Winnipeg in the News
Find out what others are saying about Winnipeg.
New York Times: December 18, 2014
At minus 37 degrees Celsius (that’s minus 35 Fahrenheit) on a cloudless February morning, most of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was quiet. But I wasn’t the only one who was defiantly laced into ice skates. Out on the Assiniboine River, commuters, dog walkers, stroller pushers, hockey players and general dawdlers were gliding along a smooth band of ice, steam clouds drifting from behind their scarves with every aerobic side-to-side stride. One couple succumbed to the cold, wrapping themselves in curtainlike wool blankets that were suspended from a bridge like a massive Hudson Bay comforter, which was precisely their purpose.
vacay.ca: December 9, 2014
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA — Winnipeg has a bit of a reputation.
The coldest winters of any major Canadian city — check. The nastiest, strongest winds in Canada — check. Winter days colder than Mars — check (minus-53 Celsius was recorded in 2013). Gateway to the West and the beginning of the (borrrrrring) prairies — check.
Here’s what you don’t know about “Winterpeg.” The city turns hot when it’s cold outside. Winnipeggers know how to eat, drink and be merry no matter how hard the wind blows in an attempt to snuff out the fun.
lonelyplanet.com: December 8, 2014
Bang in the middle of Manitoba, Winnipeg was once a major trading centre for First Nations people, and later for Europeans who dealt in furs and produce. These days some think of it as little more than a pit stop on the Trans-Canada railway, and Winnipeggers have become used to being the butt of jokes – perhaps most famously in a sign in The Simpsons reading, ‘Welcome to Winnipeg: We were born here, what’s your excuse?’ But, with the recent transition of the city’s foodie culture that’s seen innovative chefs transform pedestrian ‘meat-and-potatoes’ fare into creative, cutting-edge cuisine, it’s the locals who are laughing now.
vacay.ca: November 19, 2014
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA — Mike Green is a bit of a shmoo, all things considered. Actually, once you meet him in person it will become quite clear that he’s also a real Goog-head, and a big one at that.
Fighting words for sure. Go to a bar in Calgary, Charlottetown, Regina or Ottawa, look a man in the eyes and call him a shmoo or a Goog-head and you’ll probably end up being asked to continue the conversation outside. But this is Winnipeg and in these parts, everyone is a bit of a shmoo.
eatnorth.ca: November 6, 2014
Scott Bagshaw is one of the city's top chefs. Well educated and experienced, he has garnered accolades for both his original eatery Deseo Bistro (it claimed a top spot in enRoute's Canada's Best New Restaurants list a few years ago) and the newly opened Enoteca. He has collaborated with other notable chefs in town like Mandel Hitzer and Adam Donnelly, his flavours are balanced, his plating is clean, but like most notable chefs in this country, he has a bit of reputation that precedes him.