Category Archives: Seafood

Starting the day in Newport: Franklin Spa

Boston-bound for the summer, Dan, Rudy and I headed east in our loaded up truck, every cranny strategically stuffed with belongings. Before reaching the big smoke, we decided to linger a little in holiday mode and stop in Newport for … Continue reading

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The Place for Summer

Biting into fresh corn off The Place’s house barbeque is an experience reminiscent of childhood summer days. Slathered in butter, paper plates buckling with grease, the corn arrives stripped naked, husks hanging like a ragged handle, which, on grabbing, cover … Continue reading

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A Rhode Island Retrospective

I often find myself mindlessly wandering through old folders of photos on my laptop, perhaps fuelled by some nostalgic yearning to relive the stories captured through my lens. Yesterday I stumbled upon some images I took late last September on … Continue reading

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A preview of summer: Jenelle’s Waterfront Cafe

There’s a warmth in the air that carries the undeniable scent of spring and it has locals ready to shake off the last of winter. One such group of New Haveners – my Sunday brunch companions and I – thought … Continue reading

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A meal between friends

As the sun retires early over the wintry horizon, weary skiers and snowboarders limp off the Jay Peak slopes, taking pleasure in the exhaustion of a long day’s riding. While the resort itself offers its own après-ski options, locals and … Continue reading

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The cool kid on the block

Read Bun Lai’s sprawling list of achievements on the Miya’s Sushi website and you’ll get a fairly good sense of what he’s all about. Eco-chef, seafood ambassador, award winner, renowned speaker, diver, sustainable farmer. But it really comes down to … Continue reading

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The local lobster shack

Feeding time at Lenny and Joe’s Fish Tale mirrors a frenzied menagerie. Hoards of people mill at the counters, animatedly gesturing to the menu boards as they inch closer to be served. Over the din, a server squawks, “number 18, … Continue reading

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A few hours in Greece

You would think a warehouse tucked into the back of an industrial area in Ahuntsic would be a questionable place to find an upstanding fish market, but Coralli boss, John Stadis, instantly sets any doubts at ease. “We’re very particular … Continue reading

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In Newfie territory

Apologies that the blog posting has taken a back seat of late – I’ve had a a busy few weeks showing my folks the new world I live in. It’s been a whirlwind tour, but the four of us still … Continue reading

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A Downeast Sampler

Downeast Maine is a curious place: a meandering coastline creates myriad bays and watery nooks; the damp air shrouds the forests in an eery mystic; and a forceful tide, like clockwork each day, empties the coves to expose vast, muddy, … Continue reading

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