Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Fiery Blue Cheese
The Pint caught my attention with five tantalizing burgers and “Table Kegs” clinched the deal. As luck would have it, our Wednesday Burger Club supper coincided with The Pint’s $29 Table Keg special.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Bacon Blue Burger
|500 Corydon Ave|
Jekyll and Hyde's, also offered a “Bacon and Blue Burger” so those that opted for the blue found themselves comparing, and the consensus was the blue cheese sauce at Confusion Corner was very strong and dominated the other flavours.
Today Cary had a turkey balanced on his head - that he passed on to Esther. Cary never disappoints! If you’re on Facebook you can see the infamous turkey here.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Classic Jekyll Burger
Bacon and Blue Burger
Holy Jalapeno Popper
Jekyll and Hyde's, the latest in the lineage of restaurants at the corner of 437 Stradbrook and Osborne, features a winning combination of food and fun. Brian Allison created Cheer to celebrate the return of the Jets, but found the hockey rink sized space a little unwieldy. In April 2014 Brian split the room in half with Jekyll presiding over the cuisine on one side, and Hyde carousing on the other. In the summer Jekyll & Hyde’s boasts a large patio at the corner of Stradbrook and Osborne. It’s possibly the only restaurant in Osborne Village that has parking.
Brian’s a character who signs his email “Life Coach” and business card “Man About Town”. He gave me a rapid fire tour intermingled with chatter about needing to go rescue his wife whose car needed a boost. It was Comedy night at Hyde’s and Brian was preparing for a full house. The event side has a good sized stage, booths along one wall and tall tables and chairs in the centre. The “green room” next to the stage had the curtain pulled back revealing comfy couches for lucky patrons. Hyde’s has its own beautiful bar and a few pool tables used by the Wednesday night league.
There are three beef burgers on the menu: The Classic Jekyll with chipotle mayo and Jekyll’s BBQ sauce, The Holy Jalapeno Popper that adds cream cheese and tempura jalapenos, and the Bacon and Blue that piles on maple bacon and blue cheese. The burgers all come with two sides, but on Jets game days, the special is a burger, one side and a beer.
Original Joe's gleaming roll. Mine had bacon lolling out of it which made me happy just to look at it. Russ observed "This place wins best buns in Winnipeg.”
April wrote “This burger is to burgers as cheesecake is to cake. This is my favourite - I would have to find the Rob Ford burger to compare it to again. Also the beer & burger special rocks.”
I started with the Tomato Basil soup side and it was delectable. Thick and creamy with toasted baguette slices on top. I stole some of Karen’s sweet potato fries and they were soft inside, crispy outside and great with the garlic aioli. Mo had the slaw and noted “Apple coleslaw had nice crunch and freshness.”
It’s been said that Winnipeg has only 2 degrees of separation. I’d barely started introductions when Geoff, Jessica and Julian realized they’d had lunch together in Montreal 7 years ago. “Oh hey Nicole!” exclaimed Jessica as she spotted her IQ’s co-worker from years ago arriving. Small world. Smaller Winnipeg.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Score: 4.0, $4.95
Score: 4.1, $5.95
Score: 4.3, $6.95
Bacon Cheese Burger
Score: 4.5, $7.95
Mark's Special Burger
Score: 4.6, $7.95
Double Dare Burger
Score: 4.1, $9.95
Winnipeg Roller Derby Valkyries hat when she received it later in the afternoon. Esther was treated for breast cancer this year and coped with her hair loss by wearing a different Hat of the Day every day. She’s printed a wonderful calendar with over 80 photos and proceeds going to CancerCare Manitoba. They're $15 and you can contact Esther here if you'd like one.