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Good Friday: I Know the City Getting Ready

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It’s Good Friday, and if you are a good Newfoundlander then you know what you will be eating on today, fish. I am not a good Newfoundlander, or at least I wasn’t. That is, I didn’t eat fish or anything from the sea. All that changed at a friend’s birthday nearly two years ago at the St. John’s Fish Exchange Kitchen & Wet Bar when I took the plunge. Ironically, I didn’t order fish, (I had chicken tacos) but I ended up trying a piece that the birthday girl was too full and too busy mingling with her guests to finish.   Shortly after this “exchange” with fish, I ate it again, this time as part of the 2016 St.…

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Taking a Bite Out of The Overcast’s Burger Battle 2018

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My belly and my inner food critic was excited to receive a Facebook message from a friend at the end of January informing me that The Overcast’s Burger Battle was back for the fourth February in a row. My wallet certainly did not share in the excitement as I made a mental list of all of the restaurants I wanted to visit and burgers I wanted to try. This year, twenty restaurants participated in the Burger Battle and there was certainly something for everyone. This year, beef, chicken, moose, rabbit, chorizo and a Portobello mushroom all went to battle and I managed to try seven of the twenty offerings.

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10 Instagram Locations in Newfoundland that Guarantee Great Pics

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Screenshot-2018-1-30 Instagram post by Courtney Mona • Sep 6, 2017 at 9 12pm UTC

If I had to choose only one social media platform, it would have to be Instagram. I spend so (read too much) time scrolling through beautiful accounts. If you missed my video on Five Canadian Instagrammers you should follow, here it is. These gals give me major FOMO! Who doesn’t want to be in a monochromatic hip café in Toronto taking flatlays (I’m looking at you Joelle (La Petite Noob)? Alternatively, I also love wearing sweet feminine styles that only Marie Ernst can pull off. Maybe you want to play mermaid for the day and follow along with local makeup artist Jessika Petten and her brightly colored and striking transformations! While these ladies’ feeds are serious goals, there is no…

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Do They Know It’s Christmas Time At All?

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File 2017-12-11, 5 08 26 PM

A job in retail has all but crushed my Christmas spirit. Twelve years of working in the mall and you really get to see the worst in people. (There are only so many Ms. Von Middleagedrichbitch who are buying enough “40% off the Holiday Collection” clothes to outfit a village that you can deal with.) I was reminded of this again just a few weeks ago on Black Friday, (which is a part of American culture that has made its way up North that I would gladly return for a full refund if I could). That evening, my already Grinchy sized heart likely shrunk three sizes by seeing what felt like uber greed and commercialism. (Please note that I too…

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