I had worked downtown for years and had never had an occasion to try lunch at Mitzi’s on Garry and St. Mary Ave.  I arrived considerably after the lunch hour and the place was packed!   How did all of these people know about this place if I didn’t (pretty ego-centric thought I admit)?

I went with the intention of sampling their famous chicken fingers and so did not have a very long read of the menu but could not help but notice that Mitzi’s is primarily a Chinese food restaurant.  Who knew?  Every other option surrounds their signature chicken fingers.  You can order one chicken finger or 48 and almost any number in between.  The fingers are available on their own or with fries and cole slaw, Caesar salad, tossed salad or mixed greens.

The fingers themselves are said to be “homemade” which I know means made on premise, why do so many restaurants use the homemade label?  They are delicious-using fresh chicken breast strips in a crunchy breading.  Once you take a crunchy bite, the meat inside is tender and juicy.  There was no dipping sauce which was okay because on this occasion, I ate my lunch at the bus stop.

Mitzi’s is open for lunch and then reopens for dinner time.  Their menu indicates that they also cater banquets and parties.

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Kath’s quote:  “I never see any home cooking. All I get is fancy stuff.”-Prince Philip

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  1. Avatar October 3rd, 2010 at 8:16 am Honeybee Says:

    Hi Kath! What a coincidence, I recently visited Mitzi’s myself. You didn’t get any of the dipping sauce?! What a shame… it’s fantastic, even if it would be tricky to eat at the bus stop.

  2. Avatar October 4th, 2010 at 9:42 am kath Says:

    Hey Honeybee,
    I seem to be on a quest for the Winnipeg’s best chicken finger…. Would you vote for Mitzi’s or another suggestion?

  3. Avatar March 6th, 2011 at 5:50 pm Mavis Whicker Says:

    Hi Kath,
    When Allan was working downtown, he and his co-workers often went to Mitzi’s for lunch. He tells me that they don’t like to make reservations, so their clock is set about 10 minutes fast. If you make a reservation for 12, for instatnce, if you actually show up at 12, the clock will say 12:10. When you ask for your reserved table, they’ll say that you’re late, so it’s no longer available……so, if you want a reservation, get there about 15 minutes early.
    I’m checking out your NYC restaurant reviews. I’ll take them with me when we go. Thanks.


  4. Avatar March 6th, 2011 at 8:03 pm kath Says:

    Have an amazing time in NYC.

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