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Mitzi’s : Winnipeg Manitoba

While sitting in Mitzi’s it struck me that there are likely few restaurants with Tudor Style decorations on the wall, in a semi rundown building, where you would expect to be served the best chicken fingers known to man. Loud and always busy, we were seated right away at noon. The crowd was mainly those on lunch break or meeting friends downtown to share a quick bite. Seasoned to the tight time frames of their patrons during the day we were tended to immediately. Two glasses of water were brought when the waitress took our drink orders, and immediately after we received our lunch orders. As it was lunch, we opted for the small chicken finger meal, which comes with a Chinese soup that arrives while your meal is being cooked, 5 pieces of chicken fingers, coleslaw and fries. Quite the value for 8.95! The starter soup was consomme based with rice and green onions, very tasty for such a simple soup. Looking around I noticed this place served traditional Chinese food, however having been here on several occasions for the chicken fingers, and having bragged to SC about them, I figured we should stick with the plan...next time however SC will give the Chinese food a try, I mean if their chicken fingers are so good I wonder how the Chinese food is?!

Swiftly our lunch dishes arrived and upon first glace I could have sworn I ordered the small; the fingers provided, although smaller than those traditional ones provided at other establishments, were more than the equivalent of 5 chicken fingers.....I am not complaining. The fingers as always were amazing, breaded with a light batter, flavourful and juicy, and accompanied with a honey dill sauce that complemented them perfectly. The fries, crinkle cut like those in your high school cafeteria were as expected and the coleslaw perfect. SC commented that it tasted like KFC’s coleslaw, which it did, a rare combination nowadays.

When finished devouring the chicken fingers, most of the fries and coleslaw, SC and I stood up to pay at the till. While standing at the till I noticed that they were selling Mitzi’s hats to assist in the fundraising for cancer, very admiral in my opinion. We paid the cashier and promptly left 30 mins after our arrival.

SC believes this place to be a quiet little hole in the wall restaurant, with a Chinese food facade with the BEST chicken wings she has ever tasted, and I concur.

Overall opinion is as it always was, this place does not disappoint. For a quick lunch or a casual dinner this is a must try and in my case, over and over again. So next time you’re downtown Winnipeg and looking for a place to have a quick bite, drop in at Mitzi’s have a chicken finger or 10...we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Location Visited: 250 St Mary Avenue

Ambiance: Diner
Presentation: Average
Price: $12/serving
Service: Above Average
Value: Above Average

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