No grumpy faces after Shack visit

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Editor: In response to Jill Allman’s letter of May 22, 2014, concerning the Chip Shack, near Founders Hall on the Charlottetown waterfront, I am happy to say that I enjoyed my lunch at the Chip Shack – the food (I had the poutine), the atmosphere, the experience, and all the smiling faces.  

So there are two different but equally legitimate opinions - all because City Council does not have the power to decide if a restaurant should open based whether or not they like the food — (nor, do I suspect, would the Council welcome that responsibility). I, as a consumer, have the right to decide if I will give a restaurant my business. I don’t want someone else deciding what I would or would not like.  

If Ms. Allman’s concern is about food safety, you can be pretty sure that, as part of the permit process and with all the recent publicity the Chip Shack has received, the P.E.I. food safety inspectors has been all over that puppy.  

By the way, the day I visited was a Wednesday, so a cruise ship was in. The Chip Shack was the final stop for a culinary walking tour. The participants received a warm welcome from the ‘Queen of Fries’ and some golden samples. I don’t recall seeing any grumpy faces in that group.

My recommendation to the foodie public is to make a trip to the Charlottetown waterfront and check out the Chip Shack for yourselves. I suspect there will be many more smiling faces. And while you are down there, enjoy your freedom to scope out the other restaurants and businesses in the area. I know I will.

Carol Carson,

Charlottetown

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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