I'll be in Winnipeg on business in a few weeks and am staying at the Fort Garry Hotel. What are some good places to eat within walking distance of the hotel? What I was hoping for is a good non-chain restaurant. I always like to sample some local places when I'm somewhere on business. I know that I can always get the same thing I eat at home if I go to a chain restaurant, but its nice to not eat that.
Any good local pizza places to order from that have delivery?
Is it safe to walk from the Fort Garry over to Shaw Park? I don't know Winnipeg at all and I know every city's downtown area has a sketchy part, so I'd rather not walk through it if it is bad. I wanted to pickup a Goldeyes hat while I was in town. It doesn't seem stupidly far to walk over to the ballpark. I understand there is a merchandise store that is open all year round. Since I will be there in a few weeks, I know that weather could be chilly (and the dreaded s word might be on the ground by then, if I say it I will jinx it) so walking might not be a good option. But weather dependant I'll see, otherwise I will have to cab it over.
Not that I plan to do much shopping, but does the Winnipeg Airport have a decent selection of Jets merchandise? My Dad has decided he likes the logo and I figured that I could pick him up a hat if the airport had a decent selection. I know I could head to the MTS Centre to get him one, but I don't believe that the store is open in the evenings on non-game days. The day I arrive I will likely have about an hour and a half to get to Shaw Park before the Goldeyes store closes and that is probably all the free time I'll have during the day.
What is the area like around the Fort Garry? I always find that hotel gift shops overprice their snacks, so one of the nights I am there, it is likely I'd wander to a convenience store. So I want to ensure that is a good idea to do that. I guess for that matter is there even one anywhere near the hotel?