Today an amazing thing happened. During my first class this morning I looked out the window to discover that The Waffle Guy was parked out on the street! Normally this trailer can be found on one of the streets by the University of Winnipeg, but due to popular demand from Red River College students, The Waffle Guy journeyed to our campus for the week.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Today was another crazy day at the college, but at some point during all the running around, I managed to eat one of the best sandwiches I have ever eaten at a restaurant. Ever!
It all began with a group of us handing in our assignments early and leaving the school to wander for a while during our break. Eventually we decided grab a bite to eat, and this gave me an opportunity to write a blog post about one of the city's strictly vegan restaurants, Mondragon.
...and one of the guys ordered the quesadilla.
Wow, this was a really great sandwich. I can honestly say I've never been served a sandwich so full of fillings. There were roasted vegetables of every kind, including soft, melt in your mouth sweet potatoes, and the whole thing was covered with a white sauce and large pieces of avocado. The truth is, I couldn't fit the sandwich into my mouth and had to cut it in half and eat it like an open face sandwich. How amazing is that?
If you're interested in eating at Mondragon, it's located at 91 Albert Street, just a short walk away from City Hall.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
This past Tuesday I had the opportunity to grab a quick bite for dinner at Kay's Deli. I was stranded at the Red River College as I waited for the first The Projector meeting to take place at 5:00pm and quickly discovered that the school's food corner had already closed. So I whipped out my handy ipad and used the urbanspoon app to find a place near the college to eat dinner. Other than a few Chinese restaurants down the street and a Subway around the block, there was really only Kay's Deli.
So off I went in search of a good meal, and along the way I kept running into people who were heading back to the college after eating at Kay's Deli. And they all said similar things. "Really good food", "I love that place", "if you're a vegetarian, you'll have no problem". By the time I reached the shop I was super excited for my meal. But then I saw the sign saying that the shop closed at 4:00pm...and it was 3:55pm! Nooooooo!
Luckily, the lovely people who work at Kay's Deli took my order as soon as I walked in and handed me my food to go. Great success! While I was waiting, I snapped a few photos of the place.
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Saturday, September 1, 2012
The biggest difference this beach has from the many others on the island is the noise level. All of the beaches on the island are large, and in total Castaway Cay contains more hammocks and beach chairs than there are passengers on the cruise, but while the family and children's beaches have the same kind of laughter and shouts of joy filling the air as any other local beach, Serenity Bay only contains the sounds of socializing adults as they drink their beverages while sitting on a beach chair chest deep in the salt water (see photo above).
Now what kind of post would this be if I didn't show some pictures of all the amazing food the island had to offer its guests? Unlike the other beaches at Castaway Cay, the adults only beach has it's own BBQ buffet, complete with various kinds of salads, fruits, buns and patties, and a small selection of desserts (including a serve yourself ice cream machine).