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DINER FOOD FAMILY VALUES by Chef Arnaldo Carreira ‘HAPPY HOUR’ RIB SPECIAL 4 - 6:30 pm DAILY $12 GAME DAY SPECIALS CHOICE OF 3 DINNERS $12 Unit 1 - 2015 Portage Ave. 204-414-5508 BREW WITH YOUR REUBEN? NOW FULLY LICENSED FOR LIQUOR SERVICE Deli: Mon-Fri 8am-8pm Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm Restaurant: Mon-Fri 8am-7:30pm Sat 8am-3:30pm, Sun 9am-2:30pm Winnipeg’s Favourite Deli for more than 30 years! Corydon Village Mall 1700 Corydon Ave. 204-488-4552 bernsteinsdeli.com Cibo Waterfront Café 339 Waterfront Dr, 204‐594‐0339. Renovated heritage space boasts one of the best views in the city. Mediterranean small plates have big, bold flavours. Stand outs include arancini balls in a fragrant tomato sauce and 10 different types of bruschetta. LP, SP, A, IA, M, V. Teo’s & Mano A Mano 691 Corydon Ave, 204‐414‐6305. This sleek resto and lounge serves woodfired pies built on Nonna’s fresh dough meld with mod tastes. Fresh pasta, stellar seafood starters. LP, SP, IA, M, V Nicolino’s 4‐2077 Pembina Hwy, 204-269‐5004. Owner Nick Zifarelli oversees a menu of rustic Italian classics that sparkles with innovative Canadian/regional specialties. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Pizzeria Gusto 404 Academy Rd, 204‐944‐8786. The wood-fired oven and contemporary pies, dressed with unique toppings like pear and rosemary, draw a crowd to this posh neighbourhood bistro. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Tapastry 620 Niakwa Rd, 204‐256‐7326. Situated adjacent lush Niakwa golf course, this upscale space offers stand-out Italy influenced tapas. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V JAPANESE Meiji 454 River Ave, 204-284‐3996. Offers unique house rolls like tropical and fashion roll. The ambiance and location make this sushi spot a memorable one. Try a fancy drink from attached G Martini Bar. LP, A, IA, M, V Wasabi/Wasabi on Broadway/ Wasabi Sabi 105‐121 Osborne St, 204-474‐2332; 588 Broadway, 204-774-4328; 3-1360 Taylor Ave, 204‐415‐7878. New‐school sushi is taken to new creative heights at all locations. Visually stunning rolls leave a lasting impression. Take a seat at the sushi bar and to watch the volcano roll erupt. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Yujiro Japanese Restaurant 1822 Grant Ave, 204-489‐9254. This stylish incarnation of this former takeout spot serves chef Edward Lam’s exquisite rolls. Try the delicate kaisou salad, mixed seaweed bathed in yuzu dressing. WA, LP, IA, M, V KOREAN IGI BBQ & Sushi Bistro 10-1875 Pembina Hwy, 204‐477‐9909. Its all about table-top, do-it-yourself barbeque at this new all-you-caneat Japanese and Korean focused restaurant. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V bestlist MEXICAN Burrito Del Rio 433 River Ave, 204-415‐5600; 775 Corydon Ave, 204‐414‐2440. This Tex-Mex eatery offers fajitas, burritos and quesadillas. Try lime sour cream. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V Carlos & Murphy’s 129 Osborne St, 204-284‐3510. Serves Mexican cantina food such as taco salads, hot wings, chimichangas, heaping Carlos nachos and renowned iced margaritas. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V PUB/CANTINA Barley Brothers 655 Empress St, 204‐772‐2337; 2005 Pembina Hwy, 204-691-3300. This 180-seat restaurant celebrates good brews with over 65 varieties and a menu designed with beer in mind. Try housemade sausages and zesty beer cheese dip. WA, LP, SP, A, IA, M, V. Cornerstone 93 Osborne St, 204‐505‐7772. Smart bar food has gained quick popularity at this new neighbourhood hotspot. Au courant menu items like pork belly and fried chicken báhn mì are highlights. WA, LP, IA, A, M, V REGIONAL/CANADIAN Blaze Bistro Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Ave, 204‐944‐7259. The newly renovated dining room is a stylish and contemporary setting for urban prairie cuisine. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V Chew 532 Waterloo St, 204‐667‐2439. New mod rustic River Heights bistro focused on in season local tastes. Truffle fries and roasted mushrooms 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 with a view. Whiskey lounge two floors down features premium pours grouped according to flavour profiles. WA, LP, A, IA, M, V 48 ciao! / oct/nov / two thousand fifteen