Halifax Cupcake Quest

This week my friend Mitch prepared a cupcake quest for me! Seriously, this was the easiest food quest I’ve ever done. I got off the ferry in Halifax and he was waiting for me in a car with 4 little boxes of cupcake magic. Truth be told, I’m not really a sweets fiend. I became attuned to the gourmet world […]

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Halifax Burger Week 2013!

When The Coast announced “Burger Week” in conjunction with 21 participating restaurants, I couldn’t have been more excited. I love the Halifax burger hype and the idea that we could be a burger destination. Burger Week gave us eight $5 burger selections, as well as 13 burger creations with some proceeds going to FEED Nova Scotia. Participating restaurants varied from […]

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Crispy Cristy

***Update: Crispy Cristy is now closed*** Crispy Cristy moved into the old Extreme Pita location on Barrington Street last month, officially sending Halifax to its burger saturation point. This restaurant offers gourmet burgers, poutine, chicken, fish, pitas and salads. By “chicken” they mean strips and wings, by “fish” they mean fish and chips, and by “pitas” they mean just about […]

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Halifax Smoked Meat Wars: Sully’s Roast Beef & Smoked Meat

  Update: Sully’s is now closed. As promised, I ventured into Sully’s today. I brought my good friend MGyver, so that we could go splits on the smoked meat and the roast beef. This no frills restaurant is brightly lit and has only counter space for eating. The one man show behind the counter is friendly, conversational, and slices our […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Darrell’s Restaurant

Halifax Burger Quest Category: Gourmet-Style If you are just tuning in, please refer to my last post where I featured Relish for my first Halifax Burger Quest!¬†Currently I am tackling “gourmet” burger restaurants, but this burger quest will eventually take me to pubs, diners, and drive-ins. I don’t use a numerical rating system. I do review veggie burgers. Now that […]

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