Nova Scotia Food Profiles: Potato Skins

Out in the big bad world potato skins are scooped out potato wedges or boats neatly arranged and dressed with cheese, onion and bacon. This sorta thing. They were purportedly introduced by T.G.I. Fridays in the 1970s. But in Nova Scotia we do things a little differently… Potato skins in Nova Scotia tend to use actual potato peelings/skins, which are spread […]

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Best Meals of 2015

I mostly blog about pizza and other casual grub but once a year I like to take this opportunity to show and tell my fancier meals. I try to get out to a nice restaurant at least once a month (I think I averaged 1.6 per month this year). I’ll just talk about my best Maritime meals in this post. Rest […]

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Brunch at The Coastal

The Coastal 2731 Robie St, Halifax The first time I discussed brunch on this blog was my review of The Coastal Cafe (2012). The Los Huevos Rancheros ($11.25) is just as iconic today as it was then, even though buffalo chicken has replaced the mole duck. This is one of my favourite brunch dishes in the city. I had it again recently without meat […]

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Sandwich Showcase: Vesuvius Sandwich at The Italian Market

The Italian Market 6061 Young St, Halifax I first heard about this sandwich from The 101 Best Things to Put in Your Mouth in HRM, a list compiled by Halifax ReTales in 2013. That list mentions a few notable sandwiches, and was probably the inspiration for my Sandwich Showcase. Just this year ReTales, still a lover of sandwiches, has started his […]

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Brunch at Bistro Le Coq

Last Sunday a crew of us went for brunch at Bistro Le Coq, which serves an elegant brunch with some French flair. We started out with some perfectly decent Caesars which they call the “uncle buck”. Clamato is blended with pot au feu jus, dijon, horseradish and 1 oz rye ($7). Kind of pricey for one shot, but had a […]

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Taste Halifax: Eat Halifax Food Tour

Taste Halifax is the new food tour in town, operated by Susan Downey of Grape Escapes. I recently had the opportunity to tag along for a tour. I love a good food tour! I think that food/culinary tourism is a great way for people to experience a place and its culture. Most cities have some sort of food tour company […]

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HFX Fish ‘n’ Chips Quest: Sydelle’s Restaurant

Sydelle’s Restaurant 733 Rocky Lake Dr, Bedford Rating: 6.5/10 My latest fish ‘n’ chips excursion brought me to uncharted territory somewhere between the Bedford Common and the Bedford Industrial Park. Sydelles Restaurant sits unassumingly on the corner of Duke St and Rocky Lake Drive (take Exit 4C off the 102). I forget how Sydelle’s found its way onto my fish […]

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Best Lobster Rolls in Halifax

I’ve eaten a lot of lobster rolls over the last two summers. It all started with an article I wrote for The Coast’s Hot Summer Guide of 2014. I sampled 20 lobster rolls around Halifax before submitting my article: How we Roll: Halifax’s Best Lobster Rolls. Since then, a few things have changed around the city. I’ve eaten even more […]

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Brunch at The Stubborn Goat

Well, the plan was to go to the Coastal but due to street maintenance/construction the Coastal was closed for the day. So my bro and I decided to u-turn back downtown to The Stubborn Goat because I heard tell of some new menu items. My last Stubborn Goat brunch post mainly concerned the chicken and waffles, and I complained about […]

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