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Best Tacos in Halifax

With the first Halifax Taco Week approaching, I thought it would be valuable to know who is making the best tacos in Halifax. But I am going on record to say: Halifax isn’t ready! We are just starting to get some quality taquerias in town, but it’s too early to start a festival based around BBQ fried chicken tacos topped […]

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Halifax Taco Quest: “De Moda” Edition

Welcome to the final leg of my Halifax Taco Quest, where myself and a team of taco enthusiasts search for the best tacos in Halifax. It all started with the Vegan Taco Quest, and from there we did the Classics, Al Fresco options, “Authentic” restaurants, and here we are today hunting down the most bougie tacos in the kingdom. This […]

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Halifax Taco Quest: “Authentic” Edition

The term “authentic” is problematic, as the world of food is not a static world; cultures have always mixed, cooks have always adapted, and tastes are always changing. The question of “what is an authentic taco?” will likely depend on region and generation. The “spirit” of the taco is also challenged by the availability of ingredients and local tastes. The […]

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Halifax Taco Quest: Al Fresco Edition

This is the third installment of my Halifax Taco Quest. I previously wrote about Vegan Tacos and the Classics, but today we’ll be addressing al fresco tacos. With the summer wrapping up, time is running out to enjoy seasonal sunshine patio tacos and your goddam watermelon beers. We ventured to the Stillwell Beer Garden, where Beverley Taco Service┬áis enjoying its […]

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Halifax Taco Quest: The Classics

Last month I commenced my Halifax Taco Quest, as 2019 seems to be the year that Halifax finally gets its “taco boom”. We haven’t had much of a craze since the gourmet burger/fro-yo boom, but here we are in 2019 freaking out about tacos and doughnuts. I started out with a Vegan Taco Quest, where newcomer El Nino kicked some […]

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Halifax Taco Quest: El Nino vs. Indochine (Vegan Edition)

Eat This Town will be entirely vegan/vegetarian this month of May! I’ll be posting some fun vegan content, while committed to an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet. Follow along as I discover delicious alternatives to animal-based foods, while reducing my carbon footprint! Back in 2014 I predicted that tacos would be the next big food trend in Halifax… and I was right! […]

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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.┬áIt 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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HFX Ramen Quest Semi-Finals: Tako vs. Buta

Here we are at Round 2 of the Halifax Ramen Quest Semi-Finals! If you’re just tuning in, the Ramen Quest is a tournament-style food quest on which my team have so far critiqued 12 bowls of ramen in head-to-head combat. We’ve narrowed it down to the top 4, which have advanced to the semi-finals. Last week, Truly Tasty defeated Studio […]

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