Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Coast-flavoured ice cream now at Dee Dee's

Special limited edition Propeller Porter and local rasberry/blackberry cheesecake.

Posted By on Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 3:19 PM

Coast-flavoured ice cream, at Dee Dee's.
  • Coast-flavoured ice cream, at Dee Dee's.
Now in at Dee Dee's Ice Cream (5668 Cornwallis Street, 407-6614), just a block and a half from The Coast office, is a limited edition Coast-flavoured ice cream: Propeller Porter and local rasberry/blackberry cheesecake. My bosses are such that they closed down the office, walked us over and bought us each a scoop or two. Reviews are: awesome! Get yours while it lasts!

Adding... the flavour was the suggestion of reader Aaron Ward, whose idea was judged best by the Coast staff.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

NovAfrican Designs, Artifacts & Cuisine opens on Gottingen

New boutique and food options at former Good Food Emporium

Posted By on Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Zimbabwe-born Shelly Muchayi had been selling her imported African goods and food from the back of a van and at farmers markets since 2000, but people kept asking her if she had a store they could visit. Now, finally, she does: Opened August 24 at the former location of Good Food Emporium on Gottingen Street is NovaAfrican Designs, Artifacts & Cuisine, or NADA Cuisine for short. Stop by for spicy or mild Zimbabwe chicken, rice, vegetables and soups, where 28 can sit at tables. Fewer booths means there's a little more space than was allotted at the old GFE, and nothing on the menu is more than $9.99. If you drop by---hours are 8am-8:30pm, Monday to Friday---you'll also find a separate section of fine imported goods: gifts and baskets, as well as jewellery Muchayi makes herself.
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Friday, August 26, 2011

Susie's turns three

Anniversary celebration tomorrow for downtown store.

Posted By on Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 1:31 PM

Susie's Shortbreads' Dresden Row outlet (1589 Dresden Row, 406-7075) turns three years old tomorrow, and is celebrating from 11am-2pm. The first 60 customers will get a free gift, they're playing cupcake bingo, giving up samples and will have a drawing, the lucky winner getting free cupcakes for six months. Deets at the store.
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Doraku becomes Suzuki

Japanese resto on Dresden Row changes its name

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Formerly known as Doraku Japanese Cuisine , the popular Dresden Row Japanese restaurant is now to be known as Suzuki Restaurant (1579 Dresden Row, 425-8888) The name was changed to limit confusion with Spring Garden Place's similarly named Japanese eatery Ko-Doraku---it had made for customer confusion for pick-up orders. Suzuki was chosen as a Japanese name familiar to western ears and also because it's the name of the family who runs the restaurant. Otherwise, all remains the same. Check them out at their new website,
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Evan's Seafood Restaurant

New-ish Alderney Landing operation doing well.

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Evan d’Entremont, a fisherman out of West Publico on the south shore, has been selling his catch at the Dartmouth Farmers’ Market in Alderney Landing for about four years, care of his son Jimmy d’Entremont. Earlier this summer, the family enterprise grew by taking over the former Ducky’s space---Evan asked his daughter Joline d’Entremont and her husband Oussama ait Oumenni to move back from Montreal, where Joline was teaching school, to open Evan’s Seafoord Restaurant (466-2118). The restaurant sells a solid menu of fish and chips, scallops, clams, fish burgers, seafood chowder, lobster poutine and lobster sandwiches, all using Evan’s fish. There are gluten free options, too, made with bread from Mahone Bay’s Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet. Joline, the public face for the restaurant, convinced me to try the gluten-free, and I’m happy to report it’s down right tasty. As well, the restaurant sells the smoked and frozen fresh fish from the Farmers’ Market counter. With the old interior wall and raised platforms removed, the space is a welcome and inviting change, overlooking the harbour, with patio seating as well. Hours are Tues-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 11am-5pm.
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Friday, August 19, 2011

Fat Boy lands on downtown Halifax

Birmingham Street now boasts huge slices of 'za

Posted By on Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 3:40 PM

They've been pleasing customers in Sackville for awhile, now Fat Boys Pizza has opened its second location at 1360 Birmingham Street, former home of Xtreme Pizza, which is now up on Spring Garden.

Fat Boy offers "the biggest slice in the city" and dynamite hero subs. And it has very friendly hours: 11am to 3am, except Friday and Saturday, when its open until 4am.

For more information, check out or give them a call at 474-1212.
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Friday, August 12, 2011

Bistro Le Coq opens

A new French bistro on Argyle Street

Posted By on Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 1:13 PM

We originally heard it was going to be called Le Coquerel, but in fact it has opened with the more satisfying and potentially humorous handle Bistro Le Coq. It's a French bistro from the good people at RCR Hospitality, owners of CUT Steakhouse, Onyx, Waterfront Warehouse, Victory Arms Pub and Q Smokehouse. Le Coq is in the former location of Mosaic, at 1584 Argyle Street. Prices are reasonable and dishes look tasty. Check out their menu here.
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Friday, August 5, 2011

Take-and-bake now available from Morris East

Enjoy the south end eatery's delicious pizza at home

Posted By on Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 4:55 PM

The Feed has learned that Morris East (5212 Morris Street, 444-7663) is now offering a Take-and-Bake service, where you can take away their delish multi-topping pizzas and bake them at home, for maximum heat and freshness. And they're now available tax-free. Also available for take-out are their many other pizzas, with toppings including blue cheese, braised pork and peaches (though not necessarily on all the same pie). Gluten-free crust options are available.
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