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2019 Island Fringe Festival

Now taking applications The 2019 Island Fringe Festival takes place August 1–4. As always, t [ ... ]

Festive Wreath Contest

It’s time for the annual Friends of Confederation Centre Festive Wreath Exhibition. Show off your  [ ... ]

Doing It Right


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

But how did we get here? How did we get to this place where farmers can’t afford to farm, and, increasingly, people have a hard time affording food? The price of oil plays a role for sure, and industrial agriculture’s unsustainable nature has reared its head. But more than anything, its because we’ve moved too far away from self-sustenance, from that era where
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Urban Renewal

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

It’s just after 10 am. The morning has been busy with all the curve balls work can throw my way. There are phone calls to return, meetings to attend, research to be completed and fire-sticks to juggle. But as busy as I am, there’s one thought on my mind that doesn’t have a thing to do with work. It’s 10 am and I’m already thinking about lunch. Where will I go?
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Wings of Desire


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

For about a year now a close friend and I have been enjoying after work pints on Tuesdays. I’m not sure why we get together on Tuesdays, maybe it’s a way of pre-empting hump day, maybe it’s been two days since the weekend and our livers are getting bored. Either way, it’s become a tradition of sorts. We usually meet up at around a quarter-to-five at one of
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Simply Pleasurable


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could have a classy dining room to yourself and ten of your closest friends? Wouldn’t it be sweet if you could have a meal prepared for you, in said dining room, by your own personal chef? What if you could bring wine or beer to the affair and have it poured for you at no charge? Would you go? Would you consider inviting other
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Hamburger Heaven


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

I’m a big fan of the hamburger. Two pieces of bread, a quarter pound of cooked beef, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, ketchup, mustard, relish, pickles and onion come together to make one of the world’s favorite foods. There’s really only one other food where so many ingredients can be used to make something so delicious; pizza. I like to think I
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Local, Organic and Fresh

One Great Thing
by Ann Thurlow

All I really want is a nice little drive and a good lunch. What I am not expecting to find is a place that embodies everything I believe is important about food. Okay, I’m a little tedious on the subject. But what’s not to like about local, organic and fresh? And right there, at the Finnan Haddie Bistro, I find it all. At this pretty and unpretentious little diner in
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The Problem with Summer

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

Tourist season is always an exciting time for Island foodies like myself. New restaurants are opening along with those that have been closed for the last six months. New chefs and cooks are inventing new tastes for everyone to enjoy. And in general the Island turns into a small paradise full of food options for even the most discerning palette. It’s truly a
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Filling the Gap


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

It seems there’s been a running theme in my last few columns; something about how the gaps in Charlottetown’s food and nightlife scene are slowly being filled. It’s happening, and my fellow foodies are reaping the spoils. Last Thursday I felt spoiled by a trip to yet another restaurant attempting to fill a hole in the market. Our fair capital is now home to a
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Asian Infusion

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

There was a time, not too long ago, when the only “Asian” food in Charlottetown was served at about half-a-dozen so-called Chinese restaurants spread around the city. These restaurants all had similar menus with “classic” Chinese selections like sweet and sour chicken balls, and beef and broccoli. Those culinary delights resembled something that some might
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It’s About Time

I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

About two years ago, in this very magazine, I wrote a rant about a big gap in Charlottetown’s entertainment scene and nightlife. The city was missing a type of establishment abundant in most other cities across Canada. No, I wasn’t talking about strip clubs or steakhouses. I was referring to Charlottetown’s desperate need for a proper sports bar. Sure, there
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Some Upcoming Events

Sirens season

Women’s choral ensemble announces concerts for 2018–19 Select dates
Select locations Sirens is  [ ... ]

Eptek Lunchtime Films

Thursdays
Eptek Centre  The Friends of Eptek Centre’s Lunchtime Films are screened each Thurs [ ... ]

One-act comedies

Rob MacDonald presents four of his plays in November The Guild Island audiences are familiar with  [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]

October is Learning Disabilities Awarene...

This October, the Learning Disabilities Association of PEI (LDAPEI) will be marking Learning Disabil [ ... ]

Young Company headed to National Child W...

The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that s [ ... ]