Scotiabank Giller Prize 2016 Longlist

by Events Winnipeg - Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016 at 10:47am

The longlist for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize was announced this past week, comprising 12 Canadian writers all vying to win the $100,000 award. The list was selected by a panel of five judges, who will pare their selections down to a six-book shortlist to be announced on Monday Setpember 26th.

The 2016 Giller longlist is:

We had the pleasure of launching David Bergen's Stranger in front of a packed house on Tuesday September 6. Catherine Leroux will be reading from The Party Wall at Thin Air 2016: The Winnipeg International Writers Festival. You can also join us here at the store for an evening with Zoe Whittall on Saturday November 26.

You can see the official announcement here, and don't forget to join us for our Giller Light Bash on November 7!

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Prairie Ink

Autumn specials at Prairie Ink

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 at 4:53pm

As we head into the fall, Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery is featuring seasonal vegan and vegetarian Chef Specials inspired by two great cookbooks.

Angela Liddon's Oh She Glows Every Day, the follow-up to her international bestseller The Oh She Glows Cookbook, is packed with simple and delicious plant-based recipes that will keep you glowing from the inside out every day. (Hardcover. $32.00. Penguin. September)

The creators of the Thug Kitchen series of cookbooks are back with another off-the-wall guide to healthy eating. Thug Kitchen 101 features more than 100 vegetarian recipes that not only benefit our bodies, minds, pocketbooks, and the environment, but taste good too. (Hardcover. $29.99. HarperCollins. October)

The chefs at Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery are also updating our fall menu. Watch for new entrées and appetizers throughout the season alongside all your favourites. (Hint: if you're in Winnipeg and you like stuffed-chicken, Prairie Ink is planning a variety of rotating stuffed-chicken specials.)

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Cooking, Prairie Ink

Coolest Cocktails in Town

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 at 12:07pm

Keep cool with a variety of specialty cocktails made with the best spirits, liqueurs, fresh juices and garnishes at Prairie Ink this summer. Each of our locations is featuring their own selection of special drinks made with locally-sourced liquors and ingredients.

Raspberry vodka cocktail muddled with basil, served in a martini glass with a sugared rim and topped off with tonic water.
Limoncino on the rocks with white cranberry juice and a little lemon juice.

Dill Pickle Caesar, a twist on the classic Caesar using dill pickle vodka from Last Mountain Distillery, a blend of spices and garnished with a house made pickle.
Frozen Ginger Peach, fresh peach and ginger puree blended with ice, whiskey from Last Mountain Distillery, and amaretto, and garnished with a swirl of grenadine.
Sour Cherry Smash, featuring locally grown sour cherries infused with fresh mint and served over ice with whiskey from Last Mountain Distillery and club soda.
Saskatoon Berry Beer Cocktail, a pint of Crazy Farm beer from Prairie Sun Brewery infused with Saskatoon berry liqueur from Luck Bastard Distillery and amaretto.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Prairie Ink

Certificate of Excellence

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 12:56pm

We're pleased to announce that our Winnipeg location has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Not only that, we're currently #1 for Coffee and Tea in Winnipeg.

Thanks to everyone for dining and drinking with us, and for all of your wonderful reviews!

Categories: Winnipeg, Prairie Ink

Chocolate Fest 2016

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Apr 05, 2016 at 4:34pm

We, along with many restaurants across Winnipeg, are celebrating Ciao Magazine's Chocolate Fest this April! Throughout the month, Winnipeg restaurants will be showcasing special menu items — appetizers, desserts, and even drinks infused with chocolate.

In our restaurant we'll be featuring three unique dishes:

Chocolate Mole Chicken 8.00
Two chicken skewers with chocolate mole served with a chocolate balsamic arugula salad.

Chocolate Martini 7.50
Served in a glass rimmed by salted chocolate, glazed with chocolate fudge and Crème de cacao and Kahlua.

Intensely Chocolate 7.50
Chocolate macaron base, chocolate ganache, chocolate mousse, chocolate cake soaked with chocolate syrup.

Visit us any time in April to have a taste!

Categories: Winnipeg, Prairie Ink, Restaurant News
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