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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Bringing Locals Together


Year-round market opens in Montague With Montague celebrating its 100th birthday this year, it seems a fitting time to try something the town has seen before, but with a targeted concept. On June 11, Caroline Farrell, supported by her husband, Paul, launched a new farmers’ market. Currently located in the rink of the local curling club **, the market is…

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Sprinting Towards Fall Flavours


Chef Irwin MacKinnon prepares to get really busy as September’s month-long food festival approaches If there’s one thing Islanders like almost as much as food, it’s a good party. At least that’s my theory as to why PEI has no shortage of food-focussed festivals and events. There are celebrations of our most famed products (lobster and potatoes for the un-indoctrinated),…

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No Summer Break For Childhood Hunger on PEI


Food insecurity can peak for families with children during July and August Most Island kids look forward to a summer of activities and adventures, but for one out of every five children, hunger cuts the fun short. Summer hunger is a form of food insecurity and is the result of many combining factors: school-based breakfast and snack programs end in…

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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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Red cooked lobster displayed on cutting board.

The Little Island Kitchen – Lobster


It’s pretty hard to envision Prince Edward Island without a bright red lobster wiggling its way into the picture. It is a ubiquitous marketing symbol for the province and the lobster industry remains an important one for the Island economy and livelihood of many Islanders. And though we Islanders know it’s right at home as star of the “feed” as…

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See, Eat, Talk, Share


Inaugural PEI Fest will showcase film and food with aim of creating shared experiences and meaningful conversations “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf In an era where we are all fighting the urge to pick up our phones and get lost in countless hours of scrolling, double-tapping, and deciphering…

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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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Good Food on the Go


Nabuur’s Gardens expands to include bakery and retail store with Jana Furness at the helm Timing is everything in life they say. And for Arnie and Mary Nabuurs and Jana Furness, the timing worked out perfectly to come together in a business venture. The long-time owners and operators of Nabuur’s Gardens have partnered with Furness to open an on-site bakery…

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