Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dispatches From The Field: St. John's, Newfoundland

For our final trip of the year, we spent four days out in St. John's, NL, to attend our friends' wedding, as well as to eat and drink to excess (as per standard operating procedure). Having never been out to Newfoundland before, I can now confirm that the wind is brutal, the people are friendly, their accents do not require subtitles/ closed captioning (except when extraordinarily thick), the food is strange (moose meat in a glass bottle? 10lb tubes of bologna?!), and the traditions are even stranger... Example: we were 'screeched in', whereby first time visitors are made honourary Newfoundlanders by drinking a shot of Screech (rum), saying a bunch of gibberish, and then kissing a frozen cod on the lips. Just another regular weekend on the rock.

Enjoy a handful of photos from our all too brief stay. We'll definitely be back.

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Clear and beautiful late afternoon on the way in to Yellow Belly Brewery and Public House.

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45 minutes later, we came out to this garbage snow and wind.

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Flight of Yellow Belly brews.

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Anita at Cape Spear, the eastern most point of North America.

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Sunset at Cape Spear Lighthouse.

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Blackhead Bay.

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Whelk and Copa (pork) on a Labrador Tea Skewer from Raymond's (the #7 rated restaurant in Canada).

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A beer from Dildo Brewing Company. I'se da B'y PA.

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Macaroons at the wedding.

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We drank a shot of this Screech before kissing the frozen cod.

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I drank all of the 'brewed for Newfoundland' crap beers. Like playing Pokemon, gotta catch em all.

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Bottled Moose and Bottled Rabbit. Newfoundland, you so weird.

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Ross Larkin, the winner of last season's Top Chef Canada, and also the Chef de Cuisine at Raymond's.

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Petty Cove.

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Tea at Mallard Cottage (#22 restaurant in Canada).

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$5 for a plate, and then you select as much desserts as you want/ can fit onto the plate.

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Our selections. We ended up packing most of them up for later.

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Port Rexton Chasing Sun IPA. Delicious.

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Jellybean Row Houses in St. John's.

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The view from our hotel room.

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