Friday, August 17, 2012

Bridge Brewery to open soon

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM

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Remember how Bridge Brewing Company was supposed to open this summer? Its opening has been pushed back to this October, because it's waiting on an inspector from Ontario to certify the brewing equipment. Bridge is setting up in the former Bach's Cafe space at 2622 Agricola Street, just across from Gus' Pub.

Once Bridge gets the final word from the inspector, it’s ready to get brewing. “We’ve got three beers that we’re planning to launch with—we’re doing an abbey style double, we’re doing a take on a farm house ale, more in the Belgian style, and a Belgian blonde, so we’ve already got those geared up," says owner Peter Burbridge. "We’ve got a few bars and restaurants on board with us. We’re geared to open."

Those bars and restaurants include Brooklyn Warehouse, Gus’ Pub and in a restaurant opening in the Hydrostone this fall, Mother’s.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Tess to be featured on You Gotta Eat Here

North end restaurant is open and filming today.

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 1:38 PM

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Tess (5687 Charles Street, 406-3133) is going to be featured on the second season of Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here. For those who haven’t seen the show, host John Catucci finds comfort food-serving, off-the-path restaurants and showcases their food and interviews owners, chefs and customers.

“The restaurant was closed all day yesterday [August 9] for filming,” says Liz Cunningham, owner. The episode will feature three of the restaurant’s best dishes: a quiche with potato crust, a scallop and shrimp dish and one of their brunch items called croquet madam, which is ham, swiss and gruyere cheese topped with a fried egg on a Belgian waffle.

The film crew is still filming, but the restaurant will be open to the public so Catucci can interview customers.

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Leicester's now licensed

Extended hours coming soon.

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 11:43 AM

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Leicester's Deli & Cheese Emporium (6253 Quinpool Road, 431-3771) is now licensed. Owner Bill Riley says he had no problem navigating through the complex Quinpool liquor rules, probably because he's not intending to run live bands through the place, and he's only serving beer and wine.

But Riley does plan on extending his hours, in a week or so. The deli will stay open til 9pm Thursday through Saturday, and will begin serving through supper hours on Tuesday and Wednesday (he currently serves only lunch on those days).

Pricing for beer and wine is "aggressive," says Riley, with domestic beer at $3.04, and $3.48 for a glass of wine, plus tax.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

reLiSH Gourmet Burgers comes to Quinpool Road

Fredericton-based chain ups the local gourmet burger competition.

Posted on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Yet another Gourmet Burger join, reLiSH Gourmet Burgers, a franchise operation based in Fredericton, is opening in Halifax, at the former Blockbuster location at 6024 Quinpool Road.
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Friday, August 3, 2012

Farmers' Market week

Posted By on Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 4:00 AM

The first annual Farmers’ Market Week started Saturday and will be going on all week down at the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market.

This celebration of local produce and crafts will be held at Farmers’ Markets all over Nova Scotia. Samples of some of the events include live music, picnics, and market suppers.

"Farmers' Markets really are a ray of hope, a place where young people are launching really creative new businesses and most definitely something to be celebrated," says Rowena Hopkins, executive director.

The farmers’ market is a big part of Halifax life, as most of us know. Most Haligonian's have been at the market at least once, if they don't frequent weekly for local groceries (this is the perfect time to visit, if you've never been).

"My goal for this week is that every Nova Scotian becomes aware that nearly everyone has a farmers' market within 30 minutes of their home, that these markets are places to start a business, access healthy food and amazing crafts and connect with local people, and that these markets don't just happen. People make them happen, and those people should be celebrated," says Hopkins.

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