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Ho Ho Ho… ly Moly We all have some funny beliefs about food. Whether that’s based on where in the world you grew up*, or what your grandmother told you**, or something you saw on Netflix***, there’s no getting away from misconceptions. The fun part is that you don’t even know you’re wrong until it’s too late. Sometimes that realization…

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BEHIND THE LINE


Large servings, carpeted dining rooms, and other restaurant sins Over the years I’ve found that there are a few basic signs to be aware of that will make your dining-out experience better. Now, if a place you like to frequent ticks off a few of these boxes (three max, but never the terrible food one, that’s just a restaurant to…

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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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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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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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Checking in with hotel gaffes It’s not only restaurant staff who have to deal with odd requests and funny customers, hotel staff do as well. Sleeping is just as important as eating and it can sometimes make people…Strange? Demanding? Just plain weird? Maybe all three. This month we have three stories of some possibly sleep deprived guests. Thanks to all…

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