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DiverseCity 2019 calendar available

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Get happy
Copper Bottom Brewing in Montague 

The Brew
by Bryan Carver

It’s shaping up to be an excellent summer for beer drinkers in Eastern PEI. After opening Copper Bottom Brewing in late 2017, owners Ken Spears and Ashley Condon will surely be keeping thirsty people happy with the beers they are producing on Main Street in Montague.

The old Eastern Graphic building has had quite the makeover. Not
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Fine Fauxmage

Fine Fauxmage
Julain Molnar offers cheese alternatives to vegans

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

Over the past couple of years, the number of vegan options on store shelves and local menus have skyrocketed. From Nurturing Essence chocolates, to the recent Mooless Mac at Stir it Up, more mouthwatering vegan treats are available and here to stay.

Julain Molnar, a proud plant-based eater for 30 years,
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Summerside Lobster Carnival

Presenting sponsor announced

Culture Summerside has announced that The Lobster Fishers of Prince Edward Island Board is the presenting sponsor of the 62nd Summerside Lobster Carnival. The board, made up of lobster fishers from across PEI, promotes and markets Island lobster to the world, while the Carnival, since 1956, has celebrated the role of lobster in Island culture and economy. The lobster
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Burgerpalooza

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

PEI Burger Love is the most successful restaurant and local food promotion in the history of the Island if not the Maritimes. It’s generated millions of dollars for the local economy in April; a month that was traditionally slow for a vibrant but still very seasonal restaurant industry. Eateries from one end of the Island to the other have been flooded with
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After Hours

After Hours
PEI Brewing Company launches new series of beers

The Brew
by Bryan Carver

For their spring kickoff, PEI Brewing Company (PEIBC) let their team of brewers loose in the brewery to create four unique offerings for Island beer lovers in a new series of beers they have dubbed “After Hours Series.”

Helmed by Head Brewer Chris Long, the PEIBC team put their heads together to create beers that cover a
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Best Farm to Table

Best Farm to Table
Chef Michael Smith wins award for his Fireworks Feast

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants has announced that its Best Farm to Table Restaurant award will go to PEI’s Chef Michael Smith for his work with FireWorks Feast at the Inn at Bay Fortune. Chef Smith grows his own ingredients and partners with local producers and marine botanists to design menus that showcase the best of the region.

FireWorks is
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PEI Burger Love

PEI Burger Love

PEI Burger Love returns for its 8th annual celebration of Island beef. For the campaign’s hungry fans, there are 85 different gourmet burgers to choose from, with one of those burgers to be crowned the ‘Most Loved Burger’ at the end of April.

This year sees the highest number of communities to feature a participating restaurant since the launch of the campaign. New areas include Tignish, Alberton,
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Stir it Up!

Stir it Up!
Vegan café-market and catering company

The New Creative
by Cassandra Bernard

A new vegan cafe-market and catering company is making the Island’s vegan community, and even some non-vegans, very happy by serving loads of delicious plant-based meals and treats. Located at the back of Back Alley Music in Charlottetown is the home of Stir it Up!

Owners Kevin and Aurora MacLean say the concept for Stir
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Fan favourite

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

I must admit, when Hopyard first opened in the former Lot 30 on Kent Street in Charlottetown I wondered how it was going to survive. Charlottetown is fairly saturated with restaurants to begin with. I had my doubts that its focus on craft beer and plates under $10 would cover the overhead costs in a large space downtown, even if it was full most nights. And
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The case for beer

The case for beer
A new Buzz column focuses on the suds

The Brew
by Bryan Carver

Though we are just a few months into 2018, it is quickly shaping up to be a banner year for brewers and the people who enjoy their beer here on PEI. 

To some, this may seem like an overnight occurrence, but in all actuality it has taken decades to recover from a hangover induced by prohibition to get where we are today. Even with
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Some Upcoming Events

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Guest conductor Dina Gilbert will lead  February 24
Zion Church  The PEI Symphony Or [ ... ]

Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

Rumors

Harbourfront Players March 1–2 & 8–10 
Harbourfront Theatre The Harbourfront Players p [ ... ]

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Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]