Lobster Love winner for 2021

Water Prince Corner Shop takes the top spot

After all the votes were tallied for this year’s PEI Lobster Love campaign in July, a classic version of the lobster roll received the most love fro...

Back to the well

Exploring the basic beer ingredients, part one—water

In order to make a quality beer you need four basic ingredients. This tried and true foursome of water, malt, hops and yeast each need to be carefully...

Fall Flavours Festival

Sept 16 to Oct 10

The PEI Fall Flavours Festival will run from September 16–October 10. Visitors and locals can enjoy the popular Signature Events, including Toe Taps...

PEI Shellfish Festival

Sept 16 to 19

The PEI International Shellfish Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary in September. Oysters, mussels, and lobster take centre stage from Septem...

Fermentation trail

Aimed at creating a truly unique experience for Islanders and tourists alike, five local beverage producers have joined together to establish a trail ...

West Coast IPA

If you were looking for one particular style of beer that propelled the current awareness of craft beer into our collective consciousness, it would be...

La Veillée au Village

Dinner theatre with a side of comedy and music

Inspired by funny stories and local characters, Albert Arsenault and his sister Hélène Bergeron set to work this spring to create a series of comedy...

Rainbow Brunch

Kings Playhouse—June 26

Georgetown’s Kings Playhouse will host their first all-ages Rainbow Brunch on June 26. Hosted by Drag Queen Lizzy Strange, the event will feature l...

Beer for sport

A fierce competition is growing at Hopyard on Kent Street in Charlottetown. For the second year in a row, The Brewery Battle pits local brewers agains...

Seasonal suds

As the weather warms and we move toward the summer of 2021, our local brewers are looking to brew up new brands of beer that aim to capture the essenc...

Trois spectacle pour l’éte

French dinner theatre returns this summer

French-language dinner theatre will return to Mont-Carmel this summer thanks to Paul D. Gallant, the director of La Cuisine à Mémé dinner theatre s...

East Coast Hoppers

Tucked away on the winding roads of Donagh, PEI is a small shop supplying homebrewers of all skill levels. Selling bags of grain, hops, yeast and all ...

Meat N’ Badaydas

Culinary showcase at restaurants across PEI—April 1 to 30

The PEI restaurant scene is getting an extra boost this April with the announcement of Meat N’ Badaydas, a month-long celebration that has chefs and...

Hazy Shade of Beer

The existence of hazy beers is nothing new to the beer world. In the last century, technological advancements allowed brewers to make beer much more p...

New options for dining

Lucy Maud Dining Room reopens under new guidelines

The Culinary Institute of Canada (CIC) in Charlottetown reopened the Lucy Maud Dining Room to the public in February after months of planning and prep...

Living the dream

Something new, something different for Kensington foodies

Begin with a big bowl of passion and a sense of community spirit, add originality and warmth, sprinkle with creativity and pour in happiness until the...

Fill ‘er with unleaded

Exploring some great local, alcohol-free options

At the start of a fresh new year, many people take the pledge to adhere to a “Dry January,” spending the month without any beer, wine or spirits. ...

Ode to brewers

‘Twas a month before Christmas, And on our fair Isle, We all could be sheltered At home for a while. Christmas parties cancelled, Pray just for...

My preciousss

New nano-brewery and taproom opens in Cornwall

After a few setbacks and some unanticipated delays (see global pandemic), Cornwall finally has a brewery to call its own. Now I am particularly biased...

The suds are big

Island brewers continue to take home awards

Each year the Canadian Brewing Awards brings together breweries from all corners of our vast nation. No matter the size and reach of each individual b...

A dash of science

Sheldon Clohossey is the Prince County bakery man

“Cooking is an art, baking is a science,” baker Sheldon Clohossey told me at the Summerside Farmers Market recently. He managed to squeeze in the ...

Gemütlichkeit

How to DIY Oktoberfest in 2020

Numerous events around the world have been cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. One such event is the beloved Bavarian tradition of Okto...

Book Release: The Biscuit Bible

Types, Tips, Tested Recipes, and Tales

Full of interesting facts, historical information and stories about biscuits, Dolores Griffin’s The Biscuit Bible is everything you ever wanted to k...

Hard Seltzers

Local selections are popular with the non-beer drinker

Beer has always faced competition to occupy your glass. Wine and spirits have long been the main competitor and in recent years we have seen the growt...

Wingin’ It

Kathy Birt

Kathy Birt’s cookbook, aptly titled Wingin’ It, “took five years of tasting and testing wings recipes.” The idea came to Birt in 2015 when her...

Local lessons

Shopping the pandemic

On a whim we decided to take a drive to Kelly’s Cross. I heard that someone was selling asparagus out there. Asparagus is my favourite vegetable. We...

Order yours today

Island brewers find ways to keep your whistles wet

In March, Island brewers would take time to reflect on the previous summer and plan for how they will make the most of the coming warmer months. The i...

An Acadian experience

Felix Arsenault recounts his passion for cooking

“I’ll tell you the story of how I started cooking,” says Felix Arsenault. This is just one of the stories I heard during my delightful visit to ...

Curbed enthusiasm

It’s good to be writing for The Buzz again! We’ve been through a lot together as a community and while it’s definitely not over, it is very good...

Benefit of a stout

Every year, March provides the first indication we have survived yet another winter. We all did fairly well and should give ourselves a pat on the bac...

Soup for you!

I’ve very much enjoyed this winter so far (so far being essential, I’m sure I’ll be complaining by the end of March). We’ve had few very cold ...

Brewery Battle

Hopyard hosts eight PEI breweries in friendly competition

After ringing in the end of another successful year, Charlottetown’s beloved beer institution Hopyard has dreamt up another series of great beer eve...

Slayin’ it

With Valentine’s Day (or Galentine’s Day or whatever you choose to celebrate or not) coming up I thought I’d take the chance to take a look at w...

Pop-up tastings

Not only a new year, but a whole new decade is upon us. As we all settle into our winter routines, I thought I would take a look at some of the cool p...

Island Hop Company

Josh Mayich grows hops in Mount Albion for 2020 harvest

Under the winters frozen blanket of ice and snow, the Islands soil and those who farm it look forward to the warm months that bring new growth. One pa...

Uncle Mike’s vision

Mike Perry opens The Crazy Gringo in Summerside

Mike Perry Jr. has a vision and a life credo, “When you do the right thing, good things happen.” Mike obviously is doing the right thing. Good thi...

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