Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Nom Nom Nom in The Peg: Bridge Drive-in

Summers in Winnipeg can be unbearably hot, so everyone likes to go to the Bridge Drive-In on Jubilee Avenue. Known simply as "The B.D.I." (pronounced phonetically, of course, as The Beady Eye), it serves standard ice cream treats like cones, shakes and sundaes. But it also concocts elaborate ice cream desserts with weird names, like the Goog Special. It's best not to ask what the ingredients are or how many calories the Goog Special has. Just go stand in the huge line-up, get your cone with nuts or sprinkles and walk across the foot-bridge with everyone else to the other side of the river and back.

This fabulous photo of the B.D.I. bench was taken by Allan Lorde (a.k.a. El Negro Magnifico). I found it on Flickr.

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