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Winnipeg Exchange District

The 10 Top Restaurants in Winnipeg’s Exchange District

By BRITTANY HENDRY

Best Restaurants in Winnipeg's Exchange District

The Cajun seared salmon at Blüfish, one of our picks for best restaurants in Winnipeg’s Exchange District (Photo: Blüfish/Facebook)

The Exchange District has one of the densest concentrations of restaurants in all of Winnipeg. To to help you find the perfect spot to have a meal in the area, our local experts offer their picks for the top eateries. Whether you’re looking for authentic Brazilian cuisine, art-infused culinary masterpieces or just a relaxed environment to grab a bite, you’ll find something to your liking in the list below.

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Your 7 Best Bets for Entertnment in Winnipeg’s Exchange District

By BRITTANY HENDRY

Best Entertainment in Winnipeg's Exchange District

Best entertainment in Winnipeg’s Exchange District: The Weakerthens at Centennial Concert Hall (Photo: Alana Elliot)

Winnipeg is a city of endless activities and distractions, but if you’re looking to take in a show while you’re in town, the Exchange District offers some of the city’s best entertainment. Our local experts have been taking in the cultural presentations in this neighbourhood for years, and have compiled their picks for the best music, film and theatre venues. Here, in no particular order, are the best entertainment spots in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.

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Hot Dining: Now Open: Jane’s

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The name of Winnipeg’s hottest new dining destination is Jane’s (pictured), but it’s certainly not plain. Innovative and grand are more accurate descriptors of the 90-seat student-operated restaurant housed in a renovated heritage space. Today, the long-vacant Union Bank building is home to Red River College’s new Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, a cutting-edge training ground that is redefining culinary school in Canada. Here, students gain hands-on experience with real diners in two restaurant classrooms. The Culinary Exchange is a grab-and-go with short order favourites, while Jane’s offers upscale dining from a menu that changes monthly. At the latter, enjoy fine fare, like braised short ribs with tamarind sauce with truffle-scented grits, prepared by students in a sleek, open kitchen. 504 Main St, 204-632-2594.