WHEN I WAS A KID, the extent of Newfoundland and Labrador’s food culture revolved around all its absurdities. Cod tongues. Seal flipper pie. Moose burgers. “Brown food,” or deep-fried everything.
But over the last couple of years, the restaurant scene has done a complete turnaround. While the small-town diners with deep-fried foods and motherly servers in scrubs still play a beloved role throughout the province, things have changed. Like, a lot.