Let’s Do Lunch Downtown is approaching fast and I’m very pleased to announce the winners of the last two gift cards.
Lounge at The Fairmont: Angelica Francisco
Palm Lounge: Michelle H
Of course, the prizes don’t stop there, I’ve got more stuff to give away today!
Today I’m handing out a $50 gift card from WOW! Hospitality to use at Finn’s Pub or Muddy Waters Smokehouse. I’ve also got $50 to give away to the Pony Corral and $25 for The Chocolate Shop.
To enter, leave a comment below saying which one you’d like to try and a way a to contact you. (You can leave your email in the contact form–it will be kept hidden.)
You’ve got until Wednesday at 8am to enter!
The Johnston Terminal, 944-8118
Enjoy live music in the casual setting of an Irish pub. Munch on crowd pleasers like cheesy nachos or the Finn’s burger. Have a game at one of the pool tables. The perfect spot for an after work drink.
The Forks Market, 947-6653
Muddywaters is one of the best places to hang out in the summer. With two patios, you can sit back, relax and watch the traffic of The Forks Market on a beautiful Friday evening. The menu is perfect for the barbeque lover and I am always stunned at their wing selection. They come in flavours ranging from mole to hot blue cheese to spicy peanut. Of course they’ve got the classics as well with lip-smacking salt & pepper, sweet chilli and honey garlic.
Other menu items play off classic foods and offer a twist. For example, the stout drizzled onion ring is crispy and light and satisfying especially when paired with BBQ mayo. I also love the smoky corn and bacon chowder for a starter. Muddy Waters also offers an impressive list of burgers with a wide variety of toppings. My favourite is the holey burger: a half pound homemade beef patty and topped with mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and a pickle spear on the side. Simple and scrumptious!
444 St Mary Avenue, 942-4414
Downtown’s Pony Corral has received a fabulous new facelift, making it a can’t-miss destination for classic dishes and live entertainment. The bar area has been updated with dark woods, cozy fabrics and sparkling lighting–including a stage built right above the bar! Head over after work and swing to the beat while catching up with friends.
The Chocolate Shop
268 Portage Avenue, 947-9109
The Chocolate Shop is Winnipeg’s oldest restaurant, opening in 1918. Named after what was once a candy store, the historic space was once a busy dining room catering to a wide variety of tastes. Today, it is home to a culinary school, restaurant and newly-opened bakeshop. The menu offers traditional favourites as well as aboriginal-inspired plates such as bison and blueberry stew served with fresh bannock. Pop into the bakery next store and pick up the Chocolate Shop’s signature torte–four layers of rich chocolate cake smothered in dark chocolate frosting.