Shadow Lawn Country Inn, Rothesay, New Brunswick

Shadow Lawn’s Executive Chef, Markian Shafransky, is one of the veterans of New Brunswick food. Originally from Montreal, his cuisine draws many influences from his Ukrainian heritage. This merging of “old school” ideas and respect for food, coupled with some “new...

Trout Point Lodge, Kemptville, Nova Scotia

When I think of Nova Scotia, I imagine vast beaches and the magnificent Atlantic ocean.  But deep in the lake-dotted wilderness, in a region so under-populated that the night skies are renowned for star-gazing, is the fabulous Trout Point Lodge.  The forest is thick and fragrant…so perfumed...

Truck-Side, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

When it opened last spring, Truck-Side became Canada’s first indoor food truck – food court. It is also a very real destination!  The creation of the over-active mind of Chef/Restaurateur Bill Pratt – also of Habeneros and Cheese Curds – Truck-Side is a virtual trip across...

Chinched Bistro, St. John’s, Newfoundland

“To chinch: to caulk or fill the seams in a boat; to stow stuff or pack tightly. ”  Dictionary of Newfoundland English, University of Toronto Press, 1982. Chinched Bistro is real jewel of a place with some cocktails that even urban Vancouver restaurants would envy. The tag line is that...

The Lobster Shack, On the Boardwalk, Souris, P.E.I.

The name Colville Bay Oyster resonates all across Canada. Chef Michael Smith endorses them as the best in the nation and many food pros would agree.  The Flynn family live around the estuary in Souris, PEI, near their oyster leases and, from there, they ship these extraordinary bivalves all over...

Glasgow Glen Farm, New Glasgow, PEI

With a successful twenty year run in the restaurant business, the success of cookbook “Flavours of Prince Edward Island” and a stint in teaching at the Culinary Institute of Canada (CIC), Chef Jeff McCourt was becoming more open to the idea of leaving the restaurant world to explore other...

Grates Cove Studios, Grates Cove, Newfoundland

It might be said that it all began for Terrence Howell as a fine woodworking studio then blossomed into an artist’s retreat house with food that is reminiscent of the Cajun cuisine that his wife, Courtney, grew up with.  But it actually started long before then.  Terrence Howell grew up on...

Red Door Oyster Co. Café , Stanley Bridge, Prince Edward Island

How often do we drive or stroll by the ocean and wonder where to eat the best seafood?  For years…no decades…on both Canadian coasts, the answer was usually in the homes of the fishermen/women but rarely in seaside restaurants unless is was fried into oblivion.  No longer.  Things have...

Battery Park Beer Bar and Eatery, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

From the gang behind the phenomenally successful Brooklyn Warehouse comes a new joint right across the harbour from the North Halifax location. Brooklyn’s owners, Leo and George Christakos, are taking decades of experience in food & beverage service and mashing it up with the brewing prowess...

The Torngat Mountains Base Camp, Labrador

This hauntingly beautiful land where life thrives often in silence. The panoramas are worthy of any Lauren Harris painting — mountains jutting from the deep blue ocean, glaciers spilling down the slopes, meltwater puddling in the valleys and everywhere there’s food in its most natural...

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