Sunday, February 27, 2011

Another Clayton Park food destination

Monsoon Cafe brings exotic flavours in food and coffee

Posted on Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 4:00 AM

A couple weeks back The Feed reported about all the delicious options in Clayton Park, but we neglected to mention Monsoon Cafe (480 Parkland Drive, 431-7161), specializing in East Indian fusion cuisine. The cafe has a breakfast menu---including the Monsoon omelette with malabar spuds and the omelette paratha wrap and a selection of coffees, espressos, lattes and chai tea, as well as a variety of pastries, cakes, muffins, breads, cookies and squares all made in house---and a lunch menu after 11am, featuring mulligatawny soup, dal palak and rice, chicken biriyani, malay chicken curry and more. Hours are Monday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 9am-7pm.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sushi Shige grand opening

Former Spring Garden resto open on Granville

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Just to let all of you who are sushi fans and Shoptalk readers, Sushi Shige Japanese Restaurant (1532 Granville Street) is open again, offering some of the best sushi in town. The proper opening celebration is this Friday, February 25, 6:30pm-9:30pm. Call 422-0740 for more details.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Propeller Brewery tours amp up

Eight beers on tap for only $15 for two hours.

Posted By on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 11:50 AM


I'm always looking for an excuse to plug Propeller Brewery (2011 Gottingen Street, 422-7767), and when the Twitterverse alerted me to the Brewery's new eight-tap dispensing capabilities for brewery tours, well...

I've gone on several of the tours, and they're well worth the $15 price. No hassle here; just come in, sit down and drink for a bit, then get taken through the basement maze of vats and pipes and bottles while someone explains what it's all about, then go back up and drink some more. Good times.

Tours are given every day of the week, 4:30-6:30 and 7-9pm for pre-arranged groups of 10 or more. But if you're a solitary drinker, fear not! Says the brewery's website:

Open brewery tours are on Wednesday nights 7-9pm (during summer months). Come on your own or bring a friend! No booking required for open tours, just show up and have a great time.
I don't know when summer starts, exactly, but I know I'll be making the Wednesday tour part of my post-work routine.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Caffe Sospeso Plus now open

Quinpool cafe offers Turkish coffee

Posted By on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Tarik Dugmag was looking to get into the cafe business and was considering being a franchisee for a larger brand, but as he was researching the possibilities, he changed his mind. "I decided to start on my own, to get experience."

This is how Caffe Sospeso Plus (6214 Quinpool Road) came into being. The big attraction is coffee---supplied by Java Blend---especially Turkish coffee, as well as a selection of specialty coffees such as Cortado (espresso with warm milk) and Flat White (espresso with microfoam), which Dugmag explains is "stronger than a latte but lighter than a mocha."

Also in house are baked goods and sandwiches, tea, smoothies and Italian sodas. Hours are Monday to Friday, 7am-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am-10pm.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Snaubar brings the love to the Games

Canada Games discount at Lebanese eatery

Posted By on Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 4:00 AM

If you’re going to any of the 20 sports being contested over the coming days, hang onto your pass or ticket and bring it to Snaubar Lebanese Cuisine and Lounge (1535 Dresden Row, 406-8555), where you’ll receive 15 percent off your meal with the stub’s presentation.
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Goodbye City Deli

Market eatery closes

Posted By on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Shoptalk has learned that The Brewery Market (1496 Lower Water Street) has lost one of its longtime residents, City Deli Restaurant. After 29 years in business, owner John Claude Moraze says he’s retiring at age 73. “People said we had the best peach cake in Halifax,” he says. “How come The Coast never came down to visit? We didn’t need The Coast, that’s for sure.”
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Clayton Park restos buzz

Canton Garden, Mrs C's Healthy Food and a new location of Freeman’s

Posted By on Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Folks living in Clayton Park and Fairview have more and more choices to fill their bellies these days. For those with a passion for dim sum, check out Canton Garden (30 Farnham Gate Road, 406-7788). It’s been open for more than a year and doing well, a bit of a local secret that needs to get out. Also, consider Mrs C’s Healthy Food (70 Lacewood Drive, 445-3057), for soup, sandwiches, chili and salads, all made from scratch on site. And also open now is a third location of Freeman’s, offering the same menu of burgers and pizza as the two other locations, called The Little New Yorker - Freeman’s Fairview (3671 Dutch Village Road, 445-5256), found in the former location of Dutchie’s Pub. Open 10am until midnight with free delivery until 5am, seven days a week to Fairview, Clayton Park, Mount St. Vincent and Bedford South (Delivery Hotline 455-7000). “The neighbourhood is under-serviced,” explains Freeman’s owner Laurel Harrington. “The community needs a restaurant/pub walking distance from their homes. Freeman's is locally owned, community-minded, and we feel Fairview is a great fit!”
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Monday, February 7, 2011

E-PIN Korean Grill House lunch special

New eatery offers a deal for midday customers

Posted By on Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 4:00 AM

It’s an all-you-can-grill special, running from Monday to Friday, 11:30am-3:30pm, for the very reasonable price of $18.99 + tax. Make a reservation by calling 431-3839 or drop by 1533 Barrington. That includes the daily soup, edamame, four side dishes, bulgogi (marinated beef), spicy pork, teriyaki chicken, mushroom, green pepper, zucchini, steamed rice and ice cream.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

jane’s on the common satellite lunch at Discovery Centre

North end institution invades Barrington

Posted on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 4:00 AM

The Discovery Centre (1593 Barrington Street, 492-4422) is a destination for people of all ages with science on their mind. During the March Break periods---February 11 to March 20---visitors will also be able to enjoy Jane Wright’s goodies on site.

jane’s on the common (2394 Robie Street, 431-5683) will provide its Best of Food award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch grub.

  jane’s will be situated in the Centre’s Snack Lab on the first floor, so can be accessed by downtown traffic through the Discovery Centre doors at the corner of Barrington and Sackville streets. Hours of operation are Monday-Sunday 10am to 3pm.

  As Shoptalk reported recently, jane’s has opened a commissary kitchen at 2053 Gottingen, which has allowed the business to broaden its catering services and capacity, including supplying food for the Discovery Centre venture.

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Nova Scotia Icewine Festival

Starts today in Halifax

Posted By on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Running from today, February 3 until February 13, the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival aims to celebrate and educate on the subject of icewine, and a number of local businesses are participating. For example, Bishop’s Cellar (1477 Lower Water Street, 490-2675) is hosting an event tomorrow, Friday February 4, from 5pm-7pm. For $20 you can join the staff of Bishop’s Cellar for a tasting of Nova Scotia icewines from wineries across the province. Or you can drop by Five Fishermen (1470 Argyle Street, 422-4421) any time during the festival to try an icewine martini creation, “inspired and infused with the nectar of the frozen grape.” Or stop by Morris East (5212 Morris Street, 444-7663) to try an icewine paired with a delicious dessert. Visit for the full list of events.
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Get A Taste of Africa

A fundraiser for Phoenix Youth-Mulgrave Park covers all the bases.

Posted By on Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 4:00 AM

What better way to start African Heritage Month than sampling the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of Africa? A fundraiser for the Phoenix-Mulgrave Park Teens program is bringing together dance, song, drumming, spoken word and lots of delicious food for one night of cultural celebration. Authentic dishes from Nigeria, Ethiopia and Namibia and African-Nova Scotian home-cooked favorites will tempt your taste buds while you feast your eyes on performances from Leslie Carvery and Halifax Rainman Erik Crookshank's a capella group Chosen. The spotlight will really be on the Phoenix youth, though---they'll hit the catwalk with African fashions, complete with headdresses and sashes they've made themselves. –Allison Saunders

Sat Feb 5, St. Andrew's Church, 6036 Coburg Road, 6pm, $15, for reservations call 444-3400 or 444-3402

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sweet Janes sample day

Sweet treats gratis

Posted By on Wed, Feb 2, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Stop by Sweet Janes (5431 Doyle Street, 425-0168) on Friday February 4 between 11am and 6pm to enjoy their free sampling day. They will have reps on site offering a mix of both sweet and savoury items. (And they don't say anything about limited quantities! Ha ha ha!) It's a great way to try a wider variety of treats than you'd usually purchase.
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