Monthly Archives: October 2015

The White Spot, Vancouver.

All my life I don’t want to overstate the history, uniqueness, or food quality of this straightforward Vancouver eatery chain, but I’ve experienced a lot of that history myself, and my memories are of consistently great flavour, especially of their … Continue reading

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Water-Prince Corner Shop and Lobster Pound, Charlottetown, PEI.

October 2015. We searched apparently in vain around Charlottetown for a green clapboard restaurant building that I remember thinking looked interesting on my last visit a couple of years ago, and finally concluded that this place was it. The first … Continue reading

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21 Breakwater, Souris, Prince Edward Island.

October 2015. Looking for an interesting place to eat near the Inn at Bay Fortune in southeastern PEI, we chose this spot for lunch in the ferry-terminal town of Souris because 1) it had been well recommended in TripAdvisor, 2) … Continue reading

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Inn at Bay Fortune “Fortune Feast”, Bay Fortune, PEI.

October 2015. We booked into this B&B/hotel as part of an “explore the maritimes” trip, having no idea that it’s owned by Michael Smith, a well-known chef who has a TV show and a celebrity wife. I discovered these facts, … Continue reading

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Claddach Oyster House, Charlottetown Prince Edward Island.

October 2015. Our PEI friends suggested we meet here, one of many spots in town offering the region’s famous seafood. It’s a pub, with the sports bar upstairs and less raucous dining room below. We approach the handsome brick building … Continue reading

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A Thousand Acres. Jane Smiley.

Smiley, Jane. A Thousand Acres. Knopf, New York 1991. Electronic version for Kindle. F; 10/15. This is a wonderful novel that crept up on me, starting out, it seemed, slow and awkward, but ending up deeply satisfying. Like The Hours, … Continue reading

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Toast!, Québec City.

October 2015. This was the second of two evenings in town. We were looking forward to a “fine dining” type of dinner and this didn’t entirely disappoint but wasn’t in quite the international league we were hoping for. The restaurant … Continue reading

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