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WANT A LATTE IN MONTAGUE? YOU’RE IN LUCK


New cafe on Main Street, The Lucky Bean, offers light lunch fare and local brewed specialty coffees in heritage building The first time Matt Clendinning set foot on the Island he fell in love. “I had friends move here three years ago and I came down to help them with renos on their home,” he said. “I just knew this…

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BEHIND THE LINE


No Smoothie for You Customer service can go either way, a great group of customers with questionable servers, or sometimes a service worker with incredibly obtuse customers. Everybody has their moments. I’m really busy not waiting tables, so could you hurry up and order? We once went to eat at a new vegan place in Toronto. There weren’t any vegan…

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‘BOURDAIN DAY’ MARKED IN PEI


A celebration and a conversation about mental health in the restaurant industry On June 25, a group gathered on Victoria Row in Charlottetown for ‘Bourdain Day’. The gathering was both to honour Anthony Bourdain’s birthday and to open a conversation about mental health in the restaurant industry. Bourdain, a prolific chef, food writer, and TV personality tragically took his own…

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BEHIND THE LINE


I’ll tell ya what to do with yer beans and franks Sometimes we all lose awareness of our surroundings. It happens. But sometimes we’re just plain oblivious. — While delicious, I’m pretty sure the kitchen doesn’t have hotdogs I once worked in a fine dining restaurant. White linen table cloths, a little stool for your purse, champagne cocktails. A pianist…

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THE PEARL: A HIDDEN GEM


Summer opening showcases new rotating menus and more space for diners Even the sign is angled in a way that invites and welcomes you in for a meal. Our reservation was for 7:15 but I arrived early to walk the grounds a little and breathe in some of the country air. The Pearl is tucked between North Rustico and Cavendish…

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PEI CHOWDER TRAIL


Map highlights tasty chowders offered across the Island What began as the brainchild of Discover Charlottetown, has spread across Prince Edward Island. This year you can pick up a copy of your Chowder Trail guide and eat your way across PEI, bowl after delicious bowl. Seafood chowder is a staple offered at most restaurants in PEI, and why not? We…

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The CORK AND CAST


Keeping the love of restaurants in the family Rachel Sauvé literally grew up in a restaurant. The industry is in her genes. For as long as she can remember, her mother, father, and brother Oliver were always at her father’s café in Victoria-by-the-Sea where she had been working since she was old enough to. So it’s fitting that her first…

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FROM THE LANDMARK CAFÉ TO LANDMARK OYSTER HOUSE


After three decades in business, popular restaurant in Victoria changes hands Eugene Sauvé was determined to find the ideal new owners for his aptly named Landmark Café. With the help of his family and small staff, Sauvé had spent three decades building the Landmark into an eatery much beloved by regulars in and around Victoria-by-the-Sea in Prince Edward Island. Word…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Quick hits of silliness Sometimes being in a restaurant or in the kitchen of one is so overwhelming your “smarts” depart. It could be the heat of the stoves or the third glass of wine with dinner, either way we can’t all be geniuses all of the time, now, can we? In that spirit here are a few quick stories…

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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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