HFX Fish ‘n’ Chips Quest: Evan’s Fresh Seafood

Evans Fresh Seafoods Alderney Landing, 2 Ochterloney St, Dartmouth, NS Rating: 10/10 Evan’s Seafood started out as a father/son fishermen team who wanted to sell their catch more directly to the public. Evan d’Entremont and his son-in-law Jimmy Kerr started the business in 2008 as a seafood market and delivery business. Now, with the help of extended family, Evan’s Seafood is […]

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HFX Fish ‘n’ Chips Quest: Phil’s Seafood

Quinpool Road is becoming an exciting mix of new and old restaurants, with classic institutions neighbouring a multicultural mix. The Ardmore Tearoom has been around since 1958, Freeman’s Pizza since 1956, Athens Restaurant since 1982, and King of Donair since 1973. I had always thought Phil’s Seafood was a remnant of the 1970’s but it is not so! The restaurant […]

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HFX Fish ‘n’ Chips Quest: John’s Lunch

Last weekend I prefaced my Halifax fish ‘n’ chips quest by blogging about the best fish ‘n’ chips I’ve ever had. Prior to that, my most memorable helping of fish ‘n’ chips  was at John’s Lunch in Dartmouth. Little has changed since 1969 when this place first opened, and it still has that charming 1970s vibe. Recently, Canadian Living Magazine […]

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Food Quests
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Hot Dog Party 1.0

I lament the fact that Halifax has no hot dog culture. It seems like every American city has its own signature hot dog, but here in Nova Scotia we rely on the familiar ketchup and mustard. Montreal has a hot dog culture; they have the “steamie”. Vancouver is now famous for the Asian fusion dog. Even Calgary has a local favourite […]

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Halifax Local Gems
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Burritos at Dee Dee’s Ice Cream

Last week I lamented the absence of good burritos in Halifax. This was, perhaps, premature. I have not yet tried Chaechie’s Grill or Que Tal, as my feet don’t often carry me to Bayer’s Lake or Portland Hills. I am stuck downtown with the over-hyped Burrito Jaxx, and the Subway-esque Cantina Mexicana, which is always out of guacamole. Sorry downtown […]

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On The Road USA
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San Francisco Mission-Style Burritos

The American burrito was essentially invented in San Francisco’s Mission district, which is a colourful Mexican/Latino neighbourhood that has a ridiculous amount of taquerias per capita. A burrito is really a whole meal wrapped in a tortilla, and was originally an effective way to sustain farm workers for a long hard day. When the burrito met the American belly, it […]

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Vietnamese Subs

One of my favourite meals in Calgary was an assorted sub and an avocado bubble tea. Vietnamese sub shops are everywhere in Calgary, and Viet subs are the perfect street food, especially when accompanied by a bubble tea. When I was introduced to this most excellent sandwich, I figured it was to Calgary what donairs are to Halifax, i.e. the […]

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