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Gina Hartmann

Gina Hartmann has 68 articles published.

Ramen with a Taste of Newfoundland

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Adam Gollop and Jasmine Kean took on a culinary storm when the opened Bad Bones Ramen on Water Street this past June. Shockingly the downtown food market had not come across a ramen selection to date and Bad Bones was the first to introduce the idea to Newfoundland palates. The restaurant has a wide variety of ramen choices and Jasmine and Adam are damn good at what they do. You can see people lined up outside the restaurant waiting to be served. A few times the restaurant has had to close their doors because they ran out of food. The response has been more than they ever expected. “We’re elated and a little in awe. We are aiming to please but…

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Special Feature: The Racing Turtles

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There is a misunderstanding about high school friendships. This belief that we will meet up in coffee bars between meetings, and hang out every night playing board games in our thirties. The reality is TV sitcoms have given us a false understanding of our high school friendships, a belief it will continue on a day to day basis as it had in our teenage years. Our correspondence does continue on a platform of digital communication, we know one another, we wish we were together, but we have supper to cook, Netflix to binge, jobs that take up most of the time. One thing that remains consistent from high school, is music. We share a connection through memories of battle bands…

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Why are we always surprised Newfoundland spring sucks?

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Every year I face the same tiring argument with my family and coworkers in May. “This weather is ridiculous, it was never this cold in May before was it?” And my answer is always the same: Yes, of course it was. Its funny how Newfoundlanders have a tendency to brush aside their memories and FACTUAL evidence about the weather and fool themselves into believing our spring is on par with the rest of Canada. We are extremely dedicated to May 24 long weekend and yet none of us recall drinking beers by the tent in mittens and snow pants. We act as if we all have memories of 2-4 lounging in bikinis, tossing volleyballs and slurping brewkies under the hot…

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Feature: The Bonavista Social Club

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Sometimes the REAL Newfoundland and Labrador gets lost in the shuffle of row houses and screech ins. Our hearts lie truly in the depths of rural Newfoundland, down by the water in the coziness of small, yet connected communities. The Bonavista Social Club is a reminder of the centre of our province, small town, great food and a place to feel at home. Located in the community of Upper Amherst Cove on the Bonavista Peninsula, Bonavista Social Club is owned and operated by Katie and Shane Hayes.  At first glance, it seems to be a cozy restaurant with a few NL fixings but it is more of a food production. Though food is served daily, homemade food and products are available for…

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