Last Thursday it was my younger brother Patrick's birthday and it just so happened that Nigel was taking the Sneaky Cheats team out to cater an event to launch a new beer at the new Copper Bottom Brewery that just opened in Montague. The brewery is located on top of a hill overlooking Montague River which is located in the south eastern end of Prince Edward Island. I spent a lot of time as a kid growing up in Montague because my mothers side of my family is from there. I haven't been there in years though and it was great to be back even if it was only for a few hours. We had some great food and great laughs accompanied by live music and unlimited beer flowing. If you're ever in that neck of the woods, I highly suggest checking out Copper Bottom.
Over the last year my good friend Jared has transitioned into an incredible barber. I really love seeing people who are truly passionate about their craft with a burning need to constantly improve and perfect their process. Jared set up a makeshift barbering setup in his apartment and invited me and our bud Mike over for a chill sesh, some drinks and a quick trim. The light coming from a couple tall windows shining into his place was perfect and worked perfect to give me a soft but contrasty light to work with. If you're in Charlottetown, PEI and are looking for a dope barber, you can find Jared cutting at Humble Barber in Charlottetown. Special thanks to Suavacito Pomade and Peace Collective for sending some of the things featured in these shots.
Alright, so I don't claim to be any sort of a foodie, food writer, or food blogger hence why my actual written portions of my posts are short and sweet. I prefer to let the photos speak for themselves and with that I present Terre Rouge. It's an incredible craft kitchen based located in downtown Charlottetown with their focus on local, organic, good food done well. Chef Lucy Morrow recently took over the executive chef position and I was pleasantly surprised walking in to find she was running the ship in the back of house. Lucy, along with the incredible staff at TR, treated us to an incredible culinary journey with a very warming heap of PEI hospitality. We ended up coming in during a slow portion of the night and it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. We started with an INSANE charcuterie board with what seemed like every possible combination of meats, cheeses, and pickled goods available at our fingertips. It then quickly moved to these mouth watering Ketchup Chip inspired hot wings with this garlic aioli that our awesome server so correctly put it " Aioli so good you can drink it". Our main dish was another mouth watering brined + grilled local bbq Pork Loin with Potato Chips, Spruce BBQ Sauce and Miso Butter Corn + Bacon. Vanessa had Smoked Eggplant Curry with lavender basmati rice, peas, pineapple, carrots, peanuts and crispy potatoes. Lucy surprised us with some freshly spun raspberry sorbet with island honey and caramel sauce with crushed pecans and other sweet stuff. We can't forget that we had a lot of No Boats On Sunday Cider and there was no shortage here. If you're in Charlottetown and want to experience a upper level of craft dining, don't skip on Terre Rouge.