Where’d you get that slice?

I was treated to yet another day of birthday dinner surprises. The intended restaurant of choice was at Assiniboine Park, but we discovered that the restaurant at the duck pond wasn’t open to the public for dinner service. 

After a bit of driving around, we decided to make our way over to Carbone Coal Fired Pizza located at 1580 Taylor Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba. This is the second location to be opened here in Winnipeg with the original store located downtown.

 The staff was friendly and greeted us at the door as we entered. The restaurant was clean and well decorated. Our service was prompt and the menu was very easy to make a quick selection. The pizzas are available in either 12″ or 16″ on traditional or glutton free crusts. They have several menu pizzas or you can build your own. 

We decided to try the Calabrese Pizza which features Calabrese Salami, Roasted Red Peppers, Kalamata Olives & Spicy Eggplant. The pizza was incredibly delicious and I definitely got to eat more than my half (it was my birthday dinner after all, right?). The flavours provided by the coal oven are incomparable. 

Based on our visit, I am certainly looking forward to trying more of this menu on a future visit. I would give Carbone Coal Fired Pizza a rating of 4 super stars out of 5.

Getting Ready for the Night Shift


Last night, I had the pleasure of working my first overnight shift in over two months. Now most people think I’m crazy, but I love working nights.

I am not a morning person at all. In fact, I like to compare myself to an angry dinosaur in the morning. However, having my alarm clock set to go off at 3:30am for the past two months has adjusted my internal clock. After waking up way too early, I spent the rest of my day getting to spend 12 hours at work.

I had an awesome afternoon nap to get my body ready for the long work stretch until 5:00am. It was such an awesome, deep sleep that I woke up feeling totally lost and disorientated. After dragging myself out of bed, I went to the fridge and grabbed some left over pizza for breakfast and threw it in the microwave, only to discover that I had just opened the cupboard. Luckily there wasn’t room and rapidly realized the errors of my way.

It isn’t very often that I do something ridiculous, but this made me laugh pretty hard. Have you ever mindlessly put something in a funny place that it didn’t belong?