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Rotary Radio Bingo

The Rotary Club of Charlottetown's Rotary Radio Bingo is played Tuesdays at 7 pm on 95.1 FM CFCY. Fo [ ... ]

PEI Artist Grants open September 26

The fall round of PEI Artist Grants opens applications on September 26 at noon and closes October 24 [ ... ]

Early bread

One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

At five in the morning, it’s tempting to go back to sleep and I do. But somewhere another woman is drowsily turning on lights and hauling out mixing bowls. I imagine her name is Sarah. In my mind’s eye, I see her in a big white apron, kneading shortening into flour, performing that strange alchemy we call baking. In a few hours, I’ll go to Kettle Black for a scone and

bar1911 now open

Murphy Hospitality Group opens new coffee and craft beer bar 

Murphy Hospitality Group (MHG) has opened bar1911 Beer + Coffee, a new coffee and craft beer bar located at 113 Longworth Ave in the lower level of the Pizza Delight 1911 Jail. 

MHG, owned by Kevin Murphy & family, is a multi-unit food and beverage operator with eight restaurants, two hotels, and two breweries out of

PEI Brewing Co support Charlottetown Fire Dept

The PEI Brewing Company announced a new limited edition Coffee Belgian Blonde Ale that is now available at the PEIBC Taproom and select PEILCC locations for a limited time. Fifty cents from every beer sold is being donated to the Charlottetown Fire Department. 

The name of this ale, Big Don, traces its roots to Kent Street, in front of the

How I learned to cook: Kathy Stewart

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Kathy Stewart has worked in PEI kitchens all her life—most recently as a banquet chef at the Confederation Centre. Now she and partner Juneellen Clausheide are going to into business at the Farmers’ Market with a line of prepared foods, using recipes they’ve developed to reflect their belief in wholesome and delicious dishes.

“I was one of seven kids and my parents both

Local Food Heroes: Hopyard

Submitted by Ann Thurlow

Mike Ross and Jane Crawford finish each other’s sentences like an old married couple. They’re both intense, opinionated and determined; it’s easy to see how, when they met, they decided to work together. She ran the kitchen at the Red Water Grill, he worked at the PEI Brewing Company. Both had left busy careers in restaurants in Canada and the US for what they hoped would

The first meal

Leonhard’s gets the love

by Andrew Sprague

Ask a hundred people to name their favourite meal and about ninety-three of them will describe food normally associated with supper. Rarely if ever does lunch enter the conversation. I mean what kind of crazy person would name a lunch item as their favourite meal? And what makes it a lunch “meal,” exactly? You had it at lunch time, did you?


One Great Bite
by Ann Thurlow

I love the Black and White Grocery for these reasons: the wooden floor creaks, the groceries are stacked high on the shelf like an old-fashioned store, even if they are, to my eye, exotic and strange.

I don’t read Arabic, I know nothing of Syrian cuisine. I point to a bag of green, dusty dried fruit. Dried limes, the nice man tells me, good for rice and soup. I take a

HC student wins $1000

Holland College Business Administration student Jeremie Arsenault earned $1,000 for his pitch to prospective funders at a business “speed dating” event in Halifax recently.

Arsenault was one of three Business Administration students who attended the Starting Point Entrepreneurship Conference at St Mary’s University. The first day was filled with networking events and industry masterclasses, while

The big meal

BUZZ readers send this writer to Hunter’s

by Andrew Sprague

Hunter’s Ale House is a lot of things to a lot of people. To many, it’s one of the best live music venues in the province, consistently booking top talent from the Island and abroad. To others, it’s a lively pub, perfect for a round of trivia or happy hour drinks with the gang. To others still, Hunter’s is the best spot

Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure
Kate the Spice Lady Café in Charlottetown

by Ann Thurlow

Kate Lee, aka The Spice Lady, is well known for the fresh and delicious herbs and spices she sells at her shop and at the Charlottetown Farmer’s Market. But something that was almost an afterthought—“hey, let’s sell soup and sandwiches, too”—has turned her little spice store into something even more special. Tucked away as it is behind

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Some Upcoming Events

21st century Anne

Producing a 54-year-old play for a modern audience Select dates to September 22
Homburg Theatre Ann [ ... ]

Hip Hop at Holland College

Snak the Ripper and others at Florence Simmons September 22
Florence Simmons Performance Hall   [ ... ]

Musical theatre blues

On the Road with Dutch Mason starring John Connolly Select dates to September 22
The Mack The “Pr [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

Profile: Sandy Carruthers by Jane Ledwell Retired for a year now after twenty-five years teaching  [ ... ]

Free transportation at Cloggeroo

The provincial government will sponsor free transportation at this year’s Cloggeroo festival to he [ ... ]

Charlottetown’s Historic Squares exhibit...

The City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department has created an exhibit exploring the hist [ ... ]