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Gathering at the Table

Culinary studio in New London invites guests to fall in love with Island food over intimate culinary experiences. Derrick Hoare understands the power of commensality. He’s mastered the art of transforming a simple piece of furniture into an opportunity for perfect strangers to become fast friends over a shared culinary experience. The result of Hoare’s genius is a magical place…

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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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Tacos Without Borders

Sugar Skull Cantina opens its doors in historic downtown Charlottetown, offers Central American flavours along with vacation-like experience When chef Jane Crawford was five years old, her parents would take her to a pizza restaurant and she’d ask for escargot as a topping. Whoever was waiting on the table would ask, “For real? It’s not a joke?” “My parents were…

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On the Right Track

Jaime Zehr and Eric Neal are living out their dream with Kensington’s Island Stone Pub Most of the time a vacation is simply a chance to get away from it all and rejuvenate, but sometimes it can be life-changing. Sometimes you pull up stakes, move to a little island, and open up a pub. At least that’s how things unfolded…

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Sarah Forrester Wendt displays the plate featuring a plum and duck that she discovered while cleaning up the space where her new restaurant will be located.

My Plum, My Duck

“My plum, my duck.” From those words of endearment comes the Island’s first macrobiotic restaurant. Chef Sarah Forrester-Wendt, formerly of The Inn at St. Peter’s and The Kettle Black, is opening a restaurant with an almost entirely vegan menu. “I have always wanted a small family-run restaurant,” she said. The name of the restaurant has a family connection. “That’s what…

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Building a 21st Century Menu

A chef committed to local sourcing explains Cheez Whiz in a spray can, “fluffernutter” sandwiches on Wonder Bread, Jell-O pie á la Cool Whip. We’ve all either experienced these renowned 20th century delicacies ourselves or heard of them from our Gen-X parents. Either way, these iconic post-baby boomer cupboard items and lunch bag fillers have, for the most part, become…

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Pier 15 at Fisherman’s Wharf

New owners reimagine the location’s full-service restaurant New owners of the Fisherman’s Wharf, Amy and Forbes MacPherson, are opening for the season on Mother’s Day, May 14th, 2017. To shake things up at the North Rustico hot spot, they’re putting some elbow grease into fine-tuning the location’s second restaurant, the newly-named Pier 15. Some may know the location as “the…

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Upclose view of handpies

A Handpie Revolution

Chef Sarah Bennetto O’Brien launches The Handpie Company Borden-Carleton, once famed as ‘the place you catch the ferry’, may be well on its way to reclaiming its esteemed place in the hearts and minds of Islanders. This time around, however, it’ll be known as ‘the place you get the best handpies in the world.’ At least that’s a version of…

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