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Rule Number One


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

Years ago I was a restaurant manager. Assistant manager actually. I saw the nightly sales. I helped develop budgets. I did inventory and calculated food and liquor costs. I trained staff and I waited tables in the meantime. But more importantly for what I’m about to recount, I saw just how slim the margins are in the restaurant business and I understood the
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Matinee Performance


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

I don’t find myself indoors very often on Sunday afternoons. Especially beautiful, sunny, summer, Sunday afternoons. Golf, frisbee, beaches and just relaxing in the sun are far too attractive for me to turn down most of the time. But every once in a while there’s a really good reason to go inside, even on a sunny, summer, Sunday. On this occasion it was a
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The Yearly Reunion


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

Spring was tough and far too long. It rained, and it was cold. People were complaining about it, maybe just a little more than usual. Even the mosquitos and blackflies sought shelter. It took until mid-July for summer to really hit this year. Luckily, it came just in time for one of the finest social events of the season. It’s one of those events that, for me,
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Grand Opening


I'm Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

It was supposed to be the grand opening of Thirsty’s bar in Cavendish... It was about seven thirty Friday night and I had just returned home from an after-work pint at my usual after-work joint, The Churchill Arms. I had a real urge to go out so I called my friend Rick. He was sitting at home playing guitar. When asked what there was to do he had an immediate
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The Sunday Oyster


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

It’s a tradition of sorts on PEI. Take a beautiful, weekend summer day, a friend, a car and a couple of hours and suddenly you’re a Sunday driver. I love the Sunday drive, or the Saturday drive for that matter. There is so much to discover down a yet to be traveled road. Even on this very small Island there are still things I haven’t seen. There are dozens of
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A Good Fit

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

I called bingo for five years at the Royal Canadian Legion in Charlottetown. Under the tutelage of “Johnny Boy” Dunn I honed my skills and mastered the craft. But like many a talent, calling bingo lost its usefulness, and for many years it sat on the back burner waiting for a chance to shine again. Not too long ago the back burner got turned on, and I found
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Ten Pounds of Tasty

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

Sometimes I can’t control my cravings. I ran into a fine example of this powerlessness not too long ago. After work on Friday I made my way over to Assumption Parish for their annual St. Patrick’s Day play. It was a great time, and as a bonus I got to see a friend who was home from Fredericton to see his mother perform. After the obligatory handshakes and
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Consistent Winner

I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

I remember the day I met Peter Hyndman, the owner of The Merchantman Pub in Charlottetown. He had recently acquired a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue Label Blended Scotch Whiskey and I had recently acquired a seat at the bar in his pub.

The bottle wasn’t open yet so I asked if I could have a look. After a quick glance-over I handed the bottle back and asked how
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Breakfast Salvation


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

It’s very fitting that hungover and hungry start with the same four letters. For many people the two go hand in hand. That’s not to say every time someone’s hungry they’re hungover. But the opposite can be true. Where there’s a headache, dehydration, general malaise and slightly faded memories of last night, there is often hunger. Not your typical hunger
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Slugging It Out West


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

It takes a long time to get to Tyne Valley from Charlottetown at three pm on a Saturday afternoon. Especially when your Aunt’s cousins are celebrating their 25th anniversary, and the party hasn’t stopped since Friday night. I find my father at the farmhouse of Joe and Marion Gillis in Bayside, a scant ten minutes from our destination. I never knew oysters
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BlacKkKlansman

October 26–November 1
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, violence, disturbing content
Dir: Spik [ ... ]

The Charlottetown Film Society & L’Ipéen...

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City Cinema Tickets at the door, cash only, all seats $10. (For movies in the same week [ ... ]

UPEI Winter’s Tales

Author reading series with A.F. (Al) Moritz October 1
UPEI Faculty Lounge, Charlottetown In a Globe [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Drawing the line

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

Filmworks Summerside

Film series is back for 7th season Filmworks Summerside opens for their 7th season on September 12  [ ... ]

An Island wish

On August 23, 4 year old Cooper Coughlin will arrive on Prince Edward Island soil for a once in a li [ ... ]