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  • Bistro Sofia closes

    The name has been purchased by St. John’s business owner and hotelier John Franklin of the Franklin Hotel. Franklin has been a business partner ...

  • Karl Wells reviews The Network Cafe

    Finding restaurants that are fully accessible is difficult. We must seek out restaurants not too far from the car (or with easy drop-off access), ...

  • Karl Wells: RJ Pinoy Yum offers fine Filipino fare

    Pinoy, I was told, is what Filipinos call themselves. The term is commonly used and even TV programs have employed it. “Pinoy Idol” and “Pinoy ...

  • Meals on wheels, sort of

    Which reminds me of my Granny Wells. She was a baker. In fact, when I was about eight or nine, she taught me how to make an apple pie. I’ve never ...

  • Grab a table by the sea

    It is worth noting that in the restaurant’s signage the word “fish” was larger than any other. The fact that the name included the term “wet bar” ...

  • Enjoy summer while you can

    Unless you’re a long haul traveller it’s difficult for us Newfoundlanders to experience the kind of relaxed alfresco dining I’ve just described. ...

  • Roadhouse rustles up great food

    Inside, Kelsey’s owns its “roadhouse” moniker. There’s lots of wood panelling, upholstered booths (tables, too) and flat screens. Kelsey’s is ...

  • Warm, welcoming, wonderful

    There was swirling snow and it was freezing, but we hadn’t walked for miles. Just a few yards from the parked car (but it felt like miles). We ...

  • Basho: a cut above

    It’s undeniable, whatever Chef Ishiwata has or has not been doing at his Duckworth Street restaurant, that business is flourishing. Many sushi ...

  • A return to Mama’s

    It has been two months since Mama Soula’s was taken over by new management. Vanya Velinova (Bistro Sofia) and her husband, Tony Velinov (Bistro ...