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Kris V The St. John’s Burger Battle

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As I wrote last month, The Overcast had sponsored The St. John’s Burger Battle, a month long event featuring fifteen restaurants serving up their own version of a burger with the winner being crowned at the end of February. Like the 2016 Poutine Challenge and 2016 Mac and Cheese Showdown, I took part in the St. John’s Burger Battle. I have previously written articles plugging the event and then followed them up with a write-up and review of the dishes I tried. This time around, I only managed to try three out of the fifteen burgers. This is a personal worst for me out of these three events. Unlike the last two events, I DID remember to vote for my…

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Newfoundland, We need to Talk

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I need the Provincial government to know  that we know. It is obvious Newfoundland and Labradorians have always been in denial when it comes to this fine province. We are blindly dedicated to this mofo, even when the fish disappear, even when the oil prices drop and the housing market sky rockets. We are like a mob wife, stern and poised, standing by our province, no matter what it does to us. We are aware of this unexplainable dedication – I need you to know that we know. We know you’re the Bill Clinton to our Hilary. Now mind you, we will complain. We love a good rant and we wanna crap on the weather and shake our fists at…

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2016 Mac and Cheese Showdown

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    When you think of comfort food macaroni and cheese definitely comes to mind and if you are up for trying new takes on this classic dish then the 2016 Mac & Cheese Showdown is for you. The Showdown is running throughout the month of November at fifteen restaurants in St. John’s. Like the 2016 St. John’s Poutine Challenge, the Mac & Cheese Showdown is being run by Five Brothers Artisan Cheese and this time they are partnering with Newfoundland Seasonings, the Restaurant Association of Newfoundland & Labrador (RANL) and Sysco. I reached out to Adam at Five Brothers Artisan Cheese who said based on the success of last year’s showdown they chose to run it again. “It’s November…

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What to Do When You Hate Your President (Or Other Elected Official)

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I have a confession to make. I dressed as Donald Trump for Halloween and I am actually really quite ashamed about this now. This whole “Trump for President” thing just seemed like such a joke, or at least a calculated House Of Cards-esque plot by the Clintons in order to ensure a landslide Hillary victory. Every step The Donald took closer and closer to the White House we all kept saying “Surely, this will be when the madness stops” but it didn’t. I will also confess to being a very cynical and negative person, yet for some reason, I still have faith in people and faith that in the end, “the good guy” wins (I blame wrestling and comic books…).…

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An Open Letter to Our Neighbours to the South

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Where do I begin? First off, I am not a US citizen. I am a proud Canadian. But like all Canadians, we are gravely affected by what transpires with our neighbours to the south. And as such, I want to share my feelings and opinions on the recent Election and am writing this article from the viewpoint of a global citizen. To say that I am so wrought with tremendous emotion in response to the outcome of the November 8th presidential election would be an understatement. I am truly in shock over the results of Tuesday’s election. In a world where we are finally making so many strides in social and human rights issues it seemed unfathomable that the United…

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