Profile of Karl Wells

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  • Rockin’ the lunch menu

    After graduation from Holy Heart of Mary High School in St. John’s, Wozney studied culinary arts at Vancouver’s Pacific Institute of Culinary ...

  • A Tale of Two Piattos

    In a way it makes sense. Although the food is interchangeable at each St. John’s location everything else is different. The experience you’ll ...

  • The Rooms Café offers a broad appeal

    Prior to having a meal at The Rooms Café, I spent a wonderful hour viewing paintings and drawings by William Alderdice, who, according to my ...

  • 'Was it an omen I wondered?'

    We decided to stay. In my mind I briefly heard the Clash singing "Should I stay or should I go?" Then, as we were being seated in the dining ...

  • Karl Wells: Legion offers up home-style fare

    A portion of the Legion’s lounge was recently renovated to accommodate a small restaurant. Open daily to the general public, Legion Bar and Grill ...

  • Karl Wells: Five courses, five Champagnes

    “There were some Champagne wines before Dom Pérignon, but (Pérignon) brought three major innovations to the wine making process. He decided to ...

  • Karl Wells: Freedom dinner honours deserving Elinor Gill Ratcliffe

    As the new resolution conferring the Freedom of the City of St. John’s on Elinor Gill Ratcliffe said, “Her support to the arts, to heritage, to ...

  • Karl Wells: In a word, yum

    Chef Rob Somers has been making things happen at Get Stuffed since it opened. Many of the restaurant’s comfort food selections have been on the ...

  • Karl Wells: Nourishing body, heart and soul

    St. John’s piano and voice teacher Chad Stride founded Cantus Vocum (meaning “the musical sound of voices”) in 1995 with encouragement from ...

  • Karl Wells: Spice is the star at Shalimar

    Shalimar seemed more European backstreet bistro than St. John’s greasy spoon. Although it did have some grease about it, especially on the large ...