New Glasgow Lobster Suppers http://peilobstersuppers.com Lobster Supper With All You Can Eat Mussels, Chowder, Salads and Desserts Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:32:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 2013 http://peilobstersuppers.com/2014/02/2013/ http://peilobstersuppers.com/2014/02/2013/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:53:49 +0000 http://peilobstersuppers.com/?p=2274 We celebrated 55 years! From that first day back in 1958 to now – many things have changed but our love for the hustle and bustle of the business and the happiness of our clients still remains stronger than ever.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us through out the years and we look forward to serving you in the many years to come.55th Season

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Lobster Love for Olympians #mealsformedals http://peilobstersuppers.com/2014/02/free-meal-canadian-medalists/ http://peilobstersuppers.com/2014/02/free-meal-canadian-medalists/#comments Sun, 16 Feb 2014 15:14:20 +0000 http://peilobstersuppers.com/?p=2220 NGLS Olympic Fans

Here at New Glasgow Lobster Suppers we are Proud to cheer on PEI’s own Heather Moyse and all Canadian athletes at The 2014 Sochi Olympics!

As with many of you, I have been glued to the television watching Canada represent at The Sochi 2014 Olympics.  Cheering with each successful run,program or game and feeling the pain of disappointment when things don’t go as planned. The strength and determination that our athletes have, overcoming injury, sickness, intimidating competition not to mention nerves. This  simply amazes me time and time again. There are so many things that make me  proud to be a Canadian and watching our athletes own the podium is just one of them.  But the stories of how they got there is what really makes an impact. Like Silver Medalist Denny Morrison the BC speed skater who didn’t qualify for  the 1,000m but was given the opportunity to race when his team mate Gilmore Junio offered up his spot in the final. Who does that? A  Canadian, that’s who. Not only are we proud of Morrison’s performance but also Junio who deserves his own medal of honor. He’s not the only member of the Olympic team who has shown the Olympic spirit at Sochi. Justin Wadsworth, the Canadian ski coach who offered up a spare ski so that Russian cross country skier could finish the race instead of walking across the finish line. Our Canadian pride may only be topped by our pride of our island. Living in the smallest province in Canada, not many Islanders have the opportunity or the fortitude to make it to The Olympics. We are thrilled to have Prince Edward Island represented again  by Summerside native #HeatherMoyse. She is a common household name these days with folks here on The Island (and a regular at the restaurant too). Many sending encouraging words via The Bobsled Booster Fan Club. But her journey to Sochi hasn’t been a walk in the park. Her battle included being away from the bobsledding scene for over 2 years in addition to having hip surgery just over a year ago. After months of recovery and training harder then ever, Heather is back and ready to push her way to Gold with teammate Kaillie Humphries!#cbcpei and #cbcolympics will be there to share it with us and the rest of the World! We would like to acknowledge  all the amazing #CdnOlympic athletes who make it to the medal podium at Sochi as well as Gilmore Junio and  Justin Wadsworth for their display of true Olympic sportsmanship. We would like to invite them to Come to The Island, stay for the party #PEI2014 celebrations and dine with us – ON US. Bring your Sochi medal with you and we would be honored to share our Island hospitality while you enjoy our traditional lobster dinner with all the fixings. … And Heather win or lose you  will always be Gold in our books.

Heather Moyse

Vancouver 2010 Gold Medalist Heather Moyse shows off her #cdnmedal on one of her visits to New Glasgow Lobster Suppers

]]> http://peilobstersuppers.com/2014/02/free-meal-canadian-medalists/feed/ 1 The Community of New Glasgow has Christmas Spirit http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/12/new-glasgow-holiday-spirit/ http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/12/new-glasgow-holiday-spirit/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:19:23 +0000 http://peilobstersuppers.com/?p=2196 holiday spiritNew Glasgow may be a bit quieter this time of year but our village is still a charming place to visit. It’s a photographer’s winter wonderland  and a walk through the village will lift your spirits as you raise your hand to wave to many a friend as they drive by. Just this past weekend we kicked off the holiday season with The Community of New Glasgow’s Annual Candle light walk and Tree lighting. It could not have been a more perfect night. A fresh dusting of snow, made our candles shine brighter and our voices sing clearer.We walked through the Gardens of Hope, singing songs of Christmas joy. The smell of  wood fires drifting through the air and the twinkling lights made the evening feel like we were in a fairy tale. It’s not everyday where family and friends can join together and enjoy such a wonderful community event, it really makes you  feel very lucky to be part of such a  community. Gathering together to celebrate the real meaning of  Christmas –  a time for giving love and thanks to those you care about, or those who need a little bit more  love in their lives. So here I am passing our Christmas Spirit onto you – may the spirit of the holidays  bring  joy and happiness to you and yours. Happy Holidays!

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Christmas shopping list http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/11/christmas-shopping-list/ http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/11/christmas-shopping-list/#comments Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:29:21 +0000 http://peilobstersuppers.com/?p=2183 Unless you are one of those shoppers from legend (you know the ones who have their shopping done by July) you  probably have just recently sat down and made a list of who you are shopping for. Many people including myself are watching how much they spend this Christmas season. One way our family has cut down on spending is to draw names.  We decide on a maximum amount of money to spend and we’re off. My next challenge is getting the most bang for my buck. And if your family is anything like mine… they already have too much stuff and don’t need anything else. So here lies the dilemma, what on earth do you get someone who already has everything? I’m sure you have asked yourself that very question. Most of us have at least one person who would fall into that category.  Giving that special someone something that will just sit on the shelf and collect dust doesn’t give you that warm fuzzy feeling inside does it? My solution – give them an experience. Help them create a memory that they will hold onto and cherish for years to come.  The possibilities are endless when you think this way and bonus, only the photos they frame  will be what collects the dust! Here it is – my plug. You knew it was coming… but I promise that the gift of an experience with us will not disappoint. We pride ourselves in giving our visitors an experience that they will never forget. We’ve had a few years of practice (55 to be exact) and we’re only going to try harder. So why not take advantage of our eagerness to please? Our gift certificates are simple – a symbol of days gone by. No rechargeable gift cards,  just a nice sized piece of card stock that you can personalize yourself.   We also have monetary value gift certificates available. Our gift certificates  have no expiry date because we feel that when someone loves you (or us) enough to buy a gift certificate for a delicious meal it should be honoured no matter what. If giving the gift of an unforgettable experience is on your shopping list just email info@peilobstersuppers.com to purchase yours! GIFT-CARD-RENDER-1

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2nd Annual Spooktacular Spaghetti Supper http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/10/2nd-annual-spooktacular-spaghetti-supper/ http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/10/2nd-annual-spooktacular-spaghetti-supper/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:04:05 +0000 http://peilobstersuppers.com/?p=2175 spagetti

Although the smells of delicious lobster and rolls is done for another year, there will be some mouth watering smells coming from our kitchens next week. For the 2nd year in a row we have joined forces with the members of Gulf Shore Consolidated Band and their parents to hold this fantastic fundraiser. In the past they hosted a Traditional Haunted Woods in St. Anne’s. As this was a very weather dependent & sometimes too scary for all ages, the decision was made to create a yummy alternative. And so The Spooktacular Spaghetti Supper was born and being such a successful event last year,  there was no doubt it would become an annual event.

On Friday October 25th the Band students from Gulf Shore Consolidated are holding their 2nd Annual Spooktacular Spaghetti Supper fundraiser at New Glasgow Lobster Suppers! Your Halloween themed dinner includes; Choice of Spaghetti (plain, vegetarian, meat sauce)and meatballs, Caesar salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert and Beverage and will be served to you by the Grade 9 members of the Band wearing their best Halloween costumes. So dress up in your costume, bring the family and get into the Halloween Spirit with a night of fun, food and games! The younger members of the band will have a Halloween Fun House set up in the lower level so take advantage either before or after your meal with games and activities for goblins and ghouls of all ages!

Doors open at 5pm

Tickets are $10 for Adults, $5 for kids (12 and under) in advance or $12 and $5 at the door.

Band members are already selling tickets so contact one today! Or reserve yours by emailing ktmaclaine@edu.pe.ca

Thank you in advance for supporting The Band students of Gulf Shore Consolidated School

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Customer Appreciation Days http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/09/customer-appreciation-days/ http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/09/customer-appreciation-days/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:20:57 +0000 http://peilobstersuppers.com/?p=2158 With September now over, the count down until closing day is upon us. This year will be the longest season we have had in quite some time.  We always stay open until the Thanksgiving weekend and even though Thanksgiving falls late this year- our doors will remain open as per usual. Our last day  is Saturday October 12th and to say thank you for supporting our families in our 55th season, we are offering up our 1lb lobster dinner for only $29.95 plus tax for the remainder of our season!

Occasionally I am asked how it works when someone unfamiliar with our restaurant comes in. And my response is usually something like this.. all you have to do is sit down, relax and enjoy. We serve you, so you don’t have to serve yourself. Everything is all you can eat (except for your entree) and everything is included in your ticket price. Except that glass of wine you so much deserve and the little something the servers work so hard for. So  why not indulge in our “betcha can’t eat just one” homemade rolls…. our mouth watering Island Blue Mussels….. and our creamy seafood chowder ….? The list continues but I’m sure you get the picture.

Come out, bring your friends and let us take care of filling your bellies and putting a smile on your face. But remember if you think you are getting full – our only rule is:

” It’s all you can eat NOT all you can take home.”

So if you had one too many rolls but really want to save room for that mile high lemon meringue pie, just ask. We would love to wrap up your entree but please don’t ask us to wrap up your dessert. ( Lemon Meringue Pie is really hard to put in a to-go container)

Thank you all for visiting our home away from home and soon enough we will be counting down the days till opening day 2014.

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Mix & Mingle for a good cause http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/09/mix-mingle-for-a-good-cause/ http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/09/mix-mingle-for-a-good-cause/#comments Wed, 18 Sep 2013 13:51:30 +0000 http://peilobstersuppers.com/?p=2146 First Question: Have you or someone you know worked with us?

Over the past 55 years, we have employed hundreds of people. Sisters, Brothers, Mothers and even grandmothers. Generations of Islanders have grown up within our doors, and we have enjoyed every minute of being part of your lives. We would love to see you again so please join us on Saturday September 28th from 8-11pm in our lower level dining room for a Meet and Greet night . There will be mussels and munchies and drinks to wet your whistle all while you  reminisce and laugh of days gone by while supporting a great cause.

Second Question: Have you or someone you know been affected by Breast Cancer?

As the summer  comes to a close and we soon end our 55th season, many wonder how we do what we do. A seasonal operation that has lasted through the times, and incredibly enough still a family owned and operated business.  Although The Nicholson & MacRae families are not related, our past, present and futures are connected. The struggles and triumphs of one family affect the other, only like it would to family.  As it is with many people, our “family” has been touched by breast cancer.

This year on October 6th, the Nicholson family will be running in The CIBC run for the Cure.  so please come out on September 28th, catch up with your old friends and give generously to support The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s dream of a creating a future free of breast cancer. Donations will be accepted at the door and tax receipts will be provided at a later date.

If you are unable to attend and would still like to sponsor the Nicholson Family please  click here to donate on-line.

We hope to see many of our friends (past employees or not) so mark your calenders for Saturday September 28th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anyone need a drink? http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/07/anyone-need-a-drink/ http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/07/anyone-need-a-drink/#comments Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:59:13 +0000 http://peilobstersuppers.com/?p=2120 As an Island business you try to support other local island businesses, from food to supplies and even alcohol.Wine-and-Beer

In recent years we’ve been lucky to have Prince Edward Island products on our Bar Menu including  PEI’s own Rossignal Wines from White Sands. Last year we added Beach Chair Lager from The PEI Brewing Co. and 2 wines from Newman Estate Winery in Murray River. This year we are pleased to be able to add Matos Winery to our menu.  The Matos Chardonney and The Matos Gamay-Noir will be added to our house wine – making it available by the glass,  1/2 Litre and Litre.

For those of you not familiar with The Matos Winery they are located in St.Catherines along the West River. They are not just a winery but a distillery too! Having already made their mark, winning awards for both wines during the last 2 years at The Canadian Wine Awards.  They are open for tours and tasting 7 days a week during June through September (limited hours on Sundays). Open on weekends only for September and October.

We can’t wait for you to come join us for dinner and toast some of the best Island products available.

So here’s to summer on The Island and delicious PEI  food and drink – Cheers!

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55 years ago… http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/06/55-years-ago/ http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/06/55-years-ago/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:26:55 +0000 http://peilobstersuppers.com/?p=2103 As many of you know we are celebrating our 55th year this season and 55 years ago today, was a day that changed the lives of many and for that I am very grateful. New Glasgow Lobster Suppers has been a 2nd home to hundreds of employees over the years, has created wonderful memories for guests and employees alike and has created a way of life for the families still involved.  It’s hard to believe that a simple idea such as a fundraising dinner could have grown into a business that is still going strong 55 years later. Creating a business was not the objective of The New Glasgow and District Junior Farmers Organization. In fact it just kind of happened on it’s on. This Organization was comprised of adult members  who had graduated from the ranks of 4-H clubs. Members were between the ages of 21-31. The group focused on farming practices, entrepreneurship and community living.

Original Building

Original building at Covehead Race Track

In 1957, after meeting in each others homes weekly the group purchased a building from the Covehead Race Track. They then moved it to its current location along side The River Clyde. On June 24 1958, The Junior Farmers group held their first lobster dinner, one of the first lobster dinners on the Island. The first customers had to wait in their cars as the temporary steps were constructed for them to enter the building. Inside the members had brought in food from their homes and served it in a very “country” atmosphere. The bare studs of the walls were showing, the tables were plywood doors laid flat on saw horses and the seats were long benches. There was no running water, so members had to bring water in by filling cream cans (80lb containers) that the farmers had used to transport cream to the factories. The meal was very simple, a cold lobster, home made rolls, potato salad and fresh desserts, followed by a dance. The cost was $1.50 per person with all proceeds going to the Junior Farmers Group.

Original Lobster Suppers, New Glasgow, PEI

June 24, 1958 First Lobster Dinner

That first meal, lead to many more organized by the group. And in 1972 twelve of the founding Junior Farmers purchased ownership making it a business not just a fundraising event. Over the years many of those Junior Farmer members stepped away from the organization to pursue other dreams but still deserve to be recognized for their time, hard work and sweat & tears that aided in the creation of what that first dinner started – an Island tradition. In 1958 there were 40 members on registry for The New Glasgow and District Junior Farmers Organization.  55 years later, many of those hard working individuals have since past on. We would like to thank those individuals for their contributions to the conception of New Glasgow Lobster Suppers. Their names and hard work will live on as an intricate part of our history.

  • William & Thelma Nicholson (founding members and owners from 1972 – present )
  • Sterling & Jean MacRae ( founding members and owners from 1972 – present )
  • Ralph & Wanda Dickieson (founding members and owners from 1972-1980) Ralph stayed on as General Manager until 1988
  • Robert & Edith Rackham (founding members and owners from 1972-1980)
  • Leith & Phyllis Dickieson (founding members and owners from 1972-1980)
  • Elbert & Shirlty Orr (founding members and owners from 1972-1980)
  • Rollie & Yvonne Larkin
  • Eric & Anna Stevenson
  • William & Gladys Andrew
  • Blois & Uldine Dickison
  • Daniel Nisbit
  • Lionel Dorion
  • Jack Chandler
  • Melvin Larkin
  • Eugene Larkin
  • Lawson Gallant
  • Justin Gallant
  • John Doyle
  • Donanald Fyfe
  • Donald Matheson
  • Alma Chandler
  • Shirley Arsenault
  • Charlie Carr
  • Shirley Gamester
  • Mark Gallant
  • Harold Gallant
  • Louis Proctor
  • Herbert Simpson
  • Donald MacInnis
  • David Hall
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Come “Dine Around” with us! http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/06/come-dine-around-with-us/ http://peilobstersuppers.com/2013/06/come-dine-around-with-us/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:43:44 +0000 http://peilobstersuppers.com/?p=2088 Do you ever go to a restaurant and say to the person you are dining with,  ” I’ll share with you, if you share with me?”  DineOutPEI

If this is the case , we have a surprise in store for you.  If you come to dine with us in the next  12 days you won’t have to share to get a little  bit of everything. That’s right, you can be as greedy as you want and keep all your food to yourself!

We are very excited to be participating in the 5th Annual PEI Dine Around and also really excited about offering our Seafood Platter again this year. Our platter includes a 1/2 of a 1lb lobster, pan seared haddock and scallops served up with seasonal vegetables with your choice of potato or rice. PLUS you get our all you can eat appetizers and dessert too! All this for $35 (plus tax and gratuities)

So like I said – no sharing needed. You can eat it all and have your cake too!

(piece of advice: the cake is yummy so try to save room)

Our Seafood Platter will be on our menu for a limited time ( June 17-June 28) so come by today and beat the summer traffic.

We can’t wait to serve you!

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