Thursday, April 28, 2011

Moda promotes mental health campaign

Tile auction going on now at upscale casual resto

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Moda Urban Dining (1518 Dresden Row, 405-3480) co-owner and chef Matthew Pridham is teaming up with Premiere Suites to help promote their “Mental Health Above All” campaign in support of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

Premiere Suites seeks out local artists to participate in their yearly fundraiser and gives them free-range to paint a ceiling tile (mineral fibre squares often found in offices). The proceeds go to the Stockings for SCOT program, designed for individuals aiming for success and satisfaction with community living, personal goals and quality of life.

Pridham has lent his artistic eye to the cause and has his tile, “Five to Nine,” on display and up for auction at Moda. The starting bid is $100. Tile buyers can either display the painting as is, or replace a plain tile in an office with one transformed into a work art.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Shore Club reopens for 65th year

Legendary live venue looks forward to another summer

Posted By on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 4:00 AM

This coming Saturday, April 30, The Shore Club (250 Shore Club Road, 857-9555) in Hubbards reopens for it's 65th anniversary year. Known far and wide as the province's Last Great Dance Hall, the owners are proud to note the venue has featured a live band on stage every summer Saturday night since 1946, including rock, r&b, funk bands, and more. For the complete summer schedule at the Shore Club click here.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Morris East offer prix-fixe lunch, running and wine club

It's true. All of it.

Posted By on Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Starting Friday, Morris East (5212 Morris Street, 444-7663) is introducing a new Lunch prix-fixe menu---two courses for $14, reports owner and pizza expert Jennie Dobbs. This includes a half-pizza with a local organic green salad and a salted caramel tartlette for dessert. You can add a mocktail, such as the Cherry Thyme Bomb---housemade black cherry and thyme cordial shaken with pineapple juice---for $3, or a real cocktail for $6, which can be substituted for a glass of house red or white.

Also starting up in June is a running club. "Actually, it's a wine club with a running problem," explains Dobbs. "There are two criteria to join the club. One: You must love good food and wine. Two: You must love running."

On Tuesday evenings in June, club members will meet at Morris East for a 5k run along the waterfront. After the run, members will enjoy a good bottle of wine selected by the wine and beverage director who will provide tasting notes and a pizza. Cost is $20, including the run, pizza and wine. You can register at or sign up the next time you're at the resto for lunch or dinner.

"I'm about to eat my 1000th pizza this month which I believe is the secret to helping me achieve a new personal best of sub-one hour-48-minutes for the Bluenose Half-Marathon in a few weeks," says Dobbs. "Morris East pizza is the perfect food for runners."

One more tip regarding Morris East. Dobbs has started recipe-testing calzones. They'll be finalized for the summer menu on June 14.
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Le Coquerel replaces Mosaic

RCR Hospitality to open a new French restaurant on Argyle

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 5:27 PM

The Feed has learned that RCR Hospitality, owners of CUT Steakhouse, Onyx, Waterfront Warehouse, Victory Arms Pub and Q Smokehouse as well as a successful catering operation, will debut a new French restaurant called Le Coquerel in the location of Mosaic, 1584 Argyle Street, which closed this week. It will be a casual French bistro, in the style of Le Bistro Cafe, that RCR honcho Robert Risley once owned. You'll find French comfort food on the menu, a great selection of wines, solid service and a friendly atmosphere. When will it open? Stay tuned.
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The Middle Spoon joins Barrington Street rush

New cafe added to downtown business district

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM

In Shoptalk we just announced that in August, a new outdoor supply store North Face will be opening in the old Carsand Mosher space at Blowers and Barrington, joining Argyle Fine Art. Well, sooner than it debuts there'll be another business arriving at the address, something called The Middle Spoon (1559 Barrington Street). It's scheduled to open mid-June, owned and operated by husband and wife entrepreneurial team of Ciaran and Lacey Doherty. It's described as "a casual and comfortable dessert restaurant and bar with a hint of diner style."
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Puddle Jump Coffee arrives

Seaforth roasters start up local coffee supply

Posted By on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM

An Eastern Shore-based coffee roaster, Puddle Jump Coffee Roasters (450 Causeway Road, Seaforth) is settling up shop in spring 2011. Check out the website and Facebook page for contact info and to order coffee in bulk.
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

An Earth Day resolution: learn how to manage a farmers' market

Farmers’ Market manager-training program starts in NS

Posted By on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 4:00 AM

A new farmers’ market manager-training program is currently being offered here in Nova Scotia. The course is the first of its kind, designed to provide farmers’ markets across the province with the business knowledge they requires to run smoothly. The 40-hour residential program covers everything from market management to human resource leadership, in two three-day sessions. The idea is to professionalize farmers’ markets, executive director of Farmers' Markets of Nova Scotia, Rowena Hopkins says, “It’s more than just a job, it’s a profession.”

Already, 11 people have graduated from the program, with nine more expected in May. The plan is to continue with the course so long as there is enough interest. New start dates will be available in the fall, but spaces fill up fast. For more information contact Hopkins at 425-9776.
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Monday, April 18, 2011

Bishop's Cellar launches new website

Wanna buy wine online?

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 11:06 AM

The multiple Best of Food-winning liquor store Bishop's Cellar (Bishop's Landing, 1477 Lower Water Street, 490-2675) has launched a brand new website with a particularly unusual and exciting feature. You can now order wine and have it delivered, all through the store's online presence.

Check it all out here. You can choose from 400 different local and international wines, by region of origin, grape variety, body, food-paring or price. Their database has a handy search tool. All orders are delivered within a couple of days via Canada Post. Of course, you'll have to have ID as a proof of drinking age to present to your mail carrier.

And to help promote the new wine-to-your-door service, delivery will be free on all bottles until May 20.
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Good Food to move

Good Food Emporium going to George & Lito space

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 10:47 AM

The Good Food Emporium (2179 Gottingen Street, 422-3150) is pulling up sticks. The beloved north end eatery is moving into the space recently vacated by George & Lito's---former home of The Pyramid Cafe and Cafe Vienna---at 2186 Windsor Street, just below Cunard. Good Food queen Carol LeBlanc reports that the move was prompted by the Gottingen landlord raising the rent on the current space but not doing any work to improve it. Also, the location over on Windsor is well trafficked. Gottingen Good Food will close at the end of May and open in its new location the first week of June.

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Mosaic is closed

Argyle nightspot shuts its doors

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 10:19 AM

According to Cooper Tardivel, the popular bar/restaurant and late night dance spot for nocturnal creatures has gone the way of all flesh. You'll need to find somewhere else to get your exotic cocktails and shake your groove thing from now on.
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Greek Village heads down Quinpool

Brunch and Greek food joint moves in May

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 4:00 AM

The Feed has learned that Greek Village (6253 Quinpool Road, 405-3750) is moving. It will be going in at the original location of Athens and the short-lived Central Grill at 6303 Quinpool on May 16.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crowbars now available. (To eat!)

"Delicious, vegan, real food" energy bar made in Nova Scotia

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 4:00 AM

We now have an energy bar to call our own: The Crowbar made by hand here in Halifax. "The Crowbar is about twice as large as the average energy bar, and is free of wheat, dairy and refined sugar," explains bar-expert Breighan Hunsley. "It's also full of fibre, omega threes, protein, calcium and iron, and it will keep you full for hours. I'm a nutritional consultant and I formulated it to be something I'd be super pumped to buy myself. We use as many local ingredients as we can, the bar is almost 70 percent organic, and our wrapper's made of oxo-biodegradable plastic."

You can find the Crowbar (for $4 each) at The Grainery Food Co-op (2385 Agricola Street, 446-3301), Planet Organic (6487 Quinpool Road, 425-7400), and on Saturdays at the Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market (1209 Marginal Road).
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Snaubar closes

Lebanese eatery shuts its doors

Posted By on Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 3:25 PM

The Feed has learned that Snaubar (1535 Dresden Row) has closed. You'll need to find your delicious shawarma and other middle eastern specialties elsewhere.
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Waffles in Dartmouth!

Delicious new breakfast options at Dartmouth Farmers' Market

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 4:00 AM

The Waffle Experience has set up shop at the Dartmouth Farmers' Market, which runs Saturdays, 8am-1pm at Alderney Landing. The new waffle joint has four flavours to choose from: traditional, apple walnut & blackberry, orange-lavender and chocolate overload (for the sweet-toothed among you). You should watch out for the occasional limited-time or seasonal flavour as well.

The Waffle Experience offers the goods in frozen form too, just in case you're not quite hungry enough to eat a freshly-made waffle while perusing through the market.

This delicious venture is brought to us by Christopher Galbraith. You may be familiar with his online eco-boutique, pur alternatives (, which offers naturally-based personal care and household cleaning products.
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Happy Sushi offers a la carte all-you-can eat

A new sushi twist in Clayton Park

Posted By on Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Hungry? Really, really hungry? Hit up the all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet at 362 Lacewood Drive. Their $13.99 lunch buffet has almost 100 options to drool over, while their $21.99 diner menu features 150 selections. Both run Monday to Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the price goes up a buck. Unlike traditional buffet presentation, they have order forms for guests to fill out their meal requests. Every item is made fresh to order and gets delivered by a waitress to your table. You can choose as much as you want. And they're not kidding, ask for a new order form to keep ordering.
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