Marion Warhaft: The Restaurant Spy

From critics to cooks to waiters to patrons, this short documentary serves up a dish of a city that boasts more restaurants per capita than any other urban centre than you can shake a carving knife at: 850 restaurants. It’s a Winnipeg phenomenon.

Watch Marion Warhaft, restaurant reviewer for the Winnipeg Free Press, take us into the lively, delicious and sometimes aching bowels of the Winnipeg restaurant world.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Ruth DeGraves

About Ruth DeGraves

Ruth DeGraves

Update: Sadly, Ruth passed away in 2014.

Ruth produces, directs, writes and voices documentary film. She’s worked in the film world for lots of years and feels very honoured to do so. Her latest works, The Chronicler and Choir Boy Lucky are rather like cousin films in their themes and general tone.

Ruth is currently in production on a film entitled Publishing Par Excellence. Over many  years, she has had the honour or working as a writer for independent production houses and the National Film Board. Her background also includes more than a decade as writer/producer/broadcaster for CBC radio along with two seasons as host/writer of Open Wide for CBC National Television.

No stranger to the publishing arena, she’s written a novel and three short stories published internationally, and works as a literary editor on an ongoing basis.

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