Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cooper Tardivel relocates

Mosaic star bartender and mixologist headed to Vancouver

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Last week we let readers know that Mosaic Social Dining Lounge will be shutting its doors in April. We have more sad news for the local cocktail scene: Cooper Tardivel has accepted "an amazing opportunity" in Vancouver and will be on his way soon. Stop by Mosaic for one of the Best of Food-winning bartender's signature cocktails before he goes, and you can say you sipped a little bit of art before the master moves to the other coast. We give our congrats to Cooper and offer thanks for the many years of his mixological magic.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

George & Lito's closes

Windsor Street now needs a new cafe

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 4:00 AM

It was once Cafe Vienna and then The Pyramid. For the past couple of years it's been the red-walled George & Lito's (2186 Windsor Street), but this week it shut down. The sign on the door says the establishment will continue to do catering for a short while and the owners are looking for a new location outside the city to move the business. In the meantime, the space is for rent. May we respectfully suggest to the Halifax resto gods a new, inexpensive but local-food-driven breakfast spot, or even a bakery/deli? How about Mexican food!
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Daily Grind is open

deli/magazine store reopens as eatery in old Mills Mens space

Posted By on Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Now open is the Daily Grind (1479 Birmingham Street), moved from down Spring Garden and no longer a magazine store and deli, now just a cafe. "The space is beautiful---comfortable with three fire places, four chandeliers," explains Daily Grind manager Ann Franz. "Although it sounds exotic it is very warm and cozy with the soft paint colours and a beautiful space." The Daily Grind is offering gourmet coffees, specialty drinks, light lunches and decadent desserts.
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Susies times two

Posted By on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Susie’s Shortbreads is excited to have opened a new location in Bayer’s Lake Park. (218 Chain Lake Drive, 406-7075) The store offers delicious cookies and decorative cupcakes. Join owner TJ Peach and her team in their Grand Opening celebration on March 26, starting at 11am. The first 50 costumers will receive a free gift with their purchase. Susie’s will be offering free samples, cupcake bingo and other free giveaways, including gift certificates and Susie’s merchandise. Check out the website, for a list of other sweets Susie’s offers.
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Mosaic to close

Argyle Street lounge ends in April

Posted on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 4:00 AM

We heard rumours around our office, and now it's been confirmed by star cocktail expert Cooper Tardivel on Facebook: Mosaic Social Dining Lounge (1584 Argyle Street) will close at an undetermined day next month. No word yet on where Tardivel will be taking his mixology skills next, but selfishly we hope it's somewhere nearby.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Milamodo closed temporarily for Chinese holiday

Posted By on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 4:00 AM

A concerned reader got in touch with The Feed, concerned that Milamodo (30 Farnham Gate Road, 446-6888) had closed. According to the outgoing phone message, the owners are away for a Chinese vacation, so don't panic Vicki, lover of the Fire Dragon roll. If they don't show up in another month, let us know.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fid Resto’s spring taste

This week’s Monday Night Supper Club especially yummy

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

There are always special events going on at Fid (1569 Dresden Row, 422-9162) and this week’s no different. This coming Monday (March 28) is another edition of their supper club, where you’ll be invited into the kitchen with owners/chef Dennis Johnson and maitre’d Monica Bauché and learn how to make a few key dishes. This week it’s local goat cheese with caramelized jonagold apples, seared atlantic halibut and seasonal vegetables and poached pear tart. To book a seat at a table and place in the kitchen, it’s $95 per person, with HST, gratuity and drinks extra. Give them a call for reservations.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fresh Bread delivery returns

Jessica Ross back to baking and delivering by bike

Posted By on Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Former Fancy Pantry & Breads baker Jessica Ross is back at it, except now she’s calling her operation Gold Island Bakery. Starting next Wednesday (March 30) she will be baking bread and delivering by bicycle on the peninsula, once again. If you’re interested in signing up for her summer baked good subscription service, now is the time. Additional to bread, you can receive Au Fond Des Bois NB Artisan Goat's Cheese, yogurt, preserves, butter and pies with your weekly bread delivery. Or if you are interested in testing out the membership or wanting to try the new recipes, consider trying a half-membership (bread every other week only).

All of the options and prices are available to look at here: If interested, you'll need to register before Monday, March 28.

Ross has started up baking again after a two-month long road trip across United States, a research trip to visit bakers and millers. “It was truly inspiring,” she writes in an email, detailing her new recipes and cultures. “I have been baking a lighter ‘Jewish rye,’ kamut sourdough loaves (both 100 percent kamut and a kamut-corn-rye bread), a true oatmeal bread (50 percent oats), and am working on cultivating a wheat sourdough starter in the tradition of Desem baking.”

This year she hoping to begin to build a bakery with a wood-fired oven on a piece of land she bought with a group of people in West Hants County.

“I look forward to feeding you new recipes and soon baking for you in a hearth oven.”

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rich Forest opens second location

Korean/Japanese eatery now on Quinpool

Posted By on Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 4:00 AM

The Korean and Japanese delights of The Rich Forest Restaurant (5553 Bloomfield Street, 431-3955) are now available on Quinpool Road, in the old location of Steamys, 6300 Quinpool (405-8855).

The unpretentious vibe of the original location is replicated at the new one, with the one advantage that this one is above ground. Expect to find Hot Korean Bowls, Korean noodles, Chinese food in a Korean style and Japanese teriyaki. Stop in from 7am-11am to enjoy a Canadian breakfast, or lunch from 11am-3pm.

To our count, that's four different cultural cuisines together for one reasonable price.
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Friday, March 18, 2011

Brussels gets lounge licence

Granville Square resto offers more beer-appreciating flexibility

Posted By on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Operatiuns manager for the Hamachi Group, Ivan Nickerson, has confirmed with Shoptalk that Brussels Restaurant & Brasserie (1873 Granville Street, 446-4700) now has a lounge licence, which allows the establishment to serve alcohol without the clientele ordering food.

Nickerson says though the business has no plans to changing its style to be a competitor to, say, neighbour The Split Crow, the licence is "a way to serve a couple of our unique beers without having to ask people to buy food." That said, Brussels still offers its menu stuffed with delectable European dishes to help make that beer taste even better.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Battered Fish opens

Local seafood joint in Scotia Square and seasonally, elsewhere

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

Now open at Scotia Square is The Battered Fish, which may be familiar to you if you're fond of lunching down on the harbourfront in season, as the business has a stall down there near Beaver Tails from May to October. It's also happening on the Bedford Highway across from Clearwater starting in April.

The fish and chippie buys its fish daily and has fostered partnerships with local farmers, fish mongers and bakers. The fish isn't pre-cooked fish and the 'Fish uses canola oil with zero percent trans-fat. Also check out their poutine, Digby clams and scallops, lobster salad and more.
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ray’s Haus European Café and Bistro to open

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 3:58 PM

We’ve discovered a new German inspired coffee shop will be opening at 5599 Fenwick. Ray’s Haus European Café and Bistro will open its doors sometime within the next two weeks.

Owners Evan MacEachern and Ray Sharpe decided to open because, “You can’t get a good cup of coffee in Halifax,” says MacEachern. With that in mind, you should expect nothing less than the most delicious coffee.

It boasts a cozy, home-like atmosphere, with warm colours and soft music.

As well, Ray’s Haus has a deli that with nitrate free meat and organic foods. You can also buy goodies, baked fresh daily.

For more information, visit them on Facebook or send an email to,

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Ireland 32 gets all Irish-y

Posted By on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 3:47 PM

With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, Ireland 32 (6220 Quinpool Road, 444-7555) is celebrating all week long.

Monday to Friday from 7:30am-9:00am, the cafe is offering it’s organic fair-trade tea and coffee for only one dollar (taxes included).

Even better, enter to win a pair of tickets for the U2 concert in Moncton, with a purchase of a tea or coffee. There is no limit on the number of ballots. The draw takes place on St. Paddy’s; drop by for a free cup of joe.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fat Boy lands on Lower Sackville

New pizza joint activates local salivary glands

Posted on Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 4:00 AM

It's the home of the Fat Slice! This new pizza joint is getting raves from Lower Sackvillain customers since it opened in the middle of February, offering subs, donairs, hamburgers and lots and lots of 'za.
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Submarine surfaces

Lebanese food added to sub menu at south end eatery

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

Laba Zibara is now the proprietor of The Submarine (5384 Inglis Street, 423-7618) and has added a collection of Lebanese dishes to the menu of the long running sub joint. Now available are donair plates, chicken shawarma, kafta combos, veggie combos and more. Hours are Mon-Fri 9:30am-8pm, Saturday 11am-6:30pm and Sunday closed.
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