Uptown Mug #83 . Amy Barrett-Kay

If you are like most Saint Johners, you probably frequent or have at least visited Picaroons General Store on Canterbury Street.  The beer there is tasty, often changing flavors with the season while continually offering the local favorites.  Another awesome thing about Picaroons General Store is their manager, Amy.  Amy lends a lighthearted and welcoming vibe to the space and is always open to chat or recommend something new on tap.  A dog lover, she is enthusiastic to see the canine visitors at Picaroons too.  Feel free to stop by anytime for a cold one while socializing, playing a board game, or showing off your dog.

We are thrilled to share this Uptown Mug on Amy today.  Let’s get to know her a bit..

 

Where were you born/Where are you from?

Born and raised here in Saint John 🙂

How long have you been a part of the uptown scene?

I have always loved the uptown scene! I lived here in my early 20’s before moving to Moncton and I have been living and working in Uptown for almost 3 years!

What is your favourite season, and why?

That’s a tough one! I would have to say late Summer into early Fall! The night life, weather, Queens Square Farmers Market and getting to watch the leaves change colour are my favourite things hands down!

Coffee, tea, or other?

Coffee!! And we are lucky to have so many great local coffee shops!!

Any pets?

I recently adopted a rescue dog named Bernie! He came here from Georgia and I could not imagine life without him! I also have two adorable rescue cats Bella and Rudy <3

What is your Uptown Insider Tip? (ex. best coffee, favourite shoe store, tasty dessert, nice view etc. uptown)

We are becoming the best city on the East Coast. We have so many historic buildings being renovated into unique and amazing locally owned bars and restaurants. My new favourite would have to be BunkHaus!! Be sure to take a walk and explore what our city has to offer!!

 

Find Amy at Picaroons General Store:

32 Canterbury Street
Phone:  648.9834
Facebook:  @Picaroonsgeneralstore
Instagram:  @Picaroonsgeneralstore
Twitter:  @PicsGeneralSJ

Catapult Coffee & Studio Now Open On Princess Street!

Step into Catapult Coffee & Studio at 116 Princess Street and immediately feel warm, comfortable and relaxed.  This recently renovated space has been completely transformed by Catapult Construction, another social enterprise operated out of Outflow.

Catapult Coffee & Studio embraces the social enterprise opportunity, making it a priority to employ, mentor and train those in our community who desire to advance their skills and become more employable.  This emphasis on helping the community brings Catapult Coffee beyond the practical nature of a typical coffeeshop – though we must say, this space is no cookie-cutter café.  Charming, cozy, unique and delicious, Catapult Coffee & Studio is already one of our shining uptown stars and we are excited and proud to have you in the hood!

Stop by Catapult Coffee & Studio for a hot drink, and stay awhile.  Be sure check out the creative studio, where all textiles are made by Catapult Creative, while you are there!

Find Catapult Coffee & Studio:

On the street:  116 Princess Street
Phone:  642.6442
Facebook:  @Catapultcoffeeandstudio
Website:  outflowsj.com/catapultcoffee
Instagram:  @catapultcoffeeandstudio

Pictured in featured photo are directors; Miriam, Kara, Ian, Andrew and Jayme.  They love what they do and welcome you to come visit anytime.

Faduma prepares authentic samosas for the coffee shop – these aren’t your typical samosas – they are delicious!!

Yes, yes, yes!  They have a ‘toast bar!’  Check out the menu!

 

Uptown Gallery Moves to the Corner of Union Street and Charlotte Street

Jones Gallery, owned and curated by Artist Sarah Jones and her brother, Caleb Jones has recently relocated to the corner of Union Street and Charlotte Street.  This space has undergone a huge transformation over the past few months and having Jones modern, bright and contemporary storefront has lent to the urban and mod feel of this corner in a big way.

Sarah is a beloved Saint John artist, impressively trained and has seen much success.  At this new gallery space, she and Caleb have decided to assist in supporting other artists from Atlantic Canada as well, by integrating select work into the space, along with Sarah’s pieces.  They will also host exhibitions spotlighting only one artist, alternating with the gallery hosting a few artists work of differing styles and mediums.  The space is also available to rent for events.  Contact the gallery for more information on this.

Congratulations on your new location – we look forward to visiting and enjoying often!

Find Jones Gallery..

On the street:  1 Charlotte Street
Phone:  672.2326
Website:  jonesgallery.ca
Facebook:  @jonesgallery
Instagram:  @jonesgallerysj

Weekend Events – January 18 – 20

Friday, January 18

Canadian National Skating Championships

9:00 am – 9:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Catapult Coffee and Studio Grand Opening Party

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Catapult Coffee & Studio

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Sebastian Fleet, Live at Taco Pica

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taco Pica

Ten Mile House, Live at O’Leary’s Pub

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Bill Brayley, Live at Grannan’s

7:30pm @ Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live with Bailebail

11:00 pm @ McGill’s

 

 

Saturday, January 19

Women’s March Canada:  Saint John Women’s March

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm starting at King’s Square

Yin Yang Yoga Meet-Up

10:00 am – 11:00 am @ Löle Saint John

Canadian National Skating Championships

9:00 am – 9:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Ten Mile House, Live at O’Leary’s Pub

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Live at the Matinee, Hosted by Aaron Gunn

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Magic: Ravnica Allegiance Prerelease Weekend

All day @ Heroes’ Beacon

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Uncorked Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

10:00 pm @ McGill’s

Rock it with Del – Live on Stage Dance Party Saturday Night

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

 

 

Sunday, January 20

Canadian National Skating Championships

9:00 am – 9:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Sunday Movie Matinee

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square

150 Years of Beers Tour

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

 

Weekend Events, January 11-13

Friday, January 11

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Scrabble Friday’s

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Haunt: a Third Space members exhibition

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm @ Saint John Arts Centre

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music at Taco Pica Restaurant

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taco Pica

Radio Factory

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Friday Night Entertainment at Grannan’s Seafood

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood

Live @ The BMO Music Series: Alfie Zappacosta

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Saint John Theatre Company

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live with Bailebail

11:00 pm @ McGill’s

 

Saturday, January 12

Pokemon: Lost Thunder League Cup

11:00 am – 3:00 pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

Bay of Fundy Seafood Tasting Tour

11:30 am – 2:00 pm @ Saint John City Market

Newcomer’s Saturday Social

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

E-book/Tech/Computer Help

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

Uncork Saint John Food & Drink Tour

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm @ King’s Square

Live at the Matinee, Hosted by Aaron Gunn

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Mike Hebert & Hunter Wilson live at Five and Dime

9:00 pm – 12:00 am @ Five and Dime

Live Music

10:00 pm @ McGill’s

Rock it with Del – Live on Stage Dance Party Saturday Night

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Hammond River Collective | Joel Andrew Bustard Live!

11:00 pm – 2:00 am @ Peppers Pub

 

Sunday, January 13

New Brunswick Youth Orchestra Concert

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ Imperial Theatre

Sunday Movie Matinee

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square

Jane Austen Book Club

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Saint John Free Public Library

150 Years of Beers Tour

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Create over Cocktails Let’s Paint! – “Daybreak Express” (EASY)

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Sunday Funday – BOGO & Board Games

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Weekend Events, January 4-6

Friday, January 4

Saint John Sea Dogs vs. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles

7:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Uptown Comedy Deluxe, featuring Jon Forward

7:30 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

The Regulars

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’a Pub

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

TGIF Party with Del

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

Friday Night Live with Bailebail

11:00 pm @ McGill’s

Disney Movie Marathon

1:00 pm – 4:00 PM @ The Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square

 

Saturday, January 5

Saint John Sea Dogs vs. Rimouski Océanic

7:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Beach Chair

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Taco Pica

Live at the Matinee, Hosted by Aaron Gunn

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ O’Leary’s Pub

The Regulars

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ O’Leary’a Pub

Friday Night Entertainment at Grannan’s with Sean Roach

7:00 pm @ Grannan’s Seafood & Grill

Beer Tasting Tour

6:00 pm @ Picaroons General Store

Live Music

10:00 pm @ McGill’s

Rock it with Del – Live on Stage Dance Party Saturday Night

10:00 pm @ Callie’s Pub

 

Sunday, January 6

The Glow Show Art Exhibit

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library

Saint John Rip Tide vs. St. John’s Edge

2:00 pm @ Harbour Station

Beer Tasting Tours

6:00 pm @ Picaroon’s General Store

Beer-unch!

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm @ Big Tide Brewing Company

Inspired Wedding Showcase

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm @ The Saint John Trade & Convention Centre

150 Years of Beers Tour

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Various Locations Uptown

Sunday Funday – BOGO & Board Games

9:00 pm – 11:00 pm @ Saint John Ale House

Sunday Movie Matinee

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm @ The Saint John Free Public Library, Market Square