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New Brunswick Staycation Summer Ideas with Hub City Foodie’s Jason Gallant

Where do foodies go to eat in New Brunswick? Tune in to find out!

Hub City Foodies‘ Jason Gallant is all about celebrating local, incredible eats – and this summer, he took his passion on the road. Jason, his wife, and their daughters piled in their camper and went on an epic two-week, 1,700 kilometre food journey around New Brunswick, stopping dozens of markets, restaurants, distilleries and breweries along the way. You can find more on his social channels, but here are a few highlights he shares on Episode Six of the #StaycationSummer Series:

  • Who could resist a hamburger with a donut for a bun? Jason says he stopped at King West Brewing & RustiCo for their microbrew, but their menu is worth the visit alone! Also on site; an awesome wood-fired oven for mouth-watering pizza.
  • A New Brunswick must-visit for Jason is Kingsbrae Garden, where Chef Alex Huan has grown up on the grounds and picks his ingredients daily for the dishes at Savour In The Garden & The Garden Cafe.
  • A stop at Ovens Head Smoked Salmon is also highly recommended – especially if you can whip up incredible campground meals like Jason!
  • Nowhere quite compares to La Terrasse a Steve, as you enter Miscou Island. You can sink your feet in the sand while you enjoy scallop burgers (Jenna’s recommendation for a must try!), shrimp in their shells, and so much lobster you’ll have a hard time choosing. Pro tip: nothing here is fried, so don’t promise your kids french fries – but they might be suitably impressed with the foot-long hot dogs with cheese!
  • On the non-food highlight reel, Jason gives a shout out to the Sussex Bluffs, incredible views you just have to see, and Yogi Bear Campground in Woodstock. A tour of Covered Bridge Chips factory is also a must in this area!

The #StaycationSummer podcast series is a co-production of Pickle Planet Moncton and The Podcast Hub. We’re helping New Brunswick families find fantastic things to do right here at home this summer – and we want you to be part of the fun. Don’t forget to listen to our previous Staycation episodes – we’ve explored Sussex, the Fundy Region, Fredericton, Miramichi, Bathurst, Saint John, and Campobello Island and have more great guests ready to share travel tips, restaurant recommendations, hidden gems and must-see spots in their hometowns.

Thanks to Claudine’s Eatery in Fredericton for sponsoring this episode; be sure to check them out for comfort food like no other – lobster rolls on homemade buns, amazing eggs benny, Caesers with deep fried dill pickles, lobster and more – there’s something for everyone at Claudine’s. We love that this restaurant is run by a mother-daughter duo, too! 

The Jenna & Tosh Show is a co-production of Pickle Planet Moncton and The Podcast Hub, and is recorded & aired by Rogers TV New Brunswick. We’ve recorded more than 100 episodes; check out the archive here.

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