Food Quests Halifax
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Halifax Smoked Meat Wars: Hali Deli

When Halifax claims (or reclaims) a food trend, it is serious business. Recently we’ve seen a boom in Korean food, for example, surging from 1 to 6 Korean restaurants in record time. Gourmet hamburgers are another example. In 2012 alone, 4 gourmet burger restaurants opened, and 2 more are on the way. Now I’m seeing a boom in smoked meat, […]

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Alberta Calgary On The Road Pizza
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Calgary Greek-Style Pizza

I lumbered into Calgary on a Greyhound bus one summer morning in 2009. I would end up living there for 3 years, but my first moments were filled with disorientation and culture shock, as I stumbled through the wasteland of strip malls, box stores, and chain restaurants grasping for something familiar, before discovering and understanding the real Calgary culinary scene.¬†This […]

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Lunenburg Nova Scotia Pubs
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The Knot Pub

It’s the holidays and I am enjoying the quiet rural life of my second home, in the south shore of Nova Scotia, just 10 minutes away from historic Lunenburg and zero minutes away from the ocean. When you think of small town Nova Scotia, you don’t often think of culinary awesomeness – but then again, one is often pleasantly surprised. […]

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On The Road USA
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Chicago Italian Beef Sandwiches

The concept of the “Italian sandwich” is one that is fiercely guarded at various state borders. Some people claim the Italian sandwich is a type of cold cut consisting of Italian deli meats like capicola ham and genoa salami. To others, it is breaded veal and marinara sauce in a bun. In New Orleans, the Muffaletta is the Italian sandwich […]

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British Columbia On The Road
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Tofino Fish Tacos

¬†Thanks to this song, reminiscent of my high school taste in music, my bucket list demanded that I take surfing lessons in Tofino, Canada’s surf capital, located on Vancouver Island. So there I was, last Spring, on the rainy Pacific coast, riding a rental bike in the rain to the beach where I would proceed to get knocked over by […]

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Brunch Halifax Local Gems
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The Brunch Files: Coastal Cafe

I’m taking a break from my hamburger pursuit for a while, and focusing on all those other culinary delights I’ve been neglecting. Brunch pretends to be wild and unpredictable, but mainly it is just breakfast for hungover people who sleep in. Brunch is more likely to be fancy and handsome, garnished with fashionable pieces of fruit and accompanied by champagne. […]

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Food Quests Hamburgers
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Halifax Burger Quest: Gourmet Burger Finals!

It’s time to announce the winners of my Halifax Gourmet Burger Quest! Just to review: I ordered signature beef burgers and French fries at each place. Veggie burgers were also reviewed. I don’t believe in numerical ratings passing as science when it comes to food analysis, but I do like categories. My bias is towards big, juicy, beefy Nova Scotia […]

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Food Quests Hamburgers
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FlipBurger

Burger Quest Category: Gourmet-Style Today at school I gave a presentation on hamburgers with a couple of classmates (I love school)! To “prepare” for our hamburger presentation, Team Hamburger decided we should eat some hamburgers. Makes sense, right? I suggested we go to FlipBurger since it is the last contestant on my Gourmet Burger Quest. FlipBurger (not to be confused […]

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Food Quests Hamburgers
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Cheese Curds Gourmet Burgers & Poutinerie

Burger Quest Category: Gourmet-Style Cheese Curds is a “chef inspired” locally sourced gourmet hamburger haven snuggled between a community college and an oil refinery. Envisioned and executed by chef Bill Pratt, this was the first of its kind in Halifax. Indeed, it is Cheese Curds that broke the sad burger spell in Halifax that at one time almost led me […]

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Food Quests Hamburgers Local Gems
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Ace Burger Co.

Halifax Burger Quest Category: Gourmet-Style This post was supposed to happen a week ago when I made the unfortunate assumption that Ace Burger would be open for both days of City Harvest. It was a very disappointing Sunday, when it seemed as though no restaurants were open in north end Halifax. So heads up burger eaters! Sunday is not your […]

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