Monday, November 28, 2011

Small plates at Fid Resto

December food goodness at local eatery, along with its birthday

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 4:00 AM

They've done it before and will do it again: Dennis Johnston and the chefs at Fid Resto (1569 Dresden Row, 422-9162) will be offering their Small Plates special menu December 7 and 14. It's a collection of 20 to 30 dishes, each between $4 and $7. There'll be no advance publication of the menu and the main menu won't be available on those evenings. Give them a call for more information. Wish them a happy birthday at the same time: Fid is 11-years-old on December 9, and remains one of Halifax's stalwart supporters of local food.
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Friday, November 25, 2011

Chives hits 10 years

The decade is celebrated with a special event for the 250,000th customer

Posted By on Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 12:38 PM

It's hard to imagine Halifax without Chives Canadian Bistro (1537 Barrington Street, 420-9626), and it's food author and chef, Craig Flinn, given the impact he and his restaurant have had on the city and the local food movement. Chives will be turning 10 on December 4. Sometime soon (between late November and early December) the 250,000th customer will be walking through its doors, and when that person does, they will be treated to a special event for them and everyone their party. The quarter millionth customer will be greeted at the door by Flinn with a free gift followed up by a custom tasting menu and wine pairings, all compliments of Chives.
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Local Source puts the "squeeze" on Seaport Farmers' Market

Local juice bar happens Saturdays

Posted By on Thu, Nov 24, 2011 at 1:36 PM

Sean Gallagher and his cohorts at Local Source Market (5783 Charles Street, 454-6014) is supplying and supporting the start-up of The Main Squeeze. It's a juice bar at the Saturday Seaport Farmers' Market (1209 Marginal Road) offering super-tasty, fresh-juiced drinks, full of enzymes, vitamins, minerals and lip-licking flavour.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Local lunch provider getting evicted from Scotia Square

PG’s has until the end of the month before Tim Horton’s moves in

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

On the counter at PG’s in Scotia Square (5251 Duke Street, 429-8806) are multiple copies of a complaint letter for customers to take and send to Craig Smith, the senior leasing manager at Crombie REIT, the Stellarton-based property management company that controls Scotia Square leases. The owners of PG’s, Eva and George Sayde, are hoping the letter will help their cause. They say they’re being evicted, effective the end of November, and they don’t want to go. They’re getting no love from the landlord on this.

“They [Crombie REIT] don’t want to talk to us,” says George. “The reason is Tim Horton’s, they want the spot.” It’s been reported that the Tim Horton’s concession, close to the entrance of the mall, needs to move because of renovations to that area, and has been offered the PG’s location, despite the fact PG’s has been a rent-paying tenant for 21 years. “The small businesses, they don’t care about us,” says George.

George Sayde indicates there may be a possibility of the business reopening elsewhere in Halifax. “Yes, maybe in the city,” he says. “But they say there is no other space here.”

Craig Smith couldn't speak to the press on the matter, and regional vice-president Pat Martin didn't return The Coast's call.
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wasabi House opens

New Japanese cuisine at the former location of Spartan and Louly's Egyptian

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

The line-up on Saturday night was almost out the door, so that's a great sign people are excited about a new Japanese place recently opened on Quinpool. Wasabi House (6403 Quinpool Road, 429-3300), the new project of chef Richard Wu and his wife Michelle Lin is now taking sushi-lover walk-ins and reservations.

A few extra incentives for giving the place a try: All orders over $35 will be delivered free of charge on the Halifax peninsula and for a limited time, presumably to celebrate the opening, Wasabi House is also offering 10 percent off on cash pick-up orders and 10 percent off in-house dining. Lunch specials run from 11am-3pm and Happy Hour is every day from 9pm to close.
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Caffe Sospeso Plus closes

A coffee spot on Quinpool shuts down

Posted By on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Shoptalk has had word from Caffe Sospeso Plus (6214 Quinpool Road, 423-5312) owner Tarik Dugmag that his business is closing. "Caffe Sospeso Plus thanks the HRM community, employees, family and friends for their support," he writes in an email.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Brooklyn Warehouse under construction

Popular north end eatery remains open (for the most part) through reno

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 5:28 PM

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No offense to The Brooklyn Warehouse (2795 Windsor Street, 446-8181), but you've looked better. There's a good reason for the gaping hole in the sidewalk: a permanent enclosed patio is under construction and will be complete by the new year, so promise the good folks at TBW.

The restaurant will remain open through the construction period except for two days: Sunday and Monday, November 20 and 21.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Press Gang gets new chef, new deals

Prix Fixe menu launched

Posted By on Thu, Nov 3, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Stalwart and classy downtown resto The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar (5218 Prince Street, 423-8816)---beloved by many, including mustachioed actor Tom Selleck---has a new chef. Beth Muise is a Sydney River native, schooled at The Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College in PEI with more than 10 years experience in the resto industry, including stints in Toronto and Newfoundland.

With her arrival comes a few changes at The Press Gang. For starters is the Prix Fixe menu, $45 on Sunday and Monday nights. You get three courses, salad, main and dessert, and we're talking crab dumplings, Atlantic salmon, pork tenderloin and their amazing tiramisu amongst the choices.
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