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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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CHILLING IN BORDEN-CARLETON


Island Gelato is serving up both traditional and new twists on Italian treat in PEI Gelato is a cool treat associated first and foremost with Italy (after all, it originated there in the 16th century), but one Island entrepreneur is doing her best to get her gelato on the spoons of locals and tourists alike. Island Gelato was born as…

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SEAFOOD EXPRESS MOVES MORE


Owner and VP Andy Keith proud of new expansion in Charlottetown Large, bright, and shiny are words that come to mind as a first impression of the new Charlottetown location for Seafood Express, but a conversation with owner/vice president Andy Keith reveals that the business of food transport is far from superficial, with plenty of complex challenges. “We have up…

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BIG BURGER’S BIG MILESTONE


A quarter century of serving customers in the Charlottetown Mall food court The restaurant business can be a brutal one, and every milestone deserves celebration, from the first plate that ever gets put in front of a diner, to the big ones, like hitting 25 years in business. Big Burger is about to become one of those rare restaurants that…

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QUALITY FROM BEAN TO BAR


The Island Chocolate Company’s focus on quality ingredients keeps customers coming back Linda Gilbert admits she’s no fan of takeout. Especially when it comes to fine chocolate. The co-founder of family-run Island Chocolates in Victoria-by-the-Sea believes good chocolate deserves to be enjoyed and appreciated. And that, she insists, takes time. “We have this aversion to takeout. We’ve tried a couple…

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HOME-GROWN BLUEBERRY HARVESTERS


Acadian Machine Works patented walk-behind machines fill a gap in the marketplace Wild blueberries weren’t a commodity that were readily apparent when the first settlers arrived in PEI, despite the crop being native to this Island for over 10,000 years. When brush fires ravaged fields after settlers cleared the land and left the landscape seemingly barren, the small berries—rich in…

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NO BALONEY, JUST PURE PASSION AND QUALITY


Founders’ Delicatessen aims to provide Islanders an authentic deli experience at Founders’ Food Hall and Market “PEI meats, PEI made.” It’s a simple, plain-spoken slogan, but it holds a lot of meaning to Island butchers Brad Doiron and Alan MacLean. The two are getting ready to launch Founders’ Delicatessen, a locally-sourced deli set to open in Charlottetown’s new Founders’ Food…

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WHAT’S THE SCOOP?


Souris’ new ice cream maker is melting PEI’s hearts Ice cream, ice cream, everybody loves ice cream. And so does Rebecca Kozak, owner of Cherry on Top Creamery, and maker of delicious melty goodness. “I am known as the ice cream kitchen,” she said. “I bought an ice cream maker, and people really liked it.” What started with friends devouring…

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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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FORMER RESTAURATEUR FOCUSES ON NEW VENTURE


Salume Rume to bring cured meats to PEI, one plate at a time Chef Dave Mottershall’s cooking career has brought him to the mountains of Banff, Alberta, to butcher shops of Italy, and to the trendy Queen West neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario but it’s PEI that called him back. “I came to PEI 10 years ago, maybe 12 years ago,…

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