RAW:ALMOND AT WORK – image gallery

This collection of low grade photos offers a glimpse of kitchen action at RAW:almond 2014 thus far. Culinary talent depicted hail from these fine Winnipeg eateries: Bistro 7 1/4, deer + almond, Deseo BistroDiversity Food ServicesElements the Restaurant, Lobby on York and Segovia Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Cyrus Smith lives in Berlin.


BRUNCH ON ICE – Saturdays and Sundays are Fun Days with Tansi at RAW:almond

This was last weekend’s Tansi Brunch at RAW:almond. Pretty darn delicious.

Luckily, it’s about to happen all over again this weekend (Feb 1-2) and the next (Feb 8-9), from 9 am-2 pm. Everyone is welcome, no tickets or reservations required.

The multi-course, walk-up brunch costs $22 (cash only). It’s not surprising the food is delicious with Talia Syrie in the kitchen. The Tansi Restaurant at Neechi Commons food coordinator and The Tallest Poppy owner is well-known for doing right by brunch.

New to this weekend’s Tansi menu: Corn beef hash with biscuits and gravy! And something simply called ‘hot mess’ that involves chocolate.

The most exciting brunch development is the new Marshmallow Tasting Bar debuting this weekend.

For $7 (cash only) try four flavours of handmade marshmallow: Sweet sugar-dusted, Blueberry spicy chili lime chocolate-dipped, Salty chocolate-dipped, and Chili flaked in sweet lemon ginger sauce.

For more menu deets check out Talia on Twitter.

Thank you to active members of Winnipeg’s food community, Kevin Bailey and Shel Zolkevich, for sharing their Tansi brunch photos. Shel has a great piece on weekend brunch in her River City Kitchen column.

RAW:almond is located on the frozen confluence of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers, adjacent the Red River Mutual Trail in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Joe Kalturnyk

Joe Kalturnyk

We see you, Winnipeg. And we like what we see. Each evening (and weekend morning) at RAW:almond we nod in appreciation of your sartorial splendour. Your apt and calculated layering, luxe collection of vintage furs, and array of hats (OH, the hats!) speak for themselves: We’ve got a happening Northern aesthetic. A look too cool too keep under wraps. So, in the collaborative spirit of our #riverpopup we invite you to share your #ColdCouture selfies!

Simply send snaps of you and your crew at RAW:almond to and I’ll compile and post them. Include your name and Twitter handle if you like. We’ll all be internet famous!


Meet the people behind pop-up restaurant-on-ice RAW:almond.

We’re introduced to The Warden who lays down river law. Next, our intrepid team of ‘Problem Solvers’ reflect on living in a barbarian world, evoke a mega metaphor and channel spirited energy.

RAW: almond 2014 – repost from ‘Only in the Peg’

photo by Jacqueline Young

Ben Kramer and Aron Epp cooking at RAW:almond 2013, photo by Jacqueline Young

Mandel Hitzer and Joe Kalturnyk, photo by Jacqueline Young

RAW:almond founders Mandel Hitzer and Joe Kalturnyk, photo by Jacqueline Young

RAW:almond 2013, photo by Jacqueline Young

RAW:almond 2013, photo by Jacqueline Young

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