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Simply the Best


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

It’s not too often I find myself out on the town in Summerside on a Tuesday night. But a couple of weeks ago some friends and I happened to be in the western capital looking for a good time. We had business to take care of in the day, but by 6 o’clock that had wrapped up and it was time to recharge for the night ahead. Now, you’d think five independently
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Cinnamon Girls


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

As I write this I am a locked out member of the Canadian Media Guild, the union that represents 5500 employees at the CBC. I’m not about to use this column as a forum for my thoughts on the whole issue, it’s not really the place. I will tell you this though, it’s no fun on the picket line. We’ve been out six weeks now, and some of us are starting to feel the
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Flexing Your Mussels

I'm Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

A few years back I was in Montreal visiting a friend. He’d told me for weeks beforehand that while I was in town he planned to take me for lunch at this great place that served only mussels and fries. At the time I wasn’t particularly excited by the idea. I’ve eaten hundreds of pounds of mussels in my lifetime, and the thought of going to a place where all
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Spoiled Rotten


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

I feel somewhat guilty writing this article. So to clear my conscience I’m gonna tell you something up front— the meal was free except for the gas to Rustico and back. The restuarant knew I was considering doing an article, and I had a feeling my money would be no good. But today, I’m glad I did it, because it ended up being a dining experience I will never
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After ‘Setting Day’


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

There’s something about a Sunday drive in the country. It’s relaxing, but at the same time exciting. After all, there’s so much to see down a road you’ve never driven or a path you’ve never walked. About ten years ago a good friend took me for a Sunday drive down a road I’d never seen just outside Murray Harbour. I discovered two things that day; it’s a
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A Friend for Breakfast


I’m Dining Out Here
by Andrew Sprague

For a time in the mid-nineties I lived in a three bedroom apartment above the Root Cellar on Queen Street in Charlottetown. Most of the people who lived in the building were about the same age with similar interests, so it had a very communal feel. The doors were always open, or at least unlocked, and you never had far to go to find a coffee and a conversation.
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The Best Damn Pint


I’m Dining Out Here

by Andrew Sprague

The Trans Canada from Vancouver to Calgary is possibly the most stunningly scenic drive in the country. It starts off in the rather flat lower mainland of BC. By the time I reach the stinkiest town on the Trans Canada, Chilliwack, the highway starts to weave its way into the Coastal mountains. Before I know it I’m on my way up the Coquihala Highway. It goes up
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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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Some Upcoming Events

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily Mitchell Wiebe: VampSites Until March 3 The Gallery opened a new solo exhibition by Mi [ ... ]

The Shack Wacky Review

With Patrick Ledwell and Mark Haines  February 2
PEI Brewing Co Join comedian Patrick Ledwell  [ ... ]

Roma

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

Recent News & Articles

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  [ ... ]