Scoff Restaurant, Fogo Island, Newfoundland

To find such a warm and seriously-local restaurant as Scoff tucked into a tiny, relatively remote village, is very unusual.  But that’s why most of us who love food actually travel, isn’t it?   Fogo Islanders are a special breed.  Tenacious and proud and very creative.  Scoff...

Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island, Newfoundland

 On June 1st, 2013, Fogo Island Inn opened as a world class destination for ecological and culinary tourism. It is one of a kind in Canada! There’s no where else quite like Fogo Island which is home to Brimstone Head, one of the official four corners of the earth according to the Flat Earth...

Flying Apron Inn & Cookery, Summerville, Nova Scotia

The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery is a true family enterprise. Chris (Uwe) Velden and his wife, Melissa, are likely best recognized in Nova Scotia as Hubbard’s and Lunenburg  Farmers Market vendors. Their mission statement reads: “Our mission is to showcase Nova Scotia Foods and the...

Rocket Bakery & Fresh Food, St. John’s, NFLD

For such a youthful company, it’s safe to say that Rocket (few ever use the full name) has become a full fledged St. John’s institution. Comments from food writers and Facebook fans say it all. Amidst the 5 Star customer reviews this one stood out. “Truly a gem in the crown that...

The Watch That Ends the Night, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

If you search the net for the meaning of this absolutely brand new restaurant’s name you’ll see several references but co-owner Joe Gurba explains it this way: “The Watch That Ends the Night is the name of a 1958 novel by Hugh MacLennan, born in Glace Bay, NS. It seeks to...

Java Jack’s Restaurant & Gallery, Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland

Few National Parks in Canada are as dramatic as Gros Morne on the western shore of Newfoundland.  It’s a region of tuckamore and berries, fireweed and fishing.  A handful of small villages are tucked into the folds of the coast where it’s possible to refuel both body and soul.   Java...

Brooklyn Warehouse, Halifax

As a restaurateur George Christakos is dedicated to the Slow Food philosophy which is, in reality, was how he grew up.  He calls is  “cooking like our grandparents.” And then quickly adds, “I feel it is our responsibility to leave the food culture of our region in a better state...

Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinerie, Dartmouth, N.S.

There’s only one Bill Pratt! He battled it out on Iron Chef America as one of two sous chefs to Chef Michael Smith, the other one being Rouge’s Paul Rogalski.  In doing so, Bill became the very first Canadian Forces Cook to take on the Iron Chef challenge.  He was Executive Chef of...

The Wilds, Holyrood, Newfoundland

Chef Roary MacPherson is BACK!  After a foray into foodservice sales, he decided that the commerical kitchen was his home.  And we couldn’t agree more.  He’s known by many as “Mr. Newfoundland Food” and has worked tirelessly promoting and perfecting the cuisine. His menus...

The Claddagh Oyster House, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The Claddagh Oyster House is P.E.I.’s oldest independent one owner restaurant. The “Claddagh Room” was opened by Liam and Kim Dolan in 1983, and over the past 34 years has gone through several remodels and transformations. Chef Mitchell Jackson and his team maintain the culinary philosophy of the...