwy, 204-334-6959; O Station Café, 257 Osborne St, 204-221-2709; Park Line Coffee, 685 Osborne St, 204- 421-8383; Parlour Coffee, 468 Main St; Scout: Coffee + Tea, 859 Portage Ave, 204-914-3800; Thom Bargen Coffee & Tea, 365 Main St, 69 Sherbrook St, 250 Kennedy St; Yellow Derny Café, 433 St Mary’s Rd, 204-253-5896. DANISH Bistro Dansk 63 Sherbrook St, 204-775‑5662. This cozy, nationally-recognized restaurant serves European comfort food. Specialties include frikadeller, hakkebof, chicken schnitzel and daily soup. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V DELI/DINER Bernstein’s Deli 1-1700 Corydon Ave, 204‑488‑4552. Jewish specialties and homestyle take- out. Eat-in menu features deli staples like bagels thickly layered with cream cheese and lox. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Falafel Place 1101 Corydon Ave, 204-489‑5811. True to its name, this bustling diner specializes in Israeli-style falafel balls served in pitas or on a platter and vegan breakfasts. The yam fries are a must-try. WA, IA Miss Browns 288 William Ave, 204-615-1161. Chic eatery with an open concept kitchen. Hot pressed sandwiches with house- smoked meat are its raison d’être. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V The Nook Diner 43 Sherbrook St, 204‑774‑0818. Daytime neighbourhood hangout pushes out short order favourites including a scrumptious eggs Benedict. Breakfast served all day. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V Oscar’s Deli 175 Hargrave St, 204‑947-0314. Jewish- style diner serving sandwiches piled high with shaved meat alongside new school favourites like quinoa yam hash. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Red Top Drive Inn 219 St. Mary’s Rd, 204-233-7943. Winnipeg drive-in style diner continues to impress locals since 1960. Pressure fried chicken is a signature worth waiting for. WA, LP, IA, M, V Salisbury House/ Sals Xpress 12 locations, Cheap and cheerful local favourite since 1931 known for its legendary nips (burgers) and 24 hour service. WA, IA, M, V Sherbrook Street Delicatessen 102 Sherbrook St, 204-417-1117. Traditional Jewish specialties and Eastern European flavour profiles add old school charm to this slick sandwich spot. WA, LP, IA, M, V White Star Diner 258 Kennedy St, 204-947-6930. This Titanic-inspired diner boasts more than 40 milkshake flavours alongside classic diner food, including grilled cheese sandwiches stuffed with pulled pork. WA, LP, IA, M, V. DINNER THEATRE Celebrations Canad Inns, 1824 Pembina Hwy, 204-982‑8282. They’ll sing for your supper at this interactive theatre served alongside a four-course meal. Shows change frequently. Reservations required. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V FAMILY Old Spaghetti Factory Johnston Terminal at The Forks, 204‑957‑1391. Housed in an old railway storage building, antiques and memorabilia maintain a turn-of-the- last‑century feel. Kid’s menu available. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V The Original Pancake House Four locations, A Winnipeg tradition famous for its signature giant apple pancake. The full menu includes crêpes, waffles, French toast, burgers, roast beef, soups and salads. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Park Café 330 Assiniboine Park Dr, 204-927-6080. Situated in the Qualico Family Centre, the breakfast and lunch menu of this family-friendly eatery serves comforting, casual dishes. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V Pony Corral Four locations, A Greek-centric menu with steak house favourites. Souvlakis and shrimp are crowd pleasers along with steak dinners that come with all the sides and fixings. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V FAST CASUAL A Little Pizza Heaven 120 Osborne St, 204-777-5255; 1600 Ness Ave, 204-777-5355; 160 St. Anne’s Rd, 204-777-5455. This Winnipeg chain with a cult following is known for its ‘heavenly’ garlic crust and late night hours. A, IA, M, V Banh Mi King 510 Portage Ave, 204‑775‑9323. Order-at-the-counter spot offers trendy takes on Vietnamese fare, like the namesake sandwich, pork belly steamed bao burgers and pho. WA, IA, M, V Bodegoes 101-211 Bannatyne Ave, 204-956- 2070; City Place, 333 St Mary Ave, 204-415-7045. This fun and friendly restaurant offers tasty street food staples from around the world. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V Burrito Del Rio 433 River Ave, 204-415‑5600. Tex-Mex eatery offers made-to-order favourites, including fajitas and quesadillas with unique garnishes like chilli-roasted corn. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Burrito Splendido Four locations, A smart, gourmet take on Mexican street food. Fresh flour tortillas pressed in-house are loaded with fresh toppings. WA, LP, IA, M, V Chosabi Five locations, Slick and stylish order at the counter spot serves a medley of Asian eats like sushi burritos, ramen and poke bowls. WA, LP, SP, IA, M, V The Forks Market 1 Forks Market Rd, The stylish hub offers casual dining options centered around The Common, which serves local beer and wine on tap. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Kawaii Crepe 201-99 Osborne St, 204-415‑2833; 1220 St Mary’s Rd, 204‑691‑3700; 4-1385 McPhillips St, 204-694-0986. Japanese crêpe joint serves freshly prepared sweet and savoury crêpes in a modern atmosphere. IA, M, V King + Bannatyne 4-100 King St, 204‑691‑9757. This sandwich spot’s specialties include spiced porchetta and juicy, tender brisket. Changing weekly specials feature creative ingredient combinations. WA, SP, A, IA, M, V La Pampa [Argentinean] 10-1604 St Mary’s Road, 204‑615‑8969. Authentic gourmet empanadas and condiments in traditional and creative flavours are prepared on site for take out. WA, IA, M, V Magic Bird Fried Chicken 61 Sherbrook St, 204-615-2977 . Southern inspired eatery specializes in extra-crispy fried chicken served alongside craft cocktails. Try the curly fries and honey dill. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Nick’s on Broadway 287 Broadway, 204‑891‑3636. Nick Graumann’s impressive lunch offerings include salads, soups and sandwiches, like the killer hot pastrami. WA, IA, M, V ciao! / aug/sep / two thousand nineteen 31