CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — A major Canadian restaurant chain is looking to move into Charlottetown sometime around the middle of this year.

Keith Macintosh, the Atlantic regional development director for St. Louis Bar and Grill, said Jan. 31 the original intent was to open in the P.E.I. capital city last year.

“We opened up a lot of stores in the last 12 months across Canada. It was just a matter of timing and resources, to be honest with you,” Macintosh told SaltWire Network, referring to why the plan to open a Charlottetown location didn’t pan

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Bao Mama Scarborough restaurant Filipino-style bao | The Star

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Yoo Jeung has been running Le Spot St-Denis, at the corner of Duluth Avenue and St-Denis Street for 22 years. Her flower shop is supposedly right next to the top-rated restaurant in Montreal on Tripadvisor, Le Nouveau Duluth, but she says she’s never heard of it.

She says she knows the area very well and tourists often ask her for directions to restaurants.

“But Nouveau Duluth? No,” she said — and something about the online listing seemed off to her.

“There’s a very high ceiling [in the photos],” she said. “On Duluth there are no high ceilings … it looks

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Something we don’t love? Vancouver restaurant closures.

The restaurant industry in Vancouver can be fickle, and – once again – the city’s dining scene has suffered some casualties.

Here is your update on restaurants in and around Vancouver that have recently shuttered or will do so imminently.


Oh Carolina


Oh Carolina came to us from the Gooseneck Hospitality Group, which also operates restaurants like Bells and Whistles, Bufala, and Lucky Taco.

It launched with the aim to be a one-stop shop for anyone looking for snacks, pantry staples, ready-to-eat sandwiches, pasta, and more.

Red Robin — Langley (

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Antony Yannacoulias, owner of Venice House on Central, said their food is made from old family recipes with a Canadian twist. Their pizza dough is made fresh everyday and all their sauces including their alfredo, tomato and pizza sauces are homemade and made fresh with a secret blend of spice that is created within the restaurant.

At the Venice House on Central customers can enjoy the unique intimate atmosphere in the restaurant, their daily lunch and dinner specials or their pickup or delivery services. They feature a daily homemade soup and sandwich special at lunch from Monday to Friday plus

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When Brookfield Restaurant opened on July 1, 1967 a loaf of bread cost a couple of dimes and owner, Joyce Aboud, was just 12 years old.

Later this month, Aboud will close the Ottawa restaurant and retire after a lifetime of greeting customers, corralling hungry high school students, and memorizing orders.

“It’s been 55 years of my life. On the one hand it’s been hard but on the other hand it’s been easy. My life has been here and my whole social life has been here,” she told the CBC’s Hallie Cotnam on Thursday.

“My family are my customers.”


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