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RELAUNCHING A CLASSIC RESTAURANT


With Traci MacVittie in the kitchen, and new owners Alie and Chris Mills’ enthusiasm for the local community, The Red Rooster’s future is looking bright Sometimes you have to wait a while to fulfill a dream. Alie and Chris Mills’ desire to own their own restaurant has been over two decades in the making, but last summer it finally came…

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BEHIND THE LINE


There’s something about this table I worked at a basement tavern in Charlottetown and the worst and best guests always seemed to sit at the bar where it met the wall. Sort of in the corner. That stool would either be home to big tippers or guys who liked to fight. Most restaurants have a particular table that seems to…

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KUDOS TO THE INN AT BAY FORTUNE’S FIREWORKS


Island restaurant makes Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants listing—moving up to take the 62nd place for 2019 The Inn at Bay Fortune’s FireWorks is the only Island restaurant to make it onto Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list this year. Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants announced last month the 2019 ranking of Canada’s best restaurants as voted by 98 food critics, leading chefs,…

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CHANGE OF NAME AND PLACE


Gallant’s Shellfish evolves to allow for year-round operation in Charlottetown Feeding Islanders is at the heart of why Tyler Gallant is moving his restaurant. “We wanted to be be more Island-focused with feeding and producing good quality food for Islanders.” As I sit to chat with Gallant in the new space for his restaurant and catering business, construction continues around…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Stories from the worst kitchens in the world Weird complaints are just, well, weird. Sometimes they stem from ignorance or a misunderstanding of how food or restaurants work and sometimes from just plain madness. Burnt enough for ya? Years ago I worked at a large chain hotel’s restaurant. It was mostly good work but we would get some very particular…

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BEHIND THE LINES


Dining on the Marie Celeste The restaurant industry can be a precarious endeavour for all concerned. Restaurant owners, investors, employees, diners, and landlords can all feel the brunt of a business that can be fleeting and is often only slightly above “spas” (I mean the kind that are open all night and have neon signs in their darkened windows) when…

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WINTERDINE OFFERS FINE DINING AT A FIXED PRICE


In the dead of winter downtown Charlottetown restaurants benefit from 14th annual food event Shorter days, longer nights, windchill temperatures that dip into the minus twenties (or colder); late January and early February can be challenging, especially for businesses trying to entice customers out of their cozy homes. After all, it’s easy to arrive home after a day at work…

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HITTING IT OUT OF THE PARK


Restaurateur determined to serve local community year-round “I’m not confident about my looks, I’m not confident in my teeth, but I am confident about my cooking.” Refreshingly self-effacing, when I sat down with Caroline Farrell, she quickly revealed her determination to make a go of The Home Plate, a recently opened restaurant in Murray River, PEI. On the corner of…

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New Year edition-rules for dining out It’s the New Year so let’s start off on the right foot shall we? We have one quick story this month, and then a couple of lists for diners and hospitality staff to keep in mind when it comes to dining out. But first the quick story: Alana When I was working in Jasper…

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SOUTH CENTRAL’S LOVE FOR YSU


Award-winning restaurant busy keeping their customers satisfied Summerside’s South Central Kitchen and Provisions won the CBDC Central New Business Award at last month’s 25th annual Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. South Central’s owners, Dan Kutcher, a former lawyer, and Ian Gass who is a Culinary Institute graduate, couldn’t be happier. They teamed up earlier this year to…

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