This award-winning health boutique nourishes muscles and boosts immune systems with a diverse array of products ranging from antioxidants to protein powders and weight control supplements. Bodies benefit from a steady dosage of multivitamins ($11.99+), omega oils ($9.99+), herbal supplements ($7.99+), and bone health ($13.99+) products that can invigorate skeletons enough to mambo in their closets. While shoppers are welcome to browse the sleek aisles in solitude for brand-name products from Canada, Europe, and the United States, those seeking guidance can consult the certified nutritionist on staff to pick their brain for health and fitness advice.
The Manitoba Museum takes visitors on a tour through the human heritage and natural history of the province, with selections from the museum’s collection of 2.3 million artifacts on display in nine permanent galleries. Travel back to a time of sea scorpions and scary cephalopods with the Ancient Seas exhibit, which depicts prehistoric marine life across three-screen animation, or soak up the ghostly seasalt of the Nonsuch, a replica of the 17th-century ship whose crusades for fur brought commerce to western Canada and beaver shawls to naked napes. Other galleries explore the Hudson’s Bay Company, the Boreal Forest, and the Internetless eclecticism of 1920s Winnipeg. The Manitoba Museum also houses a planetarium and a science gallery, ideal for guests looking to get eyes- and hands-on.
The Winehouse nourishes sousers with informative wine-tasting experiences that build comprehensive buyer knowledge. A Wine Tour Around the World course presents an in-depth analysis and the composite IQ scores of five different worldly wines. Astute staff select each affordable bottle based on seasonal availability, but participants can expect supping Australian Kari Bay chardonnay, Argentinean Michel Torino pinot noir, and French Arrogant Frog sauvignon blanc. The cup-filling class covers each juice's origin, where to buy it, and what foods can create a tasty pair. While sampling each beverage, feel free to nibble on the provided light appetizer or predict future NHL victories by reading the remaining wine sediment.
Housed within the Norwood Hotel, The Jolly Friar Cafe balances local and international flavours across its selection of steak-house cuisine. Appetizer-wise, tangy lemon aioli joins forces with slow braised lamb croquettes, while sundried-tomato pesto accompanies servings of pickerel cheeks. The eatery's entrees range from barbecued ribs and sirloin burgers ground in-house to Sterling Silver Canadian cuts of beef, such as a 10-ounce new york strip doused in brandy-peppercorn sauce.
The sweets savants at Sugar Mountain Confectionery dispense vintage and modern candies and novelties, including domestic and sugar-free treats alongside imports from the United States, United Kingdom, and Mexico. Guests may drive a backhoe into the store to scoop up bulk candies from bins brimming with sour cola bottles, cheesecake malt balls, and chocolate-covered pretzels ($0.02/gram for all bulk items). Further sugar-supplying comestibles include the confectionery's own Koo Koo bars ($0.99) and Neat-O-Nougat bars ($1.39) that reward mouths for not prank-calling the prime minister.
Fresh Meals and Gifts' meal-making team transforms healthy ingredients into a full menu's worth of prepared edibles to take home, thaw and heat up as microwavable single servings or feasts for up to six dining companions. After ordering, picking up, and cooking pre-prepped ingredients, pseudo-chefs serve up cheesy slices of beef lasagna that silence the filibustering tummies of one ($9), two to three ($17), or four to five ($32) dinner guests. Hands reach to arrange vegetable side dishes around the perimeter of herb-and-parmesan pork tenderloin ($9–$32); asparagus breaks through melted cheese and peeks out of whole-wheat penne pasta ($9–$32). Alternatively, parmesan-panko cod strips sit on a bed of rice ($9–$32), and 12-inch take-and-bake pizzas fill kitchens with the aromas from a custom blend of toppings ($12). Fresh's culinary gurus equip each of their edible offerings with full thawing and cooking instructions, include a complete list of ingredients used to prepare each meal, and, after tapping each ingredient three times with a carrot, can transform many of their items into vegetarian meals upon request.