Monday, January 30, 2012

Korean Tacos?! You bet your fusion-loving butt

Indochine offers new international flavours

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Indochine Banh Mi (1551 South Park Street, 407-1222) is starting a new Halifax fusion food trend: Korean Tacos. The international mix of traditions was made popular by the California food truck craze, include Korean-style Bulgogi marinated beef, chicken or tofu, wrapped in a warm tortilla and topped with spiced Asian coleslaw, pickled daikon, cucumber, bean sprouts, citrus, mayo and sriracha sauce. It's a quick and healthy option for those who might like to try something different from their popular Vietnamese sandwiches, says Indochine queen Liz Smith. And a little cheaper, too, at $4 each.
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The Harbour City Bar & Grill offers free corkage on NS wines

Prizes, dinners and free parking happening at Delta Halifax resto

Posted By on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 4:00 AM

The Harbour City Bar & Grill (Delta Halifax, 1900 Barrington Street, 492-6443) is embracing both local suppliers of food and wine and guests who supply their own local wine. Let us explain.

The recently renovated resto---serving succulent dishes crammed with local food ingredients---is supporting wines of Nova Scotia by offering the following deal: If you choose to dine there, order an entree and show up toting a Nova Scotia wine, you won't be charged a corkage fee. And this is true any night of the week.

Furthermore, anyone who makes a dinner reservation by February 29 and brings a bottle of their favourite Nova Scotia wine will have the chance to win dinner for two plus accommodation for one night at the Delta Halifax. Keep in mind there is two-hour complimentary parking for all dinner reservation holders year round.

And, lastly-but-not-leastly, as part of the Nova Scotia Icewine Festival, you can enjoy a Gaspereau Vineyards Winemaker's Dinner on February 3 at 6:30pm, a five-course dining experience offering food with local ingredients paired with Gaspereau's award-winning wines, hosted by Gaspereau's winemaker Gina Haverstock. To make a reservation call 492-6414.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Humani-T to open second location in Trillium

tea house and desserts to be the focus when cafe opens in spring

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Humani-T Cafe (5755 Young Street, 454-9999) is opening a new location at the Trillium, the condo skyscraper at 1445 South Park Street.

"We're aiming for springtime," says Kiyan Sobhani, gelato chef at the cafe. "we don't have a set date as there's a lot of design work to be done."

Though the current Human-T Cafe in the north end shares space with Super Natural Health Products, the new place won't carry supplements and will be instead devoted to being a teahouse, coffee shop and dessert destination, with 60 varieties of tea available. "It'll be a traditional Persian tea house setting," says Sobhani.

And speaking of the Trillium, a sharp-eyed reader also sent us this image, indicating Quebec restaurant chain Broadway Cheesecake Co. is also planning to open a location at the condo building:
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gourmet burgers arrive in Halifax (finally!)

New Brunswick-based Relish Gourmet Burgers coming to Quinpool

Posted By on Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM

The trend toward gourmet, high-end burgers has been burning hot in places such as Toronto for the past few years, and we've been waiting for that trend to migrate east. We're happy to report it's happening in 2012, according to the website of Relish Gourmet Burgers. In the summer we'll see a franchise from the Frederiction-based eatery showing up here, at a former location of Blockbuster Video (6024 Quinpool Road).

The franchisee is planning renovations before the opening, including waiting for natural gas to be installed in May, according to a report on allNovaScotia.

The gourmet burger experience generally involves a juicy, thick burger (both beef and vegetarian varieties) slathered with exotic, tasty toppings, including crispy onion frites, pepper jack cheese, pickled peppers, pancetta bacon, brie cheese, caramelized onions, grainy dijion mustard, sliced avocado, roasted peppers, basil pesto, kalamata olives and tzatziki sauce. Prices vary, but expect to pay $12+ per patty.
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Friday, January 20, 2012

It's All Greek To Me closes, in both locations

One less Greek eatery on Quinpool and in Russell Lake, Dartmouth

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Both locations of It's All Greek To Me, 6196 Quinpool Road and 250 Baker Drive, Dartmouth, have closed. This week Openfile reported that one of the line cooks is owed a paycheque and has been having trouble getting it. More information to come as we have it.
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

King of Donair exiting Pizza Corner

Shake-up at downtown food destination

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 11:32 AM

The CBC is reporting that King of Donair (1560 Grafton Street, 422-4040) is leaving it's popular late-night location as one of the stars of Pizza Corner. According to the Ceeb, owner Sam Nahas has been in conflict with his landlord and the lease, up at the end of May, will not be renewed. Nahas will be looking for a new location for his business.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clay West Bar & Grill opens in Bayers Lake

Then: Kokomo's. Now: Clay West

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Formerly Kokomo's Family Restaurant, Clay West Bar & Grill (120 Susie Lake Crescent) opened a little over a week ago, offering an alternative and locally owned food destination in Bayers Lake's big box eateries. Owner Jim Bardos and chef Adam Todd are providing all locally sourced meat for their menu of burgers, wings, sandwiches and more, with brunch served on the weekend.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

Passage To The Caribbean opens second location

New Caribbean food joint welcome in north end

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 4:28 PM

There will be those shouting for joy when they hear a new Caribbean food eatery has opened in the former location of Starlite Cuisine (5467 Cornwallis Street). Especially in January, when a little savory heat is welcome. It's called Passage to the Caribbean Restaurant, actually the second location of the local resto, the first being at 760 Highway 7 (Main Street), the number for both being 405-8999. The new location opened mid-Decamber, and at both places you'll find authentic Caribbean grub prepared by an authentic Caribbean chef, with a number of dishes under $3, including Jamaican patties, jerk pork and curried goat.
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Thursday, January 12, 2012

A dinner, a movie and thou

Roberts Street Social Centre looks for hosts for awesome night

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 3:57 PM


Theme nights are often the perfect cure to a bad week. Gidget, a blender full of pina coladas and prank calls to the Bahamas are usually more than enough to make you forget there's some sort of weather bomb outside your window.

Your pals at the Roberts Street Social Centre (5684 Roberts Street) are making a theme night as easy as possible for you with Dinner and a Movie. And they are looking for hosts! In their own words:

"Dinner and a Movie is a social way to share tasty food and watch great films. On Sunday evenings in winter you can eat a home cooked meal prepared by volunteer chefs and then watch a movie that they've chosen to complement the food (or maybe the other way around). We are currently looking for hosts for the fall/winter. Pick a movie and a meal to match, and we’ll reimburse you for up to $45 in ingredients. Email to book a space"

So get off your duff and plan that shit. I'd love to hear some good movie/dinner combos in the comments. Unrealistic ones are fine.

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Pipa offers dance nights and more

Portuguese and Brazilian eatery a wintry destination for those who like to move

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Pipa (1685 Argyle Street, 407-7472) wants to be your home for eating, dancing and movie-watching this winter.

On Wednesday nights from 8-10 pm, stop by for Swing Dancing, a social dance for all levels and abilities.

Or spice up your Fridays with Salsa, from 9pm-1am. Lessons run between 9pm and 10pm, with dancing to follow. Entry for a $5 cover (10 percent off entrees and no cover if you have dinner as well).

The three course dinner night takes place on Tuesday, January 17, a hearty Portuguese dinner for only $30.

And starting Thursday, January 26, Pipa is offering Dinner and a Movie at 7pm. Full dinner or Petisco (aka tapas) platters, popcorn and a screening of food/wine related movie. Pipa welcomes any requests you might have for the screening. Can we suggest Big Night, Julie and Julia and Babette's Feast?
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Two If By Sea's new location is going strong

Historic Properties is good for business, says Zane Kelsall.

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 1:20 PM

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I stopped by Two If By Sea's new Historic Properties (1869 Upper Water Street, 492-4600) location this morning, just to see how things are going. I ordered coffee and a muffin and sat down to twiddle with my new iPhone. As I watched, I was struck that the cafe was busy, but few people were actually sitting down. This was about 9:30am, so maybe the downtown crowd is rushing off to work at that time.

Before I left I picked up some croissants to take to The Coast (scoring big points with the office receptionist), and spoke with co-owner Zane Kelsall, who was working the counter. He tells me that later in the day his customers fill up the Historic Properties' seating area, which surprises him.

Oh, and business is good. Kelsall says that the cafe is busier than he thought it'd be. "We're not as busy as Dartmouth, but we're already past our break-even point," he says. Sounds like TIBS will succeed on the Halifax side of the harbour, too.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Taste of Nova Scotia's Sip 'n Shuck coming soon

A slippery and delicious reason to survive January

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 at 4:00 AM

Sip ‘n Shuck, the Nova Scotia oyster, mussel and wine tasting night has been announced for 2012. The event, hosted by Taste of Nova Scotia, will take place Friday, January 27 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Baronet Ballroom, Delta Halifax (1990 Barrington Street). For tickets to this pearl-diving extravaganza, call the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia at 422-6234. They'll set you back $40 + HST.
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Greek Village for sale

Quinpool eatery on the block

Posted By on Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 10:42 AM

The Feed has learned that Greek Village (6303 Quinpool Road 405-3750) is for sale. You can buy the eatery for $199,000. If you're interested in getting into the restaurant business, call Bruce Tramley at 830-2972.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hami's Cafe closed

Shuttering of local coffeeshop a hit to the downtown Dartmouth community

Posted By on Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Coast reader Heather MacLennan reports that Hami's Cafe & Catering (79 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth) closed over the holidays. "It's a shame that a locally owned cafe with good quality food couldn't stay afloat in this area," she says. "They will be missed."
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