On Feb. 11, the Winnipeg Jets will host the franchise’s first South Asian Heritage Night, presented by Canada Life. The team will take on the Chicago Blackhawks while celebrating South Asian heritage with specialty jerseys featuring a unique logo, an auction supporting Punjabi Community Health Services Manitoba, merchandise, and South Asian food and cultural performances at the Canada Life Centre. 

This is the Jets’ second Heritage Night of the season – their first was Filipino Heritage Night in November. With over 60,000 people of South Asian descent calling Winnipeg home, this should be a special evening. Here’s what to expect

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PARO-A Vibrant New South Asian Food Brand Launches Nationwide

Paro, the new South Asian comfort food brand, launches on February 1st with a line of South Asian-inspired pantry staples and meal starters. Founded by Umaimah Sharwani and named after her mom, Paro launches with three products featuring her family’s beloved Pakistani recipes for Masoor Daal, Kitchari, and Tarka. The nourishing and nostalgic foods are quick and easy to prepare (all coming together in thirty minutes), and only require water and light cooking. As a first-generation Pakistani-American, Umaimah founded Paro with the intention of providing consumers an easier way to indulge in the healthy, vibrant, and shareable dishes

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After coming to Windsor from Punjab, India, Dhruv Jindal noticed a lot of differences. The biggest of them all was food. 

“It’s hard adjusting here. But when you come from India, because there we are used to eat homemade, different homemade food. So it’s difficult adjusting here with the food that they give us,” said Jindal.

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Dhruv Jindal fondly remembers getting these meals from his mother.  (Nav Nanwa/CBC)

Seeking familiar flavours, and not quite satisfied with offerings on campus, Jindal found himself walking down Wyandotte Street and discovered a tiffin service being offered at Bhullar’s Groceries. 

“They gave me a

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The Winnipeg Jets will sport jerseys with a logo inspired by various South Asian designs as part of a new heritage night next month.

The jerseys players will wear during warmups on Feb. 11 will feature designs from traditional art forms, including rangoli, henna and bandhani, as part of a new South Asian heritage night, a news release from the team said on Monday.

“So far it’s been pretty amazing, the reception,” said Josh Dudych, director of creative services with True North Sports and Entertainment.

“Everything we’ve heard has been very positive and well-received. And I think the impression that

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New South Austin dining and drinking destination Golden Hour opened earlier in November at 7731 Menchaca Road, Suite 100. Co-owners Barclay Stratton and Evan Dunivan sought to open a nice cafe and wine bar for South Austinites, similar in style to European cafes in terms of food, wines, space, and easy service styles. This means tons of bites, dishes, and natural wines served in a beautifully airy space with tons of natural light.

Under Stratton, who is the chef, food-wise, this means a morning menu of pastries such as sweet and savory croissants, and an all-day menu with snacking items

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Death by Pizza, Delray Beach

Koby Wexler’s popular pizza pop-up has begun slinging Detroit-style pies out of its new brick-and-mortar in Delray Beach, on the corner of Northeast Second Street and South Federal Highway. Early in the pandemic, customers who saw Death By Pizza’s tantalizing rectangles (and death metal-reminiscent logo) on Instagram first had to prepay online, then wait all week for Wexler’s “pizza drops” the following Wednesday or Sunday. The foundation of his pizza crust is sourdough, created with a 9-month-old starter Wexler fed daily out of his family’s Two

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