Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Off The Hook starts up again this week

Halifax Community Supported Fishery resumes

Posted By on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 10:54 AM

The summer season of Off The Hook---the Community Supported Fishery organized by the Ecology Action Centre and a small group of Digby fishers---starts after the long weekend. That gives you only a few days to sign up for the eight week-long program. Here's the price deets:
whole (gutted) fish: (2-3 lbs each)
One Fish: (weekly for 8 weeks) $120
Two Fish: (weekly for 8 weeks) $220
whole/filleted fish (4 wks whole/4 wks fillets)
One Fish/2lbs Fillets: (alternating weeks for 8 weeks) $165
Two Fish/4lbs Fillets: (alternating weeks for 8 weeks) $300
The Halifax pickup is at the Brewery Market on Thursday afternoons from 3-6pm starting July 7. But the subscription deadline is July 4. To sign up go to or call 442-0999.
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hamachi House celebrates 10 years

A decade of quality sushi, steak and success

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Before the month was out we just wanted to give a tip of the hat to Hamachi House (5190 Morris Street, 425-7711), for a decade in business. They've been celebrating since June 4, their proper birthday, sending $10 gift certificates to their 15,000 online members and offering special features in all the Hamachi restos across the city. The Hamachi name has plenty of respect, with all the Best of Food Best Sushi awards its earned, not to mention a host of other consumer choice accolades through the years. "We definitely want to thank all our customers and supporters," says co-owner Boris Mirtchev.
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Humani-T second-floor patio grand opening on Canada Day

Gets some sun in the north end July 1

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 3:15 PM

If you're looking for somewhere to hang Canada Day, drop by Humani-T Cafe (5755 Young Street, 454-9999) and enjoy its new upstairs patio. (Maybe more of a balcony, then.) To celebrate they're offering Maple Gelato with pure 100 percent Nova Scotia Maple Syrup. We're already salivating thinking about it, in a very patriotic sort of way.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hello deer

Wildlife makes a mess at Uncommon Grounds on South Park Street

Posted By on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Though there are no reports of popular coffee house Uncommon Grounds (1030 South Park Street, 404-3124) adding venison burgers to their menu, they've still had deer on their tables. Everyone was talking about it on Monday, when a young buck crashed through the plate glass window of the cafe just before 9am, frightening the customers and spilling the java. It loitered in the space for approximately five minutes, according to the CBC, but did not order anything. No one was hurt, and the deer was later captured and sedated in the south end by wildlife staff from the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, treated for its injuries and released into the woods.
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Modern Orchid opens

For lovers of Southern Asian cuisine

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Now open in Dartmouth Crossing is Modern Orchid (171 Hector Gate, 480-8866), offering a wide menu of Thai, Vietnamese, Singaporean and Chinese dishes, for take-out, delivery or eat-in. For the rest of June everything on the menu is 20 percent off, and delivery is free within 4km with an order over $28 (before taxes).
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Wanna hit The Brooklyn Warehouse for Father's Day brunch?

You don't need reservations, and they have some good stuff cookin'

Posted By on Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 4:46 PM

The Brooklyn Warehouse (2795 Windsor Street, 446-8181) is planning a great brunch on Sunday, June 19, if you're looking for somewhere to take Dad. They generally don't do brunch anymore, but on this particular day decided to make an exception. Eggs Bennie, Steak and Eggs, Vegan Sandwich, The Brooklyn Burger and many more staples will be available on the menu. Doors open at 9am and stay open until 2.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Fan's delivers to Halifax

Classic Szechuan resto near the new bridge will go across the water

Posted By on Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 4:00 AM

For those Haligonians who know of its startlingly good ginger beef, Fan's Chinese Restaurant (451 Windmill Road, 469-9165) is very much worth the trip to Dartmouth. Now we've learned we needn't always make that trip, that Fan's will deliver to peninsular Halifax. The catch is the service is only available after 7:30pm in the evening, when the dinner rush slows, and they'll charge a delivery fee of approximately $4. But for a taste of that crispy meat candy, and the other stellar items on their menu, it's worth it.
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Carleton has a VERY Happy Hour

So happy that it's 120 minutes long

Posted By on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Every weekday between 4-6pm, stop by The Carleton (1685 Argyle Street, 422-6335) for a celebratory drink. What's to celebrate? Anything you want, including the two-hour Happy Hour. The kitchen will be offering two-for-one appetizers while Keith's and Stella draught, the house red and white wines and all the well brand spirits are on for $5.
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Monday, June 13, 2011

Fid Resto and Boulangerie le Vendeenne owners inducted into prestigious French academy

Dennis Johnston and Jean Marc Riant receive international recognition

Posted By on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Congratulations to Dennis Johnston and Jean Marc Riant, chef and head baker respectively from Fid Resto (1569 Dresden Row, 422-9162) and Boulangerie le Vendeenne (Halifax Farmers' Market, 1496 Lower Water Street), who have both been inducted into one of the world’s most prestigious culinary organizations.

They are now part of the Académie Culinaire de France, two of only 25 Canadian food professional members. The Académie Culinaire de France, founded in 1883 by Joseph Favre, author of the Universal Dictionary of Cooking, represents the elite of the profession of the pastry and culinary arts.
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Alteregos introduces Weekend Warm-up

Music, dinner and wine at Gottingen Street staple

Posted on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Though Gottingen is down one eatery since the departure of Good Food Emporium to Windsor Street, the Halifax Backpackers' eatery Alteregos (2193 Gottingen Street, 431-3170) has plenty to offer those looking for an evening out. Consider their new Weekend Warm-up on Thursday evenings. For $30 you get a bottle of Nova Scotian wine, house-made hummus, tatziki and balsamic vinegar/ oil as well as olives and warmed Turkish bread---enough for two---with local musicians performing for your listening pleasure. Check in with the establishment for the names of future performers.

You might also enjoy other evenings at Alteregos, including Burrito Mondays (two beers and two burritos for $15) and all-you-can-eat barbecue on Fridays for $5.
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

La Cucina Cafe Pizzeria and Spaghetti House opens

A new flavour in Dartmouth Crossing

Posted By on Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 4:00 AM

After a long day shopping at big box zone Dartmouth Crossing, a wrap, panini or pasta dish might be exactly what you're looking for. Benvenuto to La Cucina Cafe Pizzeria and Spaghetti House, (151 Hector Gate, 481-6367) recently relocated from truro, a casual restaurant open for lunch or dinner, offering a wide selection of Italian specialties from pizza to pasta to salad in a family-restaurant environment. And they cater.
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Java Blend offers coffee delivery by bicycle

java to your door!

Posted By on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM

From now to October 1, Java Blend (6027 North Street, 423-6944) will send out a bicycle each Thursday to bring freshly roasted coffee beans to any door with a postal code starting with B3K, B3L, B3H, or B3J. (That's peninsular Halifax, folks.) Orders received before noon on Wednesday will arrive on Thursday of the same week (all orders received after noon on Wednesday will be delivered the following Thursday). Coffees will be roasted and packaged on Wednesday and sent out the following day, guaranteeing freshness. The cost of delivery is $3.

Order Java Blend delivery through it's online store and choose Bike Delivery as the shipping option. All deliveries will be left at the door (in a mailbox or the most protected spot) if no one is home to receive them.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Maryvale Moon Cafe & Art opens

New creative coffee spot in Dartmouth

Posted on Wed, Jun 8, 2011 at 5:20 PM

Now open is Maryvale Moon Food & Art (245 Waverly Road, 431-8253), located a few minutes from Mic Mac Mall offering comfort food, baked treats and art on the walls. Owner Leona MacDougall is a painter and singer, offering food, art and music with performers playing every Saturday 12pm to 3pm. Expect fair trade organic coffee, herbal and traditional teas, warm biscuits and a vibe conducive for creative leisure.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dhaba Express and Coles Neighbourhood Restaurant taking over from Indian Buffet Palace

Two new suburban restaurants opening soon.

Posted By on Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 2:41 PM

That Dhaba Express sign better not be lying, because with Indian Buffet Palace closed the BLIP needs some spice.
  • That Dhaba Express sign better not be lying, because with Indian Buffet Palace closed the BLIP needs some spice.

Two new restaurants are about to open, each taking over a location where Indian Buffet Palace closed earlier in the year. Look for Coles Neighbourhood Restaurant to be up and running first: After several weeks of renovations in the former Buffet Palace space at 972 Cole Harbour Road, Coles is due to be serving customers by the end of June.

Across town, Dhaba Express will bring spice to the Bayers Lake Industrial Park foodscape with classic East Indian dishes such as butter chicken and shrimp tikka masala, plus "modern Indo-fusion" options like spring rolls and roti wraps. Dhaba's website promises an early July opening in its 8 Oland Crescent location, beside the excellent Fredie's fish and chips shop. And fans of the shuttered Buffet Palace will be happy to hear that Dhaba plans a weekend buffet of its own.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Timmy's moved out of ferry terminal

Universal coffee joint finds a new home in former Perks spot

Posted By on Wed, Jun 1, 2011 at 12:05 PM

Though regular ferry commuters have probably already cottoned on, the rest of you might not know that this week the Tim Horton's that used to be in the Halifax ferry terminal has moved out to the corner of George Street and Lower Water, the former home of the licenced Perks. Does this mean that the Timmy's will start serving wine and beer, too? We'll keep a close eye on the situation.
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