Big feast of small plates at Field Guide

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Pork carnitas.
If you haven't been to Field Guide, at the corner of Gottingen and Falkland in Halifax's north end, make plans to go this weekend. Whether you're in the mood to sip and savour what are, in my opinion, the most expertly made cocktails in Halifax, indulge in local craft beer, wine, or experiment with small… Read More

Sea Fever brings rum running back to Nova Scotia

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Coffee maple rum.
"We've spent years tasting rums from all over. It's been a tough job," joked Glynn Williams yesterday at the launch of Sea Fever rum. Williams, owner of Authentic Seacoast company in Guysborough, is a real hands-on kind of guy. He's used his investments to grow the village of Guysborough over the past ten years into… Read More

Devour! Opening Gala Food (and Anthony Bourdain)

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Frederic Tandy - Sea urchin, cold smoked scallop, pickled sea asparagus, citrus emulsion
The largest food film festival in the world, Devour! The Food Film Fest has, seemingly in the stab of a fork, come and gone. Luckily I made to Wolfville to kick things off Wednesday evening at the sold-out opening gala reception and movie screening. Not coincidentally, this was the much-talked about celebrity chef studded event, featuring the one… Read More

Sunnyside Mall gets more food

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You might recognize a few of the names that recently opened up shop in Bedford's Sunnyside Mall. Now in action is a second Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar, who earned a reputation for designer high-end cocktails (by the likes of Jenner Cormier) and desserts at the first location on Barrington Street (also home to Halifax's notorious… Read More

The best food at Dine by Design East Gala

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Design360 booth, paired with Agricola Street, used all local food for an (almost) completely edible design.
Overwhelming to the senses. In the best way. That's my interpretation of the Dine by Design East gala this past Thursday night. My first experience of the event, at its second annual edition, served as a full body experience. What I would describe as a mishmash of food, drink, design and art, the gala is… Read More

Giveaway: Made with Love VIP Passes!

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    Who doesn't love fancy cocktails and giveaways? This is your chance to win two VIP passes to next week's Made with Love™, an event that boasts being "the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada." The Halifax edition is happening at the Seaport Farmers' Market on Monday, November 3rd, where the fourteen finalists from… Read More

Get Ready for the Second Annual Dine by Design East

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2013 Dine by Design East. Photo courtesy of
"We're a city that creates things," said Jonathan Legate to the crowd at Tuesday night's Dine by Design East media launch event. Legate is a co-founder of the event and a prominent member of the design community in Halifax. It was invigorating to hear him speak briefly at NSCAD seaport campus about the inspiration behind… Read More

My #BigDayDowntown 2014

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Last month  I was lucky enough to be asked to participate in this year's #BigDayDowntown, planned by the Downtown Halifax Business Commission (DHBC). I, along with 30 other local bloggers, was given $150 in Visa gift cards and a deadline of one month to spend and write about it. Today is the last day of… Read More

Mothers has garlic fingers!

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Imagine my surprise and delight when last week we sat down at Mothers Pizza for a good old cheesy carb feed, and I saw garlic fingers on the menu! My guilty junk food weakness. My shameful delivery order after a late night out. Garlic fingers. I hadn't been to Mothers in a while, but typically… Read More

She can cook, but she can’t bake

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My bumble berry cheesecake,
When I was offered a package compliments of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) a few weeks ago, I jumped at the opportunity. I had heard about other bloggers receiving freebies from DFC in the past -- giant parcels full of delicious, assorted Canadian cheeses. I was excited. When my styrofoam cooler arrived, though, it wasn't… Read More