**UPDATE: Thanks to Lori who called in to the QX104 Coffee Break this aft and answered my question, “Why did the restaurant name it’s signature dessert after a failed Canadian Train Robber… They wanted to honour his gentle spirit. Miner never resorted to violence while committing his crimes, so The Keg wanted to celebrate his gentle spirit by namine their dessert after him! (Now…we all know 🙂 )
Last night at the Keg…our kind waiter surprised us with a mile high piece of Billy Miner Pie and it turned into a teaching moment 😛 The Pie (which is more of a decadent ice-cream cake) is named after the guy who coined the phrase “HANDS UP!” as in, “Reach for the sky, you’re about to be robbed“. Bill Miner was a Canadian pioneer in the field of…er… train robbery and, apparently, one of our earlier “stupid criminals”. This vintage Canada Vignette will lay the story out for you if you don’t already know it but I still have a couple questions…
- Why did the Keg name it’s signature dessert after a legendary foiled train robber?
- What’s your favourite “Canada Vignette” or “Canadian Heritage Minute”?
My all-time favourite is “The Log Driver’s Waltz” and I will post it following the story of our unfortunate historical figure, Bill Miner…
While we’re at it, how ’bout this gem from 1979 …”The Egg” 😀
Here are some of the amazing faves sent from the QXNation to the show today:
Men of The Deeps
Lady Frances Simpson
“Saul & Eli — Onions & Garlic — The Old Hebrew Fable”