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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Middle Spoon's delivering drinks

The downtown desserterie is taking their cakes, and cocktails, on the road

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:21 PM

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Knock knock. Who’s there? Cocktails.

Yup, thanks to The Middle Spoon Desserterie (1563 Barrington Street and 1595 Bedford Highway) you can now get a bottle of mixed drink delivered directly to your doorstep. The source of sweets and boozy concoctions added delivery to its resume at the end of July, giving folks the opportunity to have their date nights and just desserts at home in their jammies if the mood strikes. But alongside the cakes, pies, salads and sandwiches on its online order form are 500ml, pre-mixed cocktails.

“Over the years since we opened lots of people have said, ‘Hey I wish you guys could bottle this stuff so we could have it at home,’” says the Spoon’s co-owner Ciaran Doherty, who’s been working on the logistics of delivering alcoholic drinks since last fall. “We didn’t want to get into delivering food until we could deliver cocktails as well.”

And now he’s doing just that with two of the longest running cocktails on the bar’s menu—the sweet Aphrodite’s Weakness and Black Currant Press. Each bottle pours the equivalent of over three drinks (and costs $19.99), but the catch is you can only buy it online via The Middle Spoon, no-can-do with take-away. Doherty hopes to add more cocktail options to the mix once the dust settles. 
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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cole Harbour is getting Cape Breton pizza

Stop everything

Posted By on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 1:58 PM

Unless you’re a mistaken Pictou County expat, drunk on brown sauce, you know there’s no pizza like Cape Breton pizza. (Save for maybe Italy, New York, Chicago, but you get my drift.) So it makes sense that the news that longtime Sydney slice slinger, Kenny’s Pizza will open at 1038 Cole Harbour Road in early summer has people right worked up, counting down days until they can order a large combination and debating who actually makes the wickedest pizza on the island.

Whatever the case, I officially pronounce this the Summer of the Ponzo*.

Exhibit A, a ponzo - VIA KENNY'S
  • Exhibit A, a ponzo
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*A ponzo is a deep-fried pizza turnover that isn't actually even called a ponzo on the Kenny's menu anymore but if you order one, they get it. And they're friggin' deadly.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Total catch: Afishionado's seafood subscription

Hana Nelson wants to help you eat more fresh, sustainable, locally-caught seafood.

Posted By on Wed, Mar 30, 2016 at 4:00 AM

Afishionado's Hana Nelson - SAM KEAN
  • Afishionado's Hana Nelson
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Afishionado Halifax Fishmongers has a new approach this year. Gone is the brick and mortar location at Local Source on Agricola Street, and in its place is a Catch of the Week seafood subscription.

“Last week was our first delivery,” says Hana Nelson, owner of Afishionado. “We’re so excited with the reception that it’s had.”

The subscriptions are sold on a month-to-month basis ranging in price from $20-$55 per week, in portions ranging from one to three pounds, which should serve two to eight people for around two meals per person. You can also choose between focusing solely on fish, or, if you want to have things like mussels, oyster and shrimp as much as you want harpoon-caught swordfish, hook-and-line pollock and haddock, you can switch between fish and shellfish each week.

The subscriptions started with deliveries of land-based, antibiotic-free Cap D’Or Salmon from a sustainable farm in Advocate Harbour, and Nelson is hoping for a big enough haul of hook-and-line caught halibut for this week. Each week will be something new, something freshly caught, and something sustainable. This new system means she can tell her customers more about each week’s catch; an educational component is something Nelson thinks is as important as the food itself.

“Every week we’re going to tell you where it comes from, how it was caught, what it is, what you can do with it, the nutritional facts behind It,” Nelson says. “One thing that I’ve found is that I can bring in a lot of really cool stuff, but people don’t really know what to do with it. So a lot of the rare things would be really fun to bring in, but people wouldn’t necessarily want to try it. So it gives people more tools and information to learn more about seafood in the region.”

The subscription has pick-up locations in Halifax, Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, Bedford and Musquodoboit Harbour. You’ll also still find Afishionado at the Seaport Farmers’ Market on the weekends, shucking fresh oysters and selling an assortment of fresh fish.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Sauté brings meal subscription to the table

Healthy, fresh, chef-inspired meals, by delivery

Posted By on Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 11:13 AM

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Time is a luxury that Andrew King doesn’t take for granted. With that in mind, the executive chef and co-owner at Da Maurizio (1496 Lower Water Street) has teamed up with tech entrepreneurs Andy Hay and Will Nelson to give people a little more of it—plus, the added bonus fresh, healthy meals. The project is Sauté, a customizable monthly subscription to chef-prepared meals, with an ever-changing, locally- and seasonally-inspired menu from King.

“I actually thought about it years ago, but never had the time,” says King. But it wasn’t until he met Hay and Nelson, who approached him and his Maurizio co-owner/wife Tanya King with a fully-formed idea—and the tech skills— that Sauté started to take shape. "With my existing business not open for lunch, there's no overhead. We're all set up and ready to go."

Launching on August 24, Sauté promises healthy, fresh, not frozen, meals in a variety of subscription packages—from three to five lunches a week, to three to six dinners a week, depending on your needs (or, how often you prefer to break out the pots and pans). Menus can be modified according to your tastes, with daily lunch deliveries and twice-weekly dinner deliveries to a line-up of downtown locations. And if you're not near this list, or the pick-up location, you can rally 10 subscribers and make your own drop-off point.

"I think a lot of people are busy and just don’t have time, they're on deadlines, they have crunch times," says King of why Halifax needs a Sauté. "It affords people the luxury of time. It affords them the time to not have to think about it. Not have to think about what’s in it, or where its coming from."

Find out more about Sauté's prices here.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Nice night for a waffle

The Chameleon experiments with experiential marketing and gives back to the community via waffles

Posted By on Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 10:42 AM


On Barrington Street, a poster of a woman is plastered on a darkened window. Her hands rest on her shoulders, her head facing forwards. Her gaze is obscured by her sunglasses made of waffles. Below her is an enigmatic phrase: “We Dream of Waffles.” Above her, “Pop-Up Event Coming Soon.” No other information is available on the poster. It is vague and cryptic, a waffle-wrapped riddle. One can’t help but be intrigued by this poster, and that’s how Rebecca Singbeil wants it.

“There’s a lot of mystery behind it,” she says. “We’re teasing people.” Singbeil, along with a her friend Allison Ghosn, is a co-founder of The Chameleon (1587 Barrington Street, the former Games People Play), the space the waffle bar will occupy. Singbeil and Ghosn started The Chameleon as a flexible venue for events and the waffle bar serves as their soft launch. “We had a whole list of events we wanted to do,” she says. “Waffles sounded fun.” The Chameleon’s mission is to use“experiential marketing,", promoting brands by giving the consumer a memorable experience. Singbeil dreamed of dipping her toes into such a venture and when an empty space on Barrington Street opened up, she leapt at the chance.

“Every business should look for ways to give back to their community,” she says. The waffle bar will honour that spirit, since a portion of its proceeds go to its partner, Nourish Nova Scotia. Founded in 2012, Nourish NS focuses on healthy food education and giving nutritious food to those in need. Singbeil respected their mission and offered a partnership to raise the company’s public profile.

“We’re a small organization,” says Margo Riebe-Butt, the executive director and secretary-to-the-board of Nourish NS. “We always need good partners.” Waffles may not seem to be the healthiest food but Riebe-Butt said a nutritious waffle option will be available. For those craving more decadent creations, a creative variety of "not your typical waffles" will be available—including an eggs benedict concoction. Along with the waffles, which will be made by Kitchen Door Catering, will be DJ Zora the Sultan and“bohemian garden” decor designed by Black Market.

Singbeil hopes to create a memorable, short-lived experience at the waffle bar. It is only up from August 7 and 8, from 7 to 11pm. A brief flash before vanishing into the ether. So break out the maple syrup; waffles are on the way.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

T-Dogs—Halifax's hot dog hot take

Homemade sausages and a New York-style cart hit the corner of Agricola and Charles

Posted By on Mon, May 25, 2015 at 12:54 PM

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If summer had a scent it would totally be barbecue smoke. And if you, like me, tend to follow your nose to wherever the source of such smoke is, soon you'll be spending a lot of time on the corner of Agricola and Charles Street. Come early June, the Chapman Autobody lot (2500 Agricola Street) will be home to T-DOGS hot dog cart, Halifax's newest mobile food seller.

It's a best friends business venture that Patrick Lowe and Tony Rinaldo (along with his brother Sam, both sons of this Rinaldo) have cooked up for north end Halifax. After spending some time living in Toronto and Montreal respectively, the lifelong pals decided it was time they collaborated on something they could bring to their hometown. With Tony—who's cooked at Montreal's Nora Gray, Toronto's Parts & Labour, as well as in Europe — as the mastermind behind the menu, you'll be able to get your hands on a simple, but far from basic, lineup of handmade sausages that'll include standard hot dogs, Italian sausages, veggie dogs, his grandfather's Texas Hot sausages, with kettle chips on the side, and weekly chef-inspired specials rounding out the selection of grilled goodness.

These puppies will be gourmet quality, leaning on locally-sourced ingredients to make 'em awesome, but still served from a classic New York-style push cart, which will woo both the grab and go lunch crowd as well as late-night diners on weekends. Rinaldo's putting the dogs before the cart and already cooking up some magic in T-DOGS' north end kitchen, but you should be able to get your hands on one of his creations within the next two weeks.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Stillwell's serving up a summer beer garden

Halifax waterfront, here we come

Posted By on Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Stillwell's sweet nectar - PHOTO BY RILEY SMITH
  • Stillwell's sweet nectar
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"We can't have a patio on Barrington that makes any sense. And we're big fans of drinking beer outside, as most people are," says Stillwell's Chris Reynolds. "We especially like to drink really good local beer outside." Just when we thought it wasn’t possible to be any more excited for summertime, downtown’s packed to the rafters beer bar pours up a big win. Thanks to over a year of planning and team Stillwell's passion for open-air imbibing, come May we'll be blessed with Stillwell Beergarden, a totally Nova Scotian drinking experience on the Halifax waterfront.

"It's been a long-haul to get to this point. Through some of our friends at Taste of Nova Scotia we linked up with Waterfront Development, they're just the best people," says Reynolds. "They're really interested in doing more progressive, homegrown things on the waterfront."

The collaborative pilot project will see a shipping container bar and kitchen—designed by Eric Stotts of Skin + Bones and built by Dartmouth’s CTS—and surrounding seating take over the Summit Amphitheatre (behind 1617 Lower Water Street) for afternoon and evening sipping and snacking. “To present a Nova Scotia craft beer thing in tourist-land is cool, but it also is from a personal perspective, as a person who likes to go to bars and restaurants.” Like beer, Stillwell Beergarden will be an equalizer for both the droves visitors to the waterfront and locals who love local.

"This place will be basically exclusively Nova Scotian, a total Nova Scotia experience," says Reynolds. "They'll be patio beers. We won't have imperial stouts, it'll be more sessionable beers. But a certainly a broad spectrum of flavours." The Beergarden will offer up eight draught taps, six of which will be local craft beer while the other two will pour local white wine and cider.

On the food front, Stillwell chef Graeme Ruppel will be cooking up his own housemade sausages and serving them alongside other local links from Sweet William's and Rose Lane Farm as well as Stillwell sauces and slaws, like his much-loved white kimchi. "We're really focussed on the sausages," says Reynolds. "Almost like a hot dog cart, but tricked out." The resto will also be teaming up with Gingerbread Haus to make sure, in true beer garden fashion, there'll be big ol', fresh baked pretzels.

The Stillwell Beergarden aims to kick-off mid-to-late May, rolling into full time hours (likely noon to dusk) hours come June. Let the countdown begin.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Some of the best Halifax burgers are in Copenhagen

Denmark restaurant chain takes inspiration from Hfx.

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 2:30 PM


We hope you’re making the most out of Burger Week, Halifax. There’s nothing like the flavours of your own city to satisfy your appetite. Imagine if you could enjoy the taste of home internationally. 

Peter Ahn and Ulrich Dehler have achieved just that by creating the Halifax Burger restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark. Inspired while studying in Halifax, students Ahn and Dehler opened their first Halifax restaurant in 2007.

“We met in Halifax, the best burger experiences we've ever had have been in Halifax and the word Halifax is very catchy,” Dehler told reporter Angela Mombourquette a few years ago.

Halifax Burger tries to create a different ambiance for each restaurant while staying true to their menu. You choose a type of burger, a bun, a patty, side dish and dip (play around with choices on their flashy online menu here).

“As a foodie I can tell you the foodgasm was intense, and the burger was so tasty I didn’t add any extra sauces to it,” writes one food blogger about Halifax’s burgers. “The homemade pickles were unbelievable!”  


The business also turns out some impressive artwork—with cartoons of quirky characters. It’s the kind of throwback, at-home community vibe that indeed reminds you of many of the great local restaurants here in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Of course, no need to be stuck inside daydreaming of mouth-watering Copenhagen burgers. There’s still time to get your fill of beef, veggie patties and melted cheese! Burger Week runs locally until this Thursday.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Obladee by Day debuts

Obladee, oblada, lunch is on

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 1:00 AM

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The "it's five o'clock somewhere" sentiment rings true at Obladee (1600 Barrington Street) these days—you no longer have to count down the minutes until 4pm for the doors to open here. After four years in the game, the downtown wine bar decided it was time to make a change, and amping up its menu to include daytime eats was the first step.

"We both really love food, and we both really love simple food," says Obladee's Heather Rankin of she and her brother/co-owner Christian's drive to do lunch. "And simple food doesn't need to be boring. As long as you're using great ingredients you don't have to complicate it." Obladee by Day offers up light, fair-priced fare that's focussed on local and seasonal ingredients that you could pick up at the market—a selection of sandwiches, soups, salads and daily specials is now available from 11:30am-3pm Monday through Friday. While newly hired chef Yailen Munoz and Melissa Rankin will whip up the midday meals, Obladee's staff is also being trained by Java Blend's Jim Dikaios to perfect their espresso skills.

"There's a whole group of people who exist downtown during the day, and then leave when it gets dark to go home," says Rankin of Obladee's aim to not only offer its regular customers more, but appeal to the lunchtime crowd that's new to the bar as well. "We're servicing that middle ground between a grab-and-go lunch counter and a full sit down restaurant."

And though quick and easy is the goal, for folks on a too-short lunch break, the great wines and craft beers you'll find at Obladee by night flow when the sun's up too—so long lunches are very welcome. Encouraged, even.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Outdoor bubbly at the Bicycle Thief

Popping bottles on the patio

Posted By on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 5:00 PM

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Stephanie Bertossi has extremely good taste, but we already knew that. Just in time for sunny summer fun times The Bicycle Thief (1475 Lower Water Street)—one of the Bertossi Group's fleet of restaurants—launched its outdoor champagne bar this week. The romantic addition to the restaurant's already picturesque waterfront patio was designed by Bertossi herself with helping hands from Dawn MacLachlan at Mac Interiors and Coastal Woodworkers, who built and installed this beauty.

The champagne bar is open daily (barring crazy summer rain storms) at 5pm, which means your post-work pops just got a little bit classier.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Open City 3.0: Eight things I want to eat

Baby got back door eats

Posted By on Fri, May 9, 2014 at 1:22 PM

Tomorrow marks round three of I Love Local's annual Open City festivities and my god there's a lot of fun and flavour to choose from. People are making spread sheets to organize how in heaven's name they can see, taste, feel it all! It's intense, and very necessary. With a list of 143 happenings it'll be one hell of a day (check out the whole list here or Halifax ReTales' handy map here), but as always my mind is on the eating.

There are 47, count 'em, FORTY SEVEN back door deals to be devoured and they're all making my stomach do a dub step drop right about now. Honestly, if it were possible for me to try them all I would, but here are eight options that are really causing me to drool. Think of it this way, if you put in an eight-hour work day on Open City adventures, you can eat something every hour.

1-Giant Foggy Spud ($5) at The Foggy Goggle (1667 Argyle Street): Have you ever had the Foggy Spuds? They're sinful, man. For Open City the Goggle is making massive, singular spuds, stuffing a potato with bacon, corn, red onion and cheese. You had me at potato. Wash it down with a $5 Propeller pint. 12-7pm

2-Gnocci with Tomato Basil & Lemon Ricotta ($7) at Canvas Resto Lounge (1583 Brunswick Street): Again, you had me at potato. Gnocci is the best. Ricotta is wonderful. This sounds like it might make you want a nap, but think of it as carb loading for the rest of the day. 12-4pm and 5-10pm

3-Oulton's burger with Ran-Cher acres goat paneer, Sriracha slaw, bacon fat mayo ($5) at the Stubborn Goat Gastropub (1579 Grafton Street): BACON FAT MAYO? WHAT? 11:30am-3:30pm

4-Softserve ($1) at Mother's Pizza (5710 Young Street): 'Cause you're going to need to even out your over-stimulated palate with something sweet. Starts at 11:30am

5-The Big Pig ($5) at The Canteen (66 Ochterloney Street): The Feisty Chef knows her sammies. This one's shaved roasted pork loin, Oulton’s double smoked bacon, bread and butter pickles, roasted tomatoes and sprouts on a housemade ciabatta. Dear lord. Maybe walk across the bridge back to Hali to make some room for more after this. 10:30am–2pm

6-General Tso's Octopus ($10) at EDNA (2053 Gottingen Street) A favourite from EDNA's regular menu, it features pineapple, peanuts, scallions, tempura all snuggled up on some sticky rice. noon-8pm

7-Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuit Pulled Pork with Chorizo Bourbon BBQ Sauce ($5) at Chives Canadian Bistro (1537 Barrington Street): There've been a lot of pork products on this wish list, no? I guess if you're going to pig out hard, you might as well really pig out. Heyoooooooo.12-3pm

8-Ol' School Donuts at Atlantic News (5560 Morris Street): You were just wondering about dessert, weren't you? Noah Connolly's family biz makes a special appearance downtown. Buy yourself a mag inside and get 10 percent off your donut. 1-6pm

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stadium star

Hot diggity dog Cam's Stadium Favourite's is a farmers' market star

Posted By on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 4:05 PM


If only all of our entrepreneurial spirits were as motivated as Cameron Joudrey’s is. The 14-year-old earned his keep shovelling driveways, mowing lawns and selling baked goods to the neighbourhood until he decided to take his self-employment to the next level.

After saving his pennies working at his dad Earl’s Port City Coffee market stall on Saturdays at the Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market (2 Ochterloney Street)—yeah, he did that job, too—he debuted his brainchild Cam’s Stadium Favourites to market-goers in early April.

A sports fan, Joudrey went to eats you could find at the ball game for his stall, like nuts, canned soda and hotdogs. Regular, all-beef dogs, yes, but also some special creations like The Hick (a hot dog coated in peanut butter and hickory sticks) and the PBJ Crunch (that’s a hod dog coated in peanut butter, jelly and Captain Crunch). Is it just me or is Cam a genius? He’ll spend the summer playing ball, developing his menu and getting involved in Alderney Landings outdoor events, here’s betting we’ll see much more from this businessman.

Follow Cameron at @Stadium_Favs or go say hi at the market on Saturday.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hot off the Halifax Press

April is National Grill Cheese Month and Halifax is getting a grilled cheese food truck

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Jill Johnsrude and Connor Dubreuil aren’t afraid to get a little cheesy. The pair is gearing up to launch Halifax Press—a lime green, newspaper-themed food truck that’ll serve up nothing but variations of grilled cheese sandwiches— in a few weeks time.

“It's our first entrepreneurial adventure and we thought it was the best way to share what we love about the food service industry, and my passion for cooking” says Johnsrude, who you might recognize from Morris East; Dubreuil’s a longtime employee at Salvatore’s. “We’ve been saying, if you take two pizzas and put them on top of each other, you basically get a grilled cheese.”

Halifax Press will have an ever-changing and seasonally-inspired menu of cast iron pressed signature sammies as well as the option to build your own “if you’re just a bacon and cheese kind of gal,” says Johnsrude. Using all local suppliers, like Fox Hill and That Dutchman’s cheeses, these melty meals on wheels (all named with clever newspaper puns and famous headlines) will be sold mainly from locations in the north and west ends of town.

The newest addition to Halifax’s food truck fleet hopes to make its first appearance Easter weekend (that’s April 18), but you find the latest via @HalifaxPressGC and

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Local Dine Deck is all aces

Dealing out deals from local restos and cafes

Posted By on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Work on your card tricks, folks
  • Work on your card tricks, folks

We’re in the in-between season now where we’re not quite hyped up for spring, but totally done with winter and it can difficult to drag ourselves out of hibernation. Well, is anyone up for a game of cards?

The Dartmouth-born great idea, Local Dine Deck is a card game where you’re guaranteed to win...discounts on food. It's the brainchild of marketing maven Ian Henman, who helps "small businesses beat up on chains" through his company Elevatz Marketing. He loves local food almost as much as he loves small, indie businesses—Henman's part of three local CSAs, for starters—and wanted a way to work with local restaurants. "But I couldn't really help put more bums in seats," he says. "I wanted a way to help out these smaller restaurants and put more people in them, people that will hopefully come back." So, inspired by a woman he met from Salem, Massachusetts, and her local food discount game Dinner Dealer, he started the Local Dine Deck.

Shuffle this stack of 49 sweet deals (valued at $300, sold for $20, with 10 percent of proceeds going to local food banks) and you’ll find cards that’ll point you to a local resto, offering either $5 off a meal worth $20 or more or $10 off a meal $30 or more, and a couple of wild cards for good measure. The list of participating restaurants is long and varied (from Dharma Sushi to Brooklyn Warehouse to Flipburger to Wild Leek and nearly everywhere between) meaning you’ll have enough random nights out to last until next year. Can’t pin down your craving? Pick a card, any card.

"A lot of people are excited about it because it will get them to get out and try new places," says Margo McGregor, Local Dine Deck's operations manager. "It eliminates having to make a decision, or going back to an old routine."

You can get a Dine Deck online for now, and soon they’ll be popping up at retailers across the HRM.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ol' School Donuts revs up

Best news ever: there's a doughnut bus in town

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Noah Connolly, the most awesome high schooler ever
  • Noah Connolly, the most awesome high schooler ever

What started as a bit of a joke in the Connolly family has quickly become the beginnings of a brilliant new business—an honest to goodness family business, at that.

After a 1977 Calgary Stampede tailgate bus they bought in PEI failed them (it looked good, but needed work), eleventh grader Noah Connolly and his dad made a grand road trip to Ontario to retrieve the bus that would eventually become the home base for Ol' School Donuts. Rejoice street-food-following, it’s a doughnut mobile.

“We drove the bus back and had to stop every two hours because of the transmission,” says Noah of the now beautified vehicle. His family hand-painted it an unmissable shade of red with rollers in their driveway in Cole Harbour, borrowing the "Ol' School" name from that first tailgate bus. Still in the planning stages of their doughnut bus, Noah says Ol' School Donuts will likely hit special events mostly (because, he is still a student at Dartmouth High) serving traditional flavours (think sugared and glazed), seasonal specialties and Maritime-inspired options (like Oak Island Treasure and Halifax Explosion, which he’s keeping mysterious for now) made right onboard. The Connollys also hope to link up with local charities eventually, a family full of student athletes Noah says, "We've been asking people for money for years and want to finally give back."

This big (and really great) idea seems like a lot to take on in your spare time but with the help of his siblings Greg, Joseph and Haley, the balancing act of business and study doesn’t phase Noah. “We’re working on the bus on the weekends and I’m taking entrepreneurship classes at school,” he says. “It’s all tied together, really.”

Keep your eyes and watering mouths on @olschooldonuts for updates.

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