Stantt dress shirts courtesy of Style Bar
Trendy shops, a vibrant restaurant scene and an eclectic crowd make this neighbourhood the height of hip.
Start at Oxfords Aveda Salon & Lifestyle Boutique for products to tame tresses, like soy protein-infused potions that help thicken hair.
A short walk north leads to Eyes In The Village for slick specs with hand made Raen frames.
Head to The Canister for a plethora of flavoured coffee beans, loose leaf teas, and sweet mugs.
Across the street, fashionistas flock to tharNzie for vintage-look necklaces made from old watch pieces by local brand Blue Pendulum.
On River Ave, Style Bar is stocked with sophisticated garb like knitted sweater vests and custom sized Stantt dress shirts.
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For Chef Adam Donnelly, owner of Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant a popular Spanish-style spot, less is more. Diners and critics share an insatiable appetite for his sophisticated plates and appreciation of the restaurant’s trendy-yet-comfy industrial-chic interior. The wonder of Donnelly’s food lies in its artful composition. Many dishes are made with as few as four ingredients. Try Mascarpone- and pistachio-stuffed Medjool dates drizzled with maple syrup that tease with textures and a salty-sweet hook. Be advised this spot has a strict no reservations policy, so pop in early to get your name on the list. In the meantime prep for your experience with a frosty beverage at a nearby watering hole.
Second generation restaurateur Beth Grubert is a Paris-trained baker with a hands-on management approach and exquisite attention to detail. Her Osborne Village eatery Baked Expectations been drawing locals to a fabulous display case of mile-high cakes, tortes and pies for three decades. Choices can be tough here, where decadent strawberry pecan torte covered in glistening chocolate ganache competes with rich peanut butter chocolate chip cheesecake for a coveted place on your plate. A menu of short-order favourites that stars a triple decker grilled cheese with bacon is equally grand. Let them eat cake!
161 Osborne St, 204-452-5176.
Top Winnipeg shopping can be found here, in the Exchange District (Photo: Travel Manitoba)
Exploring Winnipeg’s shopping scene is a fantastic way to experience the diversity of the city. Locally owned and operated boutiques are as unique as the neighbourhoods they call home, from trendy Osborne Village to upscale Academy Road. Below, our local experts take you on a Winnipeg shopping tour, hitting the top five Winnipeg shopping districts and suggesting stores that will let you get the most out your excursion.
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Popular Osborne Village watering hole Billabong Bar & Bistro has undergone a face lift and regime change. At the newly minted Billabong Gastropub, Top Chef Canada season one contestant Darryl Crumb (pictured) puts his spin on casual cuisine. Aussie-themed alligator and kangaroo offings have been replaced by breaded oyster po’boys and hearty beet borscht with double smoked bacon. 121-D Osborne St, 204-452-1019.
The menu at Deadfish Cafe is chef/owner Robin Maharaj’s culinary biography, he says.
If that’s true, then he’s lived a very exciting, adventurous and daring life. (more…)
With gourmet toppings; fresh, locally sourced ingredients; healthy twists and a stylized interior, Unburger pushes the all-American cuisine to 21st-century heights.
From the divine burger mash-ups to the street-chic decor and down to the printed Unburger philosophy cards slipped in each napkin holder, every detail has been precisely executed in this Osborne Village eatery. (more…)
The mod interior of Tea Story in Osborne Village.
As the autumn chill creeps into the air, visit these two new eateries and cozy up. Osborne Village’s Tea Story boats more than 100 types of mixed fruit and flower teas, and sweet and savoury waffle sandwiches served in a beautifully designed space (pictured). 222 Osborne St, 477-1102. Map 1: S-3. Head west to Taylor where a tiled coal oven wows the crowd at Carbone. The 1000°F oven cooks herb-crusted wings and pizzas to crispy perfection in minutes. 1580 Taylor Ave, 488-2554.