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Sean Murphy

A writing respite

Cooking and writing are fun. It is time for more cooking fun. The Bistro menu is getting a facelift –  the best steak tartare anywhere with...
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Fish fraud

It’s getting hot. You can tell by looking at the little British kids. Brits believe we coddle our children. They let them run around out there...
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Musicians and restaurants

I chose not to have musicians play in my restaurants. Patrons gather at our tables for memorable conversation over great food. Live musicians are not generally...
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A belated Mother’s Day missive

People ask me if my mom taught me how to cook. Truth is my mom was a lovely person, but she could not cook worth...
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My restaurant start – part 3

My first day as a caterer at the Canada Summer Games was not an auspicious day. I had organized a crew of 60 fellow teens...
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The start of my restaurant career – part 2

I started my restaurant career in a stadium. At 17, I was hired by Chef Gunther to organize the vending of souvenir key chains and...
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My start in the restaurant business – part 1

I started my career in the restaurant business at the top. It was all about politics and nepotism. The Canada Summer Games was coming to Halifax. The...
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The Stanley Cup and poutine

Canada's two greatest exports have a shared heritage. I am talking poutine and hockey. I was born in Canada and lived there a good chunk of...
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They are leaving… you can come out now

For years now the Beach Bistro runs an ad every May. It shows a flight of geese in V formation heading North. It is captioned, "They...
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The 20th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The closer we get to St. Patrick’s Day, the more Irish everyone gets. After a couple of glasses the people at the Bistro bar are...
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Judy the elephant and the St. Paddy’s Day parade

The best thing about having a parade is watching the kids watching the parade. At the Bistro St Paddy’s parade, their faces are bright with...
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Election Day

It is election time on our island. We should be grateful that there are good and honest people running and that our island elections...
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The Bee’s Knees

The Bee’s Knees. The first time I drove in Ireland, I had my son as a co-pilot. Every time I pulled onto the road he...
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Absinthe, the green fairy and tulips

I think we should run absinthe for president. Everybody loves absinthe. The absinthe fan club reads like an A-list of intellectuals and artists from the last...
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Tequila madness

I was young and foolish. It was an evening of bad decisions. The first bad decision was to drink tequila. Salt-tequila-lemon, salt-tequila-lemon, salt-tequila-lemon. As is often the case...