Q&A with Jesse Friesen: “We’ll become a dining destination”

Interview by Gregory Furgala | Photo by Will Bergmann Jesse Friesen, executive chef for Pizzeria Gusto Group, has bussed tables, run restaurants and won national cooking competitions, and he did it all in Winnipeg. While the city is rarely mentioned alongside Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver, Friesen says it’s enjoying a culinary renaissance and catching up […]

Potahto Week 2019 kicks off this Saturday

Press Release Peak of the Market’s second annual “Potahto Week” gets underway Saturday, with local restaurants competing for bragging rights over the best Potahto dish in the city. From February 23 to March 3, Winnipeggers can visit any of the eighty-six participating restaurants to sample their tasty creations and vote online for their favourites. “We are […]

Cineplex announces new location of The Rec Room coming soon to Winnipeg

‘Eats and Entertainment’ hot-spot coming soon to Seasons of Tuxedo retail complex Press release Cineplex, a leading entertainment and media company, has announced plans to build a new location of The Rec Room at Seasons of Tuxedo in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The country’s newest social playground for grown-ups, The Rec Room brings together incredible dining experiences with exciting live […]

SkipTheDishes launches beer and wine delivery pilot in Winnipeg

Press release SkipTheDishes is excited to announce that GPS-tracked liquor delivery is now available in Winnipeg, alongside 400+ restaurant delivery choices. Headquartered in the Exchange, SkipTheDishes is leveraging its delivery technology and app to deliver beer, fine wines, and spirits to Winnipeggers. De Luca Fine Wines, Fort Garry Brewing Company, Ellement Fine Wines and Spirits, among others, are […]

First Jollibee store in Canada opens 10 days before Christmas

Press release Canadians to enjoy their favorite jolly treats this holiday season Ten days before Christmas day, Jollibee, the largest Asian restaurant company and global fast-food chain, will open its first Canadian location on December 15th  in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jollibee is famous for its signature crispylicious and juicylicious fried chicken, which is delicately breaded to be crispy on the outside, and its […]

Success on tap: Nicole Barry, PEG Beer Company, Winnipeg

By Sean Moon After a decade working in senior financial management and accounting positions, Nicole Barry certainly has the pecuniary pedigree to help grasp the finer economic aspects of starting and running a restaurant business. What Barry is really banking on, however, is that her love of craft beer and entrepreneurial spirit can add up […]

Winnipeg KFC and Taco Bell branch join Workers United union

Press release Employees at a KFC/Taco Bell branch in Winnipeg have received union certification by the Manitoba Labour Board and will be represented by Workers United Canada Council. The joint KFC/Taco Bell restaurant, located at 1651 Regent Avenue West, is the first to be unionized in the province of Manitoba. Taco Bell and KFC’s union of 28 workers, consisting […]