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Review: Zehabesha

 5030 50th Street, Yellowknife, NWT

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Date of Visit – April, 2017

I have never eaten any Ethiopian food before but when I told my wife I might have an opportunity to try out an Ethiopian restaurant while passing through Yellowknife recently, she insisted that I give it a try. Moreover, a friend of mine actually had a chance to visit Zehabesha a few weeks before me and gave the place such a great review I knew I couldn’t pass on the opportunity… Read more

Review: Claddagh Oyster House

131 Sydney St., Charlottetown, PEI, – Website

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Date of Visit: July, 2016

The Claddagh shares a building with The Olde Dublin Pub, which I visited earlier in order to enjoy oysters for a buck apiece. The Claddagh is downstairs from the pub and it offers a quieter, more refined dining experience. The Old Dublin is a really enjoyable, if raucous, place to visit, but the food at Claddagh truly makes it well worth the visit… Read more

Review: The Gahan House

126 Sydney St., Charlottetown, PEI – Website

Gahan House 1A

Date of Visit: July, 2016

Having already sampled many Gahan beers during my visit to Charlottetown, I felt it only fitting that I should make pilgrimage to the source of all bounty, as it were. The Gahan House, situated on the very quietly pleasant Sydney St., is not merely a Pub and restaurant, as the outside would suggest, it also houses one of the breweries for the beers I had thus far enjoyed. Also, as a bonus, one can even purchase beer for drinking elsewhere, if desired. I perused the online menu before my visit and came for lunch on a Sunday morning… Read more

Review: Lobster on the Wharf

2 Prince St., Charlottetown, PEI – Website

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Date of Visit: July, 2016

This place, as the name suggests, sits right on the water about a block or so away from the Convention Center on Queen St. It is a very attractive building from the outside and has outdoor decks on three levels, the last of these being on pilings right over the gently lapping harbor waters. I had already had one fix of boiled lobster on my summer visit to the island but I had to have one more before going home. I have to say that, after my meal on the pleasant outside deck, I wished I’d come here first… Read more

Review: The Brickhouse Kitchen & Bar

125 Sydney St., Charlottetown, PEI – Website

The Brickhouse 1A

Date of Visit: July, 2016

I walked by this place on my very first exploration of downtown Charlottetown and the menu posted outside caught my eye. In particular, I wanted to try their ‘Clam Po’ Boy’ and so I made a point of returning the next day for lunch… Read more

Review: Merchantman

23 Queen St., Charlottetown, PEI – Website

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Date of Visit: July, 2016

On the third evening of my visit to Charlottetown, I planned on steak for dinner. Unfortunately, within 5 minutes of ensconcing myself at the restaurant of my choice, a freeform jazz trio started to perform, very loudly, right across the street. Now, I find jazz to be marginally more pleasurable than having shards of glass shoved into my ears so I quickly extricated myself and walked the three blocks or so down Queen Street to the Merchantman. Now, they say you should never order steak in a seafood restaurant, or vice versa, but sometimes, happily, ‘they’ turn out to be wrong… Read more

Review: Brakish

2 Lower Water St., Street, Charlottetown, PEI – Website

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Date of Visit: July, 2016

Brakish is housed in a quaint little building on the waterfront beside the downtown Charlottetown Convention center. It has a good selection of craft beers (and describes itself as a ‘Drinkery’), as well as a decent pub style menu which includes lobster. What enticed me to the  place, though, is that it hosts Gallant’s Oyster Bar on its pleasant back patio overlooking the marina. I had a hankering to try yet more of the local varieties of oyster and, accordingly, I made my way there late on a Sunday afternoon… Read more

Review: Unique Wok

51 Grafton St., Charlottetown, PEI – 902-892-0609

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Date of Visit: July, 2016

I was drawn to Unique Wok, not merely because it was close to my hotel, but because of the sign which advertises both Chinese and Canadian cuisine. At one time, not many decades back, you would be hard pressed to find a Canadian ‘Chinese’ restaurant that didn’t specify both, chiefly because most Chinese restaurant owners were reluctant to lose custom simply by relying on their native cuisine. Times have changed of course; the Asian population is much larger, and diners are less provincial in their tastes, so, inevitably, I suppose, such signs outside Chinese restaurants will soon be a thing of the past. Accordingly, it was with something of a sense of nostalgia that I visited the place one evening for a late supper… Read more

Review: The Olde Dublin Pub

131 Sydney St, Charlottetown – Website

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Date of Visit: July, 2016

The Olde Dublin sits just off Queen street and shares a building with the Claddagh Oyster Bar, which is, I gather, a related establishment. I was actually intending to visit the Claddagh for a wee dinner of oysters but it was only just after 4pm and the place didn’t open for an hour. Luckily, it turns out that the Olde Dublin Pub does Oyster for a buck apiece between 4pm and 6pm so I headed up and ended up having a pretty decent time… Read more

Review: Sim’s Corner Steakhouse & Bar

86 Queen St, Charlottetown – Website

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Date of Visit – July, 2016

I found this place on Queen street in downtown Charlottetown whilst exploring the neighborhood near my hotel after arriving from Ottawa on Canada Day. It looked very much the sort of place that would serve an excellent dinner (albeit a fairly expensive one) but it was mid-afternoon and I had had no lunch as yet. I was also more than ready for a refreshing beer after a long flight and this looked like an excellent spot for a quaff and a little bite… Read more

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