Asian Food
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East of East Dining Series: Hot Pot at Happy Veal

Happy Veal Hot Pot 1333 South Park St, Halifax Website When I lived in Calgary I was introduced to Chinese hot pot, and this, along with phở and dim sum, would become regular events for me. There used to be a hot pot buffet at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Restaurant, and I would walk along the wondrous buffet tables, […]

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Halifax Sandwich Showcase
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Clubhouse Sandwich 101

I’ve never been a regular consumer of the clubhouse sandwich. When people would ask me to do a clubhouse quest, I would shrug and say, “Club house sandwiches are boring. They’re what you order if you’re playing it safe.” Or if you’re really hungry. There’s a reason they’re popular; they’re filling, they’re reliable, they are visually striking with their multiple […]

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Donairs Halifax
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History of the Donair Pt 2: The Halifax Donair

Preface Back in 2016 I wrote a well meaning post: Donair History Pt 1: It Began With the Doner Kebab. I wrote about how the donair evolved from the Greek gyros, which itself is derived from the Turkish doner kebab. At the time I was doing extensive research: conducting interviews, browsing the library archives, and the usual internet sleuthing. I have […]

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Asian Food Halifax
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East of East Dining Series: Gangnam Korean BBQ

Gangnam Korean BBQ 1261 Barrington St, Halifax Korean Barbecue is perhaps the most approachable of Korean dining experiences for the uninitiated. At least, it seems to be popular in Halifax and that’s a good indicator of the gateway for timid palates. As far as I know, there are 5 restaurants offering Korean BBQ in Halifax: Gangnam Korean BBQ, Bi One […]

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Asian Food Food Quests Halifax
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HFX Ramen Quest: The Final!

The Ramen Quest was a bit of an experiment, as I had never done a head-to-head tournament-style quest before, nor had I been tasked with such impossible logistics. It is easy to share pizza and nachos with a group, but have you ever tried to split up bowls of noodles and broth? Who gets the egg?! Then there is the question […]

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Halifax Misc. Nova Scotia
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Best Meals of 2018

Another year of blogging done and it’s time to discuss some of the best restaurants in Halifax. Or at least, my favourite meals of 2018. The first chunk of this post will deal with restaurants in Nova Scotia and there is a section at the end for my meals “on the road”. I had a stellar year in 2018! I […]

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Halifax Nova Scotia Pizza Pizza
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Bedford Pizza Quest

Bedford was the last zone to be conquered in the Halifax Pizza Quest, and with its completion we have scoured the entirety of the urban HRM (Peninsula, Spryfield, Clayton Park, Fairview, Dartmouth, Sackville). It’s been close to 5 years of questing, and these preliminary findings will help me to narrow down the best pizza in the city. I was looking […]

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Brunch Halifax
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Brunch at Elle’s Bistro

Elle’s Bistro 1678 Barrington Street Website  I normally wouldn’t consider Elle’s Bistro to be a brunch place, as it is in many ways a classic, family-run diner catering to the downtown lunch crowd. They serve the typical milkshakes and all-day breakfast, burgers and home-cooked meals. They also serve some less-than-typical stuff, like peanut butter burgers and bacon-wrapped mac ‘n cheese. […]

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Fish 'n' Chips Halifax
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Fish ‘n Chips at Katch Seafood

Katch Seafood Scotia Square Mall (and other locations) Rating: Meh/Good (Rating Scale: WTF, Meh, Good, Some Good, Right Some Good!) I reviewed The Battered Fish back in 2013, but since then (last year, to be precise) The Battered Fish was bought by Pizza Girls who rebranded it to Katch Seafood. There are several locations (Waterfront, Pizza Corner, Scotia Square, Halifax […]

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