One-Night Oceanstone Getaway

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Beautiful morning light.
Just prior to Nova Scotia's busy tourist season starting to take off, we snuck away for one precious night in Indian Harbour, at the gorgeous Oceanstone Resort. Located only five minutes from Peggy's Cove, a trip to Oceanstone from Halifax proves to be just far enough outside the city to let yourself relax, for real. We… Read More

Sip ‘n’ Shuck by Taste of Nova Scotia

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Hot and cold smoked fish display.
Despite the pending storm on Friday, January 29, Sip 'n' Shuck went ahead that evening, in the panoramic Baronet Ballroom at the Delta Halifax. I arrived with frozen hair and a soaked jacket, having travelled a horizontal route through downtown from Grafton Street, in the very wet snow (which was blowing sideways). The first half… Read More

GLYNNEVAN Whisky Launch

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High Tides.
It was a sunny and crisp autumn morning in downtown Halifax when I entered Lot Six on Argyle Street for the GLYNNEVAN Whisky launch. Produced by Authentic Seacoast Company out of Guysborough, Nova Scotia, GLYNNEVAN is another in a long line of products that were thought up and brought to life by serial entrepreneur Glynn… Read More

Focus on my City: An exploration of Halifax

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Pork ramen at Truly Tasty.
Wow, so summer flew by. But before it ended, Ford hooked me up in a big way with a sweet 2015 Ford Focus SE,  to cruise around HRM and (eventually, some day) blog about my experiences. Being me, I agreed, as long as I could explore in an edible way... as in, drive to different neighbourhoods… Read More

What I ate at Dine by Design East Gala

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Brown sugar cured salmon, Field Guide.
Two weeks ago today, a day of crazy rain showers gave way to a wonderful evening of food, drink and design at the third annual Dine by Design East gala event.  This fundraiser for the NSCAD Amber Harkins Memorial Scholarship is part of the overarching Dine by Design East, a four-day long affair of fashion,… Read More

No meat? No problem.

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This is the second post in a series I am doing as an official #SausageFestHFX blogger. I have to admit, I was excited to find out I was covering EnVie: A Vegan Kitchen as part of my official Sausage Fest blogging duties. I’m a big fan of vegetarian and vegan food (when it’s delicious and creative) and… Read More

Pete’s Goes Whole Hog

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This is a first of a series of blog posts I'm doing as an official blogger for #SausageFestHFX. To get more sausage in a shorter period of time, I decided to tag along on Local Tasting Tours Sausage Crawl today. From 2 to 4 PM we hit up four Sausage Fest participants, learning lots of interesting facts… Read More

Caribbean Bliss brings the heat

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Jerk chicken
On my last day at TD Halifax Jazz Fest, I was treated to a generous feed from Caribbean Bliss. Although the best-selling stewed oxtail was already sold out, they were super excited for me to try a variety of items from the menu they were serving out of their food stall, including: veggie Jamaican patty,… Read More

Big Brass and Dumplings

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My third TD Halifax Jazz Fest "feed," as I like to call them, was a big ol' plate of Chinese food from Cheelin's booth. Cheelin Restaurant is well-known in Halifax for their lunch specials and Friday buffet, which is frequented by many people who work downtown. They've been open in the historic brewery building on… Read More

Pizza, Wine and Jazz

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There's something so nice about strolling into the main stage area at TD Halifax Jazz Festival during the day. Especially when it's sunny. There's a mix of locals and tourists, everyone is eating or drinking, enjoying some chill, free jazz music, and it's all right on the waterfront. There's lots of places to sit. So… Read More