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now open
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After much eager anticipation , Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature has opened , ready for visitors keen to luxuriate in a relaxing Nordic-style resort setting . The expansive spa , located adjacent to the Crescent Dr golf course , features thermotherapeutic saunas , whirlpools , and baths , as well as massage therapy and a range of traditional spa treatments . Restaurant and boutique also onsite . 775 Crescent Dr , 1‐855‐284‐3344 . — JK

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The latest addition to South

Osborne ' s food scene is Vera Pizzeria , named after the Italian word for ' true '. The cozy spot dishes nine varieties of Neapolitan-style pies , as well as changing specials , from a spotless open kitchen , with authentically Italian toppings . Cuddle up around a candle lit table with a glass of wine and the panna panchetta , which is doused with cream and topped with bacon , house made ricotta , and scallions . 670 Osborne St , 204‐222‐6306 . — JK ciao ! news

ciao ! news new openings and food and retail news

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Forget peanut butter and jelly : sandwich shop King + Bannatyne is slicing up slow cooked meaty marvels in the Exchange District . The comfortable , fresh space is decked out in white subway tile , light wood , stainless steel accents and artistic odes to livestock . A minimalist menu touts River City Brisket — supremely tender beef that flakes into flavourful chunks — along with meatballs , porchetta , changing weekly specials , daily soup offerings , and salad . 11 am-9 pm . Unit 4-100 King St , 204‐691‐9757 . — JK

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New lunch spot Lunch Bell

Bistro is serving up food with a side of opportunity . The restaurant is partnered with Changes Supportive Living Services Inc , and provides jobs and training services to work experience students with cognitive and developmental disabilities . A menu of soups , salads , sandwiches and pies ensures diners leave both inspired and satiated . 622 Main St , 204‐691‐7701 . — JK
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Farmers ' market favourite

Sleepy Owl Bread has opened up shop in the West End . This rustic bakeshop takes local eating to new heights with loaves and pastries packed with Manitoba ingredients , including flours from local farms , butter from Notre Dame Creamery , and beer from Half Pints Brewery . 751 Wall St , 204‐805‐2530 . — JK
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Pub-influenced , craft beer carrying neighbourhood spots are booming lately . The newest addition to our hop happy city is St James Tap and Table , where a chilled out menu of bar food favourites accompanies live music events and a homey atmosphere . Pizzas , burgers , and wings ( in more than 40 flavours ) are all on the menu , alongside local must-haves like pickerel and beets . 2609 Portage Ave , 204‐691‐8270 . — JK

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The mod chic interior of

BerMax Caffé + Bistro would look right at home in Milano . Touches of swagger , like a chandelier encased in a steel orb , are a match for the slick Italian-crafted espresso machine pumping out lattes , cappuccinos , and espresso made with world famous illy coffee . The entire all-day menu and generous pastry selection are certified kosher . 4‐1800 Corydon Ave , 204‐691‐0044 . — JK
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New and sparkly shop

Flaunt is now open on Waterfront Drive . Skyhigh heels lining the wall complement a glam selection of
Photo : Thermëa by Nordik Spa
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