My favourite place to eat in Winnipeg, the Paladin Restaurant on Des Meurons in St Boniface burnt yesterday morning. We made a stop here on every trip back to Winnipeg. Very sad, although I understand they will rebuild.
Lori and I went for dinner tonight at Bookers BBQ Grill & Crab Shack here in Calgary with some friends, Bill and Betts. We had never eaten here before but had heard lots of good things, and Bill recommended as they had live music on Friday and Saturdays. On their website they were advertising duelling pianos, which is fun.
I had the catfish creole, very good. Food is a step up from pub fare, yet not quite fine dining. Atmosphere is great as was the service. We finished up and the band came on. Imagine our surprise when it was not duelling pianos, but renowned blues artist Sonny Rhodes. Even better, we are in the front row. He was playing an unadvertised evening at Bookers. Absolutely incredible, and unbelievable luck.
The Sonny Rhodes website is currently down, lots of links on the Wiki page though