Profile of Karl Wells

All articles of Karl Wells

  • Uptown is good — and that’s no joke

    Ballard’s affinity for cabaret comes from a childhood desire to work in theatre management and from several years spent learning design and stage ...

  • Pure mastery

    My editor, regular readers and Maunder (sometimes to her chagrin) know I do not pull any punches for Bacalao, or any restaurant, despite ...

  • The great survivor

    Bianca’s has survived in the St. John’s downtown dining scene for over 20 years. It’s not the same restaurant it was in the beginning. It has ...

  • Golf club eatery not just for members

    Country clubs and golf courses in the city have ramped up their catering operations in recent years to accommodate more weddings, conferences and ...

  • Savour fest kicks it up a notch

    A nanosecond after we were cloaked in gloomy darkness, a great unified moan arose from the Delta ballroom. I knew what everyone was thinking: ...

  • Hummus Hut serves up fresh, healthy, vegan fare

    I’m an omnivore. I eat everything; but I do have a special fondness for vegetables. I love their rainbow colours, textures and unique flavours. ...

  • Chinched gets a well-deserved four stars

    Much less after taking a detour for a year to an island on Newfoundland’s northeast coast. Turns out Fogo Island’s loss was very much a win for ...

  • Legros and Motti a stunning addition to local scene

    I’m told the planning of this new waterfront colossus began more than two years ago. It’s obvious. Owners Rob Moore, Wayne Moore and Leo Power ...

  • New look, new tastes at Pasta Plus

    Restaurateur Mike Murphy recently purchased the Churchill Square restaurant. I like what he’s done with the place. Before Murphy completed some ...

  • Redrock still rocks

    Redrock Bar and Grill has made several positive changes since I last visited and, since its ho-hum days as My Brother’s Place, seems to be going ...