Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Halifax loves Stickler Chocolates

San Francisco chocolate-makers relocate to Maynard Street

Posted By on Tue, May 31, 2011 at 12:34 PM

Trevor Curwin and Miriam Stickler have relocated from San Francisco to Halifax, bringing with them artisanal chocolates: Stickler Chocolates (sticklerchocolates.com, 999-7484), are made out of their new north end home by chocolatier Stickler, who learned her craft in New York and San Francisco. Her handmade batches of filled chocolates, buttery sea salt caramels, and more chocolatey delights are now available at the Seaport Farmers Market every Saturday and Sunday, and according to Curwin, you should get there early so as not to miss your favourite selections. Chocolate demand has been high!

Stickler makes her chocolates fresh each week, using organic cream and local ingredients such as Java Blend coffee and Tea Brewery teas. And for Father's Day (Sunday, June 21) she'll be creating a special dad-friendly chocolate infused with single malt whiskey from Cape Breton's Glenora distillery.

Prices run from $1.75/pc, $6.25 for a box of four and $12.50 for a box of eight.
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Good Food Emporium's last week on Gottingen

Popular eatery about to move to Windsor Street

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2011 at 11:34 AM

A staple on Gottingen for years, back to when it was Bob & Lori's Food Emporium, the Good Food Emporium (2179 Gottingen Street, 422-3150)is expecting to move to new digs at the corner of Lawrence and Windsor streets, just next to the Bluenose Laundromat, next Friday, May 27.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Nectar hosts evening for wine connoseurs

Reservations required for sampling

Posted By on Wed, May 25, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Recent Best of Food-winning, Dartmouth hotspot Nectar Social House (62 Ochterloney Street, 406-3363) is hosting a special wine night, Tuesday May 31, from 7-9pm. For $40 (+ HST, gratuity), the resto's sommelier will guide you through a evening of new and old world wines, accompanied by local and international cheeses and charcuterie. They can accommodate 15 only, so book now by giving Nectar a call.
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Humani-T Cafe celebrates Victoria Day

North end eatery appreciates The Queen on Tuesday

Posted By on Fri, May 20, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Head up to Humani-T Cafe (5755 Young Street, 454-9999) on the Tuesday after the long weekend, the official birthday of Queen Victoria (and Bob Dylan, for that matter), May 24, and from 8am to 8pm enjoy a couple of specials; the Dessert Plate, dark chocolate peanut butter oatcake and strawberry sorbetto for $5.99, or a Tea for Two, two cups loose-steeped Royal Blend Tea for $2.25.
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Argyle Rooftop patio opens May 19

Halifax summer starts now. Damn the rain.

Posted By on Fri, May 13, 2011 at 12:20 PM

For those of you who've been suffering through the sheets of rain and clouds of fog recently, here's some good news: The Argyle Bar & Grill (1575 Argyle Street, 492-8844), the downtown bar and resto with a gorgeous rooftop patio, will be opening said patio Thursday May 19.
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Koo-E Nami Royale Grill opening soon

A new Korean joint coming downtown

Posted By on Mon, May 9, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Replacing Snaubar's Lebanese cuisine on Dresden Row is a new stylish Korean joint---run by the Sushi Nami Royale folks, who have a place just adjacent---opening in June 2011. Expect upscale traditional Korean cuisine and barbeque and the table-top cooking style popular in some Korean restos.
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Ray’s Haus European Cafe and Bistro grand opening

Tasty treats for the south end

Posted By on Mon, May 9, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Music, magic and a movie, Halifax’s newest European style cafe, Ray’s Haus European Cafe and Bistro (5599 Fenwick Street, 405-8303) is opening their türen with a “meet your neighbours” block party on Sunday, May 15.

Ray’s is aiming to become one of the better all-ages venues for local artists of any background. Poets, musicians, actors and painters alike are welcome to come in and perform.

On the day, live music will get the ball rolling, featuring the song stylings of Jackson Jah. From there, party-goers will be treated to the illusionary work of local magician Rosemary Reid. Recently, Reid was awarded the honour of Dalhousie’s most talented student at this year’s Dalhousie’s Got Talent competition.

If you miss the live music and magic show, don’t fret; a showing of The Sound of Music will play at dusk featuring a one-of-a-kind light show. The party starts at noon and runs til close.
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Opa! is now Ela!

Alberta greek franchise lawyers up and forces local resto to change name

Posted By on Mon, May 9, 2011 at 4:00 AM

The Feed has learned that Opa Greek Taverna (1565 Argyle Street, 492-7999, Bayers Lake, 215 Chain Lake Drive, 876-8899, Dartmouth Crossing, 150 Hector Gate, 481-7999) is changing its name to Ela Greek Taverna as a result of a trademark infringement case with a Greek franchise out of Alberta looking to move east. So look to Ela for your Greek delicacies from now on!
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ray Bear goes East

MIX Fresh Kitchen chef to open another restaurant

Posted By on Tue, May 3, 2011 at 3:15 PM

"We want to be the finest restaurant on the east coast," says Ray Bear about his new project, a fine dining resto called East, opening in June 2011 at the former location of Pineaud's Cafe, just down from Barrington Street on Blowers. An intimate environment, this fine dining hotspot seats but 34, so reservations will be highly recommended. The menu will change daily, featuring local food with global flavours. It will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday only.
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Victor's closed

Victor Fineberg's casual but stylish eatery shuts doors

Posted By on Tue, May 3, 2011 at 11:19 AM

Known for $5 martinis and its gourmet burger as well as a broad selection of finger foods, The Feed has learned Victor Fineberg's eponymous joint Victor's Bar & Grill (upstairs in Park Lane Mall, 5657 Spring Garden Road, 405-4060) has closed. Calls have gone unreturned from Fineberg, so we're uncertain as to his plans for the bar, if any, but in the meantime, you'll need to find your reasonably priced, post-cinema cocktails elsewhere.
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