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BEHIND THE LINES


Wine choices – red or white? There is no use whining about wine (yes, I went there!). These day even in small places your wine selection is vastly improved over the days when a rafetta covered bottle of cheap chianti was considered classy. Still, sometimes picking a wine in a restaurant can be fraught with too many choices, but in…

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BEHIND THE LINE


More thrilling tales from the service industry Anyone who says that service industry work is easy and doesn’t require a particular skill set has never worked in a dining room or kitchen. Just to navigate the many personalities you will run into through the course of a day requires quick thinking, diplomacy, and a strong stomach. In this month’s edition…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Why is Caesar salad so contentious? Well here we are: the second installment of Behind the Line. This month we have some doozies that’s for sure. Most names have been changed to protect the innocent but if you happen to recognize yourself in any of these don’t worry: you are not alone. We’ve all been on one side or the…

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BEHIND THE LINES


Tales from the service industry Welcome to what we hope is the first installment of Behind the Line. We’d like you to be a part of this series by submitting first hand experiences of imperious bosses, difficult guests, and your own and others’ stupidity. Please send stories to grippingkitchentales@gmail.com. I will start with a couple of my own stories of…

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The Do Gooders


Upstreet Craft Brewing first Island company to gain B Corp accreditation When you think of a craft brewery, what are the first things that come to mind? High-quality, local beer—yes. A crowd of hop enthusiasts—yes. A hip place to hang out—yes. Now stop right there! Upstreet Craft Brewing is all of these things, and then some. Most recently, the Charlottetown-based…

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Barnone Brewery Field Trip


A Salty field trip was long overdue for our intrepid team. With summer on the horizon I couldn’t think of a better excursion than a road trip to Barnone Brewery in Rose Valley for Thursday growler night. The only catch? Everyone who joined would have to capture their experience in a vignette of words or images. The result of Salty’s…

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A Place to Relax


Lot 45 establishing itself as year-round pub in Souris It was like a Christmas present when Darin McAree and his partner, Linda Brown, learned late last year that their proposal to take over the vacant premises on 41 Breakwater Street had been accepted by the Souris Harbour Authority. Three months later, on March 10, they opened Lot 45 Pub &…

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Upstreet’s New Menu


Chef Ilona Daniel the new culinary director at Charlottetown craft brewery Chef Ilona Daniel is the new culinary director for Upstreet Brewery following the departure of Chef John Pritchard. Daniel said the kitchen plans include incorporating the brewery’s beer offerings into the food. The new menu launches in March and Daniel said it will include house made mustards,expanded vegetarian options…

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Everything Rotates – The Beer, Food and Tunes


Vinyl + an ever-changing craft beer selection + a rotating menu of $8 edibles – sound familiar? If so, you’ve probably already discovered Charlottetown’s newest dedicated craft brew bar, HopYard, which unveiled its unique triple threat this past May with hopes it would be a hit amongst locals and visitors. The bar is located on Kent Street in the former…

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