After the successful release of her award-winning sophomore album in 2020 and a steady sprinkling of singles in the time since, P.E.I.-based songwriter KINLEY recently dropped her newest full-length album, Daylight.
The 14-track album features a fusion of sounds that somehow feel both fresh and familiar at the same time. The talented multi-instrumentalist also enlisted the aid of a number of similarly skilled musicians throughout the album, culminating in what some critics have called “a masterclass in musical dynamism”.
When she’s not making music or working to make P.E.I. a safer place, there’s a good chance you can find KINLEY at one of her favourite food and drink spots in P.E.I. With that in mind, we decided to ask the multi-faceted musician to share a few of her top picks.
I love Budley's, the restaurant at the Charlottetown Airport. I always make sure I have enough time to enjoy their breakfast before I get on a flight to go on tour. I get the “Budley’s All Day Breakfast”. The home fries are perfection (and being from P.E.I. I know potatoes), and they even have gluten-free bread. The staff are so sweet and they already know my order when I sit down.
My favourite place to have dinner is at Cedar’s Eatery. It’s a family business that opened in 1979 and every meal I’ve had there has been amazing. The falafel and Lebanese rice are to die for. I always order a side of their famous Maroun’s garlic paste to put on everything. Also I can’t eat fries anymore without dipping them in the garlic paste. It’s so addictive!
My pals and I like to go to Craft Beer Corner. It’s an easy breezy spot with locally made drinks. You always run into someone you know (okay maybe that’s all of PEI). I love the Watermelon Kiwi Seltzer because they taste like summer.
Side note: the bathrooms at Craft Beer Corner have a button you can press a button and the lights turn off and then coloured party lights come on with some funky tunes so you can have your own dance party.