Welcome to my Kill to Get Crimson 2008 tour blog!

My name is Isaac, 30 years old from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. I have set this blog up for the purpose of documenting the journey I am taking following Mark Knopfler’s Kill to Get Crimson tour in North America, in the summer of 2008.

The North American leg of the tour, as well as my journey, begins June 24th in Morrison, Colorado and ends on July 31st in Miami Beach, Florida.

Even though I intend to write on a daily basis, publishing the stories onto the server would be tricky. After all, we’re talking about vast distances which will be primarily crossed by driving, and there is no way for me to predict the availability of Internet connection throughout the way.

So… make yourself at home and feel free to drop a comment.



Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bambolini (Italian Restaurant), Downtown Winnipeg

Went to hit downtown again. I figured I should have some dinner before going to the show. Following the advice of Patrick, a friend of a friend/tenant of mine (too complicated. Really. Move on) who I believe is originally from Winnipeg, I went to check out this Italian restaurant called Bambolini in downtown (Broadway & Hargrave).

Well, where do I start.

The food: delicious. I had some lamb chops with some kind of thick pasta (I’m not good with names; I’m only good with food) smothered in some sauce that I know, for sure, had asparagus in it. That came after a bowl of house salad which was very good as well. The entire meal was accompanied by slices of fresh bread and three types of cheese. It was very, very tasty.

The service: excellent. Fast service, very professional. Whenever I finished my glass of water there was always someone around to refill it, I don’t even know where they came from. How do they do it? Do they hire people to constantly stare at people drinking, just waiting for their moment in the spotlight in which they can fill a cup??

The atmosphere: quiet, calm and very comfortable.

The prices: very reasonable for the quality of the food you get, the service and everything. Entrees go for about $24, pasta dishes between $12–18 or so.

This is not the type of restaurant I’d go to by myself, though. The atmosphere there really begs that you don’t sit alone. Perfect for couples, group of friends etc. Because food that tasty should be consumed slowly, very slowly, enjoying every bite and talking to your spouse / friends in the meantime.

Patrick—thanks for the recommendation. Next BBQ in my house—your steak is on the house.

(Matt will pay for it)


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