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bestlist When you visit Kenora and Lake of the Woods this summer, don’t miss out on these unique events and experiences. Matiowski Farmers’ Market Every Wednesday from 8:30 Am-2:00 Pm June 17–October 7 6th Annual Boobie Nights Whitecap Pavilion, June 6 Water and Wheels Cruisin’ Deals Whitecap Pavilion, Car and Boat Show June 18–20 ARTSFEST June 24–July 1 Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Whitecap Pavilion, June 27 Canada Day Celebrations Whitecap Pavilion, July 1 9th Annual Bronzeback Classic July 18–19 7th Maybe Annual Coney Island Music Festival July 26 Kenora Agricultural Fair Kenora Recreation Centre, July 30–August 2 Haven’t been to Kenora lately? Check out our amazing new restaurants, along with your old favourites – or do some shopping in our exceptional boutiques. For a complete listing of events, visit stayinkenora.com Connect @tourismkenora Harbourfest Whitecap Pavilion, July 31–August 2 LOWISA 50 Lake of the Woods, August 2–8 Kenora Bass International Whitecap Pavilion, August 6–8 Angler Young Angler Championship Kenora Recreation Centre, August 21–23 Lobsterfest Whitecap Pavilion, Aug. 22 One Last Summer Blast Kenora Harbourfront, September 4-7 Bassin’ for Bucks Sioux Narrows, September 11–13 Chew 532 Waterloo St, 204‐667‐2439. Mod rustic River Heights bistro focused on in season local tastes. Truffle fries and crisp pickerel with arugula and spiced chickpeas tempt. WA, LP, V, M, IA. Fusion Grill 550 Academy Rd, 204-489‐6963. Talented Chef Lorna Murdoch uses fresh products sourced locally to create stunning Manitoba regional cuisine. The wine list is exclusively Canadian. LP, A, IA, M, V Gates on Roblin 6945 Roblin Blvd, 204-224‐2837. This elegant country estate has several rooms offering a charming, contemporary dining atmosphere. Pan-Canadian menu is strong on fish and meat. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Prairie 360 83 Garry St, 204‐505‐2681. Latest incarnation of the revolving restaurant offers up regional cuisine, including venison and elk sirloin, with a view. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V. Smith 75 Forks Market Rd, 204‐944‐2445. Plays on plaid and nostalgic Canadian touches offer a backdrop to scratchmade regional cuisine. The pan bagnat ups the ante on tuna salad with tuna steak, hard-boiled egg, and marinated vegetables. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V The Velvet Glove The Fairmont Hotel, 2 Lombard Pl, 204‐985‐6255. High standards garnered this hotel a CAA/ AAA Four Diamond Award. Chef Eraj Jayawickreme wows with meticulously thoughtful dishes. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V SOUTH AMERICAN/ SPANISH Carnaval 270 Waterfront Drive, 204‐505‐0945. Winnipeg’s only Brazilian barbeque has carved out a sizzling carnivore’s paradise with all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V. Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria 137 Bannatyne Ave, 204‐219‐5398. Argentinean-style pizza boutique serves up pies with unique toppings and empanadas. SP, LP, V, M, IA. Cafe Dario 1390 Erin St, 204‐783‐2813. Colombia-born Chef Dario Pineda‐Gutierrez prepares Nuevo Latino cuisine—North American ingredients fused with Latin American spices. LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Deseo Bistro 696 Osborne, 204‐452‐2561. Chef Scott Bagshaw serves up Spanishinfluenced food. Divine housemade mac and cheese with chorizo is an addictive menu standard. LP, IA, M, V. 48 ciao! / june/july / two thousand fifteen